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 ...
Deep Calls for Life: Dr. Elliott’s journey for a kidney donor
By Chris Karenbauer
In the fall of 2021, Senior Professor of Communication Dr. Chuck Elliott received news that his kidneyswere failing. His doctor immediately put Elliott on a waitlist for a new kidney. Twenty years earlier, Elliott lived in Hong Kong, China, with his wife and children as a communication professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. Because of the stress of living in Hong Kong, Elliott experienced health issues. His doctors realized too late that he had high blood pressure, ...
Coffee Hub: More than Just Coffee
Coffee Hub in downtown Xenia is so much more than just coffee. Hear from Richelle Kropf, theXenia location’s manager, as she shares her story of growth and self-discovery. Coffee Hub is a
second-chance employer, and founder Cynthia Stemple works directly alongside women in
recovery to give them the resources and confidence they need to excel both in their jobs and
Filmed and edited by Ethan Charles
Coach Matt Richter and the Jackets march together to a fresh start in 2023
By Jonathan Snyder
Spring brings the promise of new beginnings. Familiar rhythms resound throughout Yellow Jacket Field.Crack. Pop. Whoosh. Crunch. All these sounds signal the start of something new. Winter’s white andgray dullness gives way to spring’s vibrant greens and browns. It is a time when anything feels possible.
While Cedarville’s baseball team retains eight seniors, significant changes abound behind the scenes.Head coach Matt Richter takes the reins, replacing previous ...
Just Sayin’: On valuing the insignificant
By Heidie (Raine) Senseman
Everything in my life has felt so intense lately.
This winter, I vowed myself in marriage (a wonderful and sobering commitment); and I sent graduateschool applications to 11 universities (my future rests in these); and I completed an internship to see ifI’d enjoy being a professor (spoiler: yes); and I began the process of changing my name (very emotional,if you were wondering); and I opened up a TD Ameritrade account (made me feel 45); and I’m realizingt...
But God: The testimony of Caleb Kanoy
By Josephine Schmidt-Krayer
Caleb Kanoy, a senior Criminal Justice major at Cedarville University, has experienced various challenges throughout his life. Born in Guatemala and raised in Saint Louis, Indiana, Kanoy struggled to find a true connection with his adopted family, except for his grandfather who died when he was 11 years old. After graduating from high school, Kanoy joined the army in rebellion against his family. He later came to Cedarville University to pursue his studies in ...
‘The Last of Us’ episode 9 is a finale that sticks the landing
By Ben Konuch
"You live in a broken world that you could have saved."
After nine episodes of watching Joel and Ellie’s story, HBO’s “The Last of Us” has come to an end. With brutality on full display, beautiful cinematography and one final masterful performance from Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us” ends its first season in spectacular - albeit rushed - fashion.
This episode begins with a flashback scene that introduces us to Anna, a pregnant woman played by Ashley Johnson, ...
‘All the Good People Here’ is a compelling thriller with an eye-popping plot twist
By Chris Karenbauer
As someone who isn’t a big fan of thrillers, I resisted reading Ashley Flowers’s “All the Good People Here.” But after a friend convinced me to read the book, I can say that I’m glad that I gave it a chance.
“All the Good People Here” is full of twists and unexpected outcomes. Released in August 2022, the novel follows two women, Krissy Jacobs and Margot Davies, and their investigation of the murder of January Jacobs, Krissy’s 6-year-old daughter.
‘We Have a Ghost’ embraces cliches in a comedic ghost story
By Katlynn Rossignol
The Presley family moves into a new house and finds Ernest, the awkward ghost of a middle-aged man, haunting their attic. Jahi Di'Allo Winston plays Kevin Presley, who becomes Ernest’s friend and wants to help him move on to the afterlife, while his dad Frank, played by Anthony Mackie, sees Ernest as the family’s ticket to fame and fortune. After Frank posts videos of Ernest, eccentrically acted by David Harbour, to YouTube, he quickly becomes an internet phenomenon ...