Computer tutor impacts lives

The Internet is a primary form of communication for most people today. However some people, mainly senior citizens, have yet to learn how to use this technological medium, despite the growing dependency on Internet-based tasks, such as e-mail or online banking. This is where Whitney Coleman does her CSER. Coleman, a sophomore business and human resources management major, has volunteered […]

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‘FINISH STRONG’

“Finish strong.” If Liberty University Founder Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. were alive today that is the message he would be preaching to the students during Wednesday convocation. This year’s graduation marks three years to the day since Dr. Falwell died. It was only days before the 2007 graduation, causing a mix of mourning and celebration to descend on Liberty’s campus. […]

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From the desk

So this is it — my last installment of From the Desk, meaning that this is my last edition as Editor in Chief of the Champion.  This, in some respects, is my final farewell, of which I have put off writing for as long as humanly possible. Part of me wants the next 12 days to hurry up and pass […]

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Westboro Babtist Church protests graduation

Many of Liberty University’s student body and staff remember the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell. Only some may remember when the radical Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) picketed the funeral because, according to the church’s posting on Godhatesamerica.com, Dr. Falwell “spent his entire life prophesying lies and false doctrines like ‘God loves everyone.’” WBC plans to picket the graduation of 18-year-old […]

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Trio of weekend starters hurl Flames to Bulldog sweep

An eight-run, second-inning explosion by the Liberty University men’s baseball team keyed a 10-7 victory over the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Sunday afternoon, completing a three-game sweep in which the Flames threw effective pitching, solid defense and relentless offense at a lowly conference rival. With just under a month left in the regular season, the Flames, currently second in the Big […]

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Middle-Eastern Makeover

Blood-flecked sands bedazzle the beards of Israel’s enemies in the Middle East. Bulging hate-filled eyes, becrowned by tightly-wound turbans and quite often unibrows, are fixed upon the holy land like hungry lions. And while we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, a cover is a good indicator of what is inside.  So, maybe it is time for a Middle […]

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IMMIGRATION: The assault on Arizona

Few topics are as conflict-riddled as illegal immigration, but virtually no other state has as much division about illegal immigration as Arizona. The state of Arizona passed Senate Bill 1070 April 23, considered “the toughest law of its kind anywhere in the country,” according to ABC News. Under this new regulation, police are required to investigate any individual on whom […]

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Farewell, Champion

If squirrels were bards, they would sing of the great adventures I encountered during my four-semester stay aboard the Liberty Champion. There were some weeks where I felt like Aladdin on his magic carpet ride. While it had its amazing ups and downs, I always managed to keep my head in the clouds.  Of course, I could not do that without […]

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Making a difference 10 years later

When it opened in 1998, the Jubilee Family Development Center was designed to provide low-income youth and their families a constructive recreational and educational environment to enrich their lives. “We designed (it) to serve people in this area,” Jubilee executive director Sterling Wilder said. “We had to address the fact that a lot of working families had parents that had […]

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From the heart: beyond the call of duty

Filing and inventory are seemingly insignificant tasks, yet someone has to do it. Kaitlin Royer spent 40 hours of her semester at LAUREL Regional School accomplishing behind-the-scenes work to benefit students with disabilities. LAUREL Regional School provides education for students with severe disabilities. Royer, a psychology major, has a passion for students in such circumstances. “They have to learn so […]

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CSER changes a family’s life

Some names in this article have been changed to protect privacy. There are two kinds of students — those who never venture beyond Wards Road, and those who pursue Dr. Jerry Falwell’s vision to become salt and light soldiers in the Lynchburg community. Senior education major Aly Sievers, and the students who serve with her, are reaching people in Lynchburg and […]

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Not your average jazz concert

The only thing better than eating good food is eating good food while listening to good music. The music and humanities department gave that opportunity to a room full of family, friends and students who attended the Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Recital April 26 as the 17-member band played in the Reber-Thomas Executive Dining Hall. This is the first time the […]

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