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Play Review: ‘Wit’

Cedarville's opening night performance of “Wit” March 31 left many members of the audience reflecting on the meaning of mortality, their priorities and the value of life. "Wit" is set during the final hours of the life of Dr. Vivian Bearing (sophomore Merra Milender), distinguished professor of English, who is dying of stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. Bearing recounts her story to the audience through a series of monologues and flashbacks, beginning with the initial diagnosis from ...

STP Preview: “Of One Cord”

Senior Kayleigh Clark presents her Senior Theatre Project, “Of One Cord," this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in Alford Auditorium. Clark wrote the script and directed the entire production. Clark said the story tells of four people’s stories, which make one bigger story. “Of One Cord” tells the story of two best friends, Jonah (played by senior Caleb Peterson) and Eric (played by junior Calvin Hitchcock), and their relationships. In the beginning of the play, Eric deals with ...

Missions Organizations Provide Creative Opportunities for Students

Although the primary view has been that only medical students and teachers are useful overseas, missionaries said that’s beginning to change. Creativity is becoming a new tool for evangelism – and missionaries said that is extremely effective. Two missionaries working with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) – who cannot be named because of the nature of their ministry – said that creative art opens doors for evangelism. Students have opportunities to build relationships with people ...

Muslim Ministry Org Equips Students

Editor’s note: Sources are named by first names only because of the sensitivity of potential future ministry. Members of the Cedarville org Rusul Salaam are passionate about reaching Muslim people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and they are beginning by raising awareness and growing support around campus. Hannah is a junior intercultural studies major pursuing minors in both biology and Middle Eastern studies. She is the president of Rusul Salaam, having begun her term at the start of ...

Weekly Comic: “Tales from the Brim” (Part 6)

“Tales from the Brim” Part 6: Parts 1-5 Brian McCray is a junior studio art major and an arts & entertainment writer for Cedars. He enjoys drawing, writing, watching movies and composing short bios of himself.

Elliv: Creating Community

Whether you are a freshman, senior or super-senior at Cedarville, the chances are good that you have heard about Elliv, the yearly student-run awards show. Although specific details, such as the songs, will remain a secret until the big day, the planning processes and history of Elliv don’t have to be kept a secret. Elliv is an SGA production, involving close to 200 students. Brian Burns, the director of Student Life Programs, and Dan MacDougall, the assistant director, oversee Elliv. ...

Radio Theatre Puts New Spin on Classic

The Cedarville Opera House is hosting two non-traditional performances of “A Christmas Carol.” This production is like a live radio broadcast, said Clifford Fawcett, who plays the role of Jacob Marley. In this production, there will be a minimal set, live music, no costumes, live sound effects and audience involvement. Both performances, as well as a few of the previous rehearsals, will be recorded and blended together into one full-length radio production that will be aired Christmas ...

Cedarville Ministerial Association Serves in Unity

Eight Cedarville churches have joined together to form the Cedar Cliff Ministerial Association (CCMA), which offers aid to many struggling individuals in the immediate community. “(We) have agreed to set aside our pet doctrines and our little doctrinal differences and focus on the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Linda Davis, pastor of Cedarville United Methodist Church and president of the CCMA. The CCMA offers five main outreach programs, including a Parish Nursing Program, a secondh...

Townhouses Offer Transition to Real Life

Living in the townhouses is a fun and helpful transition from dorm living to real life, said a townhouse resident. Tess Yake, a senior nursing major, transferred to Cedarville her sophomore year. After living in Johnson Hall the first year, Yake and her roommate decided to try applying to live in a townhouse. Each of the 16 units houses six students, and applicants are encouraged to have the full group of six to apply. Yake and her roommate created an ad on Classifieds at the end ...

Cedarville Market Lets it Grow

Across the street from Beans-N-Cream and behind Cedarville Hardware, vendors convene for the town’s Farm and Art Market. It’s held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday in June – October. With six to 10 regular vendors, the market generates considerable interest within Cedarville’s community. Vendors chat and laugh with their regular customers and extend a hearty welcome to new faces. Vendors take shelter from the sun in canopy tents and plastic bags overflow with produce. Vegetables, ...