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Album Review: Irrational Man EP by Noticing Icarus

by Callahan Jones The local Cedarville-based band, Noticing Icarus, recently released their debut EP, "Irrational Man EP", a project that is surprisingly well put together for a first offering. The band is made up of all former or graduated Cedarville University students, including David Grandouiller (vocals, rhythm guitar), Brandon Apol (lead and rhythm guitar), Calvin Hitchcock (keys, organ), Connor Smith (electric bass, upright bass), and Geraldt Stewart (drums). The five men combine ...

Student Spotlight – Kelsey DePree: Serving Through Music

by Kellyn Post Kelsey DePree, a senior music education major, hasn’t always been sure about where God would lead her, but she is now passionate about serving others through music education and through involvement in student orgs on campus. DePree and her twin brother, Kurtis, who also attends Cedarville, were born in Haiti and adopted at the age of one, and have been living in the United States ever since. While most of her family is not musical, DePree and her brother were encouraged by ...

Top 5 Movies of Summer 2017

by Nathan Robertson The summer of 2017 has had a good bit of variety when it comes to movies. We were given the usual superhero treatment with “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.” There was also plenty of action with “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” We were taken back to our childhood with the third installments of the “Cars” and “Despicable Me” franchises. Many of us ...

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

by Ian Sarmiento Spider-Man has swung his way back into theaters and has become a must-see for all audiences. In the new film “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” directed by Jon Watts, audiences get a new look on Peter Parker’s life as he juggles high school, friends, and being a web-slinging superhero. The story follows Peter Parker (Tom Holland), also known as Spider-Man, directly after his time fighting with and against the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War.” He makes his return to ...

Album Review: “Play Dead” by Mutemath

by Callahan Jones   Since the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Mutemath has rarely looked back at their own music history. Every project they’ve put out has been pushing in a new direction, constantly evolving from the alt-rock sound that they started out with. After the departure of long-time guitarist Greg Hill coinciding with the release of their album “Odd Soul” in 2011, the changes became more apparent as the band’s music often became led by aggressive ...

Taylor Swift “Look What You Made Me Do” Music Video Review

by Kori Beal What do, snakes, tombstones, and a bathtub all have in common? I don’t know what you were thinking, but I was referring to the new Taylor Swift video, “Look What You Made Me Do”. Despite being released a few weeks ago, it has already reached number one on the Official Singles Chart. Why? What has the pop artist released this time that would add to her fame? In the first 30 seconds of “Look What You Made Me Do”, it is easy to tell that Swift has taken a ...

Preview: Mozart’s School of Love

by Paolo Carrion On Thursday, April 20, Cedarville’s Opera Ensemble will present their concert: Mozart’s School of Love. The group of nine students will present parts of two of Mozart’s operas, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutte (So Do They All). Both operas are comedies and have been translated into English from the original Italian. “I hope people come, because it’s really funny in English,” Kaitlin Kohler, a freshman vocal performance major, said. Cedarville’s ...

Play Review: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]’

by Shelby Ahlborg When it comes to Cedarville theatre productions, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]" is by far one of the most interesting plot-wise. The reason being: there really is no story plot. However, in spite of its peculiarity, opening night was a big hit with the audience, who rarely had a moment when they weren’t laughing. The play opens with an explanation that the small troupe of actors will attempt to, in just ninety-seven minutes, give the ...

Play Preview: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]’

by Shelby Ahlborg As the school year draws to a close, the Cedarville theatre program is preparing for its final show of the season. Following a more serious play and light-hearted musical, the final performance of the year will be a mix between a spoof, which is a type of play that makes fun of the work or works it is based on, and a farce, which is based on improbable circumstances. While most people think of Shakespeare’s work as much more serious and hard to understand than more modern ...

Gilbert’s STP: The Great Gatsby

by Shelby Ahlborg When they reach senior year, Cedarville art students begin preparing their final projects, the summation of everything they have learned over their years at Cedarville, whether it be an art piece, recital, or performance. Katie Gilbert, senior theatre major, has chosen to create and perform an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby,' adapted by Simon Levy which will be 7 pm Friday, March 15th in Alford Auditorium.  The show consists of a nine-per...