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Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’

by Amelia Walker In the new film “Hidden Figures,” directed by Theodore Melfi, three female African-American NASA employees go against segregation standards and gender stereotypes to assist in completing one of America’s greatest engineering feats: sending an astronaut to space. The story follows the career and life of computing genius Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), alongside her two coworkers: aspiring engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and programmer Dorothy Vaughan ...

Book Review: ‘Serving God in a Migrant Crisis’

by Keegan D'Alfonso It has become a regular occurrence, background noise really. You turn on the news or open the paper and see another story about refugees. You would like to help them, but what can you do? Your church supports aid organizations to refugees and you tithe regularly. Isn’t that enough? The truth is that the migrant problem seems to be an “over there” problem and a part of you would like to keep it that way. In early 2016, Global Mapping International, an organization ...

Student Spotlight – Alicia Williams: Accident Expands Passion

by Rebekah Erway Alicia Williams strives to glorify God and encourage others with music despite challenges playing the instrument of her choice. Williams had to change her major after a neck injury left her unable to play the piano regularly. Williams came to Cedarville last year from the Akron area as a freshman keyboard pedagogy major with dreams of starting a piano studio. She said she loved playing the piano as a child but did not enjoy learning it. She struggled with theory and ...

Movie Review: ‘La La Land’

by Callahan Jones The modern musical “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, is a fresh twist on a tale of love told time and time again. It is held up by solid acting, innovative cinematography, and a Golden Globe-winning soundtrack. The film opens up with an energetic number, “Another Day of Sun,” that tells of life in Los Angeles. The scene features impressive on-screen choreography in an expressive Broadway style. It is during this opener that the two main characters are ...

A Recap of the Golden Globes

A critical look at what it means to be an actor by Emily Day Entertainment award show season officially kicked off Sunday, Jan. 8, with the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though some may say that the Golden Globes are less prestigious than perhaps the Oscars, the Globes honors a wide array of talents, spanning acting to musical scores, from both film and television. Coming off the heels of a controversial year, the Globes was marked by two key factors: the unquestionable success of “La ...

Play Preview: ‘The Music Man’

by Kellyn Post Cedarville Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Music Man,” by Meredith Wilson, will bring the classic musical and well-known film to life starting Thursday, Feb. 2. Set in the small town of River City, Iowa, in the first half of the twentieth century, “The Music Man” tells the story of Professor Harold Hill, a travelling salesman turned conman who finds his attempts to charm the standoffish, stubborn residents of River City harder than he expected. While the ...

Ansen Lancaster: Worship Leader

Ansen Lancaster, a senior worship major and the current SGA worship leader, has a passion for music, prayer, encouragement and seeing people grow in the Lord. His interest in music began with listening to Christian radio stations while he was growing up, which allowed him to enjoy Christian music that he did not hear much of on Sundays due to attending small churches. In the sixth grade, he started playing the alto saxophone in band to avoid taking a fine arts class, and music has been an ...

Singing Servants

One of the things that makes Cedarville University unique from other schools is its resident a capella group, The Inversions. This school year the group celebrates its fifth anniversary of making music. The founder of the group was 2014 graduate Jeremy Wit, who came to Cedarville as a music education major. Wit soon discovered Cedarville lacked an a capella group. So, he brought a group of friends together, and they began what would eventually become known as The Inversions. Although ...

Student Spotlight – Raven Simmons Acts with Empathy

Junior theatre major Raven Simmons is always passionate about performing, whether dancing, working behind the scenes, or, especially, performing in front of an audience in a play. She recently took the stage in “Jane Eyre” as Bertha, the insane, unknown wife of Mr. Rochester. Bertha is a complicated character, who is very different in nature from Simmons. She credits forensics during her senior year of high school to leading her into theatre. After competing in humorous acting, she ...