A story of perseverance: LUO student and lieutenant fighting the COVID-19 outbreak in one of the hardest hit locations: jail

Plenty are facing difficulties due to COVID-19, but a Liberty Online student is rising above, combatting the virus at work while also working toward his degree.  Lt. Vincent Red, a shift commander at a Florida jail, was completing paperwork in his office when he received a call from the deputy running the scanner at the jail entrance. Red went straight […]

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Liberty Champion Staff Goodbyes

Emily Wood – Editor-in-Chief  Words cannot express my gratitude for the Liberty Champion. I grew both personally and professionally and became a better writer, communicator and leader through my time at the Champion. The real-world newsroom experience contributed so much to my journalism education and gave me opportunities I never even imagined.   Through the long production days, many rounds of […]

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The last Convocation of the year hosted on the Montview Academic Lawn, altering it to an online platform and calling it “Front Lawnvo”

Photo taken in 2018 (Nathan Spencer – Liberty Photography) The Office of Spiritual Development (OSD) hopes students will pull out their lawn chairs and gather around the computer screen May 1 for the final Convocation of the year.  After seeing many cancellations to popular events on campus, OSD plans to continue with the annual Lawnvo, the last Convocation of the […]

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For many Liberty senior athletes, a fifth year is what they need to find closure

After weeks of uncertainty surrounding the NCAA and graduating seniors due to canceled sports seasons, the NCAA voted at the end of May to allow programs to bring spring sports seniors back with a bonus fifth year of eligibility. On April 16, Liberty University’s Athletic Director Ian McCaw announced that 19 seniors at Liberty have expressed an interest in playing […]

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LIBERTY STUDENT RECALLS HER EXPERIENCE ON JEOPARDY! – “One of my favorite parts of being on the show was the friends I made.”

Imagine taking the preliminary test to try out for your favorite popular game show — then getting the call to audition and participate on live television.  This scenario came true for Liberty junior Natalie Hathcote, a member of Liberty’s Quiz Bowl team who was given the opportunity to represent Liberty on a college-themed episode of “Jeopardy!.” Hathcote was the first […]

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Liberty’s first fashion design graduate Melissa Breaux is still chasing dreams on the runway

Melissa Breaux’s dream of being in the fashion industry began as a little girl. She recalls putting clothes together for her Barbie dolls before knowing how to use a sewing machine.  Growing up, fashion always remained her dream, but years passed before she accomplished it. As a high school graduate, unable to pay for college, she put her dream on […]

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How is Liberty University’s Career Center Helping Students during COVID-19?

With non-essential businesses shut down and universities  closed, students who had summer internships planned wonder what their summers will look like now.  As COVID-19 shook the country, some internships ended early while others transitioned to a remote setting, according to the placement and program coordinator for the Liberty New York City Fellowship, Samantha Pfeiffer.  One student is still in New […]

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LU housing specifics amid COVID-19

Liberty University continues to make adjustments to their housing protocols to provide international students a safe place to live amidst the global pandemic.   After receiving backlash about the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration stands with its decision, which ultimately gives students the choice to remain on campus in dorms as they take classes online. “The decisions we […]

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Hurdler overcomes season-ending pandemic adversity. The Jovaine Atkinson story

Missing an entire spring season is nothing new for Liberty track and field’s standout hurdler Jovaine Atkinson. Atkinson’s time at Liberty has been a rollercoaster of peaks and valleys, including several injuries that caused him to miss extended periods of time. After an injury his freshman year caused him to miss the majority of the indoor meets and the entire […]

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The brother of Pastor David Nasser celebrated in memorial service video due to covid-19 restrictions

Over the last few months, Liberty students and faculty have joined together to pray for one of the university’s most beloved members, Benjamin Nasser, as he continued his battle with cancer. When Pastor David Nasser announced his brother Benjamin’s passing on March 28, the whole university family mourned the loss. Shortly after Benjamin’s passing, BenjaminNasser.com was made, aiming to celebrate […]

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Liberty University Student Body candidates participate in Q&A before campaigning heats up

As the student body election begins to gear up via social media campaigning and through an online voting format, the three campaigns running for student body president and vice president look to establish their own platforms and visions for Liberty students. Each campaign answered three questions in regard to their purpose for running and how they plan to create change […]

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Liberty University’s timeline of decisions regarding the campus response to COVID-19

Liberty University has faced backlash in the past few weeks for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students, staff, government officials and news organizations have released content in the past weeks criticizing the university’s approach to the situation. During a March 25 ABC News interview, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. addressed the concerns regarding the safety of Liberty students and the […]

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