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Top 5 Movies of 2019

By Hunter Johnson 5. 'Ad Astra' “Ad Astra” is not like most space travel epics. It’s not about big stories or loud action set pieces or overly-relatable protagonists. It’s about holding onto hope in the midst of deep and despairing abandonment. “Ad Astra” is about an introverted astronaut named Roy (played by Brad Pitt), who’s sent on a mission to retrieve his longlost father from space. This film is brought to life by three bigname stars. In this film, Brad Pitt ...

Students and Faculty Work Together to Prepare “The Heiress”

By Zachary Krauss This year’s winter production put on by the Theatre program is “The Heiress,” a play written in 1947 by Ruth and Augustus Goetz. The play opened for the first time in the 1940s and has been revived on Broadway four times since. At Cedarville, the theatre productions are put on as a collaboration between students and the theatre faculty. The team that helps put the show on is multi-faceted and consists of a stage management team, a production team, the set-building ...

Nigerian Student Perseveres Through Many Challenges to Study in the U.S.

By Shelby McGuire David Adedeji is a freshman student at Cedarville University studying Computer Science. What most people don’t know about David is that he is significantly younger than his classmates at 16 years old. Adedeji grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. In August 2018 at just 15 years old, he moved with his mom and brother to Huntington, West Virginia. At that time, he was ready to begin his senior year of high school because Nigerian school systems are more accelerated than that of the ...

Jeff Gilbert: A Journey to Purpose

By Shelby McGuire When Jeff Gilbert began as professor of Journalism at Cedarville University in 2009, he wasn’t just beginning a new era in his career, he was coming home. After a 22-year career in print journalism, Gilbert accepted an opportunity to return to his alma mater and give back to his community. When he accepted the position at Cedarville, he didn’t know that this transition would be more than a new job. From that point, he would begin a new chapter of his life where all of ...

Freshman Worship Major Writes from the Heart

Noah Ayers hopes to impact others with his music By Madeleine Mosher Noah Ayers loved music even before he was born. As an unborn baby, Ayers would kick in rhythm with the drumbeats in the music at his family’s church. After he was born, Ayers said he wouldn’t fall asleep until his parents played rock music for him. “It’s just always been in my veins,” he said. It’s no surprise, then, that now, as a freshman Worship and Broadcasting double-major at Cedarville, he’s ...

Album Reviews

By Joshua Stevens ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ by Andrew Peterson From the history of Moses and the Israelites to the birth of Christ, Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” isn’t an album. It’s a Biblical history lesson. Eight months after the Christian singer/songwriter spoke and performed at Cedarville University, Peterson has released his newest album. It showcases his unique songwriting ability, while also putting a spin on a Christmas classic and other old favorites. ...

Professor Profile: Gosser Teaches the Art of Balance

By Zach Krauss Aaron Gosser, associate professor of art, is passionate about impacting his students and their creative outlook on the world. Gosser teaches art students of all years and has the opportunity to walk with his students through their educational development as artists. “My position allows me to meet freshmen in early introductory courses, as well as grow with them through intermediate studio classes and even share with them capstone experience of senior exhibition,” Gosser ...

Professor Profile: Creative Writing Professor Satisfied in Christ

Professor Graff enjoys the teaching lifestyle By Madeleine Mosher Andrew Graff was walking down the sidewalk at Lawrence University, where he was a student, when he was stopped by a little boy who jumped from behind a bush to the sidewalk.  The boy did a “Michael Jackson spin move,” Graff said, and, at the end, held a tract out to Graff.  Looking at it, Graff read, “Do you want to change your life? Gospel of Luke. Church of Christ.”  “Yes,” Graff thought.  Unbekn...

‘Judy’ Review

by Hunter Johnson Biographical films are not a new concept. Films like “Walk the Line” and “Chaplin” tell life stories from start to finish of their true-life protagonists. Other biopics focus just on the biggest event of someone’s life. “The Social Network” did this for Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and “The Disaster Artist” for film director Tommy Wiseau. In “Judy,” rather than looking at what audiences are already aware of, director Rupert Goold focuses solely on ...

Cedarville Jazz Band Focuses On Communication

Jazz musicians are friends off the stage ... and on it By Madeleine Mosher During a jazz band performance before chapel last year, director Chet Jenkins suddenly realized that the band was going to finish a full minute before they were supposed to. The last part of the last piece was a drum solo, so Jenkins looked at Noah Ramierez, the drummer, and said, “just keep going!”  Ramierez, who was a freshman, said he saw Jenkins wave off the rest of the band and point to his watch.  ...