Controversy in Myanmar Amidst New Democracy
by Maggie Walker
Myanmar has a history rife with struggle. Since its independence from British colonial rule in 1948, civil war and violence have plagued the nation, chaining the land in poverty and soaking it in blood.
Dr. Glen Duerr, Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University, said, “Democracy is fragile, especially when it starts.”
Myanmar’s story, however, is not hopeless. At the end of 2015, to the world’s surprise, Myanmar was democratized. The National ...
Seven Minutes of Terror: First Mars rover since 2011 lands tomorrow
by Breanna Beers
Tomorrow, February 18, the Perseverance rover will complete its six-and-a-half-month journey to finally land on Martian soil. Within a few days, it will begin its twofold mission of searching for signs of past life on Mars and gathering information to support future human habitation.
The capsule is currently hurtling through Martian orbit 15 times faster than a bullet. To successfully touch down, the capsule will have to slow down enough to drop out of orbit and enter the ...
Dating on Cedarville’s Campus
Survey says, go elsewhere
By Rebekah Erway and Rachel Downs
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a “date” as “an appointment or engagement at a particular time; esp. a social activity or meeting with a person in whom one has a romantic interest.” In their terms, then, a date could be any sort of activity that a person purposefully schedules with the someone that person has a crush on. Cedarville University students, however, have a different definition. For them, the dating ...
Who Are The Rohingya?
What to Know About the Crisis in Myanmar
by Alexandria Hentschel and Timothy Mattackal
One of the worst humanitarian crises of the century is occurring in the Rakhine province of Myanmar. During the last few months, over 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population, a Sunni Muslim minority, have fled into neighboring Bangladesh to escape a campaign of ethnic cleansing. Almost overnight, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced as refugees, without a home and unsure of what ...
A Divided League and a Divided Country
Analysis of the rising debate over race as NFL players kneel in protest
by Breanna Beers
On Sept. 17, six NFL players sat or knelt during the national anthem before the Sunday games. One week later, over 200 players joined the protests.
Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, first refused to stand during the August preseason to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality in America. Although a few of his teammates later joined him, the protests did ...
Phillys and Philanthropy
New restaurant, Grille-N-the-Ville, serves cheesesteaks and the community
by Shelby Ahlborg
For Matt Willis, the restaurant business is not just about serving good food — it’s about giving back to the community.
Willis is the owner of Grille-N-the-Ville, a new restaurant on Main Street south of the Cedarville Opera House that opened in early May. Willis is a Cedarville native. He moved away and did some cooking in Yellow Springs, eventually opening up his own restaurant there. He ...