Clubs & Contributors: Hannah Maxwell
Throughout the summer, we will be featuring the team here at The Liberty Bell News in our summer series: Clubs & Contributors. Get to know one of our journalist contributors, Hannah Maxwell, by reading the Q&A below!
1.) Conservative clubs you love on campus:
LU Pursuit of Truth is one of my favorite conservative clubs on campus! LU Pursuit of Truth hosted some incredible events last semester, including the Life March and a Biblical Worldview panel with brilliant LU faculty members. I definitely recommend joining the club if you haven’t already! (To learn more about the club, follow along on Instagram: @LUpursuitoftruth)!
2.) What is an issue you are praying about for our nation right now?
The issue I have the biggest heart for in our nation is the next generation of leaders. For over three generations of my family, leadership principles and Christian conservative values have been the foundation of our lives. But sadly, this cannot be said of many young people’s upbringing today. Across America, thousands of college-age young men and women lack values, principles, and a Biblical worldview.
I am specifically praying for God to help Gen Z mature as young leaders of our great nation. In 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV), Scripture states, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” It is our responsibility as young Christians to lead by example and then someday raise up future leaders who value others and lead with the Truth.
3.) What were some highlights from your last semester?
Last semester I had the opportunity to serve alongside so many outspoken Christian conservative women through hall ministry as a Community Group Leader! One of the highlights of my semester was planning hall events for our Shoe Floor 4 girls and attending the Life March on campus together. As our friendships grew, I learned how rare it is to have a group of friends whose convictions and values aligned with mine, but it was even more humbling to befriend people who are prayerful to speak out and take action too.
4.) What would you tell incoming freshmen?
My younger brother will be an incoming freshman this August, so I pass on the same advice that I gave him. If you want to gain even more out of your experience at LU, ask lots of questions. It’s been said, “good leaders ask great questions.” Whether it’s questions about how to navigate classes in DeMoss Hall, which line into the Vines Center is almost always the quickest before Convo, or even where to find a great local church, asking questions is a great way to meet new people on campus and experience opportunities you wouldn’t have known about otherwise. I promise you are not the only one wondering, so if you are one of the 7,000 incoming freshmen, have the courage to ask lots of questions!
Thank you for all you do at The Liberty Bell News and on campus at Liberty University, Hannah!