What To Do In Quarantine
by Anna Harman
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of abnormalities in the past two years. Isolating from friends and family can be heartbreaking and even more frustrating. Although being in quarantine doesn’t mean that you have to allow yourself to sulk in the seemingly endless feeling of being alienated from society. You can instead choose to be positive and use this time to be productive. If you need some inspiration on how to be productive in quarantine, then here are just a few ...
One Wheel Enough for Cedarville Unicycle Gang
Story by Abigail Hintz; Video by Ben Deeter
Unicyclists and bicyclists don’t get along.
That’s something I learned from the Unicycle Gang at Cedarville University.
But unicyclists are cooler. Just ask Jake Fuhrer and the rest of the gang.
When Fuhrer first met Matthew Peel, the leader and founder of the Unicycle Gang, Peel was riding a bicycle. Fuhrer mistook him for one of the many bicyclists who want to be “cool like we are.”
“When you say, ‘Like we are’ ...
Job Hunting In A Pandemic
Navigating virtual interviews without being overwhelmed by Zoom fatigue
by Chris Karenbauer
COVID-19 has been a new, difficult and confusing obstacle in our lives. Like everything else, the search for jobs and internships has had to rapidly evolve to meet global conditions. In some ways, interviewing has never been more convenient; instead of a plane ticket, all you need is a stable internet connection. In other ways, though, the job hunt has never been more difficult. However, landing the ...
Hintz, Miller win top awards in Society of Professional Journalists’ regional contest
Cedars sports and online editor Abigail Hintz won two first-place awards in the recently announced Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence Awards honoring collegiate journalists.
Hintz won in feature writing for a story about student Laini Bergthold's experience after her family home was severely damaged by a tornado. Hintz won the sports writing category for a story about two Cedarville alums qualifying for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.
Former Cedars editor...
Beloved Nursing Professor, Mark Klimek, Retires
by Kathryn McDonald
Professor Mark Klimek has been teaching at Cedarville University in the School of Nursing since 1983, and has seen the program grow from 30 students in the very first graduating class to over 500 students enrolled in the program as of the 2020-2021 school year.
Mark’s plan, however, was not always to be a nurse. Starting out as a chemistry major planning to study pharmacology, Mark realized that his color blindness would not allow him to study chemistry due to the ...
Determined Duo Graduates Master’s Program
by Anna Grace Galkin
Mother-daughter duo Valerie and Erika Belmont acted together on their separate hopes for the future by simultaneously enrolling in Cedarville’s Master’s of nursing program. Their unique time of schooling together allowed each to grow significantly despite the daily struggle of schooling and life’s unexpected changes.
When Valerie originally graduated from Cedarville’s nursing program in 1990, most of her friends ...
Cedars Wins Ohio’s Top College News Award for 9th Straight Year
Cedars recently won the Frank E. Deaner Award for Excellence in Collegiate Journalism for the ninth straight year in the Ohio News Media Association's annual contest.
The Deaner Award goes to the student publication and website that accumulates the most points in the contest's 11 categories. Cedars was the winner in Division B, which consists of schools with enrollments under 10,000. Cedars accumulated 93 points by placing first in five categories, second in four categories and third in one ...
Welcome Home: Chapel Through The Pandemic
by Abigail Hintz
Walking into the Jeremiah Chapel after over a year away was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I entered the doors to the familiar dim light, but the hum of the students was life giving. Everyone felt so much joy to be back, myself included.
We watched as a video played reminiscing on how we had made it through the last year by God’s grace, and how after one whole year, we were home.
As we were invited to worship with the band, tears were already in my eyes. ...
Richmond’s Passion Drives “CU Weather”
by Chris Karenbauer
It was a Sunday afternoon when Ben Richmond discovered his new love. His brother had a jam session after church. So, the family stayed behind. The skies grew dark and the clouds heavy. The power inside the church went out. The calm before the storm.
Suddenly, the wind blew so hard that leaves spun just outside the window, while trees fell from their place. Richmond placed a hand on the window. He felt the window vibrate under the pressure of the wind.
It was a ...
What Does Discipleship Look Like From Six Feet Away?
by Lauren Ryan
Covid-19 has reoriented how campus functions in many ways. In the area of discipleship, the heart and desire for students has not changed, even though this year has looked different for Residence Life and Discipleship Ministries.
This year has grown many staff members’ and students’ outlooks on trusting the Holy Spirit. Printy Resident Director, Abbey Buettell, has been encouraged to keep it simple this year.
“If it were up to me alone, I would fail at every ...