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Movie Review: ‘Catching Fire’

The second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, “Catching Fire,” hit theaters the weekend of Nov. 22. As the futuristic plot continues, a new level of intensity emerges on screen. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), the victor of the 74th Hunger Games, finds herself in the midst of a tense and delicate political climate in the wake of her victory. Because she outsmarted the leaders of the sadistic and relentless Capitol, Katniss has somewhat unwittingly become a symbol of ...

Childhood Toys: A Retrospective

Cedars asked what childhood toys were students’ favorites. Here’s a glimpse of how students spent their leisure time before they ever encountered the words “final exams.” Buzz Lightyear For senior Drew Saur, the toy that said “To infinity and beyond!” was the best. He received a Buzz Lightyear talking action figure for Christmas just months after he had seen “Toy Story,” the first movie he watched in a theater. Saur recalled the two other phrases his toy would say: ...

Little Art Theatre Tackles Big Changes

After a five-month renovation period, the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs has reopened to the public. With a new screen, new projector, new seats and new sight lines, this small-town theatre has been completely upgraded. Jenny Cowperthwaite, executive director of the Little Art Theatre, said she had no choice but to renovate. The theatre had operated on two 35 mm film projectors for the past 60 to 70 years, but the film industry has stopped making movies on 35 mm film. “We were ...

Senior Theatre Project Includes First-Time Sign Language

The deaf and hearing worlds are just two of the worlds that will collide at 7 p.m. this Saturday in Alford Auditorium as part of Charissa Curby’s senior theatre project, "A World of Difference." A series of three one-act plays, the production ends with a monologue in which Curby will incorporate sign language into her performance as the mother of a deaf child. “To the best of my knowledge, we have never had an STP (senior theater project) that’s been, or even had a portion of it, ...

Twelve-Hour Worship Event Has One Goal: Glorify God

The sophomore class council is inviting students to spend some time in worship and prayer on Nov. 22 for the second annual Downpour 12-hour worship session. Downpour will begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS) in rooms 101, 102 and 103. Sophomore class chaplain Steve Clark said students can come and go as they please. Sophomore class president Zach Curtis introduced the idea for Downpour his freshmen year. He borrowed the idea ...

Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston Director: Alan Taylor Synopsis: Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor in this action-packed and humor-filled sequel from Marvel. When a 5,000-year-old evil awakens from its dark slumber, not even Odin and the armies of Asgard are capable of stopping it. Thor must embark on a perilous journey that will take him to the darkest part of the nine realms in order to stop the certain destruction of the ...

Student Spotlight – Lesley Nash: Colonial Dancer

Senior Lesley Nash went from Yellowstone scenery to Ohio cornfields and found it hard to cope. So she taught colonial dancing. Nash, a history education major, picked up this hobby during her time at Jackson Hole Bible College, a one-year Bible school near Jackson, Wyo. “We were kind of in the middle of nowhere – tiny, tiny school,” Nash said. “Not much to do on nights when you’ve just finished a class.” Nash said an alumnus who was also a professional dance caller in ...

Movie Review: ‘Ender’s Game’

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley Director: Gavin Hood Synopsis: Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, the hero of the popular book of the same title written by Orson Scott Card in 1985. The story takes place in the future, 50 years after a war with an alien race nearly wiped out the human population of planet Earth. To prevent another devastating invasion, the human race has launched a counter offensive to deal with the alien race, known as the ...

The Evolving Entertainment Culture

We live in an age in which internet subculture has become so expansive that its very references and behaviors impact “actual” culture at a constant rate, making it difficult to tell the two apart. In regards to the entertainment industry, not only has this phenomenon brought about new forms of entertainment, but it has also allowed prior forms to be distributed in increasingly creative ways. When the accessibility of the present age meets a multitalented performer, the possibilities are ...

‘Assassins’ Senior Theatre Project Goes Beyond Entertainment

It’s 1905 in Russia. A group of five revolutionaries are plotting to assassinate The Grand Duke, Sergei Alexandrovich. Their plans don’t go as they expect when their group faces its own conflicts, making them contemplate the consequences their actions could bring. This is what you will see in Ben Lenox’s senior theatre project, “The Just Assassins,” at 8 p.m. this Saturday in Alford Auditorium. The idea for the project came from a Directing II class Lenox took where he had to pick a ...