A Divided League and a Divided Country
Analysis of the rising debate over race as NFL players kneel in protest
by Breanna Beers
On Sept. 17, six NFL players sat or knelt during the national anthem before the Sunday games. One week later, over 200 players joined the protests.
Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first refused to stand during the August preseason to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality in America. Although a few of his teammates later joined him, the protests did ...
What is Net Neutrality?
A little-known legislation with huge ramifications for the future of the internet
by Breanna Beers
For most of the history of the internet, net neutrality has been an unstated but basic assumption of how the online world operates. Net neutrality is the principle that internet providers should be prohibited from artificially blocking or slowing down particular websites or applications: content is not restricted based on what it is or where it comes from.
Under this assumption, a private blog ...
2nd Street Market: A 15-year-old Dayton Tradition
by Gabe Chester
The 2nd Street Market, located in downtown Dayton, features over 40 different vendors offering an array of fresh produce, bread, artisanal goods and cuisine from around the world. The market is celebrating its 15th year of business as the oldest public market in Dayton. It is open for business year-round on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 2nd Street Market presents a revitalizing commercial hub where shoppers can always ...
Ohio Considers Campus Free Speech Bill
First Amendment enforcement at public universities may change with new legislation
by Dakota Banks and Alexandria Hentschel
Ohio House representatives Wes Goodman and Andrew Brenner have announced a bill that enforces free speech at public universities. This legislation may change the climate of campuses across the state.
If passed, the bill will prohibit public universities from limiting expression based on content, audience reaction or expression in areas of public accessibility. It also ...
Tax Levy Renewal Seeks to Continue to Address Lack of State Funding
By Timothy Mattackal
On November 7, residents of Cedarville will have the opportunity to vote on a measure to renew a tax levy for workers in the village. Two years ago, the village council proposed a temporary .25 percent increase on Cedarville’s municipal individual income tax, taking the rate from 1 percent to 1.25 percent. That tax levy is due to expire and is up for renewal.
While this extension requires those who work in Cedarville to continue to pay the higher tax rate, it would ...
Cedarville’s Mike DeWine Runs for Governor
by Madeleine Mosher
Cedarville resident Mike DeWine is running for Ohio governor in the upcoming election on Nov. 6. The 70 year-old Republican is currently Ohio’s Attorney General and has strong connections to the Yellow Jackets.
DeWine has participated in Cedarville University’s Faith conference, taught at the university, and employed students as interns.
If elected, DeWine’s main focuses will be education, drugs, and jobs. According to his website, www.meetmikedewine.com, he ...
Places That Will Make You Fall for Fall
by Kaylie Mullen
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly fallen leaves from a calm, crisp breeze. Autumn is here, accompanied by football games, comfy sweatshirts, and pumpkin-flavored everything.
The first half of the semester is already finished and winter is creeping closer each week. This list of five locations is for the Cedarville students and faculty who wish to take a break from their busy schedules with some much needed fall fun.
Don’t let the season pass you by! ...
Attack in Las Vegas: Terrorism or crime?
by Allison White
On Sunday, October 1, the unthinkable occurred in Las Vegas. Thousands of fans were attending the closing act of the Route 91 Country Music Festival, singer Jason Aldean. Enjoyment quickly turned to terror as the crowd was assaulted by bullets from above. Fifty-nine people died and over 500 were seriously injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history.
Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies at Cedarville University, concurs with the ...
Drug Price Relief or Deceptive Rx? Ohio’s Issue 2 Divides Opinion
By Breanna Beers
The November 7 Ohio general election is approaching, and few ballot items have incited as much controversy as Ohio Issue 2. Commonly referred to as the Drug Price Relief Act -- or the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue, depending on the speaker -- this bill would mandate that no state-run agency could spend more on prescription drugs than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which receives a federally mandated 24 percent discount.
Proponents of this bill hope to reduce the ...
Charlottesville and Racial Tension in Trump’s America
How President Trump is affecting unity in the face of tragedy
by Alex Hentschel
The word at the forefront of the national discussion on race relations is “Charlottesville.”
A “Unite the Right” rally was held in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Several other groups showed up to protest the event, including the anti-fascist political group Antifa, clerical ministers and members of the Black Lives Matter ...