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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 ...

Movie Review: ‘Snowden’

History is populated with heroes and with traitors, and “Snowden” (directed by Oliver Stone) aims to tell the story of a man considered both. The film begins with a hotel room meeting between journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto), videographer Laura Poitras (Melissa Leo) and the young Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the kind of modern-day geek who wears large-rimmed glasses and carries a Rubik’s cube with him everywhere.  Once the room is secured and their phones are ...

Play Review: “Jane Eyre”

Cedarville Theatre’s “Jane Eyre” had many people on the edge of their seats during its opening performance on Thursday Sept. 29. The strange events leading up to and the cacophony of noises occurring within Thornfield Manor are sure to draw attendees into the play. The first scene of the play is set by a monologue performed by Jane Eyre (Alana Perry) along with the stage’s classic Gothic aesthetic. Jane is in the midst of completing her time at Lonewood School, a boarding school ...

Play Preview: ‘Jane Eyre’

“Jane Eyre”  is a classic story of mystery and romance and is coming to the theatre stage at Cedarville University on Thursday, Sept. 29. Written by Charlotte Brönte and adapted by Christina Colvit, the story follows the life of an orphan named Jane Eyre who must stand for her faith and her morals while overcoming her challenging past and finding her way in the midst of upper class privilege and societal expectations in nineteenth century England. Alana Perry, a senior double major ...

New Student Talent Show

The Cedarville Opera House was filled with noise, and no, it was not another play or concert. On Friday Sept. 16, Cedarville’s freshman class came out for the annual New Student Talent Show. The chosen acts included the usual number of songs, with singing, instruments or both finding their way into the mix. A monologue comedy skit, a martial arts performance and dancing ranging from lyrical to the “Evolution of Dance” made their way onto the stage. There was even an almost magical ...

Movie Review: ‘Sully’

Twin trails of smoke spew from the engines of a packed passenger plane. Skyscrapers below grow in size as the shore ahead comes closer. The crippled craft banks down toward the frigid water as an announcement from the cockpit comes over the intercom — brace for impact. The landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson in 2009 has been deemed the "Miracle on the Hudson," but in “Sully,” directed by Clint Eastwood,  this miracle was carried out through the hands of a man, Captain ...

Student Spotlight – Christa Cape: Artist

Senior art major Christa Cape is one of four students who received the 2016 Yeck College Artist Fellowship from the Dayton Art Institute. As part of this fellowship, Cape, along with three other college students, has spent the last nine weeks teaching and mentoring 14 high school art students. “It has been really cool to watch the high school students’ progression for the last nine weeks,” Cape said. “It was fun getting the opportunity to teach, because that isn’t really ...

Album Review: ‘Ascend’

It’s a difficult task, making music. If you’re a band and you’ve found a sound that works for you and your fans, you have a dilemma. You can either stick with what you know will work, and make the same music for years (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), or you can try to change your sound. Bands choose the latter for various reasons. They want to push the boundaries of their genre (like August Burns Red) or they’ve outgrown their old sound (like Relient K). But what every fan may ...