Analysis: Gun Violence in the United States
Is it getting worse, or are we just paying more attention?
by Breanna Beers and Alexandria Hentschel
Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Orlando: these cities have come to represent not just locations, but tragedies that have torn apart both individual lives and the nation as a whole.
The United States is home to more mass shootings than any other nation by a wide margin. According to a study published by Dr. Adam Lankford of the University of Alabama, the United States has had 90 mass shooti...
Dating on Cedarville’s Campus
Survey says, go elsewhere
By Rebekah Erway and Rachel Downs
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a “date” as “an appointment or engagement at a particular time; esp. a social activity or meeting with a person in whom one has a romantic interest.” In their terms, then, a date could be any sort of activity that a person purposefully schedules with the someone that person has a crush on. Cedarville University students, however, have a different definition. For them, the dating ...
Cedarville Gains New Industrial Design Org
by Zach Krauss
Starting this semester, students can join a new student org on Cedarville’s campus for industrial design majors.
Rebecca Murch, sophomore industrial design major and secretary of the Org, said that during her first semester she really didn’t know many in her major. She said the purpose of the org is to get to know the other industrial design students so they will be more prepared for the second half of the program.
“We want to do something to just help everyone get ...
Close-Knit Yellow Jackets Expect Big 2018
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets baseball program hasn’t finished over .500 since the 2014 season. However, head coach Mike Manes expects the 2018 team to be one of the most solid he’s coached.
“I’ve been coaching for a long time and I’ve never coached a team that’s worked harder than this one,” Manes said. “The work ethic is off the charts and if that’s any indication, they’re going to do really well.”
Following a 17-30 2017 in which the Yellow Jackets ...
Book Review: ‘Life in the Wild’
by Sarah Pennington
Of all the major questions which plague mankind, the greatest is certainly “Why is the world such a mess?” Christians and non-Christians alike must wrestle with this topic every time they lose a loved one, suffer heartbreak in a relationship, or see a report of global catastrophe on the news. And while most Christians can vaguely say that sin is the cause of tragedies great and small, many are unable to expound any further than that.
In “Life in the Wild,” Cedarv...
In Search of Gold: A Summary of Pyeonchang 2018
By Gabbriella Kabler
The icy weather of the new year doesn’t just make for good snowmen and cozy hot chocolate—it also ushered in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.
This year’s Winter Olympics set out with international tension as North and South Korea entered the Opening Ceremony together under a unified Korean flag, showing unprecedented cooperation. In addition, Russian athletes struggled with drug scandal—due to the high number of past and present doping ...
New SGA Team Strives for Togetherness
By Rebekah Erway
The newly elected leaders of SGA for the 2018-19 school year – President Ryan Smith, junior allied health major; Vice President Clara Costello, junior strategic communication major; Chaplain Campbell Bortel, junior geology major – all hope to implement an SGA that emphasizes togetherness.
Both Smith and Costello’s president-vice-president campaign slogan and Bortel’s chaplain campaign slogan included the word “together.” Smith and Costello’s “Better Togeth...
Media and the Olympics
By Breanna Beers
The skiers weren't the only ones going downhill at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics -- journalists made several major mistakes in their coverage, raising questions about intercultural media integrity. NBC’s Joshua Cooper Ramo was dismissed after he praised Japan’s role in Korean development during the Olympic opening ceremony, asserting that “every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural, technological, and economic example, has been so important to their own ...
Book Review: ‘An Enchantment of Ravens’
by Sarah Pennington
Isobel, heroine of Margaret Rogerson’s debut novel “An Enchantment of Ravens,” is the finest portrait artist in all of Whimsy, the land between the mundane World Beyond and the forests where the fair folk—or faeries—dwell. For years, she has navigated through one bargain after another with these faeries, trading her art for enchantments, for the fair folk desire human Craft, since they themselves cannot any. But when Rook, the autumn prince, seeks her out for a ...