Student Spotlight – Jonathan Bitner: Paper Architect
Freshman Jonathan Bitner makes origami. But it’s not only a casual hobby – he’s even recreated famous monuments.
Bitner was first introduced to origami during his sophomore year of high school. His class was doing a project to raise money for people affected by the tsunami in Japan by making 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes were then sent to different organizations that would donate $1-$2 to Japan for every crane.
During this time, Bitner made about 500 cranes, and his interest in ...
Movie Review: ‘Catching Fire’
The second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, “Catching Fire,” hit theaters the weekend of Nov. 22. As the futuristic plot continues, a new level of intensity emerges on screen.
Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the victor of the 74th Hunger Games, finds herself in the midst of a tense and delicate political climate in the wake of her victory.
Because she outsmarted the leaders of the sadistic and relentless Capitol, Katniss has somewhat unwittingly become a symbol of ...
Childhood Toys: A Retrospective
Cedars asked what childhood toys were students’ favorites. Here’s a glimpse of how students spent their leisure time before they ever encountered the words “final exams.”
For senior Drew Saur, the toy that said “To infinity and beyond!” was the best. He received a Buzz Lightyear talking action figure for Christmas just months after he had seen “Toy Story,” the first movie he watched in a theater.
Saur recalled the two other phrases his toy would say: ...
Little Art Theatre Tackles Big Changes
After a five-month renovation period, the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs has reopened to the public. With a new screen, new projector, new seats and new sight lines, this small-town theatre has been completely upgraded.
Jenny Cowperthwaite, executive director of the Little Art Theatre, said she had no choice but to renovate. The theatre had operated on two 35 mm film projectors for the past 60 to 70 years, but the film industry has stopped making movies on 35 mm film.
“We were ...
Minor, Stoney Creek are Cornerstones of Main Street Change
As downtown Cedarville expands, Taylor Minor and his family have played a significant role in its development.
Taylor – an entrepreneur, father of three and Iraq War veteran – is also the owner and operator of Stoney Creek Roasters.
From the start, Stoney Creek has been a family endeavour.
“My parents and I started it as (equal) owners,” Taylor said. “We bought the whole building in 2008 and in August opened the coffee shop.”
Taylor said when they started Stoney Creek, ...
Prayer and Politics = Problems?
During the U.S. Supreme Court’s current term, prayer in government meetings is being addressed at the national level for the first time in 30 years.
The Supreme Court heard opening arguments for the Town of Greece v. Galloway case on Nov. 6. The issue in question is the legality of local governments opening their legislative sessions with prayer.
Susan Galloway, a Jew, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, challenged the town of Greece, N.Y.’s, practice of opening board meetings with a ...
Ohio Concussion Law Affecting Trainers
That’s how long it took for two soccer players to collide as they were going for the header that would decide the game. Senior athletic training major Ben Dixson recognized the concussion right away because he has been trained to look for the signs and symptoms exhibited by the player.
House Bill 143, Ohio’s return-to-play law, went into effect on April 26. The law imposes training, safety and symptom awareness requirements on youth sports organizations across the state, ...
Alumni in Illinois Face Tornado Ruins
A series of over 20 tornadoes hit central Illinois on Nov. 17. Over 300 Cedarville alumni live in affected areas, according to alumni relations.
The city of Washington, Ill., received the brunt of the storm’s harm, with over 1,000 homes damaged or destroyed and one life lost, according to ABC Chicago. According to the Peoria Journal Star, another person died a week and a half later of related injuries. The EF4-level storm traveled 46 miles on the ground before dissipating.
The Cedarville ...
Jackets Fall In Overtime To Lewis
The Lewis University Flyers basketball team got all they could handle from Cedarville Saturday night. However, they overcame the Jackets 83-81.
The contest went into overtime, and was a back and forth battle throughout. Jason Cuffee led the way for Cedarville with 21 points and seven rebounds. His 11 second half points helped the Jackets keep pace with an unbeaten Lewis team.
Also scoring were Marcus Reineke with 13 points and Austin Pickett with10. Pickett had one of his best games at home ...
Vintage Clothing Store Offers Unique Wardrobe Options for Students
If you walk downtown in Cedarville, you will come across several independently owned shops. One store in particular, Deborah’s Attic, stands out in its own way when you walk in and see its racks of vintage clothing. If you are looking for a special outfit for Campus Christmas or Elliv, you may find it there among the clothing and antiques dating back as early as the 18th century.
Owner Deborah Stallard has been in business since 1978 when she officially opened a store in Springfield. ...