2020-2021 Staff Goodbyes: A collection of letters from the Liberty Champion graduating seniors

Hattie Troutman, Editor-in-Chief The little news office tucked in the side of Green Hall’s main entrance doesn’t look special from the outside. Many people walk by never realizing the bustling work happening on the other side of the glass door. This little office, however, became more than an office space throughout my last three years of college. I first walked […]

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Jonathan Falwell Takes On New Role As Campus Pastor And OSD Senior Vice President

Since the school’s humble beginnings, Jonathan Falwell has seen first-hand his father’s vision for Liberty University come to life. Falwell has never held a formal position on campus, however, until now. The youngest son of the late Jerry Falwell Sr. will step into a new role as campus pastor and senior vice president of Spiritual Development this fall, carrying on […]

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Liberty’s Annual “Serve Lynchburg” Outreach Assists Over 80 Organizations

Nearly 1,500 students joined community partners from April 16-17, assisting 84 organizations with the goal of serving them and their needs during the Serve Lynchburg initiative.  The annual event uses the hands of Liberty students, faculty, staff and residents of Lynchburg to help the community in a multitude of ways and actions. Although this year included safety measures including masks […]

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Answers Unearthed Regarding Spark’s Dissappearence

Outside of Williams Stadium a statue of Liberty’s Mascot stood tall, offering a salute to passersby. Many students and visitors frequently visited the eagle, a popular photo-op on campus.  In recent weeks, however, only Sparky’s feet remain, begging the question: what happened to Sparky?  Several students and staff theorized about renovations or simply a removal of the beloved statue. Some […]

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Liberty Sues Jerry Falwell Jr. Over Alleged Contract Breach

Liberty University filed a lawsuit against former university president Jerry Falwell Jr. alleging he breached his contract.  The lawsuit claims that Falwell withheld information that could have been potentially damaging for the university while negotiating his new contract with the board under false pretenses in 2019. The suit was filed on Thursday April 15 as the Board of Trustees were […]

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From Parachutes To Shower Curtains, Student Designers Upcycle Materials For Fashion

Hours of tedious sewing, meticulous rehearsals and countless emails over the last seven months have been poured into an annual full-scale student led fashion show at Liberty University.  The procession of models showcasing hours of unimaginable creativity resembled something out of a New York Fashion Week. As look after look made its way down the runway in the School of […]

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Liberty Extends Men’s Basketball Coach Ritchie McKay Through 2028 Season

For the third time in three seasons, Liberty University has extended basketball Coach Ritchie McKay’s contract. McKay’s contract now lasts until the 2028 basketball season.  Since returning to Liberty in 2015, McKay has transformed the team’s fortunes, taking Liberty to four consecutive conference championships and helping the Flames earn three March Madness bids. Under McKay’s leadership, Liberty won its first […]

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