Volleyball Recap: Jackets Look Forward To Rising Squad
by Tim Smith
A wise man once said, “There’s a first time for everything.”
In 2021, that includes traversing a women’s volleyball season amidst a national pandemic.
What started off on rocky and uncertain terms soon became a successful 9-4 season for the Cedarville women’s volleyball team, along with a deep run in the G-MAC tournament. It was unlike anything any of the coaches or players had experienced before.
“I felt like the team navigated through the season well,” ...
Men’s Basketball Recap: Jackets Fall Just Short of G-MAC Championship
by Josh Decker
The Yellow Jackets rounded out one of the most challenging seasons to date with an impressive tournament run that ended only after Cedarville fell in the 2020-2021 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship game.
No. 6 Cedarville grinded out a thrilling 76-73 victory over No. 2 Findlay in the semifinals, but the Jackets’ championship hopes were dashed by a 77-59 loss to Malone in the final.
Entering the year, the Yellow Jackets were picked second in the G-MAC ...
Women’s Basketball Recap: Family-Focused Mentality Gives Lady Jackets Success
by Abigail Hintz
A global pandemic doesn’t normally lend itself to a fun basketball season.
But for the Cedarville women’s basketball team, this season was one for the books despite all the challenges. The Lord was faithful and kept the Lady Jackets healthy which allowed them to have a season full of firsts and full of success.
Head coach Kari Hoffman was overjoyed as she looked back on the season.
“This season was one of the funnest to be a part of, which I’m not sure any of ...
From the Silver Screen to Your Living Room: The Theater vs Streaming Debate
by Sam Acosta
In late 2020, Warner Brothers made an announcement that rocked the movie industry: all of their 2021 movies would be available on HBO Max on the same day they were released into theaters. This revelation sparked much debate within the industry about the future of the theater business. With COVID-19 restrictions forcing many theaters to close down indefinitely (sometimes permanently), the future of the industry is highly uncertain. For some, the movie-going experience is one that ...
Feminism in Film
Why Hollywood’s empowerment narrative falls flat
by Breanna Beers
The mere inclusion of a female protagonist was once considered box office suicide, especially for major franchises with predominantly male fanbases. Movies like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “Captain Marvel” have repeatedly disproven that theory, driven in part by the rise of modern mainstream feminism in the early 2010s. Accordingly, we’ve seen more and more movies with women in the center of the ...
Job Hunting In A Pandemic
Navigating virtual interviews without being overwhelmed by Zoom fatigue
by Chris Karenbauer
COVID-19 has been a new, difficult and confusing obstacle in our lives. Like everything else, the search for jobs and internships has had to rapidly evolve to meet global conditions. In some ways, interviewing has never been more convenient; instead of a plane ticket, all you need is a stable internet connection. In other ways, though, the job hunt has never been more difficult. However, landing the ...
Shedding Light On The Darkness
Editor’s Note: The names in this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of the innocent. The people in this story are in no way connected to Cedarville University.
Trigger Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to readers who have and have not experienced relationship abuse.
by Hannah Deane
Three weeks before Samantha was leaving for college she went on a walk in the woods with her fiancé, George. In the ground, among the tall pine trees, was a hole. ...
Taking Christian Music Out of Context: The Movie: The Musical
by Sam Acosta
In this incorrigible ode to Steve Curtis Chapman, “A Week Away” manages to not only ruin my memories of church camp but somehow remove God from the experience as well. Over the course of an hour and thirty-four minutes, I was forced to endure painfully written dialogue, Christian stereotypes on steroids, and theology that feels like it came as a prize in my Chick-Fil-A kid’s meal. Luckily, the production value of the film is very good, so at least that was nice.
Episode Five Gives Us Our New Captain America
by Sam Acosta
This episode gives us a deeper look into the mind of Sam as he wrestles with whether he should take up the mantle of Captain America. Boasting one of the greatest fight scenes to ever grace the MCU and some truly moving moments, episode five continues the upward trajectory of amazing quality and high expectations started in episode four. I loved this episode so much, and there is a lot that I want to unpack here.
First, let’s talk about the intro scene. After Walker ...