Student Spotlight – Joseph Vadala: Band Leader
Joseph Vadala, leader of the band Highland, turns life’s discord into rock music.
When his long-distance girlfriend blindsided him with a break-up, he wept and watched “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He stayed in his room. He didn’t eat or drink for 50 hours.
Finally, he went to his keyboard, and within 30 minutes he had written a song called “Won’t Be Tonight.”
“The verses are very much my tears on paper,” said Vadala, a senior and computer science major.
That song ...
ReKindle Worship Band Aims to Revitalize Worship
ReKindle is an all-girl worship band made up of nine Cedarville students that aims to revitalize worship while ministering to others.
Band members said ReKindle was founded on 2 Timothy 1:6-7: “For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.” (NASB)
Sophomore student and first-year bass player Maranda Smith said that when worshipping, ...
Foreign Film Series Exposes Students to Other Cultures
Cedarville will present “The Hidden Blade,” a Japanese film, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in BTS 104 as part of its Foreign Film Series. The film is open to the entire campus, but a $2 donation for admission is requested.
The Foreign Film Series (FFS), created by associate professor of English Daniel Clark and professor of Spanish Andrew Wiseman, has been a part of Cedarville since the spring of 2005.
“We were looking for ways to open windows to other cultures,” Clark said.
A Resounding 25 Years for Student Radio
In a time before Spotify, Pandora or even the Internet at Cedarville, there was student radio. And before the extinction of record turntables, Cedarville had student radio.
Resound Radio, as it’s now known, has been a part of the Cedarville experience since 1990. It’s been broadcast on the AM and FM dials, through the campus intranet and at resoundradio.com.
James Leightenheimer, associate professor of communications and faculty advisor to Resound, said student radio started when he ...
TV Series Review: ‘Gotham’
The buzzing new TV series “Gotham,” which premiered Sept. 22 on Fox, focuses on what life was like in Gotham City before Batman came to be.
The protagonist of the show is detective James Gordon, who will eventually go on to be Commissioner Gordon – friend to the infamous Caped Crusader.
Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie, is a young cop who is new to Gotham and its corrupt police department. As the only person in Gotham with any sort of conscience, Gordon hopes to instill justice in the ...
Movie Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’
“The Boxtrolls,” the latest offering from the stop-motion experts at Laika Animation (the makers of “Coraline” and “Paranorman”), is not your average animated film. Based on the 2005 children’s novel, “Here Be Monsters,” this movie offers viewers an experience like no other.
Under the streets of the city of Cheesebridge lives a colony of creatures known as boxtrolls. They look like a mad scientist took Gollum and gave him the personality of the Minions from “Despicable ...
Review: ‘Little Women’
“Little Women” captivated audiences on opening night as it presented one year — from Christmas to Christmas — of the March family’s struggles, hopes, disappointments and happy-go-lucky days.
The play begins with the four March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — discussing what each of them will buy with their Christmas dollar. But as money is tight during the Civil War, the sisters realize that if they buy themselves something, they cannot give Marmee, their mother, any Christ...
‘Peter and the Wolf’ Brings Book to Life
Cedarville’s music and theatre departments have combined their talents to present “Peter and the Wolf” Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. and Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
As part of the Bach’s Literacy Series, the event is a kid-friendly show that brings together classical music, choreography, literature and artistic narration to cater to all ages.
Sandra Yang, assistant professor of music history, has been working since the spring of this year to orchestrate an event that will reach out ...
Preview: ‘Little Women’
Cedarville’s theater department will perform Michael Chapman’s adaptation of “Little Women” from Oct. 2 to Oct. 12 in the DeVries Theatre.
While loosely based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same title, the play maintains important attributes of the storyline and its characters.
The narrative takes place during and after the American Civil War, as the March girls struggle to define themselves within the limits placed on women during this era. But the March girls have strong ...
Movie Review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
“The Fault in Our Stars” is a movie to add to your “must see” list.
The movie is based on John Green's novel by the same name and is widely accepted by audiences who have read the book and those who have not.
The film features “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters, more commonly referred to as Gus. Their performance in “Divergent” as brother and sister added to the chemistry seen on screen, as Hazel and Gus’ ...