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 ...
Job Hunting In A Pandemic
Navigating virtual interviews without being overwhelmed by Zoom fatigue
by Chris Karenbauer
COVID-19 has been a new, difficult and confusing obstacle in our lives. Like everything else, the search for jobs and internships has had to rapidly evolve to meet global conditions. In some ways, interviewing has never been more convenient; instead of a plane ticket, all you need is a stable internet connection. In other ways, though, the job hunt has never been more difficult. However, landing the ...
Welcome Home: Chapel Through The Pandemic
by Abigail Hintz
Walking into the Jeremiah Chapel after over a year away was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I entered the doors to the familiar dim light, but the hum of the students was life giving. Everyone felt so much joy to be back, myself included.
We watched as a video played reminiscing on how we had made it through the last year by God’s grace, and how after one whole year, we were home.
As we were invited to worship with the band, tears were already in my eyes. ...
A Dose of Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine
by Michael Cleverly
The speed of the COVID-19 vaccine’s production and approval process raises questions about its safety and effectiveness. Multiple factors contributed to this speed, including governments removing red tape that companies would normally go through when producing vaccines. Normally vaccines undergo a lab research phase accompanied by three other phases outside of the lab. This time, however, companies were permitted to conduct multiple phases at the same time.
Mental Health and COVID-19
Why raising awareness is more important than ever
by Zach Krauss
Few phenomena have changed the world like the COVID-19 pandemic. At Cedarville, the educational experience has shifted from an almost exclusively in-person learning format to a context in which online learning is commonplace, especially for students who are feeling unwell.
Students are now more stressed than ever about not only their health, but also the health of those around them. There is an everpresent chance of the ...
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 ...
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 ...
Coronavirus Causes G-MAC to Cancel Spring Athletics
by Abigail Hintz
Sports around the world are coming to a standstill, and collegiate athletics are next in line.
The G-MAC announced this morning that spring athletics would be cancelled as a result of the global pandemic, COVID-19 (coronavirus). The official statement is below.
Updated official #GreatMidwest Statement regarding #Covid_19 https://t.co/2WRJDXriq4 pic.twitter.com/kgxNuRe2Rb— Great Midwest (@GreatMidwestAC) March 13, 2020
The announcement comes just two days after ...
Cedarville Forbids Fans at NCCAA Regional Tournament Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
by Tim Miller
Cedarville University tonight announced the NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament it is hosting tomorrow (and Thursday if necessary) will be played without fans in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In an email sent to Cedarville University staff, faculty, and students, the athletic department revealed the decision was made in response to a recommendation made by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
While the university understands it may upset students and parents of players, ...