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‘Diana: The Musical’ Is a Royal Mess

By Janie Walenda There is no shortage of dramatizations of Princess Diana's life.  “The Crown” introduced her in its most recent season to great success, and “Spencer” was lauded by critics when it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in early September.  Diana’s story remains one of the most intriguing and complex of the 20th century, and sadly, “Diana: The Musical” waters it down to nearly nothing. To start, the music is just bad.  There’s no rhythm to ...

‘The Cedarville Review’ Gives a Voice to Student Creativity – Cedarville Creatives

In the first episode of the “Cedarville Creatives” series, hosts Sam Acosta and Ben Hiett get a look into the inner-workings of the student-run creative arts journal, “The Cedarville Review.” Join them in their conversation with editor-in-chief Rachel Rathbun and editor Grace Koehler as they talk about promoting creative expression within a Christian context.

Like Its Anti-Hero, ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is Chaotic, Violent and Better Than You’d Expect

By Chris Karenbauer [Editor’s Note: This review contains mild spoilers] “Eddie, you feel like home to me. Like family,” said Cletus Kasidy, the main antagonist in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” It embodies the relationship between Kasidy and Eddie Brock as well as between Brock and Venom. Venom is one of Spider-Man’s most well-known adversaries. The creature Venom is an alien who finds a symbiotic host in Eddie Brock. It’s been a while since the first movie’s release ...

‘What If…?’ Sticks the Landing to Deliver An Epic Finale

By Janie Walenda In true MCU fashion, “What If… The Watcher Broke His Oath?” is not only a continuation of last week’s episode, but it also brings in characters from each of the previous episodes for an epic team-up. Similar to the zombie episode, the best part of this episode is the team.  The Guardians of the Multiverse have great comedic and dramatic chemistry, and I would love to see them team up again in the future.  The initial team that the Watcher and Strange Supreme put ...

On Making Good Shoes and Bridges

by Heidie Raine Regardless of your job, Jesus would be better at it.  That fact should draw us to our knees in worship. It should also make us consider what influence we grant Him in our 9-5. He’d be a far better nurse, librarian, engineer. He’d build better bridges, teach better lessons.  That question—what impact does being a follower of Jesus have on our work—led me into a liberal arts squabble last week as I listened to a slew of answers I hate: We tell happy stories in ...

A Phenomenal Anime Project: Ranking the ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Episodes

By Nick Ratliff “Star Wars: Visions” is a new anime anthology series consisting of nine episodes, each made by a different animation studio. I recommend watching these episodes in Japanese with English subtitles, as the English voice acting gets a little choppy and awkward at times. Some episodes have better animation than others but overall, most of them were well-realized and aesthetically pleasing. It’s important to note these stories are not canon in the “Star Wars” universe. ...

Ashland Snaps Lady Jackets’ Win Streak

by Grace Mowery On Saturday night under the lights, the Ashland University Eagles ended the Cedarville Lady Jackets’ three-game win streak with a heartbreaker in the final minute of the game. The strong defensive play, headlined by junior goalkeeper Jocelyn Gross’ five saves, fell short on the lone goal scored in the game. Ashland remains at the top of the G-MAC standings after the result while Cedarville sits in third. Ashland dominated Cedarville offensively throughout the first half, ...

Yellow Jackets Edge Visiting Findlay in 2-1 Victory

by Josh Decker The Cedarville Yellow Jackets put together a hard-fought performance to defeat visiting G-MAC rivals Findlay 2-1 Thursday night. The Jackets’ record now stands at 6-2-1, including a solid 4-0 record at home. “There are certainly some things we need to grow and mature in, but I was really proud of the fight,” said head coach Brett Faro. “Happy with the way the guys handled the game.” Cedarville gained momentum early with offensive pressure in the first couple of ...

‘Anne of Green Gables’ Is Full of Humor and Heart

By Janie Walenda L.M. Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” is an iconic children’s story that has been adapted for stage and film countless times.  Cedarville University’s production, using a script adapted by Peter Delaurier, expertly weaves this classic tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness. The plot of “Anne of Green Gables” is fairly straightforward.  An orphan girl named Anne, brought by mistake to Prince Edward Island in Canada, is adopted by siblings Matthew and ...

Hannah Bradley: A Passion for Theater

Bartholomew Mays  Hannah Bradley is a sophomore comprehensive theatre major. She is leading the cast as Anne Shirley in Cedarville University’s fall theatre production of Peter Delaurier’s adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved children’s classic “Anne of Green Gables.” Growing up in New Jersey, Bradley has been a theatre lover from a young age. At four, Bradley’s family traveled to New York City where she saw her first Broadway show, Disney's “Beauty and the Beast....