Snouffer and Willow Sisters Making Impact As Dual Sport Athletes
by Abigail Hintz
When high school sophomore Lauren Willow jumped and got a volleyball unstuck from the backboard of the basketball hoop, she had no idea it would be the start of something special at Cedarville University in the coming years.
The high school track coach heard about it and came to her lunch table to ask her if she would be willing to try track, specifically high jump. A committed volleyball player, she was skeptical at first. But she came around quickly.
“I went to the ...
Episode Three Stumbles in The Right Direction
by Sam Acosta
Episode three of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” throws a lot of exciting new elements and characters into the mix. The plot is becoming more interesting, but the execution is still somewhat sloppy. While I like the direction the show is headed, I wish it was moving that direction in a straight line instead of swerving its way forward.
The intro sequence has Bucky talking with Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl), who claims to know where to find information about the new ...
The Village Petaler
by Anna Grace Galkin
Though Jaklyn Cato has always exercised her creative side, she has recently delved into the world of flower arranging and is using her new floral business to enjoy the beauty of life’s transitions and establish family roots.
Jacklyn grew up in Xenia, Ohio and eventually enrolled at Cedarville University. Having a knack for the arts, especially painting and drawing, Jacklyn took a photography class from university photographer, Scott Huck, which she would put to good ...
Beautiful ‘Minari’ Breathes New Multicultural Life into the American Dream
by Seth Tew
In this harsh world, the struggle for independence can be life-encompassing. You must leave behind comfort and stability, trusting that you have the determination and skills to carve out a life of your own. Stories of people overcoming adversity and fighting for their independence encapsulate one of the core themes of the American experience. Such are the stories of our founding fathers, the abolition of slavery, the pioneers, and even that weird trucking obsession in the 80s. ...
Chaos Walking is Good, Actually (Part 2)
A Thematically Rich World
by Breanna Beers
The more I think about this movie, the more I like it.
Yes, in hindsight, some of the structural flaws that plagued this movie become increasingly apparent. My editor’s eye is not blinded by my adoration for Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley’s compelling dynamic. However, the more I ruminate on this film, the more I find myself thinking about the larger themes of the script.
Given its premise, this movie is less about gender than I thought it ...
Episode Two of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Is Flashy, Stylish, and Unsatisfying
by Sam Acosta
With its first episode being the most-watched premiere in Disney Plus history, all eyes are now on “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” to live up to the hype. While this second episode does introduce some interesting aspects to the series, it feels like a lot of style with very little substance. I finished the episode wanting more, not because I loved what I had just seen but because I hadn’t gotten a lot out of it.
We start the episode with John Walker (Wyatt Russel...
A Beloved Coffee Shop in Downtown Cedarville
by Lydia Switzer
Orion Coffee and Tea is nestled into the friendly community of downtown Cedarville, Ohio along North Main Street and near to other student favorites such as Colonial Pizza and Beans-n-Cream. Inside, starry artwork decorates the walls, and the atmosphere communicates a sense of calm. Those who visit Orion can select from a variety of specialty coffees, brews, teas, baked goods, and more.
The beginnings of Orion surfaced in December of 2018, when Eric and Sharayah Irwin ...
Plastics and Other Materials in the Environment
by Michael Cleverly
Factories produce millions of tons of plastic every year which are turned into a variety of products, including single use items. Consumers purchase and use these items and either throw them away when they're done or place them in the recycling bin. Some products become new products while others remain unused.
Different types of plastics exist and these products are made out of various plastics. Typically only three plastic types sent to materials recovery facilities get ...
‘Chaos Walking’ is Good, Actually (Part 1)
A Character-Driven Mystery
by Breanna Beers
I really wanted to like this movie, but I wasn’t actually expecting to.
“Chaos Walking” is based on a trilogy by Patrick Ness, whose novels are both potent and poignant. It stars the undeniably talented Daisy Ridley and impossibly likable Tom Holland, both of whom I unequivocally adore. Throw in some Nick Jonas for whimsy and a setting that’s equal parts supernatural, outer space and Frontierland, and you get a specific variety of weird ...
“Raya and the Last Dragon” Might be Worth the $30 After All
by Hunter Johnson
The Walt Disney Company has many subsidiary companies, but none reach the level of prestige of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Releasing only one film a year on average, Disney strives to make every film distributed under its biggest studio banner live up to the high expectations of fans.
That pattern of quality continues with their newest film, “Raya and the Last Dragon.”
Telling the story of a chief’s daughter who must unite a divided world, “Raya” follows ...