The Afghanistan Dilemma
by Maggie Walker
The date Oct. 7, 2001, does not tend to ring many bells in our collective national memory. This unassuming date, however, marked the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. Recently the issue has bubbled to the top of headlines and grabbed national attention as America’s longest war has ended.
To understand context, the country of Afghanistan itself was at war before American involvement. Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of International Studies, said, “Afghanistan ...
Shedding Light On The Darkness
Editor’s Note: The names in this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of the innocent. The people in this story are in no way connected to Cedarville University.
Trigger Warning: This story contains content that may be disturbing to readers who have and have not experienced relationship abuse.
by Hannah Deane
Three weeks before Samantha was leaving for college she went on a walk in the woods with her fiancé, George. In the ground, among the tall pine trees, was a hole. ...
The Village Petaler
by Anna Grace Galkin
Though Jaklyn Cato has always exercised her creative side, she has recently delved into the world of flower arranging and is using her new floral business to enjoy the beauty of life’s transitions and establish family roots.
Jacklyn grew up in Xenia, Ohio and eventually enrolled at Cedarville University. Having a knack for the arts, especially painting and drawing, Jacklyn took a photography class from university photographer, Scott Huck, which she would put to good ...
A Beloved Coffee Shop in Downtown Cedarville
by Lydia Switzer
Orion Coffee and Tea is nestled into the friendly community of downtown Cedarville, Ohio along North Main Street and near to other student favorites such as Colonial Pizza and Beans-n-Cream. Inside, starry artwork decorates the walls, and the atmosphere communicates a sense of calm. Those who visit Orion can select from a variety of specialty coffees, brews, teas, baked goods, and more.
The beginnings of Orion surfaced in December of 2018, when Eric and Sharayah Irwin ...
Plastics and Other Materials in the Environment
by Michael Cleverly
Factories produce millions of tons of plastic every year which are turned into a variety of products, including single use items. Consumers purchase and use these items and either throw them away when they're done or place them in the recycling bin. Some products become new products while others remain unused.
Different types of plastics exist and these products are made out of various plastics. Typically only three plastic types sent to materials recovery facilities get ...
Controversy in Myanmar Amidst New Democracy
by Maggie Walker
Myanmar has a history rife with struggle. Since its independence from British colonial rule in 1948, civil war and violence have plagued the nation, chaining the land in poverty and soaking it in blood.
Dr. Glen Duerr, Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University, said, “Democracy is fragile, especially when it starts.”
Myanmar’s story, however, is not hopeless. At the end of 2015, to the world’s surprise, Myanmar was democratized. The National ...
Seven Minutes of Terror: First Mars rover since 2011 lands tomorrow
by Breanna Beers
Tomorrow, February 18, the Perseverance rover will complete its six-and-a-half-month journey to finally land on Martian soil. Within a few days, it will begin its twofold mission of searching for signs of past life on Mars and gathering information to support future human habitation.
The capsule is currently hurtling through Martian orbit 15 times faster than a bullet. To successfully touch down, the capsule will have to slow down enough to drop out of orbit and enter the ...
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 ...