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 ...
Book Review: ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ by John Green
by Sarah Pennington
Contrary to what its title might lead you to believe, “Turtles All the Way Down,” the latest novel by bestselling author John Green, contains only three mentions of turtles. And, despite what its blurb and marketing might suggest, it isn’t really a detective story, though it does contain a mystery.
Rather, “Turtles All the Way Down” is the story of Aza, a young woman who feels trapped in her own head, and Davis, a young man whose father was absent long before ...
Movie Review: ‘Justice League’
by Ian Sarmiento
With the recent premiere of the latest DC movie “Justice League” the producers have finally answered some of the most important questions in the history of the DC Universe: “What is brunch?”
In the new film “Justice League,” directed by Zack Snyder, we take a first look into the lives of the super-powered misfits as they band together and save the world.
First, what everyone wants to know: is it better than “Batman v Superman”? To put it simply: Yes, but it ...
Opening Up the World of Theatre
Dr. Diane Merchant seeks to impress her love for the arts upon the Cedarville community
by Katie Milligan
Dr. Diane Merchant, Cedarville University Professor and director of Theatre, has held a deep love for the theater throughout her entire educational and professional career. Even when it was difficult and opportunities were scarce, she found a way to pursue this passion and make it available to others who shared it. Merchant intentionally finds ways to grow her passion for theater and pass ...
Student Spotlight: Gabrielle Bauman – Bringing Light
by Tayana Fowler
Ever since the fourth grade, Gabrielle Bauman has had two passions: theater and her savior, Jesus Christ.
Bauman, a senior theatre major, has spent the past four years at Cedarville serving the Lord and the student body with her gifts and talents in theater.
In fourth grade, Bauman discovered her passion and love for the stage through ballet, which was her first exposure to the spotlight. The skills she learned through dance taught her to be comfortable on stage.
Her first ...