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 ...
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.
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 ...
A New Way to Read Stories
The art of storytelling has been an integral part of culture and the human race since the dawn of time. It is a way for people to connect with other people and places that they may not otherwise experience. Getting lost in a story helps people cope with the stresses of life by allowing them to slip from reality if only for a couple of hours.
However, with the explosion of social media and the Internet, the print industry was forced to adapt. People were no longer satisfied with simply ...
Student Spotlight – Sabrina Fridley: Dancing Storyteller
Sabrina Fridley, a senior nursing major and the head of Ayo, Cedarville’s dance organization, has been dancing since she was three years old.
“My mom just put me in dance — a combination of tap, jazz, all that fun stuff — and I actually hated it my very first year,” Fridley said.
However, she said she tried again the next year, and has been dancing ever since, including spending time on a competitive team in junior high and some of high school. She said it was the support and ...
Ayo Dance Showcase: More than Ballet
Cedarville University’s dance org, Ayo, will be putting on their annual fall showcase Thursday, Nov. 18 thru Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cedarville Opera House.
Ayo performs all different types of dance, and this year is no different. They have the more traditional pointe ballet, swing, and tap, and the hip-hop and jazz that have been popularized over the past several decades. They also have dances that people unfamiliar with the range of dance may not know as well, like contemporary, ...
Album Review: Begin the Chagrin
David W. Jacobsen, a relatively unknown singer and songwriter, has been steadily putting his music out into the world ever since 1995, when his punk band Silent Bob released their first album. Over 18 released albums, his musical styles have shifted from punk, maturing into a sound that he describes as singer-songwriter folk “mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm.”
All this musical experience and maturation has resulted in Jacobsen’s most recent work, “Begin the Chagrin,” which was ...
Music Reviews: Relient K, Switchfoot Seek New Sound
“Air for Free” — Relient K
Relient K’s album, “Air For Free,” released July 22, was neither its best album, nor its worst. It features a lighter pop style than its fans are used to, as they seem to have left their louder punk sound behind.
Still, it has many of the same themes Relient K fans have grown to love. “Local Construction” and “Man” deal with the struggle of becoming a better person, and “Elephant Parade” and “Cat” have the same fun lyrical energy as ...
Naomi Harward Takes Snapshot of Missions on Trip to Nicaragua
Since she was 4 years old, Naomi Harward loved to document her life through photography. She said her mother sparked her love for cameras, when she gave Harward her first disposable Kodak.
“I was constantly taking pictures,” Harward said. “So much so, that my mom actually told me that I need to stop taking pictures because she was sick of buying film for my camera.”
Yet, her mother continued to purchase film and developed every single photo her daughter took, Harward said. So, ...
Movie Review: Magnificent Seven
“The Magnificent Seven", directed by Antoine Fuqua, is a spirited romp that uses guns, explosions, and mild banter to tell a story that, while entertaining, is only skin-deep.
The film opens in a church, where the townsfolk passionately debate how to deal with a band of outlaws under the control of the the devilish Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). Tempers flare but are silenced when Bogue himself charges into the sanctuary and states his ‘deal’ - everyone must sell him their land ...