Student Spotlight – Robbie Lindmark: Acts Out Faith
by Kellyn Post
Robbie Lindmark, a freshman theater major and the lead role of Professor Harold Hill in Cedarville’s production of “The Music Man,” sees theater and storytelling as special ways to encourage others and bring glory to God.
Lindmark grew up next to a Christian radio station with a performing arts center attached to it. It was there that he was first exposed to theater through the center’s Christmas productions and musicals. He also had the opportunity to be involved ...
Movie Review: ‘Hidden Figures’
by Amelia Walker
In the new film “Hidden Figures,” directed by Theodore Melfi, three female African-American NASA employees go against segregation standards and gender stereotypes to assist in completing one of America’s greatest engineering feats: sending an astronaut to space.
The story follows the career and life of computing genius Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), alongside her two coworkers: aspiring engineer Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and programmer Dorothy Vaughan ...
Book Review: ‘Serving God in a Migrant Crisis’
by Keegan D'Alfonso
It has become a regular occurrence, background noise really. You turn on the news or open the paper and see another story about refugees. You would like to help them, but what can you do? Your church supports aid organizations to refugees and you tithe regularly. Isn’t that enough? The truth is that the migrant problem seems to be an “over there” problem and a part of you would like to keep it that way.
In early 2016, Global Mapping International, an organization ...
Student Spotlight – Alicia Williams: Accident Expands Passion
by Rebekah Erway
Alicia Williams strives to glorify God and encourage others with music despite challenges playing the instrument of her choice. Williams had to change her major after a neck injury left her unable to play the piano regularly.
Williams came to Cedarville last year from the Akron area as a freshman keyboard pedagogy major with dreams of starting a piano studio. She said she loved playing the piano as a child but did not enjoy learning it. She struggled with theory and ...
Movie Review: ‘La La Land’
by Callahan Jones
The modern musical “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, is a fresh twist on a tale of love told time and time again. It is held up by solid acting, innovative cinematography, and a Golden Globe-winning soundtrack.
The film opens up with an energetic number, “Another Day of Sun,” that tells of life in Los Angeles. The scene features impressive on-screen choreography in an expressive Broadway style.
It is during this opener that the two main characters are ...
Play Review: ‘The Music Man’
Cedarville’s production of “The Music Man” prompted many laughs and a standing ovation from the audience during its premiere February 2.
“The Music Man” is a story about change, growth and learning to enjoy life, and the characters demonstrate this in several different ways.
Professor Harold Hill, aka the “Music Man”, begins as a self-centered travelling salesman who only cares about money. Freshman Robbie Lindmark portrays his character in the beginning of the ...
A Recap of the Golden Globes
A critical look at what it means to be an actor
by Emily Day
Entertainment award show season officially kicked off Sunday, Jan. 8, with the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though some may say that the Golden Globes are less prestigious than perhaps the Oscars, the Globes honors a wide array of talents, spanning acting to musical scores, from both film and television.
Coming off the heels of a controversial year, the Globes was marked by two key factors: the unquestionable success of “La ...
Play Preview: ‘The Music Man’
by Kellyn Post
Cedarville Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Music Man,” by Meredith Wilson, will bring the classic musical and well-known film to life starting Thursday, Feb. 2.
Set in the small town of River City, Iowa, in the first half of the twentieth century, “The Music Man” tells the story of Professor Harold Hill, a travelling salesman turned conman who finds his attempts to charm the standoffish, stubborn residents of River City harder than he expected. While the ...
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 ...