Movie Review: ‘Divergent’
Dystopian fiction is the latest craze in literature and film. In film, it started with the 2012 release of the first “Hunger Games” movie. For the last two years, it seems like there has been at least one new dystopian movie in theaters every week. Many of the movies are adaptations of books with large followings.
“Divergent” fits into both categories. The first book in the trilogy by Veronica Roth was released in 2011. Soon after, a cult-like following began demanding a movie and ...
Movie Review: ‘The Desolation of Smaug’
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is a middle installment in a trilogy, but viewers aren’t pitched into the middle of the action. As always, director Peter Jackson eases viewers in with a flashback to this movie released on DVD April 8.
“The Desolation of Smaug” covers six chapters of the book, but Jackson did not leave the story as is. He incorporated material from the appendices and J.R.R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-Earth, “The Silmarillion,” to explain elements of the ...
Speakers Guild Promotes Cedarville In A New Way
The Speakers Guild is an organization that allows Cedarville University to share its talents and resources with churches, Christian schools and homeschool groups.
The guild contains over 30 Cedarville faculty members who speak on a wide variety of topics including industrial design, climate change and worship ministry.
Cedarville’s provost, Dr. John Gredy, said Dr. Thomas White approached him last year and asked him to lead the school’s growth initiative.
“One of the things ...
School Of Pharmacy Hosts World Fair
The CU World Fair on April 22 will help students broaden their horizons, said Brenda Reid, the director of international student services.
“Some students have not had the opportunity to travel beyond their state or region of America,” she said, “so this is their opportunity to become a world traveler and really branch out and to experience things that they have not yet or may not get to in the near future.”
The fair will include ethnic food, live music – a salsa band and an ...
New Head of Counseling Department Encourages and Disciples
Mindy May, the recently hired director of counseling services, said she has a passion for equipping others and helping them use the resources God has given them.
She recommends the counseling service to all students, saying, "People can have a stigma that counseling is for people who have really serious or traumatic issues. It's for that, but it's also for basic encouragement and a level of discipleship as well."
May, who holds a doctorate in psychology and counseling, is a contemporary ...
Student A Cappella Group Releases Their First EP
Cedarville’s a cappella group, The Inversions, released their first extended play (EP) on April 1.
The Inversions are a group of 22 students who perform a cappella music. Three of the members have been together since the group’s creation three years ago, and they became an official organization in November of 2012. They perform a variety of music, ranging from alternative to pop and even some jazz.
“Our goal is to spread the love of a cappella music,” assistant director Alli Butterw...
Comedy Org Raises Money for SGA Ministry, Other Ministries
DTR, Cedarville’s improv comedy org, raises money for various charities and support for their org through their shows.
All admission money from DTR’s upcoming show, “Chaos,” will go to support GROW. Chaos will include 30 skits, all written by the members of DTR, performed in a random order determined by the audience. Chaos is on April 11, 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. in Alford Auditorium. Tickets cost between 50 cents and $3.
DTR has previously partnered with nonprofits like Together We ...
Students Encouraged to ‘Race to the Rescue’ This Weekend
SGA is hoping to reach its $60,000 goal for this year’s philanthropy cause, GROW, through Race to the Rescue, a 5k and 10k race.
“It’s kind of our last push to reach our goal,” said Hilary Murphy, director of the philanthropy committee.
GROW is a ministry started by Faa Sumitra in Thailand to give children at risk for human trafficking a safe place to live and learn about God. SGA is trying to raise money for a new residential building, Murphy said.
“Currently we’re about ...
A Balancing Act
Matt Brooker began the 2013-2014 school year knowing it would be one of the craziest yet most exciting times of his life. The Cedarville senior was entering his final year of college running, would be starting full-time work during the second semester and was expecting his first child in March.
Brooker entered his final cross country season looking to improve on his 41st place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships. He started the season by winning three of his first four ...
Students Supporting Israel to Bring in Holocaust Survivor
Holocaust survivor Felix Weil will be at Cedarville University on April 7 to share his experience of the tragedy.
The Students Supporting Israel org is hosting the event in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which falls later this month.
Weil was sent away with other Jewish children before his parents and sister were sent to concentration camps. Weil’s family members eventually died there.
Weil has lived in Dayton, Ohio, since 1950, and he worked in the art business. He is now ...