by Michael Cleverly
The deterioration of the relationship between China and the United States has been going on since the CCP formed the People’s Republic of China in October of 1949.
Even before the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the United States supported Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist forces fighting against the People’s Liberation army. However, this year the breakdown in China-U.S. relations accelerated and impacted the lives of people in both countries.
Redendo Goes Through Unique Transfer Process Amidst COVID-19
by Josh Decker
The preseason is underway for Cedarville men’s basketball, and with the new season comes new faces. Among those joining the Yellow Jackets this year is junior transfer Brandon Redendo.
The 6-foot-1-inch guard from Stormville, New York spent his first two years of college basketball at the New York Institute of Technology. In March, he entered the transfer portal and began to look for a new school.
“I entered the portal and just, a lot of different schools reached out ...
The Dual Wildfires on the West Coast: God’s Promises in the Fire
by Emma Foster
Over these past few months, the country has faced the rapid spread of COVID-19. While many places have come out of lockdown, California, Oregon and Washington have also dealt with wildfires that have rapidly grown into the largest in the states’ history.
Many West Coast citizens have been evacuated as the fires are consuming their homes and businesses. Some of the on-campus Cedarville University students have heard of their families’ evacuations. “It’s tough. ...
“Mulan” Review: Visually Stunning Remake Aims to be a Modern Myth, with Mixed Results
by Ben Hiett
The first thing I did after seeing Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” was go to the source of all useful knowledge, Wikipedia, and look up the Chinese folk ballad on which both this movie and its animated counterpart are based.
I did this because the whole time I was watching this movie, I felt as though I was watching an ancient legend unfold before my eyes. With its sweeping scope, picturesque visuals, and archetypal characters, “Mulan” seeks to tell an ...
Fauth Committed to Serving God Despite Physical Hardships
by Evan Kakuk
On his path to becoming a Yellow Jacket, Caleb Fauth has had his fair share of hardships. The junior track athlete was prepared to throw javelin for Cedarville this spring during the outdoor track season. This opportunity was cut short for him. While devastating, this was not the first instance Fauth has experienced hardships related to his athletic career. In fact, if it weren’t for an accident that ended his baseball career, Fauth may have never come to Cedarville University ...
Tenet Review: Time Goes Backwards in Christopher Nolan’s Latest Epic
by Hunter Johnson
Again and again, Christopher Nolan has proven his singular ability to tell completely original stories, and his latest cinematic endeavor is no exception. “Tenet” is an espionage thriller that redefines the genre by bringing the concept of time to its forefront.
Nolan’s use of time has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of both storytelling and filmmaking. His first big-budget film, “Memento,” shocked audiences by telling its story in reverse. His later films ...
UAE Recognizes Israel As Nation Through President Trump’s Peace Treaty
by Chris Karenbaur
On August 13, 2020, President Trump’s team of ambassadors, headed by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, negotiated the Abraham Accords, a peace deal, to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UAE is the third nation to sign any peace deal with Israel and acknowledge it as an official nation. The other two nations to recognize Israel are Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
“It also potentially opens the door to other relationships with ...
An Oddball Cast Brings Life to a Timeless Tale: “The Personal History of David Copperfield” Review
by Hunter Johnson
There is no way to truly prepare for the unabashed strangeness of Armando Iannucci’s brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic semi-autobiographical novel.
Indeed, “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” Iannucci’s third outing as a film director/writer, is a wild ride filled with sharp modern humor intertwined with classic Dickens material, creating an experience unlike any other.
Iannucci is well-known for his dry humor and sharp wit – his ...
Yellow Jackets Rely On God With Seasons’ Futures Uncertain
by Tim Smith
The first weekend of September is usually a time of excitement for Yellow Jackets sports fans. It is the weekend that marks the beginning of multiple fall sports, including women’s volleyball and men's and women’s soccer. But, this year, the gyms and fields are quiet. The stands are unfilled. Well, at least for now.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, multiple fall sports at Cedarville have been pushed to the spring, including volleyball and soccer. And this is not exclusive to the ...
G-MAC Postpones 2020 Soccer and Volleyball Seasons
By Abigail Hintz
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) made the decision Monday morning to postpone the 2020 football, men's soccer, women's soccer and volleyball seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was made based on the level of contact in given sports, as those that were postponed are considered high-contact. Other sports such as cross country, golf and tennis will be permitted to proceed as scheduled this fall. The implications the announcement will have on ...