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 ...
Movie Review: ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’
Peter Jackson’s genius shines through clearly in “The Battle of the Five Armies,” as with the others, in the writing and directing. He captures both the beauty and intensity of the story through the sweeping landscape shots, battle scenes and personal moments between characters.
The movie tracks with the book for most of the storyline, but it does also finish out the “extraneous” additions from the previous films. The majority of these scenes (though without some of Jackson’s ...
Cedarville Theatre, Music Programs Encourage Love of Arts
As the week-long arts celebration closes with the annual Pops Concert on March 27, an appreciation and emphasis on the arts continues in several classes, events and groups throughout campus. But with just 32 students studying theatre and 100 music and worship students, campus productions rely on non-majors to round out the performance groups.
The theatre faculty have the opportunity to work with students in their major and students in other majors who have an interest in theatre.
Movie Review: ‘Into the Woods’
When iconic fairy tale characters Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel all find themselves alone in the woods, chaos naturally ensues. Disney’s “Into the Woods,” based off the Broadway musical of the same name, explores what would happen if these classic tales didn’t simply end at “happily ever after.”
Their stories are narrated by the Baker (James Corden), an original character, who has journeyed into the woods on his own quest – to undo a ...
Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’
Though “Doubt: A Parable” differs greatly from any recent production at Cedarville, opening night was sold out and the intimate and sensitive storyline conveyed excellently.
Senior Simon Yeh started off the performance playing despairing music on the clarinet, lit only by a single light. All eyes were on him, just a few inches away, really, from the audience.
“Doubt” is performed in thrust format, meaning that the audience sits in raised rows on three sides of the stage so that ...
Preview: ‘Doubt: A Parable’
Cedarville’s upcoming production “Doubt: A Parable” explores two clashing Catholic ideologies in a 1960s Catholic church school. The school’s principal, Sister Aloysius, and priest, Father Flynn, differ greatly in their mindset toward Catholicism. Opening night of “Doubt,” directed by associate professor of theatre Matthew Moore, is March 19.
Sister Aloysius, played by junior Madison Hart, is entrenched in a traditional Catholic mindset, Hart said.
“(Sister Aloysius) is very ...
Album Review: ‘Just Kids’
Mat Kearney’s latest album, “Just Kids,” is the latest effort by the acoustic pop singer, and it’s sure to leave a lasting impression on pop music fans.
The album kicks off with the sing-song track “Heartbreak Dreamer” that, while upbeat and cheery, sounds serious and down to earth, mainly due to the way Kearney sings during the chorus. The title track “Just Kids” is simple yet effective, with a piano and soft bass playing behind Kearney’s vocals, and the chorus is incred...
NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’: ‘The Little Sitcom that Could’
A group of government employees in a small Indiana town does not seem to make for a very interesting sitcom, but NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” turned that premise into one of the best shows on network television. As it came to an end Tuesday, the show made sure it left its mark in the hearts of its fans.
“Parks” never garnered huge ratings. According to TV by the Numbers, the final episode drew 4.2 million viewers, its largest audience since 2011. In comparison, “The Big Bang ...
Student Spotlight – Nathan Price: One-Man Show
When it comes to the arts, Walter Nathan Price (but, please, call him Nathan) is a one-man army. He may be a fifth-year senior physics major, but Price is also a self-proclaimed rapper, playwright, composer and actor.
“I like rap a lot,” Price said. “I’m a counter-tenor, which is basically a male soprano, so I like choral music. I love theatre. I love drama, writing ... I like writing plays especially. And I like writing lyrics a lot, especially rap, because I love horrible, ...
Album Review: ‘Of Beauty and Rage’
Red is a band that isn't afraid to push the envelope of aggressiveness in its music. Ever since the band’s debut in 2006, fans have heard the band mature in sound as well as lyrics. The band’s latest offering, “Of Beauty and Rage” – which was released today – sets an even higher bar musically.
The album begins with beautiful strings in the intro track, “Descent,” which have become a staple in Red’s discography. The track is appropriately titled, as the music takes on a ...