Movie Review: ‘War Room’
Life is a struggle – a constant fight to do the right thing. "War Room," the newest production by the Kendrick Brothers (creators of Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous), shows this struggle and the key to overcoming it – prayer.
The movie follows the life of wife and mother Elizabeth Jordan (Priscilla Shirer) as she attempts to rekindle the relationship with her husband Tony (T.C. Stallings).
After Elizabeth's newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), suggests Jordan ...
Student Spotlight – Calvin Hitchcock: Composer
Music has the ability to bring a story or a concept to life, and that is what sophomore composition major Calvin Hitchcock said he seeks to do in his work.
“I work conceptually, so I really like to have an idea of either a story or concept behind what I am doing,” Hitchcock said.
Calvin’s advisor and piano teacher, Charles Clevenger, said one of the more prominent characteristics of Hitchcock’s work is the emotion.
“Calvin crafts his ideas, and it shows up in the shapes of ...
Editors’ Picks 2015
Check out these recommendations from Cedars editors about what to watch and listen to for the rest of the semester and summer:
‘Jurassic World’ – June 12
by Erik Johnson
It’s back. Twenty-two years after the original “Jurassic Park” and 14 years after the release of the third movie comes the fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” series, “Jurassic World.” Chris Pratt, of “Parks and Recreation” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” takes the lead role in the ...
Opening the Mic
When Beans-N-Cream, a coffee shop in Cedarville, moved to its current location in 2008, manager Mindy Pergram and her husband, Tony (known as "The Barber of the 'Ville"), made sure music would be a part of the new location.
“He’s always been into music,” said Pergram, referring to her husband. “When Beans moved to this spot, we said, ‘We have to have a stage.’”
And so in the corner of the coffee shop, there’s a stage designed for performers to play in ...
HeartSong Releases New Album
Cedarville’s student worship group HeartSong will release a new album at 11 a.m. on April 16. The album, titled “Hallelujah,” covers 11 contemporary Christian songs recreated by HeartSong members. Junior Aleska Barkoviak, a vocalist for the group, said the album is centered on the gospel and will be available and relevant to everyone.
“Hallelujah” is one of dozens of annually released albums by HeartSong, following last year’s “Reign in Us,” said Jim Cato, vice president of ...
STP Preview: ‘Story of My Life’
Senior theatre major Adam Silorey’s Senior Theatre Project (STP) “Story of My Life,” which premieres tomorrow night, tells the story of friendship.
“It has nothing to do with One Direction,” Silorey said.
Silorey will perform the musical Friday at 8 p.m. in the Alford Auditorium, and admission is free. “Story of My Life” is a musical about an author, Thomas (played by junior David Widder-Varhegyi), who’s writing a eulogy for his friend, Alvin (played by Silorey).
Missions Organizations Provide Creative Opportunities for Students
Although the primary view has been that only medical students and teachers are useful overseas, missionaries said that’s beginning to change. Creativity is becoming a new tool for evangelism – and missionaries said that is extremely effective.
Two missionaries working with Africa Inland Mission (AIM) – who cannot be named because of the nature of their ministry – said that creative art opens doors for evangelism. Students have opportunities to build relationships with people ...
‘The Village’ Expands, Rebrands
The style blog a few Cedarville students formed in late 2013 has expanded into a national – and international – virtual entity called “The Village.” What began as a style blog highlighting students around campus is now stretching across the United States and across the pond to England, resembling more of a website than a blog.
Bethany Gustin, a Cedarville senior, said “The Village” has grown to a staff of about 50 people since Cedars’ February 2014 story introducing the ...
A Cappella Group to Release 2nd Album
Cedarville’s a cappella group The Inversions will release their second album, “All Along,” April 7, which reflects how the group’s grown since its birth four years ago.
“It is kind of a metaphor for the group and how we’ve grown,” said Robert Rhodes, a junior who’s been a member of the Inversions since his freshman year. “Four years ago we were a dream, now we are a family, and you now hold in your hand, aka the EP, what we’ve dreamt of all along. So the idea of it’s ...
Student Spotlight – Victoria Stapleton: Photographer
Wedding photography and nursing aren’t closely related, but senior nursing major Victoria Stapleton seems to have brought them into coexistence.
“It’s never easy, and it’s actually really stressful most times. Things get hectic very often, but I love it,” Stapleton said. “I see a lot of qualities that apply to both (photography and nursing). In either, it’s important to be able to make people feel comfortable quickly because, in photography, if they feel comfortable, it’s ...