Just Sayin’ – A Brief Look at Change
by Adam Pittman
As I reflect on the last semester of my four years at Cedarville, a line from The Head and The Heart song “Rivers and Roads” keeps running through my mind. “A year from now we’ll all be gone, all our friends will move away, and they’re going to better places, but our friends will be gone away.” I know the semester is not quite over. As I write this, spring break is a little under a month away, but my mind drifts toward melancholy and reflection nonetheless.
Note From an Editor: My Very Last One
by Emily Day
From the age of 5 to 18, we are placed in a building with at least 20 other kids around our age all there for the same purpose: to learn. We learn how to read and write and the power words have to influence entire nations. We learn about numbers and formulas and how they have the power to create everything from the chairs we sit in to shuttles that send people to space. We learn how the world works and how everything from the smallest bumblebee bat to the largest blue whale has an ...
Note from the Editor: Healing is a Process of Hope
by Jen Taggart
I would like to thank the Cedarville family for all the prayers and support they’ve shown me and my family the past couple of months after my accident in late November. As you can imagine, this has been one of the most difficult times of my life.
One of the most difficult parts about my situation is not returning to campus to spend time with my friends, professors and other members of the Cedarville community who I love dearly. It is especially difficult considering it is ...
Just Sayin’ – On Sabbath
The idea of a Sabbath, a day of rest, is often lost in our modern culture of fast food, packed schedules, interstates and roundabouts. Even time spent alone is filled with music and the soft hum of the television. Silence hangs in empty rooms like summer heat, stifling and noticeable.
Whenever I think of Sabbath, I am reminded of William Wordsworth’s poem “The World Is Too Much with Us.” Wordsworth writes “we have given our hearts away” by “getting and spending” and in doing so ...
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 ...
Just Sayin’ – On Purpose and Work
What are you doing after you graduate? What is your major? What do you plan on doing with that?
These questions come in countless forms, asked by a myriad of people during your college life, spanning from your uncle at Thanksgiving your freshman year of college, to your coworker at your summer job after sophomore year, to the seniors you are just now meeting in your major. Depending on your major, people might like to make your future a guessing game. “Do you want to teach? Do you want to ...
Letter to my Freshman self
Dear Freshman Jen,
You may not believe me, but you are a very selfish, prideful person. I know, I know — a large part of your identity was being the sweet, humble Christian girl at your public high school. Still, you have no idea what you need to learn and what you are going to learn during your four years at Cedarville University.
One of your first opportunities to learn humility will be living with a roommate. Because you have two older brothers and no sisters, you’ve never had to do ...