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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Trump Ban Harms Missions, Creates Uncertainty for Students
The Trump administration is rewriting the executive ban on immigration which was suspended by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The ban indirectly affects international missions, and one Cedarville student will not be returning home for the foreseeable future.
Because of the uncertainty created by the ban, Eman Nagib, a junior information technology major from Sudan plans to remain in the United States.
“I was advised by the advisor for international students ...
Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Struck Down
Despite Gov. Kasich's veto, Americans will likely see abortion reform in the near future
by Alexandria Hentschel
Neither anti-abortion nor pro-abortion activist were satisfied with Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s decision on two recent bills concerning abortion.
Kasich line-item vetoed the controversial House Bill 493, commonly referred to as the “Heartbeat Bill.” The Heartbeat Bill was added to a larger piece of legislation about child abuse protections.
Kasich preserved the main text of ...
Trump Inaugurated as 45th President of United States Amidst Controversy
by Alexandria Hentschel
The historic, and often turbulent, election season culminated on Jan. 20 with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
Trump was sworn in before a crowd that included his opponent in the general election, Hillary Clinton, attending with her husband, former 42nd president Bill Clinton.
There was much controversy surrounding the numbers at the Trump inauguration. White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the turnout "was ...
Webs of Conflict
Over 250,000 people are trapped in Aleppo, Syria without access to food, water or medical care from the outside world. Aleppo was once an economic center in Syria, but is now the center of the Syrian civil war. An aid convoy was bombed trying to reach civilians on Monday, Sept 19. United States officials accused Russia of the bombing the area to help Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Russia has denied the accusations.
Glen Duerr, professor of international studies at ...
SB 1146: The Battle for Religious Freedom
Legislators in California tried to pass a bill earlier this year that, in short, would have eliminated California students’ federal funding for attending religious universities that are exempt from certain discrimination laws.
A softer version that Christian universities in California can live with recently passed. But Christian universities such as Cedarville fear that legislation such as California’s SB 1146 could lead to further laws that restrict religious liberties and eventually ...
Trump Victory in Historic Election
In a shocking upset that surprised the nation, business tycoon Donald J. Trump has become the president-elect of the United States.
According to the New York Times, Trump officially has 278 electoral college votes of the needed 270, and is expected to have 306 by the time the votes are finished being counted.
Most predictions leading up to the election favored former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. The New York Times predicted that Clinton had an 85% chance of ...
Election 2016 Polls
PHOTO GALLERY: Cedarville students join the community on Election Day at Grace Baptist Church to cast their ballots.