‘The Mandalorian’ season three disappoints, but doesn’t devastate
By Ellie Estrema
Like bees leaving the hive in the spring, Star Wars fans are dispersing now from their almost-yearly congregation around the latest season of “The Mandalorian.” But this time, reviews are not quite as glowing as they have been for the last two seasons. While this season of “The Mandalorian” did have some fantastic elements, overall, it did not live up to expectations. However, I found that, while this season was disappointing, I am still excited to hear more about ...
Cedarville Students Impacted by Rising Gas Prices in the Miami Valley
by Anna Harman
Gas prices continue to rise in the Miami Valley. Currently, the average gas price for the Dayton area is about $3.58, and this could increase to $4 by May or June. This increase is caused by several factors. One is the shift to summer gasoline, which generally ranges more expensive. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries also announced cuts over the weekend that pushed up the cost of a gallon of gas for Americans.
“The price of gas constantly ...
‘The Cedarville Review’ promotes interdisciplinary expression
by Ashleigh Clark
Cedarville University’s various publications allow students and faculty to showcase their academic and literary writing skills. All the journals published by the university, such as “Channels” or “Musical Offerings,” come with high praise and recognition, but the “Cedarville Review” has a unique place among such publications.
The “Review,” as it is sometimes called, began in 1996. It publishes works from burgeoning writers and artists every year. ...
The person behind the screen isn’t always who you think
By Laci Strouse
The first thing checked in the morning and the last thing seen before bed. Scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and other apps can become addicting and often takes time away from important tasks like homework.
Another way social media disrupts people’s lives is by encouraging an “ideal lifestyle” mindset. The posts people make display their lives at their best: engagement announcements, vacations, baby photos, a shopping trip with friends ...
Ethan Cunningham tumbles his way onto Cedarville cheer
By Maggie Fipps
Ethan Cunningham stands out in the crowd. Maybe it’s his confidence that exudes from his friendly demeanor. Or his distinct style, complete with a Trader Joe’s tote bag. Or his Instagram profile, which features pictures of him and his girlfriend alongside images from classic movies like “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Or his love of kombucha, which he detailed with the same love as a wine connoisseur.
“I kept sipping on it, and the more I drank it, the more I ...
Opinion: Why we should consider consuming stories with a worldview focus
By Ben Konuch
When was the last time you watched something you completely disagreed with? Was it a movie or series that said something about a value that you inherently stand against, or perhaps a character that showcased behavior that you fundamentally can’t agree with? People are faced with concepts and themes in media that they disagree with all the time, and it often causes them to pull back and withdraw to a piece of media that’s seen as more comfortable ground.
Meet Denise Leslie: Cedarville University’s ‘resident grandma’
By Avonlea Brown
The food-service workers on campus are familiar, but often overlooked, faces. Many of them are fellow students and others are staff who have spent enough time at Cedarville University to call it a second home. One of those familiar faces is Denise Leslie, or as most of the student body has come to know her, the Stinger’s Lady.
Though they may not remember her by name, any regular customer of Stinger’s can recall interacting with a smiling older woman in a grey ...
Mexico mission trip: Snapshots from a week in Mazatlan
By Esther Fultz
Cedarville University’s Global Outreach program provides students with opportunities to serve and evangelize both locally and globally. The GO staff works hard all year to locate service opportunities, recruit trip participants, and equip students and faculty to serve and witness to others. GO organizes mission trips during spring break and over the summer.
Saturday, March 4, 12:30 pm; Phoenix, Arizona
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Cedarville Alumnus Paul Hembekides Becomes NYT Best-Selling Author
By: Maggie Fipps
The number that Paul Hembekides, content producer for ESPN, wore when he played infield for Cedarville Baseball from 2008-2012. The sport, his first love, drew him to Cedarville.
Born in Baltimore in 1990, Hembekides grew up in the Orioles’ powerhouse era and looked up to stars like Cal “Iron Man” Ripken Jr. He vividly remembers watching in amazement as Ripken broke the consecutive games played streak.
As a high school senior, he wasn’t ready to ...
Freshman point guard Ethan Sellars finds fulfillment off the basketball court
By Alan Brads
There is an unwritten rule in college athletics. It transcends schools, conferences and even divisions.
Scholarship athletes belong to certain majors – Business, Communication, Finance, Political Science among others. Call it a cliche or trite, but the data is there, and speaking in general terms, the stereotypes are true.
Ethan Sellars learned not to believe in unwritten rules.
In the summer of 2022 Sellars was accepted to Cedarville’s school of Business, ...