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Movie Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

by Hunter Johnson Julie Andrews, the original Mary Poppins, has returned to theaters. She’s in Aquaman. But I’m not reviewing “Aquaman,” instead I’m taking a look at “Mary Poppins Returns,” with Emily Blunt as the titular character. From Rob Marshall, director of musicals such as “Chicago” and “Into the Woods,” “Mary Poppins Returns” revives the character that has been in the hearts of families across the world since 1964. Emily Blunt, having already worked ...

Movie Review: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

by Hunter Johnson   After six live-action films, a full integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a weird Venom spin-off/reboot, Spider-Man has hit theaters yet again, but this time, he’s animated, and his name isn’t Peter Parker. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman and is written by Phil Lord, the writer/director of films like “The LEGO Movie” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” The ...

Book Review: ‘Skyward’

by Sarah Pennington Spensa Chaser may be the daughter of a coward, but she'll do anything to prove she isn't one herself. Fighting the shame of her father's failures in the Battle of Alta and the resulting stigma against her family, Spensa earns herself a spot in the Defiant Defense Force flight school. There, she trains to become a pilot so she can redeem herself and her family and maybe, just maybe, prove her father wasn't a coward after all. But when the truth proves far different than she ...

“Schindler’s List” 25th Anniversary: a Hopeful Holocaust Film

by Hunter Johnson This week, I saw Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” for the very first time. The film is back in theaters for its 25th anniversary. Some readers may be immediately tuning me out—how could someone call himself a film lover and not have seen “Schindler’s List” before? But there’s something you have to understand about me and this film. I’ve spent my entire life loving films, but the first “Holocaust” film I saw was “The Boy in the Striped ...

Movie Review: ‘Creed II’

by Hunter Johnson The Rocky franchise is full of ups and downs, but over the course of the 42 years that it’s been running, fans have never stopped loving these boxing films. “Creed II” is the eighth film in the Rocky franchise, and serves as a sequel to both 2015’s “Creed” and 1985’s “Rocky IV.” For anyone who is unaware, “Rocky IV” is notable for being one of the most ridiculous boxing movies ever made. Following three absolutely beloved Rocky films, it features a ...

Bach’s Luncheon Provides a Casual Place to Enjoy Classical Music

by Emma Waywood Musical recitals consisting of formal attire and sophisticated airs are quickly becoming things of the past. With this in mind, several students at Cedarville University continually come together to perform a unique concert with an ironic twist; Bach’s Lunch. Bach’s Lunch combines both music majors and aspiring young musicians alike into a more casual environment through food and melody. It is held once a semester, during the freshman visitation known as CU Friday, and ...

STP Preview: ‘Acting: The First Six Lessons’

by Zach Krauss This Saturday, Emily Hunnemeyer will present her senior theater project, “Acting: The First Six Lessons,” a two-person play by Beau Bridges and Emily Bridges. Emily Hunnemeyer, a senior theatre performance major, has been planning her senior theater project since the summer of 2018. The story of “Acting: The First Six Lessons” follows the a young, budding actress and her journey with her acting teacher towards learning the art of her trade. The 80-minute show takes a ...

Men’s Glee Club to Perform Concert Thursday

by Hannah Deane The musical athletes of Cedarville University’s Men’s Glee Club are working hard to prepare for their upcoming concert. The Men’s Glee Club, consisting of 15 men with varying vocal ranges, has been an important element of Cedarville’s musical ensembles since it was formed in 1992. “This is of course a university-level singing ensemble and so it is primarily, aside from the obvious, to glorify God in the stewardship of people’s gifts vocally to present the ...

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

by Hunter Johnson Directed by Bryan Singer, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a new film starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. The film focuses on the life of Mercury and his position as lead singer of the band Queen. Overall, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a well-made biopic that nicely demonstrates the legacy and brilliance of Queen. It’s also a film that feels the need to include as many Queen songs as it possibly can, essentially making the film an extended music video. While it demonstra...

Orchestra Fall Concert Preview

by Lauren McGuire This Friday, Cedarville’s Orchestra will put on their fall concert in the Dixon Ministry Chapel at 7 p.m. This production will be slightly different from past performances as there will be no soloist performance; instead, the entire production will be focused on the group as a whole. The orchestra will play three total pieces throughout the night. They were chosen from a total of sixteen pieces that were originally written for piano but have been adapted so that an ...