Cedarville Women’s Cross Country Dominates Under the Lights
By: Alan Brads
Hundreds of women from across Ohio stand with bated breath, gazing at a man 50 yards away, illuminated only by portable stadium lights and the waning moon. The buzz of the crowd becomes a murmur, pierced by an occasional shout as anticipation mounts. The whistle blows, then silence. Time freezes, the runners are statues.
An eruption of cheers and the stampede of 334 runners from over 30 universities kick off the 2022 All-Ohio Intercollegiate cross-country champi...
Cedarville Improves to 2-1-0 in the GMAC with Win Over Trevecca
By: Alan Brads
The Cedarville University men’s soccer team squeezed by the Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans 1-0 on September 15.
Jake Johnson netted the lone goal off a penalty kick in the 63rd minute.
As soon as the head referee blasted his whistle and pointed to the penalty mark, Johnson confidently strolled to his starting spot to take the kick.
“I went into the game already thinking about where I would put the penalty kick if we got one,” Johnson said. “I ...
Cedarville Volleyball Succumbs to Walsh Defense, Loses in 5 Sets
As the ball dropped to the gym floor, the crowds’ cheers quieted as the match came to a dramatic close, with Cedarville falling to Walsh in five sets.
Despite this, head coach Greg Smith felt positive about the direction that his team is headed in.
“I do feel like we're growing, we're getting better,” Smith said.
After dropping a close first set 28-26, the Yellow Jackets won the following two sets 25-16 and 25-19. They then dropped the last two sets, ...
Cedarville Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play with Win
By: Allan Brads
The Cedarville University men’s soccer team outlasted the Northwood Timberwolves by a score of 2-1 on September 8.
The victory boosts the Yellow Jackets to an undefeated 3-0-1, while handing Northwood the first defeat of their inaugural season as a member of the GMAC, a not-so-warm welcome for the Timberwolves.
“We knew they were a great team who would hang around and put up a fight,” said Cedarville head coach Brett Faro. “But there was a lot of quality play ...
Cedarville Volleyball Bounces Back Against Tiffin, Wins in 4 Sets
By Julia Swain
As the ball hit the floor, Cedarville players leaped and celebrated as their five-match losing streak ended in triumph. Coming into Tuesday night’s match against Tiffin, Cedarville looked to bounce back and win their first conference game. They did just that, winning in four sets and improving their record to 3-5.
One crucial aspect of the match was how the Lady Yellow Jackets responded to their losing streak. The team’s positive attitude was seemingly one ...
Russia Invades Ukraine, Raising Questions about the Future
By Michael Cleverly
On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine from multiple directions, with the goal of taking Kyiv, the capital city, and toppling the Ukranian government. As the war unfolds, questions arise of whether this brutal conflict could’ve been prevented and what it means for the future of the world.
For months, Russian troops gathered on the border and various news companies and world leaders warned of an impending invasion. The Ukrainian and French presidents both claimed that ...
Is Congress Due for a Red Wave?
By Esther Fultz
Presidential elections get a lot of attention, both by the media and voters. Midterm elections, while less publicized, play an equally important role, giving Americans the opportunity to rearrange the political makeup of Congress, both in the House and the Senate. With midterm elections approaching this year, Americans are already discussing possibilities and predicting outcomes.
“Historically, it is more common that the party represented in the White House will lose ...
Video Games’ Stake in the Entertainment Industry
By Sam Acosta
As we venture deeper into 2022, it seems that we may finally be past the final throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and stores are opening back up, people are beginning to gather together again and movies are starting to steadily release again. When it came to the entertainment industry, the pandemic hit hard, as movie studios and theaters struggled to make enough profit to survive.
In 2021, the global box office amounted to an estimated $21.4 billion in revenue, ...
The Economics of Streaming
By Janie Walenda
It’s impossible to understate how dramatically television has changed in the last decade. Streaming services have completely overhauled how we watch TV as well as how we pay for it.
While initially services like Netflix seemed like a steal compared to cable, as streaming services have multiplied and continued to raise their prices, opting for streaming over cable seems like less of a bargain. Does the original content on streaming services make them worth it, despite the ...
The ‘God’s Not Dead’ Syndrome
By Ben Hiett
I’ve always been a sucker for Christian motifs in movies. I remember my mind being absolutely blown by Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” because of the overt parallels between Clark Kent and Jesus, minus the excessive punching. More recently, a friend of mine introduced me to M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs,” now one of my all-time favorite films because of its themes of faith lost and faith regained. All that to say, I’m a big fan of stories that speak to my beliefs and ...