The Unsung Members of Cedarville Basketball
By Joshua Decker
Every season, the Cedarville basketball teams suit up for their seasons with the players and coaches garnering the spotlight. However, one group rarely sees the spotlight. Nevertheless, it is a valuable part of the team: student assistants.
Student assistants, SAs for short, are students who volunteer their time to help with the basketball team. Both the men’s and women’s team have a couple SAs to help in the 2019-20 season. Responsibilities for SAs include assignments ...
The Real First Thanksgiving
Editor’s Note: The original version of this column in the print issue contained unintended similarities to a different op-ed published elsewhere in 2011. It has also been edited for clarity of historical fact and to better reflect the thoughts of the author.
By Alex Hentschel
Let’s leap into a heavy subject with a bit of a joke: If April showers bring May flowers, what do, May flowers bring?
Get it? No? Maybe wait until the end of the column.
As we prepare to spend ...
Cedarville Students Reflect on Grandparents’ Impact
Students share the stories that shaped their lives.
By Breanna Beers
On Nov. 1, Cedarville University celebrated Grandparents Day. Several students, including both those who participated in the campus activities and those whose grandparents were unable to visit, took the opportunity to reflect on how their grandparents’ influence has shaped their lives.
Ethan Doerstling - Freshman
Doerstling’s grandmother escaped East Germany over the Berlin Wall in 1951 when she was 22 years old. ...
Professor Profile: Creative Writing Professor Satisfied in Christ
Professor Graff enjoys the teaching lifestyle
By Madeleine Mosher
Andrew Graff was walking down the sidewalk at Lawrence University, where he was a student, when he was stopped by a little boy who jumped from behind a bush to the sidewalk.
The boy did a “Michael Jackson spin move,” Graff said, and, at the end, held a tract out to Graff.
Looking at it, Graff read, “Do you want to change your life? Gospel of Luke. Church of Christ.”
“Yes,” Graff thought.
Back For More: 1 Senior Year Not Enough for Wolford
By Tim Miller
Abby Wolford’s career didn’t end the way she wanted it to. She missed her final shot and didn’t score in the final quarter of a thrashing at the hands of Kentucky Wesleyan in a G-MAC semifinal a season ago.
Before that final game, Wolford had suffered and recovered from two ACL tears that ended two of her seasons before they started. She also battled through countless other knicks, bruises and even a concussion to close her career at Cedarville. Even so, she nearly ...
Sara Olivarez: Glorifying God Through Injury
By Tim Smith
On September 4, the Cedarville women’s soccer team took the field against West Virginia Wesleyan for the second game of the season. Sophomore Sara Olivarez started the match in the midfield for Cedarville, and she was ready to play her best. But late in the second half, Olivarez went down.
The problem was not evident right away, but something was wrong with her right leg. The expectations were optimistic that she would probably miss only two or three weeks of action. But ...
What we know (and don’t) about the e-cigarette illness outbreak
By Alex Hentschel
Over the past few months, hundreds have been hospitalized for symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and vomiting. Health professionals are exasperated, as lung scans reveal no cause of infection. There is, however, one common thread between the patients: they vape.
Vaping, the “safe alternative to cigarettes,” is a national public health crisis.
According to an October 3 ...
‘Liberate Hong Kong: Revolution of our Time’
How the protests started, where they’re going, and what they’re all about
Some wear masks to protect their identities; some gather behind umbrellas, a Hong Kong symbol of protest; others don gas masks to defend themselves against tear gas used by police. They, along with reportedly millions of others in Hong Kong, have been protesting the increasing interference of the Chinese government in the island’s affairs for the past four months.
The protests began in June, after a piece of ...
Duerr Running for Beavercreek City Council
UPDATE: Dr. Glen Duerr finished fourth in the voting for the three spots available on the Beavercreek City Council on Nov. 5.
By Zach Krauss
International studies professor Dr. Glen Duerr is campaigning to become a member of the Beavercreek City Council.
Duerr is one of four candidates running for three open spots for the election taking place this November. He views the chance to run for council as a way to serve his city, especially during a time when his three children are entering ...
Lady Jackets Backward Sweep Trevecca in Nail-Biter
by Tim Miller
Cedarville head coach Greg Smith said after last night's ugly loss to Kentucky Wesleyan, the Lady Jackets better come ready to play on Saturday. While it was in the third set before the Lady Jackets woke up, they knocked off Trevecca in five sets thanks to a backward sweep.
Cedarville (15-9, 7-3 G-MAC) dropped the first two sets 25-18 and 25-14 before winning the final three 25-20, 25-13, and 15-11.
"We knew coming back today that we needed to take care of business," Emily ...