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.
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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, ...
Inmates and students encourage each other through jail ministry
By Esther Fultz
For many Christians, the incarcerated population is difficult or intimidating to minister to because the majority of those in prison have different life experiences from the average person. Many of them lack access to resources and opportunities Cedarville students take for granted.
In Matthew 25:36, Jesus told his disciples, “I was in prison and you came to see me.” When his disciples asked when they did this for him, he responded, “Truly I say to you, as you ...
How should the military be represented in media?
By Janie Walenda
It is hard to find a more successful movie from last year than “Top Gun: Maverick.” Rave reviews, a $1 billion box office and six Oscar nominations cemented this film as one of the best modern blockbusters.
Another film from last year with notable success is “All Quiet on the Western Front,” an adaptation of the iconic book by Erich Maria Remarque. The film is among the most awarded foreign language films in history, with four Oscar wins in major technical ...
The Star Wars Showdown
If you are a Star Wars fan, then this episode is for you! Janie, Ben, Sam, and Jacob settle the debate over the best piece of Star Wars media ever made, March Madness bracket style. Which one do you think the winner will be?
Jeff Davenport serves on campus with Campus Security and off campus through disability ministry
By Ashleigh Clark and Avonlea Brown
“Mind if I sit with you folks?” Jeff Davenport asks as he approaches a table full of students in the Willets dormitory lounge.
The group of students looks up at the smiling security officer. Stunned silence follows his question before one student finally nods his head.
“What are you talking about?” Davenport asks again as he sits down in an empty chair.
“Bluegrass music,” a boy in glasses answers. The others still are silent.
‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Provides Nostalgia For Fans
By Anna Harman
I grew up playing the original Mario Bros. game as well as the spin-off games such as the new Super Mario Bros., Mario Sports Mix, and many others. This is a classic game for so many people, young and old, and so there was a wide range of people excited for this movie to come out. There were also many skeptics of this movie. People didn’t want the producers to ruin this beloved game or make it seem “cheap.”
This movie was very interesting to me for several reasons. ...
‘Air’ reflects a cultural fascination with building a personal brand
By Kathryn McDonald
Today we live in a culture that is fascinated with the idea of building personal brands. Individuals spend their time and money buying into aesthetics and products that they feel reflect who they are or who they want to become. Our culture’s preoccupation with building a personal brand is reflected in director Ben Affleck’s most recent film “Air” starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, and Viola Davis.
In the world of sports, athleisure ...