Ruhlman and Niemiec Compete in U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
By Abigail Hintz
Cedarville alumni Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. Only the top three men and women qualified for this summer's Olympics in Tokyo, and neither alum qualified. However, they both put up impressive performances.
The weather added some difficulty to the course. Though temperatures were in the upper 40s, winds got up to 20 mph.
Niemiec finished with a time of 2:27:50. He placed 123rd out of 175 runners ...
Brandon Slifer: Bringing it all together for worship, service in his local church
By Josh Stevens
The words “triple major” are enough to stress out any student. But senior Brandon Slifer seems to have his full schedule down to an exact science without breaking a sweat.
“It sounds impressive,” Slifer said. “But it overlaps really well.”
Slifer is a Worship, Youth Ministry and Christian Education triple major. During his time at Cedarville, he has devoted himself to finding ways to serve God. Through this pursuit, Slifer has also found his passion.
“It makes ...
Rebekah Priebe: Discovering a Passion for Costume Design and Teaching
By Shelby McGuire
Professor Rebekah Priebe has been behind the theater curtain for as long as she can remember. Her father worked in the theater industry in her hometown in Kansas as a director and scenic and lighting designer.
As a little girl, she was enchanted by the whimsey of theater, eager to be a part of the magic. She recalls childhood memories of her and her sister spending time in the theater, begging their dad to let them help paint sets when they were too young to be of any help. ...
Mader Arrives at Cedarville Due Only to Prayer
Sophomore never gave up on her dream to play for the Lady Jackets
By Tim Miller
Women’s basketball player Allison Mader had a fantasy from a young age to attend Cedarville University and play for the Lady Jackets. Growing up just 45 minutes from campus, she said she knew of the school and knew she wanted to be here.
“That was always a dream of mine,” said Mader, a sophomore. “Cedarville was where I wanted to go from the very beginning.”
But although her dream likely included a ...
CU Alumni Qualify For Olympic Marathon Trials
Joe Niemiec and Katie Ruhlman will compete in the trials on Feb. 29.
By Abigail Hintz
Most people participating in the Olympic trials have been pursuing such a dream since childhood.
For marathoners Katie (Lanphier) Ruhlman and Joe Niemiec, the dream is a recent one. These Cedarville alumni both qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 19.
Ruhlman, a 2012 graduate of the university, didn’t run her first marathon until fall of 2015, while ...
The Upheaval Down Under
By Brianna Coffey
Tearing across an entire continent, the Australian wildfire is undoubtedly the worst seen in decades, leaving mass amounts of loss, death and destruction in its wake. The fires have left bushland, cities, wooded areas, suburbs and national parks reeling under the devastating flames.
In an article written earlier this month, ABC News stated that since September, the fires have decimated over 3,000 homes and destroyed more than 26 million acres. The major cities of New South ...
Buzzer-Beater Stifles Cedarville’s 20-Point Comeback
by Tim Miller
"It's the lesson that everybody talks about and you always hate to learn. It's not the first shot that beats you, it's the second one."
That's what head coach Pat Estepp said after the Cedarville Yellow Jackets (17-10, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a heartbreaking loss to Findlay, falling 77-75 on Wednesday night. While the Yellow Jackets fought back from a 20-point deficit to cut the lead to zero, a Findlay buzzer-beater ended up counting after being reviewed, which handed the Yellow ...
Oilers Spoil Senior Night For Cedarville
By Abigail Hintz
The Cedarville Lady Jackets (19-7, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a second heartbreaking loss to Findlay (16-11, 12-5 G-MAC) 64-56 on Wednesday night which was Senior Night for the seniors. In the two team’s last meeting this season, Cedarville fell just 70-67.
The result moved Findlay up to fourth in the G-MAC standings, while Cedarville remains at third.
Junior guard Stevie Johnting had a game she will likely remember for the rest of her career with a career-high 26 points, ...
‘Inconsistencies’ in Iowa
What happened at the Iowa Democratic Caucuses, and what will result?
By Alex Hentschel
As night fell on Monday, February 3, instead of revealing the Democratic Party’s first frontrunner in the 2020 election, the Iowa Democratic Caucuses belied only utter turmoil and mismanagement. Results were delayed indefinitely due to “inconsistencies.”
Mayor Pete Buttigeig gave a victory speech without knowing the vote count; the Bernie Sanders campaign released independently gathered numbers ...
Soleimani, Strikes and Stability
How the United States’ assassination of a major general led to uproar in Iran and, eventually, uneasy peace
By Lydia Switzer
On January 3, a United States airstrike assassinated General Qasem Soleimani of Iran, beginning a chain reaction of retaliations. Today, however, there remains an uneasy peace.
Opposing interests between the United States and Iran have led to decades of violence. The first two weeks of 2020 demonstrated a spike in the ongoing conflict between the two countries, both ...