‘Power Rangers: Once and Always’ reunites the original team
By Katlynn Rossignol
The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back to defend the world from evil in “Power Rangers: Once & Always”. When the ranger’s nemesis, Rita Repulsa, destroys Yellow Ranger Trini, it’s up to Billy and Zack to lead the Ranger team. Minh Kwan, Trini’s distraught teenage daughter must learn what it means to be a true hero in order to help her adopted family and save the world.
This special is a treat for long-time fans of the Power Ranger ...
‘Tetris’ is a fast-paced, stylized look at the game’s complicated origins
By Janie Walenda
When I think about Tetris, my first thought usually isn’t Cold War espionage, but that’s the premise of Apple TV’s “Tetris:” A look inside the convoluted negotiations for the rights to license Tetris during the 1980s. While the characters are based on very real people, it’s dubious how much of this high-stakes and dramatized movie is factual. However, the end result is so entertaining, I didn’t mind it.
Taron Egerton plays the hero of the story, Henk ...
Bravo Zulu: Dick Walker’s legacy of kindness and community at Cedarville University
By Avonlea Brown
The old man at the coffee shop
Dick Walker, known to many as Chief, sits in Beans and Cream, the local coffee shop. Rarely a morning goes by he can’t be found there, whether meeting a friend or his wife for coffee.
His shaking hand rests on a black cane and a cough wracks his chest. His head swivels to the right every time the door opens, watching students, teachers and townspeople stop in for coffee before going about their lives. Occasionally his face splits into ...
Senior reflections and advice for the next wave of students at Cedarville University
by Noah Tang
Another commencement approaches. Graduating seniors prepare to enter the workforce, and begin reflecting on their time at Cedarville University. Each senior can look back and find areas of their lives that were affected by teachers and peers, and see how they have matured greatly from the four years prior. Now it is time to share the valuable life lessons they have learned with fellow students.
Jonny Gartner is graduating with a degree in political science. He is the chair ...
‘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.