Richter’s building job this season about more than wins and losses
By Jonathan Snyder
The true effectiveness of a coach cannot be measured by simply looking at a box score or a win-loss record.
You must look at how he unites a team, bringing different personalities together for one common goal. You need to observe how he responds to the hard times, how he carries himself under pressure. The steps a coach takes toward preparing for game day alongside the temperament shown by him throughout need to be examined if he is to be revered.
A team out of ...
Overtaken waters: A primer on the zebra mussel’s invasion of the Great Lakes
By Heidie (Raine) Senseman
The zebra mussel. Dreissena polymorpha. Rounded triangle shells, banded with dark brown stripes that mimic the mammal for which they’re named. The size of a pistachio or fingernail. Often clustered together on top of rocks, buoys, crustaceans or water intake pipes. Glossy. Inedible. Sharp enough to slice your feet.
In its natural habitats — Black Sea lagoons and Caspian Sea drainage basins — the zebra mussel is a fitting creature. Its high capacity for ...
Christians confront the possibilities and impossibilities of AI
By Alan Brads
The artificial intelligence (AI) singularity:
A hypothetical point of no return, where machines surpass human intelligence, and learn to teach themselves without human intervention. Also linked with an "intelligence explosion," where machines quickly improve their own abilities, leading to runaway technological progress.
The utopian view of the AI singularity suggests the exponential growth of AI would lead to unprecedented levels of technological progress, including ...
New coach, new philosophy, new direction: Cedarville baseball head coach Matt Richter
Part 1 of a series: Desire and simplicity
By Jonathan Snyder
Cedarville baseball head coach Matt Richter keeps things simple. Simple practices, simple philosophy, simple tactics. Even his office setup is simple, with baseball memorabilia decorating the walls. Historical pieces complement a photo on his desk of Richter’s family at a baseball game.
Glance aimlessly and you miss the Junior College World Series ring he has on display in the far-right corner, a milestone ...
Lady Yellow Jackets decimated by Ashland Eagles, fall 107-83
By: Julia Swain
“That's probably the best team that's entered this gym in 25 years,” said Cedarville women’s basketball head coach Jason Smith.
Facing Ashland, the number one Division II team in the country, the Lady Yellow Jackets could only anticipate the 107-83 loss that they were handed. Nonetheless, they demonstrated fight and determination throughout the loss.
The Lady Yellow Jackets started off strong, playing what Smith described as “their best first half maybe ...
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 ...
Video: The Sound of Community
by Josie Schmidt-Krayer and Elizabeth Kollmar
Music enthusiast Mike Ryan has always enjoyed playing and singing songs of praise. Despite being born blind, he began playing piano at three years old. Later on he started on the organ. He was raised a catholic and decided to work as an organist for the Catholic Church. Now, Mike lives at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio, where he leads their choir. He greatly enjoys the community that he has found there, and hopes to continue pursuing ...
Cedarville Men’s Basketball completes comeback against Malone
By: Maggie Fipps
"We played a lineup I’ve never even put together in practice.”
That’s not usually the phrase you want to hear from your head coach after a game. However, after the Cedarville men’s basketball team went down 12 points in the opening minutes of the first half, Head Coach Pat Estep knew he had to do something drastic.
“The lineup was all guards,” said Estep. “I was just trying to find five guys who could space them out.”
His out-of-the-box ...
Cedarville Women’s Basketball digs a deep hole early against Malone
By: Maggie Fipps
Every coach adage, every cliche, sounds the same: ‘it doesn’t matter how you start, it matters how you finish.’
Sometimes, that finishing moment can erase the past. With 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter, senior guard Paige Garr glided around her defender, the ball lazily rolled into the net, and simultaneously the penalty whistle blew. Instantly, it seemed that the first three quarters of struggles would be washed away. The team gathered under the basket, certain ...