‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’
A rhetorical analysis of Trump’s border wall
by Alexandria Hentschel
The seats of the Capitol Building were collecting dust. Government workers had stopped receiving paychecks. As of Jan. 12, the partial government shutdown had broken the record for the longest lapse in funding. The reason? An impasse over where lawmakers will find the funding in the budget for President Trump’s border wall.
It turns out Mexico isn’t ringing the doorbell at 1 Pennsylvania Avenue to hand over a giant ...
Cedarville Student Serves in Israel
By Bryson Durst
Imagine a place where you can serve others in a foreign context and visit famed historical locations. Sara Freeland, a recent Cedarville graduate, got this chance when she traveled to Israel this past summer as part of the Origins 2018 service trip. She spoke about her trip to a group of current Cedarville students on Tuesday, November 13 in the BTS.
The team members stayed in the city of Rehovot, a mid-size town in central Israel. Sara described the primary purpose of their ...
Too Close for Comfort
Students from Cincinnati respond to the recent downtown shooting that took three lives
by Jacob Oedy
“There was a shooting today in…” This headline is all too common in American media. In the 17 years that have passed since 9/11, senseless shootings and bombings have become a frighteningly routine occurrence — until it happens on your doorstep.
Many Cedarville students experienced this kind of shock after the shooting in downtown Cincinnati on Sept. 6. Freshman and Cincinnati ...
Analysis: A Heated Debate
Climate change and the Christian dialogue
by Breanna Beers
For the past few decades, one question has dominated environmental policy worldwide: Is the climate getting warmer?
“The answer is yes,” biology professor Dr. Bill Jones said definitively. “The real issue is, to what level are humans responsible for this?”
On this question, Jones continued, the evidence is mixed. On one hand, pollution has dramatically increased since the Industrial Revolution. The warming effect of ...
North Carolina Churches Unite to Provide Relief
by Kassie Kirsch
Hurricane Florence may have dissipated, but the damage in its wake is not so quick to go. The estimated cost of damage is at least $38 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, and recovery for some states will likely take more than a year.
The storm caused a total of 53 fatalities and left thousands of other people displaced from their homes. Now most of the temporary shelters are shutting down, leaving many people stuck with the choice of living in tents or their ...
Cannabis: Crisis or Cure?
The Two-Year Battle for Medical Marijuana in the State of Ohio
By Breanna Beers
With the passing of House Bill 523 in 2016, Ohio joined 30 other states that have now legalized marijuana for medical use. Over two years later, however, there are still no facilities approved to process the drug, no physicians permitted to prescribe it, and no pharmacists authorized to dispense it. So what does this law entail, and what has it actually accomplished?
On Sept. 14, Cresco Labs received its ...
The Helper and the Witness
Nobel Peace Prize winners stand up against wartime sexual violence
by Jacob Oedy
Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Iraqi activist Nadia Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 5 as a joint recognition of their fight against the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
“Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others,” the Nobel Committee stated in the ...
Rubber Ducks Race to Fund Festival
This Saturday, Cedarville University students will have the opportunity to take part in a brand new event held by the town. On Oct. 13, Cedarville will host its first ever Ducky Race as a fundraiser for next year’s annual Cedarfest.
The event will take place from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. and will consist of a brief contest as sponsored ducks compete to cross a designated portion of Massie Creek. Spectators and sponsors are encouraged to come out to witness the race from the banks near the dog park ...
Students on Mission
Cedars explores how students used their talents for missions over the summer
by Breanna Beers
Every year Dr. Thomas White (jokingly?) threatens seniors with a withheld diploma if they attempt to walk across the stage at graduation without having gone on a missions trip during their 1,000 days at Cedarville. This summer, students from several majors had the chance to fulfill that goal and minister across the globe using their specific fields of study.
These trips allowed students the chance ...
Tropical Storm Florence Sweeps Southeastern United States
by Kassie Kirsch
The bulk of the storm may have dissipated, but Florence left a wake of damage behind in the southeastern United States. Florence was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical disturbance shortly before it made landfall outside of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on Sept. 14.
The storm originally formed on the west coast of Africa, and it was noticed by a forecaster on Aug. 28 as a small disturbance caused by a tropical wave. After three days, Florence was ...