Hintz, Miller win top awards in Society of Professional Journalists’ regional contest
Cedars sports and online editor Abigail Hintz won two first-place awards in the recently announced Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence Awards honoring collegiate journalists.
Hintz won in feature writing for a story about student Laini Bergthold's experience after her family home was severely damaged by a tornado. Hintz won the sports writing category for a story about two Cedarville alums qualifying for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.
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Beloved Nursing Professor, Mark Klimek, Retires
by Kathryn McDonald
Professor Mark Klimek has been teaching at Cedarville University in the School of Nursing since 1983, and has seen the program grow from 30 students in the very first graduating class to over 500 students enrolled in the program as of the 2020-2021 school year.
Mark’s plan, however, was not always to be a nurse. Starting out as a chemistry major planning to study pharmacology, Mark realized that his color blindness would not allow him to study chemistry due to the ...
Former CU Art Professor Tells Stories, Helps Veterans Heal with Military Dog Sculptures
By Sarah Bean
James Mellick pulls life out of maple, walnut and cedar, telling stories of dogs with bright eyes and attentive tails — and battle scars.
In 2015, Mellick created the Wounded Warrior Dogs collection. Eight sculptures tell the stories of military dogs with various injuries, each one representing an injury their veteran counterparts have suffered from. The eighth is a plain box with a flag draped over it. Mellick’s initial aspiration was to raise awareness about vetera...
Determined Duo Graduates Master’s Program
by Anna Grace Galkin
Mother-daughter duo Valerie and Erika Belmont acted together on their separate hopes for the future by simultaneously enrolling in Cedarville’s Master’s of nursing program. Their unique time of schooling together allowed each to grow significantly despite the daily struggle of schooling and life’s unexpected changes.
When Valerie originally graduated from Cedarville’s nursing program in 1990, most of her friends ...
Is Disney Getting Too Powerful?
by Hunter Johnson
When Disney bought Pixar, fans had nothing but excitement. When they bought Marvel, fans were cautiously optimistic. When they bought Lucasfilm, that optimism turned to concern. Then they bought 20th Century Fox, one of their biggest competitors in the movie-making industry, fans came to an agreement that Disney’s growth had become downright terrifying.
Now, Disney seems to own everything. They sneakily bought the majority shares of ABC and ESPN back in the ‘90s and ...
Cedars Wins Ohio’s Top College News Award for 9th Straight Year
Cedars recently won the Frank E. Deaner Award for Excellence in Collegiate Journalism for the ninth straight year in the Ohio News Media Association's annual contest.
The Deaner Award goes to the student publication and website that accumulates the most points in the contest's 11 categories. Cedars was the winner in Division B, which consists of schools with enrollments under 10,000. Cedars accumulated 93 points by placing first in five categories, second in four categories and third in one ...
‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Brings A Legendary Rivalry to the Big Screen
by Nick Ratliff
“Godzilla vs. Kong'' is one of the biggest blockbusters to come out since the pandemic started last March. Because new releases have become so rare, the hype and expectation for this movie were very high. After the success of the first three films in the MonsterVerse, this climatic crossover needed to be nothing short of greatness.
“Godzilla vs. Kong'' takes place five years after Godzilla killed Ghidorah, his primary rival titan. Titans are enormous beings who ruled ...
Welcome Home: Chapel Through The Pandemic
by Abigail Hintz
Walking into the Jeremiah Chapel after over a year away was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I entered the doors to the familiar dim light, but the hum of the students was life giving. Everyone felt so much joy to be back, myself included.
We watched as a video played reminiscing on how we had made it through the last year by God’s grace, and how after one whole year, we were home.
As we were invited to worship with the band, tears were already in my eyes. ...
Episode Four is the Redemption Fans Have Been Waiting For
by Sam Acosta
This episode is the best of the series by far. The story, the acting, and the action all come together in a perfect cinematic symphony that will thrill you and make you feel like a superhero. What I was very worried would end up being a failed endeavor on Marvel’s part is now a show that I can’t get enough of.
The first scene provides one of the series’ most emotional scenes thus far. We see Ayo and Bucky back in Wakanda before the events of “Infinity War.” Ayo ...