Feminism in Film
Why Hollywood’s empowerment narrative falls flat
by Breanna Beers
The mere inclusion of a female protagonist was once considered box office suicide, especially for major franchises with predominantly male fanbases. Movies like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “Captain Marvel” have repeatedly disproven that theory, driven in part by the rise of modern mainstream feminism in the early 2010s. Accordingly, we’ve seen more and more movies with women in the center of the ...
The Real First Thanksgiving
Editor’s Note: The original version of this column in the print issue contained unintended similarities to a different op-ed published elsewhere in 2011. It has also been edited for clarity of historical fact and to better reflect the thoughts of the author.
By Alex Hentschel
Let’s leap into a heavy subject with a bit of a joke: If April showers bring May flowers, what do, May flowers bring?
Get it? No? Maybe wait until the end of the column.
As we prepare to spend ...
Just Sayin’ – Poverty and the Gospel
by Alex Hentschel
Hello. Nice to meet you.
I am a middle-class, white American woman. Growing up, I always had something to eat, presents on Christmas morning, sweaters for the winter, and now my parents have a house in the suburbs. I’m attending college, a monstrous expense, without worrying (too much) about how it will affect my future.
I have an American passport which allows me into most of the world’s countries if I can just afford the plane ticket to go. I am a native English ...
Creativity on Display: Campus Christmas Reviewed
by Sarah Pennington
Ah, Campus Christmas. It’s the most exciting time of year at Cedarville, a chance to show the rest of campus just how creative you can be.
Now, the winners for this year’s Campus Christmas open dorms have already been announced: Willett’s “The Terminal,” West’s “Mary Poppins,” the “Printy House Cinemas,” and Lawlor’s “Behind the Scenes.” But these aren’t the only halls worth mentioning. Let’s take a look at four other Campus Christmas setups ...