Strait to the point: Houthi rebels control international shipping
By Laurence Butt
The Middle East is an extensive and challenging region with harsh environments, unforgiving terrain, and ever-shifting alliances and borders, making it a difficult place to thrive. Iran stands out as a country that, through violence and determination, has managed to maintain a prominent position in the Middle East. Iran's presence is evident in Yemen, where it has brokered deals with the Houthi rebels.
The Houthis, a Shia Islamist political and military organizat...
Cedars: International Student Spotlight
By Jewell Strock
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth-largest country in the world by land area and population. Brazil has a rich cultural heritage influenced by a blend of indigenous, Portuguese, African, and other European cultures.
Elisa Araujo is a junior accounting major who has lived in Brazil her whole life and has moved across Brazil multiple times. Araujo loves the beaches, the culture, the food, and the people in Brazil.
“I love ...
Pettibone Coffee is a Spot For Coffee Connoisseurs
By Anna Harman
There are many spots near Cedarville for students to find coffee. Pettibone Coffee, located in Dayton, Ohio about 29 minutes from Cedarville’s campus, is one of many spots near Cedarville for students to find coffee.
Pettibone has a very trendy, aesthetically pleasing look. It is a pretty environment with a relaxing atmosphere. There is a lot of natural light because of the large windows, so it has a happy, sunny feel to it.
Its open concept cafe is inviting and ...
The Ramifications of Issue 1
By Cara Groves
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ohio voters passed Issue 1 in the state, which will determine the extent that Ohio will go to protect citizens’ rights to an abortion. The new amendment comes a year and a half after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022 and marks the start of a new movement that is gaining traction nationwide.
When the U.S. Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away an individual’s constitutional right to an abortion, Christian voters across the ...
Election 2024: a primary election update
by Noah Tang
It’s official: the primary election has begun. Over the space of five months, voters across the country will make known their will as to whom the major parties should nominate. On the Democratic side, President Biden is virtually guaranteed to win his party’s nomination. On the Republican side, former President Trump and former UN Ambassador and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley are locked in an intense struggle.
Dr. Glen Duerr serves as Chair of History and Government ...
Dayton Public Schools considers creating a new arts school
By Anna Harman
Dayton Public Schools are considering building a new arts elementary school in west Dayton, according to superintendent David Lawrence. For now, it’s just a conversation to brainstorm how this could function in the Dayton area.
They have to consider what it would cost to build the school and also research what arts schools around the country are like functionally. They still aren’t clear on a decision just yet.
Board member Jocelyn Rhynard states that ...
Young people have not given up on politics
By Ashleigh Clark
You see the sentiment: young people have given up on politics. They say young people addicted to dopamine hits from TikTok are failing their country with low civic engagement. Modern media paints young people as lackadaisical consumers unaware of politics.
Dr. Mark Caleb Smith, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Director of the Center for Political Studies, and Professor of Political Science, explains that there are several factors that affect whether or ...
By Janie Walenda
Dr. Kevin Roper was a Professor of Mathematics at Cedarville University for over twenty years and spent sixteen of those years serving with the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department. Since most of the volunteers are college students, there is always a need for more long-term members.
“It really is a very good opportunity to take care of the community you live in,” Roper said, pointing out both the tangible and intangible ways that the fire ...
One Bistro: Making a space for neighbors to eat
By Avonlea Brown
Outside, cars whoosh by and people bustle back and forth in front of the windows, leaves strewn on the sidewalk. Inside, the sounds of laughter and silverware on plates fill the little cafe. Booths and tables are filled with family, friends and strangers.
In one booth a group of three girls share breakfast, in the next booth a group of old women eat and share conversation. Sitting at the community table in the middle of the room is a family of four with two ...
International Student Spotlight: Hannah Grace Patton
By Jewell Strock
Hungary is located in eastern Europe and is surrounded by countries such as Romania, Austria, and Croatia. A senior linguistics major, Hannah Grace Patton lived in Hungary until 2020. She grew up in Tat, Hungary, a town of about 5000 people in Northern Hungary. One of Patton’s favorite things about Hungary is the pastries.
“The kakaós csiga (cocoa snail) is a really yummy pastry that I used to eat growing up,” Patton said. “Bakeries are everywhere and have ...