Album Review: ‘Sleddin’ Hill’ by August Burns Red
by Callahan Jones
In the year 2008, a fairly little-known compilation album, “X Christmas,” was released by Capitol Christian Music Group to celebrate various rock related groups signed under their labels Solid State Records and Tooth & Nail Records.
Fresh off the success of their 2008 release, “Messengers,” the up-and-coming metalcore band August Burns Red recorded a song for “X Christmas,” their own arrangement of the popular Christmas tune “Carol of the Bells.” ...
Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
by Hunter Johnson
In 2015, Star Wars was resurrected with the film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The film rejuvenated what is arguably the most beloved film franchise of all time. It returned Star Wars to its roots of being a simple story about good vs. evil set in a very rugged world filled with adventure, fun, and a returning cast of characters that people have loved for decades.
Now, the sequel to the third highest-grossing film of all time has been released. And it has possibly an ...
Christmas Highlights 2017
A glimpse into the anticipated Christmas festivities that take place every year during the final weeks of Fall semester.
Photos by Naomi Harward, Macey Wymer, and Sarah Pennington.
Cedar Cliff Schools Implement Drug Testing
by Callahan Jones
Cedar Cliff school district has enacted a new drug testing policy that it has been carefully developing for the past two years. Under the policy, all students at the high school who are involved in extracurriculars will undergo drug testing. Cedar Cliff, encompassing Cedarville High, Middle and Elementary schools, is the only public school district in Greene County to have a drug testing policy for extracurricular involvement.
The main point of the policy, according to ...
Yellow Jackets Clipped in Overtime
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets (6-5, 1-3 G-MAC) lost a tight affair to the Findlay Oilers on Saturday evening in overtime, 79-78. The men’s team lost in overtime right after the women’s team lost in double overtime to Findlay.
Head coach Pat Estepp said that even though the loss is tough to swallow, he was very encouraged by the team’s performance against one of the top teams in the region.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our guys,” Estepp said. “That’s a gut-wre...
No. 22 Cedarville Deflated in Double Overtime Loss
by Tim Miller
The No. 22 Cedarville Lady Jackets fell in a marathon of a game to the Findlay Oilers on Saturday afternoon, 92-83 in two overtimes. Junior guard Baylee Bennett reached a career high in points with 32 on 8-11 shooting from behind the arc.
“I’m proud of Baylee for shooting very well,” head coach Kari Hoffman said. “She’s been in a slump so I’m proud of her for getting her confidence back.”
Junior guard Regina Hochstetler added 15 points and senior guard Kaitlyn ...
Who Are The Rohingya?
What to Know About the Crisis in Myanmar
by Alexandria Hentschel and Timothy Mattackal
One of the worst humanitarian crises of the century is occurring in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. During the last few months, over 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population, a Sunni Muslim minority, have fled into neighboring Bangladesh to escape a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Almost overnight, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced as refugees, without a home and unsure of what ...
Cato Receives Providential Surgery
by Zach Krauss
Jim Cato experienced a providential brain surgery during Cedarville’s recent mission trip to Houston.
Cato, associate vice president of Christian Ministries at Cedarville University, went with students to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
But Cato’s Fall Break plans changed on the Wednesday of the trip. He reported headaches and migraines and went to an urgent care center. He was informed that he was dehydrated. They gave him fluids and sent him on his way. As ...
Okoro’s Unusual Journey to Cedarville
by Tim Miller
For most collegiate athletes, it takes dedication from a young age to become good enough to be successful in high-level college sports. For Cedarville University junior basketball player Robert Okoro, basketball was far from his mind for most of his life.
Okoro, a native of Imo State, Nigeria, didn’t enter a basketball gym until Dec. 19, 2009. Okoro said he remembered watching the sport on the Olympics and thought it looked elementary, but there’s a reason he remembers the ...