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Brandon Slifer: Bringing it all together for worship, service in his local church

By Josh Stevens The words “triple major” are enough to stress out any student. But senior Brandon Slifer seems to have his full schedule down to an exact science without breaking a sweat. “It sounds impressive,” Slifer said. “But it overlaps really well.” Slifer is a Worship, Youth Ministry and Christian Education triple major. During his time at Cedarville, he has devoted himself to finding ways to serve God. Through this pursuit, Slifer has also found his passion. “It makes ...

Rebekah Priebe: Discovering a Passion for Costume Design and Teaching

By Shelby McGuire Professor Rebekah Priebe has been behind the theater curtain for as long as she can remember. Her father worked in the theater industry in her hometown in Kansas as a director and scenic and lighting designer. As a little girl, she was enchanted by the whimsey of theater, eager to be a part of the magic. She recalls childhood memories of her and her sister spending time in the theater, begging their dad to let them help paint sets when they were too young to be of any help. ...

“Togo” Review

By Hunter Johnson Most everyone has heard of Balto, the heroic sled-dog who led the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska, saving dozens of lives as a result. But most people haven’t heard the full story. “Togo” tells the real-life tale of the dog who led the eighteenth team of dog sleds across Alaska. It shows that Balto did not actually run the entire serum run, but was only the twentieth and final team. However, Balto still received all the attention in the aftermath. Director of ...

Album Review: “Are You Gone” by Sarah Harmer

By Joshua Stevens Longing for someone who is no longer there: this is a common theme in music. With Sarah Harmer’s new album “Are You Gone,” the ideas of loss and sorrow are so subtle that the listener doesn’t even know they are on this journey until the end. “Are You Gone” is Harmer’s first album since 2010’s “Oh Little Fire.” Active since the late 1980s, Hamer’s newest outing provides a look into her love life and centers on the process of moving forward. She ...

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. ...