Why I’m not walking: a senior perspective on graduation
By Chris Karenbauer
Graduation is the moment seniors look forward to the most because it’s the next step into the adult world. It is also one of the most uniform, rehearsed events of our college career. Every commencement is the same. Someone speaks for 30 minutes. Every graduate, no matter how many of them there are, gets recognized. More speaking. A prayer. It goes on.
And this is why I, and many other seniors at Cedarville University, decided not to walk for graduation.
At best, ...
Cedarville University launches new Synergy Initiative
By Avonlea Brown
On March 15 at 10 a.m., Cedarville University president Dr. Thomas White stepped onto the Jeremiah Chapel stage and made an announcement.
“Today we are announcing the launch of the Synergy Initiative,” he said.
A video introducing the initiative preceded the announcement, then Vice President of Mobilization for Send Network Dr. Mike Carter followed with a sermon. Carter’s sermon, which was continued the next day, touched on the need for and importance of church ...
Student Spotlight: Tatiana McQuinn
by Anna Harman
Tatiana McQuinn is a senior at Cedarville University with three majors: Spanish, Global Business with emphases in both Western European studies and Accounting, and Accounting. How does someone come to the decision to take on three majors? It just happens, according to McQuinn.
The first major she decided on was Spanish, which came as a result of an impactful missions trip when she was in 7th grade.
“I fell in love with the language and the people and ...
Kristin DeWitt finds God’s mercy every day in her life
By Chris Karenbauer
Professor of Psychology Kristin DeWitt has had a full career in academics since she graduated from Clearwater Christian College in Florida. Originally, DeWitt only desired to pursue her bachelor’s in Physical Education, but after she graduated, the president of Clearwater urged her to pursue a master’s degree.
“I heard that if you were getting a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you had to go on for a master’s, and I did not want to get a master’s,” ...
Cedarville students sense a spiritual awakening
Story by Alan Brads and Maggie FippsPhotos by Logan Howard
At 8 p.m. sharp Monday, President Dr. Thomas White takes the stage in front of over 1,000 students curious to see how the night would take shape.
“We have no idea what we’re doing tonight,” White said. “That’s a good thing because otherwise nothing would happen. It’s up to the Lord tonight.”
Ten hours before this moment, White took the same stage to open Cedarville University's Monday morning chapel, a typical ...
Cedarville senior spotlights: Fear is not my future
By Laci Strouse
The 1000 days are quickly coming to an end for the class of 2023. The final moments can be exciting, yet scary at the same time. Here is what a few seniors have to say about their apprehensions for the last 100 days on campus.
Ethan Doerstling is a senior Physics major. He enjoys exercising, playing the piano, and learning languages. As Doerstling’s time at Cedarville comes to an end, he is concerned with what the future holds.
“The biggest thing I am ...
Cedarville’s summer camp fair offers students many opportunities and fills a need for the summer camps in attendance
By Rachel Anderson
Cedarville University hosted a Summer Camp Fair in the upper level of the Stevens Student Center from Jan. 23 until Feb. 3. Camps that wanted to participate could choose one day to set up an informational table where students could ask questions, learn about their ministry, and even get free merchandise such as stickers, notebooks, and pens. The tables lined the walkway outside of the DeVries Theater, leading into the Dining Hall. Five new camps were set up each day, with ...
The Cove offers academic support for all students as the semester progresses.
By Rachel Anderson
A month into the second semester, coursework is starting to pile up as students are getting deep into group projects, essays, and exams. While some students may be overwhelmed, The Cove-Academic Enrichment Center exists to help students navigate their schoolwork and college careers.
The Cove has been providing free programs and services for all Cedarville students since it began in 2004. Now located on the upper level of the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies ...
Cedarville Seniors begin thinking about what to do with their last 100 days on campus
by Avonlea Brown
On Thursday, Cedarville University invited its seniors to celebrate their last 100 days on campus in the BTS from 5-10 p.m. When the students arrived they were greeted by streamers, balloons, and smiling faces. Tables containing all types of food and drinks lined the walls to the left of the doors. Underneath the stairs in front of the doors, was a wall of cascading images containing memories for students to relive from their past few years on campus.
The five-hour ...