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 ...
Alumna Comes Home
Danielle Fredette returns to teach electrical engineering
by Rebekah Erway
Cedarville University graduate Danielle Fredette has returned to the college this semester as an assistant professor of electrical engineering.
Fredette, formerly Scarpone, graduated from Cedarville in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. She went on to earn a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio State University and is currently working on her doctoral degree in ...
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 ...
Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Struck Down
Despite Gov. Kasich's veto, Americans will likely see abortion reform in the near future
by Alexandria Hentschel
Neither anti-abortion nor pro-abortion activist were satisfied with Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision on two recent bills concerning abortion.
Kasich line-item vetoed the controversial House Bill 493, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill.” The Heartbeat Bill was added to a larger piece of legislation about child abuse protections.
Kasich preserved the main text of ...
Parsons’ Pioneering Podcast
by Paulo Carrion
Imagine reading your own writing for an audience of three people — for an hour.
A little awkward?
Elise Parsons thought so. This reading is part of the presentation requirement for the creative writing minor.
“It’s kind of a hybrid of story time and a lecture,” Parsons said.
So she decided to do something different.
Parsons, a senior English and graphic design double major, is working on the capstone project for her creative writing minor.
The idea of sitting ...
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 ...