Oscars Preview 2014
The 86th Oscar nominations were announced last month, and it is looking to be a dramatic year with plenty to celebrate. With dozens of films nominated, it is simply impossible to watch them all, but here are a few stand-out films worth looking into.
Those familiar with director Paul Greengrass’s work (“The Bourne Supremacy,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “United 93”) expect intensity at the forefront of every film. “Captain Phillips” fits into the same vein, ...
Joy McTaggart: American in Paris
Senior Joy McTaggart summed up her study abroad experience in one word – independence. McTaggart, a theatre major studying performance and design, spent her fall semester in Paris.
In October 2012, McTaggart decided to study abroad. She chose France because she wanted to learn to speak French, and Paris offered the requirements she needed to graduate.
“Cedarville really pushes it (studying abroad) when you are a freshman,” McTaggart said, “I was really tentative freshman year, but ...
Review: Switchfoot’s ‘Fading West’
In the grand scheme of the music industry, no matter what the genre, most artists are mere flashes in the pan, coming and going without making a significant impact on their field. But the exceptions are the ones worth celebrating, and Switchfoot more than fits this description. Coming up on 18 years as a band, the Foreman brothers and their friends chose to commemorate their story with “Fading West,” a documentary and accompanying soundtrack that only a seasoned band like Switchfoot could ...
Movie Review: ‘Haevnen’
“Haevnen,” Cedarville’s recent Foreign Film Series offering, covers the complexity of human emotions, pain and empathy by showing the conflicts that lead the characters to a difficult choice between revenge and forgiveness.
The Danish film, also known as “In a Better World,” was shown Thursday, Feb. 13.
Anton is a doctor who commutes between his home in Denmark and his work at an African refugee camp. Anton and his wife Marianne, who have two young sons, are separated and ...
If you are at all familiar with the character of Sherlock Holmes, you are probably aware of the lack of social skills the character seems to have. He is completely unaware of how to properly act in society and confused by the way other people interact. On many occasions, he has outbursts that others deem inappropriate, but that he feels are completely normal.
When we first met BBC’s version of the great Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock,” he was the definition of “a high-functioning ...
Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Cedarville’s opening night of “Pride and Prejudice” received a standing ovation from the audience. Set in the Regency era, this classic love story unfolded onstage with an extra dose of humor. The first few minutes of the production explored the meaning of the words “pride” and “vanity.” These two words served as a platform for the rest of the storyline.
The play, adapted by Jon Jory, is based on the novel “Pride and Prejudice” written by Jane Austen in 1813. It takes place ...
‘Tunes and Tales’ To Bring Music Literacy to Community Children
“Tunes and Tales” is a musical story hour featuring a reading of “The Velveteen Rabbit” that will be hosted at Cedarville University on Feb. 1. According to Sandra Yang, assistant professor of music history, “Our goal is to reach out to the community."
“Tunes and Tales” is the first event under a larger program series called Bach’s Literacy Series, which the department of music and worship hopes to offer in annual events. This year's series is jointly sponsored by music and ...
Pride, Prejudice and Laughter
Cedarville’s “Pride and Prejudice” will take the audience a step back in time and make them laugh. The play, written by Jon Jory and directed by Diane Merchant, is showing Jan. 30-Feb. 9.
“It’s really cool to see everybody transform their Cedarville 2014 selves into these characters,” said senior Heather Barker, who plays Mrs. Bennet.
Junior Chandler Hull, the production’s stage manager, likes the humor.
“People may have certain interpretations of ‘Pride and ...
Student Spotlight – Jonathan Bitner: Paper Architect
Freshman Jonathan Bitner makes origami. But it’s not only a casual hobby – he’s even recreated famous monuments.
Bitner was first introduced to origami during his sophomore year of high school. His class was doing a project to raise money for people affected by the tsunami in Japan by making 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes were then sent to different organizations that would donate $1-$2 to Japan for every crane.
During this time, Bitner made about 500 cranes, and his interest in ...
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 ...