Liberty University students create independent news site
Students at the country's largest evangelical Christian university have started an independent news site where articles won't have to be approved by school officials.
The Lynchburg News & Advance
that a group of students at Liberty University have started the Lynchburg Torch.
The new site was spearheaded by student Jack Panyard. He was ousted earlier this year as editor-in-chief of the school's official newspaper, the Liberty Champion.
Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. vetoed a student's column focusing on vulgar comments made by Donald Trump from running in the Champion during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Falwell is a strong supporter of President Trump and said he pulled the article because it was "redundant" with a medical student's pro-Hillary Clinton letter to the editor on the opinion page.