Students share their favorite places to go off campus
By Esther Fultz
Cedarville University may be located in a small college town in the middle of cornfields, but that doesn’t mean students can’t find fun, interesting places in the area to spend time off campus. Especially during final exams season, going off campus can be a nice break from the stress and responsibilities of schoolwork and provide an ideal environment for relaxing and enjoying time with friends before heading home for the holidays.
Particularly with the holiday season ...
‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ isn’t the best, but is no humbug either
By Laci Strouse
“Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” is a cheerful and family-friendly Christmas movie. You can feel the holiday spirit throughout the film. Unlike the other versions of the story, this one is aimed at entertaining children. This is the perfect Christmas movie to watch with young children and to brighten their day.
Despite the cheerful jolly vibe, the opening song, “I Love Christmas,” felt awkward and pushy. Ebenezar Scrooge is immediately seen as being rude to the ...
When planning to buy gifts, nothing helps more than personal relationships
By Esther Fultz
For most children, giving and receiving gifts is an integral part of Christmas celebrations. By college, most of us, hopefully, realized Christmas isn’t just about gifts. But giving and receiving presents can still be an exciting part of the holidays to look forward to. In preparation for this article, I conducted a survey of students’ top 10 most wanted Christmas gifts, and received over 250 individual responses that I evaluated to determine students’ top 10 ...
From family favorites to seasonal classics, Cedars writers share their top Christmas movies
Compiled by Janie Walenda
As Christmas break begins, so do the Christmas movie marathons. Whether you prefer Hallmark rom-coms or classic movie musicals, charming family entertainment or uproarious comedies, there’s a Christmas movie for you. Oftentimes these movies become part of holiday traditions. Everyone has a favorite Christmas movie, and some of our Cedars Arts and Entertainment writers have taken this opportunity to share their favorites with you. &n...
Here are our top recommendations for individual or family Advent devotionals
By Kathryn McDonald
With Christmas just around the corner, it can be easy to get swept up in all the holiday celebrations without pausing for personal reflection on the deeper meaning of the season. Within the traditional Church calendar, the four Sundays leading up to Christmas provide believers and their families opportunities to slow down and celebrate the Christmas story. Some families may choose to use an advent wreath or countdown to provide a visual reminder of the weeks and days ...