Arts in Action: You live. You learn. You laugh.
By Ella Smith
From “Cracking Up” to “Scared Silly,” Cedarville’s very own comedy org Love to Laugh (LOL) has the campus in a riot of laughter. While over three hundred people came to their first show of the year alone, few people see the hard work, creativity, and teamwork that goes into putting on new and unique comedy shows that keep people laughing.
Although all of LOL’s shows are improv there is still a lot of practicing that goes on behind the scenes. The org meets for ...
‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a reminder to confront unflinchingly cruel sides of history often forgotten
By Ben Konuch
“There might be some insurrection for a while. But then people forget that. They don't remember and they don't care. It will be another ordinary everyday tragedy."
Martin Scorsese’s newest film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” is by no means an easily accessible film to watch. Its runtime is close to three and a half hours, it holds a firm R rating and deals with some of the bleakest subject matter I’ve seen in a major Hollywood production.
Yet in spite of ...
Stray cat population returns to Cedarville
By Ethan Charles
Cedarville has a reputation for attracting stray cats, and this year things have ramped up yet again.
In April of this year, Cedarville Mayor John Cody Jr. attempted to solve this problem with a controversial ordinance that banned the feeding of stray cats, in hopes of preventing the stray population from growing more than it had already.
The now-tabled ordinances were vague and brought with it harsh backlash from advocacy group Alley Cat Allies for ...
‘Loki’ returns with an intriguing season two
By Janie Walenda
How time flies. In 2021, when the first season of “Loki” was released, the Marvel TV shows still had the allure of novelty and the MCU was still at the beginning of its post-“Endgame” era. Two years later, much of the excitement for the MCU fizzled out. The deluge of movies and television shows that lacked the interconnectivity fans expected of the franchise resulted in many fans losing interest. Even as a person who enjoyed almost every MCU project in recent years, ...
‘Steal Fire from the Gods’ held me captive till the very last page
By Ellie Estrema
Ever since “The Hunger Games” swept onto the YA scene, dystopian novels have been a staple of the genre. From the speculative “Divergent” to the thrilling “The Maze Runner” to the Christian “Out of Time,” there has been a dystopian novel for every reader’s preference. However, no dystopian novel has ever captured my attention long enough to leave an impact. So when I picked up “Steal Fire from the Gods” by Clint Hall, a dystopian story with ...
Brads’ Breakdown: New month, new stakes
By Alan Brads
Champions are crowned in December and January. They are forged in November.
How do you fare when you play three tough conference games in a row? Can you bounce back from a loss? When your star linebacker gets thrown out for targeting, can you rally against your archrival? Can you handle the snow?
Balanced teams have the best chance to address all those questions. That is why I love Oregon’s chances in the Pac-12, and Ohio State or Michigan to win postseason games.
Appreciate the community: Ashley Armstrong
By Anna Harman
Ashley Armstrong is a Senior Music Education major at Cedarville University. She’s from Wooster, Ohio, where she lives on her family's farm with her four younger siblings. Armstrong participated in 4-H, the school marching band, and her church’s youth group.
“I am so thankful to be raised in a Christian family and to have had the opportunity to accept salvation at a young age. God really is the giver of all good gifts,” Armstrong said.
One gift ...
I read “Chalice of the Gods” and get drop-kicked into my childhood
By Janie Walenda
Long before I made movies and television my entire personality, I was a massive bookworm. My mom always had the slightly nice, but still annoying problem of constantly telling her kids, “Can you put down the book for one second and set the table.” And while I am a lifelong fan of all the “Anne of Green Gables” books, the Percy Jackson series was the first modern series that I became properly obsessed with.
My journey with the books is common to many of my ...
Cedarville University’s Biblical Approach to Title IX
By Noah Tang
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Cedarville University observes it as an effort to normalize “consistent respect” for the rights and dignity of others.
Title IX is a landmark statute passed in 1972 that affects every American who is involved in higher education. It has been the law of the land for five decades, benefiting many students over the years even as its role and implementation have evolved. Among these changes have been President Obama’s ...