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Movie Review: ‘The Post’

by Hunter Johnson Steven Spielberg is known as one of the most revolutionary film directors of all time. He has always been a director of variety and originality, with films like “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws” and the “Indiana Jones” series under his belt. Now, Spielberg, in his fifth decade of filmmaking, has yet again demonstrated that he is not finished telling captivating stories. “The Post” stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as the publisher and editor of The Washington Post ...

Book Review: ‘Weave a Circle Round’

by Sarah Pennington One could say that “Weave a Circle Round,” the debut novel of Canadian author Kari Maaren, is about many things. It’s about Freddy Duchamp, who’s trying to be normal though life has other plans for her. It’s about Roland, Freddy’s deaf and geeky stepbrother, and Mel, her genius detective little sister. It’s about Cuerva Lachance and Josiah, Freddy’s new neighbors who produce impossibilities wherever they go. It’s about Freddy’s long journey home after ...

River Soul Revival: A Band Built by Brothers

Shawn and Brett Sumrall surprise audiences with a forgotten genre by Ian Sarmiento Music is a universal language. It’s something that everyone hears, something that everyone experiences and it’s different everywhere in the world. However, most of all, it’s something that changes over time. River Soul Revival is a folk, western and pop band, made up of two Cedarville students. They have brought back a genre lost in history to say one thing:  “Harmonicas bring people together.”  ...

Album Review: ‘Sleddin’ Hill’ by August Burns Red

by Callahan Jones In the year 2008, a fairly little-known compilation album, “X Christmas,” was released by Capitol Christian Music Group to celebrate various rock related groups signed under their labels Solid State Records and Tooth & Nail Records. Fresh off the success of their 2008 release, “Messengers,” the up-and-coming metalcore band August Burns Red recorded a song for “X Christmas,” their own arrangement of the popular Christmas tune “Carol of the Bells.” ...

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

by Hunter Johnson In 2015, Star Wars was resurrected with the film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The film rejuvenated what is arguably the most beloved film franchise of all time. It returned Star Wars to its roots of being a simple story about good vs. evil set in a very rugged world filled with adventure, fun, and a returning cast of characters that people have loved for decades. Now, the sequel to the third highest-grossing film of all time has been released. And it has possibly an ...

Building Worlds to Remember

How stages are designed to bring stories to life and immerse audiences by Nathan Robertson We’ve all heard the age old adage, “Home is where the heart is.” This idea of ‘place’ is a vital part of shaping who we are and helping us to identify various experiences we’ve been through. Whether it’s the room where you met your best friend, or the front porch where you had your first breakup, place and setting help us to remember experiences. Thus, it would only make sense, that ...

Eugene Fortier: God and Guitar

by Shelby Ahlborg From music majors and minors to people who join choirs and bands just for fun, Cedarville has no shortage of talented musicians on campus. One of those musicians is Eugene Fortier, a junior music performance major with a specialty in classical guitar. Fortier has been playing guitar since he was 14. He owes his passion to the American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, a favorite artist of his grandfather. “My dad had an old guitar in his closet that I picked out and ...

CU Students to Sing in Kettering

by Kristen Farley ‘Tis the season once more, and the upcoming Travis Cottrell Christmas concert on Dec. 9 and 10, featuring some of Cedarville’s finest, is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The First Baptist Church of Kettering will be hosting a Christmas Celebration concert, featuring Dove Award-winning artist Travis Cottrell and his equally notable band. Cedarville’s Concert Chorale and Men’s Glee Club had previously collaborated with the church for the retirement ...

Noticing Icarus: Significant Suffering

Band made up of CU students and alumni creates music to bring attention to what makes us human by Allison White Music plays a significant role at Cedarville University, from student choirs to chapel bands. Noticing Icarus, an indie rock band created by a few of Cedarville’s own students and alumni, brings a fresh, unique sound to the musical culture on campus. The band currently consists of David Grandouiller, Brandon Apol, Connor Smith, Calvin Hitchcock and, the newest addition to the ...

Movie Review: ‘Coco’

by Hunter Johnson “Coco” is the 19th installment of the Pixar franchise and is the most recent film directed by Lee Unkrich, one of Pixar’s finest directors who helped with the creations of “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Toy Story 3,” along with co-director Adrian Molina. Pixar is an interesting franchise of films because up until 2011, it seemed they could do no wrong. From the “Toy Story” series to “The Incredibles” to “Wall-E,” Pixar ...