The Family Bond: Easter Tradition
by Gabbriella Kabler
My family bakes special cookies every year the night before Easter Sunday. Each ingredient is symbolic for an aspect of the Jesus story. For example, walnuts are added, after being crushed, to symbolize the brutality of how Jesus was beaten before death.
The batter is put on a baking sheet and the preheated oven is turned off when the cookies are put in. At this point, the cookies are left overnight in the oven to symbolize how Jesus was left in the tomb for three days ...
Car Accident Continues to Affect Cedarville Students
By Madeleine Mosher
On Sunday, January 28, two Cedarville students were injured in a car accident and had to withdraw from school. Now, almost two months later, the students have taken steps to recover physically and mentally.
Freshman Jessica Meade and senior Cora Duran were on their way to church when their car slipped on black ice and crashed into another car that was also slipping. Meade broke her left leg, and Duran broke an arm, both legs, and a rib.
Meade doesn’t have to wear ...
The Games Within the Games:
International Politics and the Olympics
by Breanna Beers
The Olympics may be over, but the political games are just beginning. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were fraught with international maneuvering, from the conspicuous absence of the Russian colors to the high-profile participation of North Korean athletes alongside their South Korean hosts.
The image of athletes from both North and South Korea marching as a unified team under a single flag has quickly become a famous one, leading many ...
Cedars: A Peek Behind the Stands
Following the path of creating a campus newspaper
by Hannah Day
Cedars, the student-run newspaper of Cedarville University, full of campus-relevant stories, appears on newsstands once a month during the school year. Students and faculty can pick up an issue from the stand or read them on the Cedars website for free. Getting the issue to the stands, however, is an arduous process that includes many people and several weeks of effort.
Story ideas come from either the ...
The Heart of Fred Stegner: Springfield’s ‘Soup Kitchen Guy’
By RaeAnn Jent
The snow is thick, deep and falling fast. Schools have closed. Churches are canceling evening services. Few people dare venture out on the roads. But some have no choice.
Living on the streets, they long for warmth and a hot meal. Trudging across snow-piled sidewalks in below freezing temperatures, they head to the one place they know will be open on a Wednesday night. Passing a worn-down Hispanic grocery store and a drive-thru beer barn, they arrive at the Springfield Soup ...
Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’
by Ian Sarmiento
When audiences went to see “Pacific Rim” in 2013, they wanted to see giant robots punch giant monsters. They were not disappointed.
Five years later, they are treated with a sequel with “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” because who doesn’t want to see another epic showdown between robots and monsters? This sequel not only brings back old friends but also introduces new characters as they face off against something much more than another monster threat.
The story follows ...
Cedarville Softball Victorious Over Panthers
by Josh Stevens
Sophomore Heather Lord’s sacrifice bunt allowed freshman McKenna Smith to cross home plate and give Cedarville their second win in the doubleheader against Ohio Dominican on Friday. The Lady Jackets (11-9, 2-0 G-MAC), in their first two home games, won both contests 3-2 against the Panthers (10-15, 0-2 G-MAC) and started conference play with two big wins.
“It’s huge,” head coach Wes Rowe said of the two victories. “That’s a quality team, and they’ll be at the ...
Earth Hour: Saving Nature’s Beauty
By Gabbriella Kabler
Earth Hour is a social movement started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 with the goal of raising awareness for climate change and protection of the environment. The movement centers around an annual event on March 24 around the globe. Participants turn off their lights for one hour when the clock strikes 8:30 p.m. local time.
The event is meant to symbolically bring attention to the natural beauty of the earth, highlighting the necessity of environmental protection. Earth ...