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Freshman Worship Major Writes from the Heart

Noah Ayers hopes to impact others with his music By Madeleine Mosher Noah Ayers loved music even before he was born. As an unborn baby, Ayers would kick in rhythm with the drumbeats in the music at his family’s church. After he was born, Ayers said he wouldn’t fall asleep until his parents played rock music for him. “It’s just always been in my veins,” he said. It’s no surprise, then, that now, as a freshman Worship and Broadcasting double-major at Cedarville, he’s ...

Album Reviews

By Joshua Stevens ‘Behold the Lamb of God’ by Andrew Peterson From the history of Moses and the Israelites to the birth of Christ, Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God” isn’t an album. It’s a Biblical history lesson. Eight months after the Christian singer/songwriter spoke and performed at Cedarville University, Peterson has released his newest album. It showcases his unique songwriting ability, while also putting a spin on a Christmas classic and other old favorites. ...

Professor Profile: Gosser Teaches the Art of Balance

By Zach Krauss Aaron Gosser, associate professor of art, is passionate about impacting his students and their creative outlook on the world. Gosser teaches art students of all years and has the opportunity to walk with his students through their educational development as artists. “My position allows me to meet freshmen in early introductory courses, as well as grow with them through intermediate studio classes and even share with them capstone experience of senior exhibition,” Gosser ...

Professor Profile: Creative Writing Professor Satisfied in Christ

Professor Graff enjoys the teaching lifestyle By Madeleine Mosher Andrew Graff was walking down the sidewalk at Lawrence University, where he was a student, when he was stopped by a little boy who jumped from behind a bush to the sidewalk.  The boy did a “Michael Jackson spin move,” Graff said, and, at the end, held a tract out to Graff.  Looking at it, Graff read, “Do you want to change your life? Gospel of Luke. Church of Christ.”  “Yes,” Graff thought.  Unbekn...

‘Judy’ Review

by Hunter Johnson Biographical films are not a new concept. Films like “Walk the Line” and “Chaplin” tell life stories from start to finish of their true-life protagonists. Other biopics focus just on the biggest event of someone’s life. “The Social Network” did this for Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and “The Disaster Artist” for film director Tommy Wiseau. In “Judy,” rather than looking at what audiences are already aware of, director Rupert Goold focuses solely on ...

Cedarville Jazz Band Focuses On Communication

Jazz musicians are friends off the stage ... and on it By Madeleine Mosher During a jazz band performance before chapel last year, director Chet Jenkins suddenly realized that the band was going to finish a full minute before they were supposed to. The last part of the last piece was a drum solo, so Jenkins looked at Noah Ramierez, the drummer, and said, “just keep going!”  Ramierez, who was a freshman, said he saw Jenkins wave off the rest of the band and point to his watch.  ...

Student Spotlight: Skyler Cash – Passionate About Music

By Zach Krauss Skyler Cash is forging his own unique path to combine his passions. Cash was initially drawn to Cedarville for its engineering program, but he was hesitant to disengage from another important facet of his life: music. Cash feared he would not be able to combine his love for music and hist talent for engineering in one degree program. Without a clear solution to this dilemma, Cash started at Cedarville and declared his intent for a degree in music education. He temporarily let ...

Theatre Professor has a Missions Mindset

New professor Stacey Stratton believes God brought her to Cedarville by Lauren McGuire During Stacey Stratton’s audition for graduate school, the professor who hired her asked if she would ever teach. She said no. Now she’s Cedarville’s newest theatre professor. Stratton graduated from Murray State University with a degree in speech communication and theatre and intended to become an actress. As a graduate student, she worked as an assistant for the same professor who interviewed ...

“Ad Astra” Review

By Hunter Johnson Brad Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors. . He’s played a cowboy, an ancient Greek hero, a secret spy, a psychopath, a guy who ages backwards, the list goes on. It only makes sense that he would eventually play a futuristic astronaut. “Ad Astra,” starring Pitt and directed by James Gray, tells the story of Roy, an extremely reserved man who feels disconnected from the world, including his family. Tommy Lee Jones plays Roy’s father, Clifford, who ...