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Movie Review: ‘Captain Marvel’

by Ian Sarmiento From Spider-Man to Captain America, Marvel Studios has had a lot of fun recreating beloved characters while crafting memorable action scenes and big moments of comedy. “Captain Marvel” joins in the fun as audiences are introduced to the MCU’s newest hero. “Captain Marvel” is co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, known for their films “Mississippi Grind” and “Sugar.” The directors took Marvel’s newest movie and made it unique to their style, making it ...

Book Review: ‘Sunny Side Up’

by Sarah Pennington If you were to have breakfast with Jesus, what might He say to you? That is the question that Cedarville professor Dan DeWitt answers in his latest book, “Sunny Side Up: The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life.” Taking his cues from Jesus’ conversation with Peter in John 21, DeWitt explores some of the issues that hinder Christians in doing what they’re called to do. He also provides practical applications and questions for readers to ponder as they ...

STP Preview: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

by Kristen Farley Jeremy Smith will perform his senior theater project, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23. When given freedom to choose his senior presentation, Smith decided on this Shakespearean comedy for the challenge of performing a lyrical play. “Our freshman year, we did Cyrano as one of the main stages, and that was written in verse, but we were freshmen, so we had smaller roles,” Smith said. He wanted to challenge himself and others, and so decided on ...

Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

by Hunter Johnson In 2014, audiences were introduced to the lovable LEGO icon known as Emmet Brickowski, voiced by fan-favorite Chris Pratt. Based on the extremely popular construction toys, “The LEGO Movie” was expected to be a simple cash-grab for Warner Bros, that is, until the film actually came out. “The LEGO Movie” dominated at the box office and at the critical arena. It was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in both visual effects and in creative storytelling. Audiences ...

Movie Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

by Hunter Johnson Mission: Impossible is one of the most fascinating modern film series for one specific reason: each of its first five films were directed by a different director. Each movie had its own unique tone and style to it, so each one always felt new and fresh. Really, the only common through line of every film being Tom Cruise’s presence. That was true until this year, when Christopher McQuarrie, the director of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” was asked to return to ...

STP Preview: ‘The Giver’

by Katie Milligan Remy Patterson’s upcoming senior theatre project, “The Giver,” will be performed on April 20th at 7 p.m. at Alford Auditorium. It will stand out as a unique, challenging, and thought-provoking production. Patterson said his passion for the theater began at a young age and has only grown in his time at Cedarville. “One of my favorite things is the ability to tell a story [and] to see that people are impacted by it,” Patterson said. Patterson chose Eric ...

Impress From a Distance, Impact Up Close

Cedarville’s HeartSong seeks genuine worship through music and ministry by Katie Milligan Cedarville University’s HeartSong worship ministry has been turning hearts to Christ through song on campus, at churches and at summer camps for over a decade. Now, they’re gearing up for the production of a live album. Jim Cato, the associate vice president of Christian Ministries, has been involved with HeartSong from its beginnings. He first took a job at Cedarville in 1983 as the overseer of ...

Play Review: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

by Kaileigh Willis Cedarville’s production of “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” kept its audience intrigued and laughing during its opening night on Thursday April 5th. A comical retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Ken Ludwig’s production follows the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Douglas) and his partner Dr. Watson (Jordan Fredericks) as they are called to crack a baffling case. After Sir Charles Baskerville’s ...

Book Review: ‘The City Beyond the Glass’

By Sarah Pennington Gemma Caloprini is trapped. She’s trapped by her father’s rules, which keep her and her two sisters locked within their family’s home. She’s trapped by society’s expectation that she either marry or live out her days in a convent. And she’s trapped by the Glass Doge, who rules the Glass City beyond the mirrors where she and her sisters secretly escape every night to dance and forget their troubles. Then, a fatal misstep on her part destroys both her family’s ...

Play Preview: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

by Ian Sarmiento Fast, funny and with a slight touch of crazy, Sherlock Holmes makes his way into the DeVries Theatre with more than one twist. Arthur Conan Doyle, the original author of the Sherlock Holmes stories, meant Holmes to be the type of character that tends to keep his personal life private. However, Ken Ludwig’s version of Sherlock in “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” has a history of taking things and giving them satirical twist. Jordan Fredericks, one of the lead ...