Sacrifice: From Service to Citizen
Keegan D’Alfonso is a 25-year-old freshman at Cedarville University. He works once a month at a nearby Speedway gas station and studies journalism full time. Though he works a low-paying job, D’Alfonso will pay nothing for his degree, nor will he pay much for healthcare and housing in the next few years.
D’Alfonso served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps for five years, enlisting in 2009 right after high school. But upon his discharge from the military in July 2014, he joined the ...
SCOTUS to Review Immigration Programs
Immigration has been a highly discussed issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. The American Spanish-language television network Telemundo has hosted two presidential debates (one for Republicans and one for Democrats) in this election cycle that focused on the issue.
More specifically, there has been talk about two of President Barack Obama’s executive orders, which the Supreme Court will review this spring: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was passed in 2012, and ...
Caretakers of the Campus
Cedarville University is a beautiful campus, but it takes a lot of work to keep it that way. The custodial staff at Cedarville cleans over a million square feet of the Cedarville campus daily, and with more than 3,500 students and 200 faculty members on campus to clean up after, the 24 full-time custodians are gainfully employed. Most people are not eager to clean up after themselves, let alone a few hundred other people. However, the custodial staff does this every day. And their job continues ...
The Last of Their Kind
Cedarville seniors Brittany Jones, Alexander LaBreche and Caleb Little will graduate this May as the last Cedarville students to study their respective academic programs. Jones is a sociology major, and LaBreche and Little are philosophy majors.
“The size of the school has driven us to large programs,” said Robert Parr, professor of sociology at Cedarville. “It’s a shift in our educational philosophy. It is reflected in the desire to have programs that are going to attract a larger ...
Album Review: ‘Ascend’
It’s a difficult task, making music. If you’re a band and you’ve found a sound that works for you and your fans, you have a dilemma. You can either stick with what you know will work, and make the same music for years (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), or you can try to change your sound.
Bands choose the latter for various reasons. They want to push the boundaries of their genre (like August Burns Red) or they’ve outgrown their old sound (like Relient K).
But what every fan may ...
Student Spotlight – Ben Lucas: Photographer, Designer
Ben Lucas, a junior industrial and innovative design major, has done it all, from graphic design to photography and architecture.
Lucas said he has always been creative and expressed himself best through the arts.
“I’ve always been interested in art and design,” he said. “I started work with different mediums like clay, sculpting things, and working with ceramics even in elementary school.”
Though Lucas had always been drawn to the arts, he said watching his grandmother create ...
This season, sophomore runner Daniel Michalski broke the school record in the mile, and he and junior runner Wyatt Hartman have set conference records in the 3,000 meters and the 800 meters, respectively.
Hartman and Michalski have taken two different paths to get to this point in their athletic careers, but they have become nearly inseparable on the track, during competition and in workouts.
Hartman and Michalski ran nearly every race together this past winter side-byside, and their ...
CU Celebrates Its 120th Commencement
Cedarville University will celebrate its 120th annual commencement May 7, 2016, as several hundred students graduate with bachelor's, master's and, for the first time, doctorate degrees. However, the university – known as Cedarville College at the time – had just five students in its first graduating class in June 1887. Though Cedarville has grown greatly in the nearly 130 years since its founding, the path from charter to college to university has not been without its challenges.
CU Pharmacy Students Advise Patients through Call Center
Students in Cedarville University's School of Pharmacy gain experience in medication therapy management by working in Cedarville's Cedar Care Call Center. The Call Center opened recently and is led by Phillip Thornton, vice chair of experiential programs and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville.
Read more about the School of Pharmacy at Cedarville and its first graduating class in the April issue of Cedars, on newsstands April ...
Just Sayin’…On Uncertainty
The waters of the future are cloudy. Murky. Foreboding. If life were a 14th century map, the future would be the oceans labeled “Here be monsters.”
As a senior, my future is especially unclear. I’m currently applying for jobs. Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho. Alaska and Maine and everything in between (except for the District of Columbia, Florida and California). I’m just throwing myself at walls to see which one I stick to best. Meanwhile, I’m working on a novel on the side. I don’t ...