Super Bowl LV Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs
by Nick Ratliff
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It happens every year on the first Sunday of February. This year's Super Bowl will be held in Tampa Bay, the home of the Buccaneers. This marks the first time in NFL history that a team will play in its home stadium, and this fact alone could determine the outcome for this Super Bowl.
Home field advantage is a key to success in any sport, let alone the NFL, as evidenced by the Buccaneers going 5-3 at home ...
President Biden Begins Term with Series of Executive Orders
by Bryson Durst
On January 20, Joseph Biden was sworn in as the forty-sixth President of the United States.
Since then, President Biden has issued a sweeping number of executive orders and actions. These decisions touch numerous areas of everyday life, including:
COVID-19: President Biden is requiring masks to be worn on federal property, parks and monuments, and on public transportation between states. Outside these contexts, the president is encouraging the general public to wear ...
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.