Play Review: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Allison White
Anne Frank’s story is one of hope and tragedy. Through the dramatization of her diary, the audience gets a small glimpse into the life of a Jewish teenager living in hiding during the turmoil of World War II in the Netherlands. Cedarville’s production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” moved the audience to feel as this young girl felt.
This slow-moving drama left the audience feeling the mundane days passing as they did for Anne and her family. The technical crew immersed ...
Album Review: ‘All Things Work Together’ by Lecrae
by Callahan Jones
Since the release of Lecrae's second album, “After the Music Stops” in 2006 and his Billboard Gospel charts-topping third release, “Rebel,” in 2008, Lecrae has been at the top of the Christian music game. With each release he has gotten more and more outspoken about his views on the world, mainly through the lens of his Christian faith.
All of his previous work has come to a culmination in his new release, “All Things Work Together.”
“All Things Work ...
Play Preview: The Diary of Anne Frank
by Shelby Ahlborg
After the success of last year’s performances, the theatre program is back in full swing with an exciting lineup of shows. Starting off the year is “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a play based on the true story of a young Jewish girl and her family and friends as they struggled to stay out of the hands of the Nazis during World War II. Hidden away in an attic for two years, Anne spent much of her time writing a diary of her thoughts and dreams, as well as recounting the ...
Movie Review: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”
By Hunter Johnson
Since the release of “The LEGO Movie,” audiences have maintained their love of the film’s nearly perfect mixture of charm and seriousness. After that, audiences showed up yet again and praised “The LEGO Batman Movie” for its fantastic combination of pure laughter and important family messages. Now, the third installment in the LEGO universe has been released and audiences will soon realize that this one, despite its moments of greatness, inevitably could not hold up ...
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. The band’s music became led by aggressive synths and ...
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 ...