Not just a thrift store: How Second Act gives back to the community
By Chloe Smith
What does it mean to be the hands and feet of Jesus? For one small thrift store in Cedarville, it means helping the community in any way they can. And it started with a few donations of used clothing.
The Cedarville United Methodist Church used to place donated clothes on the pews for those in need to take. But while donations piled up, the church began to run out of space. And so the idea of a thrift store was born.
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‘Free to be Me’: Why people thrift
By: Maggie Fipps
Walt looked for mistakes.
He methodically scanned the rows of junk stacked in the driveway, the detritus of someone’s life sorted and piled up in the sun. He looked for errors of oversight, treasure in the trash that the previous owner had overlooked.
He gravitated toward an orange vase – the cut glass engraved with the shadows of black trees. He paid the $20 scrawled on the sticker tag and returned home to uncover the history of his find. As he unwrapped the ...
“The Last of Us” episode has arrived!
Longtime “The Last of Us” fans Ben and Sam along with recent fan Janie discuss what the hit TV series did right, what it did wrong, and how it may have broken the curse of film and TV adaptations of video games.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR “THE LAST OF US” GAME AND TV SHOW, AND “THE LAST OF US PART 2” GAME
‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ is the crown jewel of the series
By Samuel M Acosta
This review does contain spoilers
After this movie was delayed due to the pandemic, expectations were running high for the next installment of the John Wick action series. As soon as it came out, I rushed to the theater and immediately fell in love with this seemingly final installment of the series. Not only does it build on what made its predecessors so good, but “John Wick: Chapter 4” takes those successful elements and throws away almost everything else. ...
‘Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ is a fantastically great time
By Samuel M Acosta
As a newly minted but incredibly dedicated Dungeons and Dragons fan, I was both excited and scared for this movie. While movies based on games have had a rough history, in recent times they have been achieving higher levels of quality, but not enough to create a consistent pattern. So I knew this movie would either be incredible or absolutely awful. Well, I am proud to report that “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is an amazing movie worth seeing in the ...
CU on the trail: Opinions on local hiking spots
By Ashleigh Clark
Spring is on the horizon. As the temperature rises and the weather tries to stay consistent, outdoor activities are popular once again. For Cedarville University students and faculty, a common way to celebrate warmer weather is hiking. The Miami Valley area offers several local trails that are beautiful year-round.
John Bryan, which is a 10-min drive from campus, offers a tree-lined gorge hike similar to Indian Mound Reserve. Hocking Hills is roughly an hour and a ...
‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ zaps comedy into simple heroics
By Katlynn Rossignol
Gifted with magic from a wizard, Billy Batson and his foster siblings transform into grown-up superheroes by shouting the magic word: “Shazam!” While the team struggles to manage the responsibilities of their powers, the Daughters of Atlas steal the wizard’s staff and hunt for the seed to the Tree of Life, which has the power to destroy Earth. With the staff able to take away their Shazam powers, Billy will have to protect his family and stop the end of the ...
Mom and Dad’s is a local favorite
By Anna Harman
Only a handful of restaurants exist in the small town of Cedarville, and among them is Mom and Dad’s Dairy Bar and Grill. This local spot is right across the street from Cedarville University, making it a popular hangout for students.In the late 1950s, the Irvine family built the Dairy Isle, which is now recognized as the location for Mom and Dad’s. Numerous families have owned the business over the years. In 1990, the Holmes family bought the business and turned it into ...