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.
Student Spotlight: Skyler Cash – Passionate About Music
By Zach Krauss
Skyler Cash is forging his own unique path to combine his passions. Cash was initially drawn to Cedarville for its engineering program, but he was hesitant to disengage from another important facet of his life: music.
Cash feared he would not be able to combine his love for music and hist talent for engineering in one degree program. Without a clear solution to this dilemma, Cash started at Cedarville and declared his intent for a degree in music education. He temporarily let ...
Theatre Professor has a Missions Mindset
New professor Stacey Stratton believes God brought her to Cedarville
by Lauren McGuire
During Stacey Stratton’s audition for graduate school, the professor who hired her asked if she would ever teach. She said no.
Now she’s Cedarville’s newest theatre professor.
Stratton graduated from Murray State University with a degree in speech communication and theatre and intended to become an actress.
As a graduate student, she worked as an assistant for the same professor who interviewed ...
“Ad Astra” Review
By Hunter Johnson
Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors. . He’s played a cowboy, an ancient Greek hero, a secret spy, a psychopath, a guy who ages backwards, the list goes on. It only makes sense that he would eventually play a futuristic astronaut.
“Ad Astra,” starring Pitt and directed by James Gray, tells the story of Roy, an extremely reserved man who feels disconnected from the world, including his family.
Tommy Lee Jones plays Roy’s father, Clifford, who ...
100 Students Attend Worship Camp
The CU summer camp prepares high-schoolers to be musicians
by Kristen Farley
Cedarville’s two-week Worship Camp hosted over 100 high school students this summer, making it one of the largest academic camps the university offers.
In 2009, Dr. Roger O’Neel, assistant chair of Worship and associate professor of Worship, and Jim Cato, associate vice president of Christian Ministries, founded the camps with the desire to see high school students equipped to serve their local churches with ...
Students Dress to Express Beliefs on Abortion
The Message Dress movement hopes to shift the abortion conversation from hate to love
by Zach Krauss
During winter break of 2018, Sue Edwards brainstormed ways to positively impact the conversations about abortion.
She developed an idea that is now known on campus and in pro-life communities across the country as the Message Dress.
Edwards' original creation was a dress covered in baby clothes.
As the movement has spread, some began wearing an ordinary dress with an article of baby ...
Jazz Band Puts On Classic Homecoming Performance
By Michael Cleverley
The Jazz band of Cedarville University transported us back to the good old days of swing last Friday in the BTS atrium. They played songs from the all time greats of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Michael Philip Mossman. The band is an example of jazz making a comeback in modern culture.
At the start of the concert the conductor stated that the concert was going to be a tribute to Glenn Miller, a musician from the swing era, and that most of the songs would be ones he ...
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” Review
By Hunter Johnson
In “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” writers and directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz turn what could’ve been a standard retelling of the Huckleberry Finn story into a modern tale of discovery between a redneck fisherman and a runaway person with Down Syndrome.
Zak (played by Zack Gottsagen) is in his early twenties and has been treated differently his whole life because he has Down Syndrome. Having no family to look after him, he lives in a retirement home, ...
Fisher Duo Uses Performances to Inspire
by Michael Cleverly
Christopher Fisher established and directs a program called Project Inspirare because they want to reach this generation and the generation to come with a passion for classical music.
One way Christopher and his wife, Katherine, try to do this is through public piano performances, like the one they gave Thursday in the Dixon Ministry’s Center Recital Hall.
Christopher and Kathrine Fisher played about twenty-five songs by four different composers: Samuel Barber, ...