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‘Tunes and Tales’ To Bring Music Literacy to Community Children

“Tunes and Tales” is a musical story hour featuring a reading of “The Velveteen Rabbit” that will be hosted at Cedarville University on Feb. 1. According to Sandra Yang, assistant professor of music history, “Our goal is to reach out to the community." “Tunes and Tales” is the first event under a larger program series called Bach’s Literacy Series, which the department of music and worship hopes to offer in annual events. This year's series is jointly sponsored by music and ...

Pride, Prejudice and Laughter

Cedarville’s “Pride and Prejudice” will take the audience a step back in time and make them laugh. The play, written by Jon Jory and directed by Diane Merchant, is showing Jan. 30-Feb. 9. “It’s really cool to see everybody transform their Cedarville 2014 selves into these characters,” said senior Heather Barker, who plays Mrs. Bennet. Junior Chandler Hull, the production’s stage manager, likes the humor. “People may have certain interpretations of ‘Pride and ...

Student Spotlight – Jonathan Bitner: Paper Architect

Freshman Jonathan Bitner makes origami. But it’s not only a casual hobby – he’s even recreated famous monuments. Bitner was first introduced to origami during his sophomore year of high school. His class was doing a project to raise money for people affected by the tsunami in Japan by making 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes were then sent to different organizations that would donate $1-$2 to Japan for every crane. During this time, Bitner made about 500 cranes, and his interest in ...

Movie Review: ‘Catching Fire’

The second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, “Catching Fire,” hit theaters the weekend of Nov. 22. As the futuristic plot continues, a new level of intensity emerges on screen. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the victor of the 74th Hunger Games, finds herself in the midst of a tense and delicate political climate in the wake of her victory. Because she outsmarted the leaders of the sadistic and relentless Capitol, Katniss has somewhat unwittingly become a symbol of ...

Childhood Toys: A Retrospective

Cedars asked what childhood toys were students’ favorites. Here’s a glimpse of how students spent their leisure time before they ever encountered the words “final exams.” Buzz Lightyear For senior Drew Saur, the toy that said “To infinity and beyond!” was the best. He received a Buzz Lightyear talking action figure for Christmas just months after he had seen “Toy Story,” the first movie he watched in a theater. Saur recalled the two other phrases his toy would say: ...

Little Art Theatre Tackles Big Changes

After a five-month renovation period, the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs has reopened to the public. With a new screen, new projector, new seats and new sight lines, this small-town theatre has been completely upgraded. Jenny Cowperthwaite, executive director of the Little Art Theatre, said she had no choice but to renovate. The theatre had operated on two 35 mm film projectors for the past 60 to 70 years, but the film industry has stopped making movies on 35 mm film. “We were ...

Senior Theatre Project Includes First-Time Sign Language

The deaf and hearing worlds are just two of the worlds that will collide at 7 p.m. this Saturday in Alford Auditorium as part of Charissa Curby’s senior theatre project, "A World of Difference." A series of three one-act plays, the production ends with a monologue in which Curby will incorporate sign language into her performance as the mother of a deaf child. “To the best of my knowledge, we have never had an STP (senior theater project) that’s been, or even had a portion of it, ...

Twelve-Hour Worship Event Has One Goal: Glorify God

The sophomore class council is inviting students to spend some time in worship and prayer on Nov. 22 for the second annual Downpour 12-hour worship session. Downpour will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS) in rooms 101, 102 and 103. Sophomore class chaplain Steve Clark said students can come and go as they please. Sophomore class president Zach Curtis introduced the idea for Downpour his freshmen year. He borrowed the idea ...

Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston Director: Alan Taylor Synopsis: Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in this action-packed and humor-filled sequel from Marvel. When a 5,000-year-old evil awakens from its dark slumber, not even Odin and the armies of Asgard are capable of stopping it. Thor must embark on a perilous journey that will take him to the darkest part of the nine realms in order to stop the certain destruction of the ...

Student Spotlight – Lesley Nash: Colonial Dancer

Senior Lesley Nash went from Yellowstone scenery to Ohio cornfields and found it hard to cope. So she taught colonial dancing. Nash, a history education major, picked up this hobby during her time at Jackson Hole Bible College, a one-year Bible school near Jackson, Wyo. “We were kind of in the middle of nowhere – tiny, tiny school,” Nash said. “Not much to do on nights when you’ve just finished a class.” Nash said an alumnus who was also a professional dance caller in ...