Trump Chooses Liberty for First Commencement Address

Caps and hats told the tale of Liberty University’s 44th Commencement, with academic caps as a ceremonial aspect of celebrating the over 18,000 students graduating and the speckling of iconic red trucker hats signaling the morning’s speaker, President Donald Trump. Trump chose to give his first commencement address as president at Liberty, making him the first sitting U.S. president to […]

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Falwell declines

Pres. Falwell offered Sec. of Edu. position On November 17, 2016 at Trump Tower in New York City, President-elect Donald Trump offered Liberty University President Jerry Falwell the secretary of education position in his cabinet, but Falwell was unable to accept the post due to personal reasons, as reported by the Associated Press (AP) Nov. 26. AP said Trump asked […]

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POLITICS: DONALD TRUMP

Every great leader has his or her flaws. For King David, it was Bathsheba, and President’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy had similar problems with lust and extramarital affairs. However, each of these leaders brought their countries through difficult times, including the unification of the tribes of Israel, World War II and the Cold War. Donald Trump is […]

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POLITICS: DONALD TRUMP

Donald Trump, 70, announced his campaign for president June 16, 2015 at Trump Tower, presenting a picture of an America “in serious trouble” that “(doesn’t) have victories anymore.” Born in Queens, New York, Trump graduated with a degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania before beginning his career in real estate. He claims […]

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Pence talks on Republican values

With secret service members surrounding the Vines Center, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence addressed the thousands of students and guests at Liberty University’s Convocation Wednesday, Oct. 12. In front of a mostly conservative audience, Pence attempted to rally increased support for Donald Trump for president as he addressed the topics of Israel, abortions, the economy, healthcare and the […]

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The Flare

Hurricane Matthew More than 1,000 people are dead in Haiti according to Al Jazeera, and 1.4 million are in need of aid after Hurricane Matthew swept through the country. The storm left 34 dead in the United States as well. An article from The Weather Channel provided insight on how to help the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Cover Boy CoverGirl […]

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Everything’s debatable

Candidates square off in the first presidential debate I’ve never witnessed a trainwreck, but I imagine it would look something like the 2016 election. On Monday, Sept. 26, America watched as its only real options for the presidency took the stage to “debate” the “issues.” That’s a comical and mildly generous description of what occurred. As is typical of nearly […]

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Presenting a plan

Republican presidential candidate holds Roanoke rally Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in Roanoke for the second time in two months Saturday, Sept. 24, just 44 days before the election. Trump covered almost every one of his major campaign policies, speaking on everything from economics and healthcare to education and illegal immigration. Trump began by casting the vision for his […]

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Freedom of the press

Up-and-coming journalist fears for media under Trump about Donald Trump becoming president, but what worries me the most is the possibility of what could happen to the freedom of the press in our country in the case of a Trump presidency. Throughout his campaign, Trump has banned journalists from some news organizations by denying their press credential requests for campaign […]

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That’s what Sarah Said

Liberty University is no stranger to all things political this election season. First, Republican candidate Sen. Ted Cruz announced his campaign at Convocation. Then, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders spoke at Convocation, despite holding views that differ from the majority of students. Then, Republican candidate Ben Carson came to Convocation. Most recently, Republican candidate Donald Trump came to Convocation, in which […]

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Falwell speaks

Interview addresses Trump endorsement Editor’s Note: In an interview with the Liberty Champion, Jerry Falwell answered questions about some of the controversial issues regarding his personal support of Donald Trump for president. Liberty University does not support or oppose any political candidates. Beginning as a multiple year friendship with Donald Trump, Falwell’s personal connection with Trump has transformed into a […]

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Candidates come to visit

Presidential hopefuls speak at Liberty Convocation to boost campaigns Convocation at Liberty University has become a popular stop for presidential candidates on their campaign trails. Since Sen. Ted Cruz came to Liberty in spring 2015 to announce his candidacy, candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders, Dr. Ben Carson and Donald J. Trump have also taken the stage. According to Daniel Bolton, director […]

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MLK Day political protest

Students stand against Donald Trump visiting Liberty on day honoring activist Donald Trump’s Convocation address Monday, Jan. 18 was met with protest by some students who felt that his history of racist and divisive comments made him ill-suited to speak on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Eli McGowan, a current Liberty University law student, organized the protest through an event […]

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