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Baseball hosts Liberty invitational B1 Jake Holland: Best Beard in the ‘Burg Liberty University 30 th ‘83 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Today: Mostly Cloudy 50/24 Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy 42/29 B7 Volume 31 • Issue 17 Fighting poverty ‘13 Lynchburg, Va. An everlasting promise SGA holds banquet Tiffany Samuels “Where will you sit?” This question was the slogan for the first Hunger Banquet hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA) at the Schilling Center Friday, Feb. 28 in order to raise awareness for poverty. When guests arrived at the banquet, they were each randomly given a ticket that placed them in one of three categories of income: high, middle or low. Once they received their category, participants sat at the corresponding areas. Those with high incomes sat at decorated dining tables with ornate table cloths and silverware as they were served tea and water. Those assigned to middle class sat at plain benches, while those classified as low sat on the floor. According to Dylan Eagle, vice president of the SGA, the idea behind the dinner was to serve the participants with a meal that would help them visualize what a person in their income bracket eats on a daily basis. “The groups represented here are basically proportionate toward current poverty statistics in our world today,” Eagle said. “This event is a simple example of how resources are fought for and distributed today.” The banquet, catered by Sodexo, featured a three-course meal including salad, grilled chicken and cheesecake, which was served to all the tables no matter the income category. See HUNGER, A3 Officer cleared Report details events of Annex shooting Sophia Hahn There will be no charges filed against a Liberty University security officer after the shooting of a student last November at Residential Annex II, according to a report released Feb. 25. In the 10-page report written by Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeffrey Bennett, Bennett concluded that A.S. Mulberry shot Joshua Hathaway in an act of selfdefense in the early morning of Nov. 19, 2013. Bennett received the complete case file from the Lynchburg Police Department Feb. 12, after they received the autopsy report Jan. 20, according to the report. See REPORT, A7 Photo Provided HONOR — The late Dr. Jerry Falwell shakes hands with former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in 1980 after receiving the Jabotinsky Centennial Medal for his service and friendship to Israel. Liberty’s loyal legacy lives Liberty University carries on the passion of its founder by supporting Israel Gabriella Fuller Greg Leasure Inscribed into stone above the world’s greatest Holocaust memorial are the Hebrew words “yad vashem.” Literally translated, the phrase reads “a place and a name.” Taken from the Lord’s promise to his people in Isaiah 56:5, these words stand as a testament to the endurance of the nation of Israel. In its 66 years of independence, the nation of Israel has faced recurring threats of elimination. Since becoming autonomous May 15, 1948, the small country — which is home to 8 million people — has faced attacks and threats from surrounding Arab nations intent on eradicating the Israeli people. See ISRAEL, A2 Students prepare for Hollywood “Son of God” producers choose two winning teams in the Elect Jesus competition Gabriella Fuller After more than one month since launching the competition, producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey announced the final winners of their video contest Monday, Feb. 24. The contest, intended to promote the couple’s new film “Son of God,” prompted 65 total video submissions with more than 2 hours of content. After narrowing the field of competitors to top 10 and top three, the final two teams were both awarded as grand prize winners. The two teams, a total of 10 students, will be flown to Los Angeles to personally meet producers Burnett and Downey and to attend a taping of the hit television show “The Voice.” Senior DJ Judd won first prize with his video entitled “Google Search.” The video, which shows viewers the desperate online search of a man struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts before landing on a trailer for the movie. See SON OF GOD, A6 Courtney Russo | Liberty Champion TRAILER — Judd spent 20 hours making his video. INSIDE THE CHAMPION News Sports Feature Blush Network hosts Freedom Found Conference A8 at Liberty, March 1. Six seniors play final basketball game in the Vines Center, March 1. Tour of London, Oxford and Paris in May to focus on the life of C.S. Lewis. B8 B1 News Opinion Sports Feature A1 A4 B1 B8

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