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 ...
Why the West Coast has been blazing this year
by Breanna Beers
It’s been said that California’s four seasons are riot, earthquake, flood and fire. As cynical as this may be, the last of these has been raising international concern for the past few months.
For the past several years, California has been plagued by drought, which combines with the region’s intense heat and coastal winds to produce an ideal climate for the start and spread of wildfires. According to the California state ...
Cedarville Alum Affected by Kerala Floods
By Jacob Oedy
For many Americans, the recent flooding in India seems a distant disaster. For three members of the Cedarville family, however, the waters have reached far too close to home. The record floods that have been tearing through the South Asian country since the beginning of June have forced the relocation of millions, including the family of David, Joseph, and Timothy Mattackal.
The Mattackals grew up in the southwestern state of Kerala, where the floods have been most devastati...
Cedarville to Open Teaching Pharmacy at Site of Cedarville Hardware
Cedarville University announced Thursday that it is investing in the Village of Cedarville with plans to buy the Cedarville Hardware building and open a teaching pharmacy at the corner of Main Street and Xenia Avenue in downtown.
The university has created Cedar Care LLC with its own board of directors to purchase, own and operate what will be know as Cedar Care Village Pharmacy. Jeb Ballentine, a licensed pharmacist, will run the pharmacy, which will include students from CU's Doctor of ...