Ignition Sequence Start: “The Right Stuff” Episode Seven Fans the Flames
by Breanna Beers
[Editor’s Note: The following contains minor spoilers for “The Right Stuff” Season 1, Episode 7]
As launch day approaches, the animosity between our two leads comes to a head. Strong writing and cinematography reinforce rather than distract from the key themes and storylines. This episode brings the moral ambiguity that has lingered in the background for much of the series out into the open, forcing both the characters and the audience to think through what the ...
Lady Jackets United Going Into Unique Season
by Tim Smith
As the temperature begins to drop and fall gives way to winter, basketball fans around the globe anticipate the start of their beloved sport. But, as the start date for winter sports draws near, the question still remains: what does it all look like amidst COVID-19? This is a question all teams and leagues must answer, and many have made the decision to cancel their seasons altogether.
But the Cedarville University Lady Jackets are running forward on all cylinders, with a ...
Yellow Jackets Confident Ahead of New Season
by Josh Decker
Coming off of a successful 2019-2020 regular season that saw the Yellow Jackets’ season end with an early exit in the G-MAC conference tournament, the Cedarville men’s basketball team is focused on improving and looking forward to the 2020-2021 campaign, especially with all of the uncertainty surrounding the season with COVID-19.
Cedarville came away with 18 wins last year and an overall record of 18-11. A solid 13-5 conference record was good enough to secure fourth ...
An Unusual Ruling on Abortion in Poland
by Michael Cleverley
Many Polish people took to the streets recently to protest a court ruling that has illegalized abortion in most scenarios. The judges ruled that the termination of a permanently harmed unborn baby is unconstitutional. This ruling makes 98% of Poland’s abortions illegal and only leaves two situations where women can have abortions.
This situation of people protesting against rulings restricting abortions is the opposite of what happens in America. The loosening of ...
Episode 2 Brings Horror to “Star Wars,” Sacrifices Story in the Process – “The Passenger” Review
by Hunter Johnson
[Editor’s Note: The following contains minor spoilers for “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 2]
While Jon Favreau promised that the newest season of “The Mandalorian” would focus more on a cohesive storyline, episode 2 takes this promise to an unnecessary extreme, sacrificing substance in the name of connectivity. “The Passenger” is a placeholder episode, stretching out Mando’s journey from episode 1 to 3 into an entire chapter of its own.
Din Djarin is ...
Lenze Takes Leadership To New Level as Assistant Cheerleading Coach
by Lorin Barnes
When most people hear the word cheerleader they tend to imagine fluffy pom-poms and ponytails, but it is much more than that for Cedarville cheerleading alumni Cassie Lenze.
Lenze should be what people think of when they hear the word. High spirited and entertaining, but most importantly a servant leader through and through.
Lenze is a Cedarville cheerleading alumni and graduated in 2018. She became a co-captain as a sophomore, allowing her to grow her leadership ...
“Clouds” Review: A Heartfelt True Story about a Life Worth Living
by Kristina Birt
“What do you want to do with your one wild and precious life?”
“Clouds” follows the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a goofy, music-loving high school senior who finds out that his cancer has become terminal and that he only has six months left to live. To make the most of the time he has left, he decides to pursue his dream of writing music, with the goal of releasing an album before his death.
Together, director Justin Baldoni (“Five Feet Apart”) and ...
Going Strong: “The Right Stuff” episode six continues skillful story development
by Breanna Beers
[Editor’s Note: The following contains major spoilers for “The Right Stuff” Season 1, Episode 6]
While episode six returns to telling separate stories after the cohesive climax of episode five, “The Right Stuff” generally continues its positive trajectory with engaging characters and palpable tension.
NASA is at risk of dissolution under the scrutiny of the President’s Scientific Advisory Committee (PSAC). In a bid to keep the public on their side, they ...
“The Mandalorian” Meets Boba Fett…Kind of – “The Marshal” Review
by Hunter Johnson
[Editor’s Note: This episode contains minor spoilers for “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 1]
“The Mandalorian” is back for its season two premiere, and it doesn’t go quite where fans may have been expecting.
Series showrunner Jon Favreau directed this episode. Similar to some of the middle episodes of season one, it takes its time enjoying a fun detour from the main story of the show. Some may even view this as a filler episode as the show simply bides ...
Intramurals During COVID-19
by Nick Ratliff
Intramurals play a big part of Cedarville’s campus throughout the semesters. Because of COVID-19, Cedarville has basketball, soccer, flag football and indoor volleyball all cancelled or moved to the spring semester.
Fall Intramurals Moved to the Spring
Mark Matthews, director of campus recreation, gives insight into the plan for the spring and how Cedarville determined which sports could be played and which ones had to be moved to the second half of the spring ...