An Unusual Ruling on Abortion in Poland
by Michael Cleverley
Many Polish people took to the streets recently to protest a court ruling that has illegalized abortion in most scenarios. The judges ruled that the termination of a permanently harmed unborn baby is unconstitutional. This ruling makes 98% of Poland’s abortions illegal and only leaves two situations where women can have abortions.
This situation of people protesting against rulings restricting abortions is the opposite of what happens in America. The loosening of ...
Colonial Pizza’s Has Been Placed On the Real Estate Menu
by Samuel J. Claude
Following 39 successful years, Sandy Acton, owner of Colonial Pizza, announced she is selling Cedarville’s beloved pizza joint.
“It takes a younger person than me,” Acton said, “It takes a lot of hours and a lot of time. I can’t stand up as long as I used to.”
Colonial Pizza has housed customers young and old, from Cedarville University and the village. So naturally, the idea of a change in regard to their favorite and only pizza place in town provoked ...
Second Act is Giving People a Second Chance To Get What They Need
by Stephen Mattackal
Second Act, the beloved Cedarville thrift store, approaches its seven-year anniversary this November. The store is made up completely of volunteers, is a non-profit, and is part of the Cedar Cliff Ministerial Association. The store is located on 50 N. Main St. and is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is run by Jill Mitchell-Kinney
“It was started by the Methodist Church in Cedarville,” Mitchell-Kinney said. “The older ladies in the church would put ...
The Fight for Nagorno-Karabakh
by Bryson Durst
In late September, with many Americans focused on COVID-19 and the election, conflict erupted between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenia and Azerbaijan, located in the Caucasus Mountains, both claim the small region of Nagorno-Karabakh (called Artsakh by local Armenians). Though the region has long been ruled by foreign empires and members of both groups have lived in the area for centuries, the conflict is a relatively recent result of Soviet ...
For Those Who Can’t Speak
Child trafficking advocates raise awareness on behalf of the helpless
by Hannah Deane
The Human Trafficking Hotline defines human trafficking as “a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his or her will.” Over 40.3 million people are trafficked globally every year.
Trafficking can take many different forms: child soldiers, labor trafficking, sex ...
Voting By Mail
Over 75% of American voters will be eligible to vote by mail this November as states scramble to adapt to a pandemic in the middle of one of the most controversial elections in recent history.
by Breanna Beers
Is voting by mail a good idea?
The benefits of mail-in voting are obvious, especially during a pandemic: safety, accessibility and public health. But what about the drawbacks?
Myths around voting by mail abound, most notably the claim that mail-in ballots are a major source of ...
How to be a Christian in an election season
by Breanna Beers
You can be a Republican and be a Christian.
You can be a Democrat and be a Christian.
Shocking, I know. It seems like every year it gets harder to accept that, especially given [insert whatever horrifying thing the other side did this week].
The latest outrage, however, is just a symptom of a deeper problem: the system itself is structured to incentivize and benefit from our polarized tribalism. The people in power want no ...
How Halloween is Celebrated Around the World
by Chris Karenbauer
We know Halloween by eating candy while dressed up in silly costumes. Halloween is a mostly American holiday, but other countries around the world have their own fall holidays.
Halloween in Ireland is a time to remember the dead. The Irish celebration is similar to the American celebration with children dressing up in costumes and eating candy.
During the Middle Ages, Halloween was the eve of All Saints Day, which is the day to remember the saints.
by Michael Cleverly
The deterioration of the relationship between China and the United States has been going on since the CCP formed the People’s Republic of China in October of 1949.
Even before the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the United States supported Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist forces fighting against the People’s Liberation army. However, this year the breakdown in China-U.S. relations accelerated and impacted the lives of people in both countries.
UN at 75: How Americans View the International Organization
by Bryson Durst
In 1945, the Allied Powers finally brought World War II to an end, at enormous cost to life and property. The League of Nations, created after World War I, had failed to prevent another global war.
According to Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of international studies at Cedarville University, the Allies needed “a system to move the world forward in the aftermath of World War II.” The Allies created the UN as a part of this new system, “to allow countries to talk ...