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 ...
Things To Do Before Graduation
by Paolo Carrion
College won’t last forever. Even if the tests and lectures sometimes feel like a never-ending struggle, there will be a day when you look back on your time at The ’Ville and say “Wow, that was shorter than I expected. I wish I did more than watch Hulu in my dorm for four years straight.”
So here’s a list of things you should do while you’re here.
I’m not going to list the obvious things: running into the cornfields screaming in anguish because your theme ...
Letter From the Editor
by Keegan D’Alfonso
On behalf of the entire Cedars staff, allow me to welcome you to Cedarville University. This issue of Cedars is for you, the incoming freshmen. We hope to offer you a taste of student media, some helpful tips to get you started in this new life journey that is college and maybe a few biting jokes (sorry, even in college, upperclassmen like to pick on the freshies).
You are about to start an amazing adventure here at Cedarville. College is a great opportunity to grow ...
Just Sayin’ – Loving the Sojourner
by Alex Hentschel
I am going to be up front with you: this column is not funny, because its contents are deeply, heartbreakingly serious. This column has an agenda. I have an agenda.
(Hey, at least I wasn’t deceptive about it, right?)
That agenda is to convince you that the cultural tone is wrong on one major point: the treatment of refugees and immigrants. Some well-meaning Christians have been led astray by the politics of fear. In fact, the rise of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee ...
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
By Timothy Mattackal
Artificial intelligence, or AI: what exactly is it? What does it do? How much should we trust it?
There are numerous questions we could ask regarding this issue, and many of these concerns were brought into focus several weeks ago when an Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The accident resulted in the first fatality from a self-driving car accident in history, and as a result, Uber and other developers of self-driving vehicles tempor...