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“Land” Serves as a Cutting Commentary On Grief

by Kathryn McDonald  “Grieving woman moves somewhere new to make a fresh start and escape her somewhat haunting and tragic past.” It’s a story that will doubtless be familiar to audiences; however, in her directorial debut “Land,” director Robin Wright takes this familiar tale and turns it into a timeless masterpiece.  In addition to directing, Wright stars as Edee, a troubled woman who decides that she has had enough of people telling her that she will eventually heal from the ...

“The Father” is a Poignant Look at the Devastating Reality of Dementia

by Kathryn McDonald According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 50 million people worldwide who suffer from dementia, with an additional 10 million new cases each year. These staggering statistics make dementia one of the most common health conditions in elderly populations, with nearly 5-8% of those over the age of 60 experiencing some form of dementia.  It is little wonder, then, that the recently released film “The Father,” directed by Florian Zeller, ...

Hoffman To Be Wright State’s New Head Coach

by Abigail Hintz Cedarville is losing a great. Head women's basketball coach Kari Hoffman has coached her last season for the Jackets and will now take her expertise to Division I Wright State University as head coach of their women's basketball program. This past season was Hoffman's fifth as the Lady Jackets' head coach, during which she built an incredibly successful program despite it being her first experience as a head coach. With an overall record of 106-38 and three G-MAC ...

Season Finale Is A Mixed Bag of Satisfaction and Disappointment

by Sam Acosta The finale for “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is finally here, and it does some things well while butchering others. While I didn’t feel completely let down by the ending of this series, everything is so rushed that some of the story beats end up feeling unresolved. Episodes four and five gave me a lot of hope for this finale, but this episode ultimately wastes that momentum and lands a little flat.  One thing I did love about the finale was Sam’s transition into ...

CU Volleyball Brings Murphy Full Circle

The assistant volleyball coach came to know the Lord through the program. by Abigail Hintz Callie Murphy grew up going to church. She also grew up playing volleyball. And those were two separate things. No matter what. Until they weren’t. Murphy grew up in a competitive family. They were obsessed with athletics, and though they considered themselves to be a Christian home, athletics ultimately came first. It was okay to miss church as long as it was for sports. This created an ...

Volleyball Recap: Jackets Look Forward To Rising Squad

by Tim Smith A wise man once said, “There’s a first time for everything.” In 2021, that includes traversing a women’s volleyball season amidst a national pandemic. What started off on rocky and uncertain terms soon became a successful 9-4 season for the Cedarville women’s volleyball team, along with a deep run in the G-MAC tournament. It was unlike anything any of the coaches or players had experienced before. “I felt like the team navigated through the season well,” ...

Men’s Basketball Recap: Jackets Fall Just Short of G-MAC Championship

by Josh Decker The Yellow Jackets rounded out one of the most challenging seasons to date with an impressive tournament run that ended only after Cedarville fell in the 2020-2021 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) championship game. No. 6 Cedarville grinded out a thrilling 76-73 victory over No. 2 Findlay in the semifinals, but the Jackets’ championship hopes were dashed by a 77-59 loss to Malone in the final. Entering the year, the Yellow Jackets were picked second in the G-MAC ...

Women’s Basketball Recap: Family-Focused Mentality Gives Lady Jackets Success

by Abigail Hintz A global pandemic doesn’t normally lend itself to a fun basketball season. But for the Cedarville women’s basketball team, this season was one for the books despite all the challenges. The Lord was faithful and kept the Lady Jackets healthy which allowed them to have a season full of firsts and full of success. Head coach Kari Hoffman was overjoyed as she looked back on the season. “This season was one of the funnest to be a part of, which I’m not sure any of ...

From the Silver Screen to Your Living Room: The Theater vs Streaming Debate

by Sam Acosta In late 2020, Warner Brothers made an announcement that rocked the movie industry: all of their 2021 movies would be available on HBO Max on the same day they were released into theaters. This revelation sparked much debate within the industry about the future of the theater business. With COVID-19 restrictions forcing many theaters to close down indefinitely (sometimes permanently), the future of the industry is highly uncertain. For some, the movie-going experience is one that ...

Feminism in Film

Why Hollywood’s empowerment narrative falls flat by Breanna Beers The mere inclusion of a female protagonist was once considered box office suicide, especially for major franchises with predominantly male fanbases. Movies like “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “Captain Marvel” have repeatedly disproven that theory, driven in part by the rise of modern mainstream feminism in the early 2010s. Accordingly, we’ve seen more and more movies with women in the center of the ...