Ranked Table Tennis Player Ren Murikami Finds Passion in Coaching
By: Alan Brads
Table tennis players from Cedarville who volleyed plastic balls for hours every week flooded the rec center’s exercise room, chatting excitedly about who they thought had a chance to win second place in the intramural tournament.
“Second place?” said the intramural supervisor. “Why not first?”
“Not today,” said one contestant simply. “Ren’s coming”
Growing up in Japan, Ren Murakami played table tennis as often as he could, but not as often ...
‘Bryson the Bison’: Cedarville Alumnus Writes New Children’s Book
By: Maggie Fipps
“I just became the bison guy.”
How did Luke Freshwater, Cedarville graduate, military veteran, businessman, and father, become known as the bison guy?
Freshwater became fascinated with the fluffy beasts after he heard about their fearless tendencies. When a storm rolls in, instead of fleeing, a bison gallops into it, facing all its fervor. Prominent people such as Crossfit star Rich Froning co-opted this analogy as a galvanizing statement of courage. ...
Add it to Your Schedule: Weight Training
By: Esther Fultz
Before he received any professional training, sophomore Carson Lopes was interested in pursuing weightlifting. But after several of his friends incurred various injuries lifting, he realized he needed to be especially vigilant to practice proper form. To that end, Lopes decided to take Weight Training with Dr. Peterson.
Weight Training, a one-credit class taught at Cedarville every spring and fall, is not a traditional classroom course. Although a small portion of ...
Add it to Your Schedule: Rock Climbing
By: Esther Fultz
Have you ever wished you had a weekly required study break to learn a new skill and go to the gym with friends? Cedarville University’s rock climbing course provides the opportunity to do just that.
This physical activity course is taught by adjunct instructor Mark Mathews, who is also the Director of Campus Recreation and Facilities. In his 40 years at Cedarville, he has taught over 100 activities classes.
“My favorite part of teaching these courses is ...
‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’ is a heartfelt message of brotherhood and sacrifice
By Ben Konuch
"That is not how this debt works. It demands a result, not an appeasement."
What would you do if your life was saved by someone in an unbelievable display of courage and endurance, if the only reason for your life was another man’s determination and fortitude, and then you found out that his very life was in danger because of the way he saved your own? How far would you go, how much would you risk, in order to repay that debt? This is the question that Guy Ritchie seeks ...
‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ lacked pixie dust
By Ella Smith
Peter Pan has enthralled audiences since the character’s first appearance in the 1902 play “The Little White Bird,” by J. M. Barrie. Since then thousands of reiterations both on stage, in print and on screen have developed, twisted and continued the adaptations of this iconic character. “Peter Pan and Wendy,” directed by David Lowry, is the most recent live-action reiteration and takes inspiration from both the Disney animated film “Peter Pan” and the original ...
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ makes much ado about something
By Sophia Monastra
I love Shakespeare.
I know, that instantly categorizes me as a nerd, but his play “Much Ado About Nothing” encapsulates much of what I love about the bard: witty banter, clever wordplay, weddings, comic relief characters, humorous miscommunication, horrible miscommunication and a practical demonstration of the benefits of faking your own death.
One of the unique aspects of Shakespeare productions is the fact that the plays aren’t bound to specific ...
Faithfulness: More Reflections from a Week in Mazatlan
by Esther Fultz
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Mazatlan, Mexico - heading back from Back2Back ministries
Exhausted. If I could choose one word to describe how I feel right now, that’s what it would be. I’m covered in dirt and concrete, and every muscle in my body is tired. Yet I feel more refreshed than I have in a long time. This work is hard but not in the way that I’m used to, not hard like typing pages and pages of papers, not hard like reviewing the same questions again and again ...
Don’t let solar cloud your judgment
By Chloe Smith
“Solar power will be the single largest source of electricity generation by the midpoint of the century.’’ -Elon Musk, 2014
Rows and rows of shiny panels line the country field, soaking in rays and converting it to energy. Many politicians and environmentalists praise the idea of solar panels being the leading source of energy for the world. But are solar panels as effective as they say? How do they work? And what are the risks?