“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 ...
Colonial Pizza’s Has Been Placed On the Real Estate Menu
by Samuel J. Claude
Following 39 successful years, Sandy Acton, owner of Colonial Pizza, announced she is selling Cedarville’s beloved pizza joint.
“It takes a younger person than me,” Acton said, “It takes a lot of hours and a lot of time. I can’t stand up as long as I used to.”
Colonial Pizza has housed customers young and old, from Cedarville University and the village. So naturally, the idea of a change in regard to their favorite and only pizza place in town provoked ...
What Does Discipleship Look Like From Six Feet Away?
by Lauren Ryan
Covid-19 has reoriented how campus functions in many ways. In the area of discipleship, the heart and desire for students has not changed, even though this year has looked different for Residence Life and Discipleship Ministries.
This year has grown many staff members’ and students’ outlooks on trusting the Holy Spirit. Printy Resident Director, Abbey Buettell, has been encouraged to keep it simple this year.
“If it were up to me alone, I would fail at every ...
“Rebecca” Review: Is This Genre-Bending Film Netflix’s Latest Flop or a New Classic?
by Kathryn McDonald
For Hitchcock fans around the world, the prospect of remaking his film “Rebecca” induces either terror or excitement: terror at the idea of a masterpiece becoming defaced or excitement that a new director might recapture the original spirit of the classic psychological thriller.
In directing Netflix’s adaptation of the film, Ben Wheatly attempts to recreate the suspenseful drama of Hitchcock’s genre-bending movie. The storyline itself reeks of tension, and ...
What It Should Have Been All Along: “The Right Stuff” Episode Five Hits All The Storytelling Beats
by Breanna Beers
[Editor’s Note: The following contains major spoilers for “The Right Stuff” Season 1, Episode 5]
As we enter the second half of the series, “The Right Stuff” is only improving. Episode five is by far the most engaging, most suspenseful and most cohesive watch of the show so far.
Up to this point, each episode in this series has felt disconnected from the others. While their isolated vignettes are supposed to be pushing the plot along, there’s never the ...
Which Sitcom Reigns Supreme?
For many college students, sitcoms are a form of social currency. These shows form the basis of in-jokes, provide experiences for friends to bond over and establish many of the quintessential catchphrases of pop culture. Out of the hundreds of shows that populate this oversaturated market, a special few stand apart as the defining sitcoms of the 21st century. After surveying the Cedarville student body, here are the top five sitcoms of the 2000s.
by Hunter Johnson
Second Act is Giving People a Second Chance To Get What They Need
by Stephen Mattackal
Second Act, the beloved Cedarville thrift store, approaches its seven-year anniversary this November. The store is made up completely of volunteers, is a non-profit, and is part of the Cedar Cliff Ministerial Association. The store is located on 50 N. Main St. and is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is run by Jill Mitchell-Kinney
“It was started by the Methodist Church in Cedarville,” Mitchell-Kinney said. “The older ladies in the church would put ...
The Fight for Nagorno-Karabakh
by Bryson Durst
In late September, with many Americans focused on COVID-19 and the election, conflict erupted between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, located in the Caucasus Mountains, both claim the small region of Nagorno-Karabakh (called Artsakh by local Armenians). Though the region has long been ruled by foreign empires and members of both groups have lived in the area for centuries, the conflict is a relatively recent result of Soviet ...
For Those Who Can’t Speak
Child trafficking advocates raise awareness on behalf of the helpless
by Hannah Deane
The Human Trafficking Hotline defines human trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his or her will.” Over 40.3 million people are trafficked globally every year.
Trafficking can take many different forms: child soldiers, labor trafficking, sex ...