Book Review: ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’
by Sarah Pennington
What do you do when you find a mysterious statue of a giant robot on the streets of New York City? If you’re April May, the protagonist of Hank Green’s debut novel “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” you call a friend and make a YouTube video about it. Then April’s video goes viral and she finds out that the statue, and hundreds of other identical statues across the globe, just might be humanity’s first contact with an alien. Suddenly, she’s thrust into the ...
STP Preview: ‘e-baby’
by Lauren McGuire
Natalia Kirychuk’s upcoming senior theater project “e-baby,” will be performed on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Alford Auditorium.
Written by Jane Cafarella, ‘e-baby’ is an Australian play that has only been performed a handful of times. The entire play centers around a woman who cannot have children and her surrogate. One of the reasons that Kirychuk chose this specific play was the limited cast: a two-woman show.
“Motherhood is important to me because it’s what I ...
Movie Review: ‘First Man’
by Hunter Johnson
Damien Chazelle has been an up and coming name in the world of directing for several years now. He’s best know for his most recent film, “La La Land,” which garnered six academy awards and was a huge hit with audiences.
Now, Chazelle is back with his newest film, “First Man.” It’s Chazelle’s fourth film he’s directed, but it’s the first that’s not centered around music. The movie follows the story of Neil Armstrong in his years leading up to becoming ...
DTR to Perform on October 25 at Thursday Night Live
by Summer Lange
On October 25, DTR will be performing during Thursday Night Live in Stinger’s.
DTR, or Define the Relationship, is an improv comedy group of 10 members who play and perform improvisation games in their monthly improv shows. Jacob Tanner, a senior biology major and the leader of the group, stated that their purpose is “to honor God and to serve the community of Cedarville through God’s gift of laughter.”
One of their newest members, Philip Gammie, a freshman ...
The Helper and the Witness
Nobel Peace Prize winners stand up against wartime sexual violence
by Jacob Oedy
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Iraqi activist Nadia Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 5 as a joint recognition of their fight against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
“Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others,” the Nobel Committee stated in the ...
CU Extends Unbeaten Streak With Inspired Win
by Abigail Hintz
The Cedarville men’s soccer team (9-4-2) snatched a win over Alderson Broaddus University (5-8-2) in a high-stakes G-MAC clash on Cystic Fibrosis night Saturday. The match ended 2-1 in favor of the Jackets, extending their unbeaten streak to seven and their win streak to three.
But perhaps outshining the play on the pitch was 7-year-old Nicholas Grindstaff.
Nicholas suffers from cystic fibrosis, and was the reason fans were asked for donations during the match. The ...
Jonah Goldberg Visits Cedarville University, Gives Lecture
by Callahan Jones
Jonah Goldberg, opinion columnist for the LA Times and senior editor for the National Review, presented a lecture at Cedarville University on Tuesday night. The event was put on with the assistance of The Young Americans Foundation.
In his talk, titled "Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy," Goldberg focused on how society has evolved over the last 300 years. He tied these theories into his ...
by Zachary Krauss
This year on October 5th and 6th, Cedarville’s campus was inundated with parents and alumni returning to visit for Homecoming and Parents Weekend.
Some events that happened on campus for Homecoming included the Cardboard Canoe Race, the Homecoming parade, the Encounter the Light worship night, and the State of the University Address given by Dr. White.
The Saturday morning parade was one of the primary ways that students were involved. Campus organizations participa...
Rubber Ducks Race to Fund Festival
This Saturday, Cedarville University students will have the opportunity to take part in a brand new event held by the town. On Oct. 13, Cedarville will host its first ever Ducky Race as a fundraiser for next year’s annual Cedarfest.
The event will take place from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. and will consist of a brief contest as sponsored ducks compete to cross a designated portion of Massie Creek. Spectators and sponsors are encouraged to come out to witness the race from the banks near the dog park ...
Lady Jackets Suffer Underwhelming Defeat to Tiffin
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Lady Jackets were unable to contend with the Tiffin Dragons on Tuesday night, dropping the match in three sets. Momentum swings were few and rarely went to Cedarville's advantage, as the underwhelming performance was the last one at the Callan Athletic Center for over two weeks.
Cedarville lost 25-18, 25-20, and 25-21 and didn't lead until the third set.
"We knew we were gonna have to have a solid match, not just physically but mentally," head coach Greg ...