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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 ...

Concert Chorale to Perform Concert on Nov. 6

by Jacob Oedy Cedarville’s Concert Chorale will perform this Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the DMC Recital Hall. The 50-member vocal group contains a mixture of sopranos through basses. According to the group’s director, Dr. Lyle Anderson, the singers will perform a “broad cross-section” of music. "We will do everything from Bach to Eric Whitacre to Americana,” said Anderson. “The chorale field is so rich and divergent, and I feel it’s important in a university setting to do many ...

Book Review: ‘An Absolutely Remarkable Thing’

by Sarah Pennington What do you do when you find a mysterious statue of a giant robot on the streets of New York City? If you’re April May, the protagonist of Hank Green’s debut novel “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” you call a friend and make a YouTube video about it. Then April’s video goes viral and she finds out that the statue, and hundreds of other identical statues across the globe, just might be humanity’s first contact with an alien. Suddenly, she’s thrust into the ...

STP Preview: ‘e-baby’

by Lauren McGuire Natalia Kirychuk’s upcoming senior theater project “e-baby,” will be performed on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Alford Auditorium. Written by Jane Cafarella, ‘e-baby’ is an Australian play that has only been performed a handful of times. The entire play centers around a woman who cannot have children and her surrogate. One of the reasons that Kirychuk chose this specific play was the limited cast: a two-woman show. “Motherhood is important to me because it’s what I ...

Movie Review: ‘First Man’

by Hunter Johnson Damien Chazelle has been an up and coming name in the world of directing for several years now. He’s best know for his most recent film, “La La Land,” which garnered six academy awards and was a huge hit with audiences. Now, Chazelle is back with his newest film, “First Man.” It’s Chazelle’s fourth film he’s directed, but it’s the first that’s not centered around music. The movie follows the story of Neil Armstrong in his years leading up to becoming ...

Movie Review: “Venom”

by Hunter Johnson As many people know, “Venom” has just hit theatres and while it’s certainly not a financial failure, it’s getting less than favorable reception from the critics. But it’s important to understand where this movie came from. How does a movie about one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes get made without Spider-Man in it? Sony Pictures has been trying to get their grip on superhero filmmaking for a long time now. They’ve had the film rights to everything related to ...

Play Review: ‘Fools’

by Summer Lange “Fools”, the story of a bright schoolteacher determined to educate a town cursed with ignorance, as performed by Cedarville’s talented students, left the audience in uproarious laughter on opening night. The comedy, written by the late Neil Simon, begins with an optimistic Leon Tolchinsky, played by the fantastic Jeremy Smith, explaining to the audience why he has come to the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine: he has been hired by Dr. Zubritsky (Nathan Robertson) ...

Book Review: ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes”

by Sarah Pennington Beck Keverich’s life is controlled by his piano. Perhaps that’s why he hates it more than anything else in his life. Or perhaps he just hates everything it represents: his own depression, his wreck of a life, and his abusive mother, a former concert pianist who’s determined that her son will carry on her legacy. Her dream ties Beck to the piano for hours on end, practicing until every note is perfect, leaving him little time for schoolwork, friendships, or even sleep. ...

Play Preview: ‘Fools’

by Emma Waywood If the stress of school is making you feel like a fool, the DeVries Theatre production of “Fools” is the perfect remedy to the classroom blues. Surprisingly witty and chock-full of comedic gold, this show will make you understand what it really means to find self-worth. Set in a late 19th century village, we follow the character of Leon Tolchinsky, a teacher who tutors a young girl named Sophia. He soon discovers that this humble town is cursed with a plague of ...