Staying true to our roots

Liberty University has gone from a small and struggling college to a widely-recognized establishment in less than 50 years. Numerous changes have made the campus almost unrecognizable from the groundwork laid by Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. in the early 1970s. Although much has changed, some members have stuck around since the early days of Liberty and have seen it develop […]

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Letter from the editor

As editor-in-chief for the 2016-2017 school year, I’ve attempted to communicate the vision of the Liberty Champion to the staff members. But the only reason I even had that opportunity is because of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr.’s vision to use a major evangelical university to raise up champions for Christ. Falwell Sr.’s vision for Liberty University is why the school […]

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Q&A with J&B

Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rodriguez sits down with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and his wife, Becki Falwell, and asks them about the influence of Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. and the growth of Liberty. Q: After taking over as president of Liberty University 10 years ago, what was your goal? President Jerry Falwell: I’d been the lawyer and the behind-the-scenes business manager […]

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Being the hands and feet

Nursing students offer local shelter residents free manicures and pedicures Nursing students from Liberty University have been literally washing the hands and feet of shelter residents at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, in order to serve their community with outreach. Students have participated in six clinics that offered free manicures, pedicures and pampering to shelter residents. They washed hands […]

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See ya FCS

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell announced the Liberty Flames football team will officially become an FBS Independent program for the 2019 season, Wednesday, Feb. 16. “We want to express special gratitude to the NCAA for giving us the opportunity to meet with them on several occasions to make our case, and for understanding the uniqueness of Liberty’s situation and our […]

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Obama commutes sentences

Pvt. Manning will be released from prison in May 2017 During his last days in office, former President Obama commuted the sentence of Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, along with more than 200 other prisoners. While deployed in Iraq in 2009, Manning had access to classified information that she subsequently leaked to WikiLeaks in early 2010. In 2013, Manning was sentenced […]

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Rick, take the wheel

Bus Driver Rick uses job to encourage students In the eyes of Liberty University bus driver Richard Edwards, his job means so much more than simply taking students from Point A to Point B on campus. Instead, Edwards sees his spot behind the wheel as a platform which allows him to do what his true passion is — engaging with […]

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“Meet the press:” Chuck Todd on the election

Chuck Todd is moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, the longest-running program in U.S. television history, and hosts “MTP Daily” weekday nights on MSNBC. He is the political director at NBC News and serves as an on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News” and “Today.” Todd is responsible for all aspects of NBC News’ political coverage. Todd will be co-anchoring NBC’s […]

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Senior shutout

Men’s soccer wins last home game The Liberty mens soccer team’s stout defense shut down Presbyterian to notch a 2-0 victory Oct. 29 on Senior Day at Osborne Stadium. Liberty pushed its record to 7-7-2 overall and 4-2-1 in Big South conference play. The Blue Hose fell to 6-9-2 overall and 4-3 in the Big South. Liberty seniors Martin Agedo, […]

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Firearms in the dorms

Board of trustees approves concealed carry weapons in residence halls. The Liberty University board of trustees recently approved a policy change for concealed carry weapons on campus, which will allow President Jerry Falwell to permit students to have their concealed carry in the residence halls. The previous campus firearm policy stated that “members of the University community that are over […]

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PRSSA hosts gala to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Gatsby grandeur overtook the LaHaye Event Space to raise money for a local charity and give students an opportunity to swing-dance away end-of-semester stress. Liberty’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter hosted a Great Gatsby-themed benefit gala Tuesday, April 14. PRSSA sold tickets to the event for $10 and raised $330 for Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity. A portion […]

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Symposium explores Bible prophecy

Liberty’s spring semester Biblical Studies Symposium, titled “Issues in Eschatology,” featured discussions on some of the most widely debated topics related to Bible prophecy. The seminar took place April 13-14 and welcomed leading scholars to share their research with students and other guests. The event, hosted by the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies, sought to give students a greater […]

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