Cedarville students have a unique perspective on campus life with their parents as faculty members
by Sarah Mummert
Freshman Molecular Biology student Abbi Shepherd’s dad is Dr. Mike Shepherd, a Bible professor who teaches Masters of Divinity classes.
The Shepherds moved to Cedarville in 2015, and they live across the street from the university. Shepherd said, “I like to tell people my house is closer to the BTS than Parker and Bates are.”
Shepherd lives on campus, and she plans to do so all four years. She said if she stayed in town, she wanted to “at least move out of the ...
Pokémon GO takes over Cedarville?
by Daine Halsey
Pokémon GO came out in 2016, and it was a huge hit. Lots of people were intrigued by the new virtual world that it offered. It was hard to go anywhere without seeing the majority of people looking down at their phone trying to “catch ‘em all.”
However, for most people, this was just a fad. They joined the trend, but once the hype dissipated, they deleted the app and never thought about it again. But, for others it became a hobby. In fact, it became more than a hobby; ...
Inside Palmer Hall
by Tim Comstock
In most cases, people only know that Palmer Hall is a tiny building on the south edge of Cedarville’s campus.
It frequently gets forgotten among its other neighbors on the Hill: Carr, Rogers, and Marshall Hall. To residents of Palmer, however, “We’re from the Hill but not of the Hill,” says freshman Jacob Eileff.
Palmer RA Ethan Doerstling says, “It’s a smaller group of people than your average dorm. So you get to know each other a little better, I’d say. ...
Cedarville’s “Silent Sky” Shines Bright
by Hunter Johnson
Cedarville’s newest stage production, Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky,” starts out as a show about simple characters with seemingly straightforward personalities. Those characters, however, quickly reveal their many layers of underlying complexity. A Midwestern sister secretly possesses remarkable talent as a composer. An adept astronomer hides untapped rebellious potential underneath her stoic demeanor. A privileged man has a deep sense of kindness and compassion ...
Richmond’s Passion Drives “CU Weather”
by Chris Karenbauer
It was a Sunday afternoon when Ben Richmond discovered his new love. His brother had a jam session after church. So, the family stayed behind. The skies grew dark and the clouds heavy. The power inside the church went out. The calm before the storm.
Suddenly, the wind blew so hard that leaves spun just outside the window, while trees fell from their place. Richmond placed a hand on the window. He felt the window vibrate under the pressure of the wind.
It was a ...
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Review: The Cost of Pride and Ambition
by Sam Acosta
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”]
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” an adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play, made me feel the emotion of almost every character and left me thinking about its themes long after I watched it. Director George C. Wolfe brings together an amazing cast, with every actor and actress playing their roles perfectly and making each character memorable.
However, this movie also left me ...
Episode Three Delivers Great Action as it Connects to Animated “Star Wars” Shows – “The Heiress” Review
by Hunter Johnson
[Editor’s Note: The following contains minor spoilers for “The Mandalorian” Season 2, Episode 3]
The third episode of this new season finally begins to fulfill showrunner Jon Favreau’s promise of an interconnected collection of episodes tied together by the story of a lone gunner and his unlikely sidekick. Along the way, “The Heiress” opens up the series to the vast world of “Star Wars,” addressing storylines explored in other TV shows in ways this series ...
“Clouds” Review: A Heartfelt True Story about a Life Worth Living
by Kristina Birt
“What do you want to do with your one wild and precious life?”
“Clouds” follows the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a goofy, music-loving high school senior who finds out that his cancer has become terminal and that he only has six months left to live. To make the most of the time he has left, he decides to pursue his dream of writing music, with the goal of releasing an album before his death.
Together, director Justin Baldoni (“Five Feet Apart”) and ...
Intramurals During COVID-19
by Nick Ratliff
Intramurals play a big part of Cedarville’s campus throughout the semesters. Because of COVID-19, Cedarville has basketball, soccer, flag football and indoor volleyball all cancelled or moved to the spring semester.
Fall Intramurals Moved to the Spring
Mark Matthews, director of campus recreation, gives insight into the plan for the spring and how Cedarville determined which sports could be played and which ones had to be moved to the second half of the spring ...
Playlists, Porches and Trees
Bergthold finds hope amid tornado wreckage
by Abigail Hintz
“For we are fallen like the trees, our peace
Broken, and so we must
Love where we cannot trust,
Trust where we cannot know,
And must await the wayward-coming grace."
“A Gracious Sabbath Stood Here,” by Wendell Berry
Trees are overlooked. They’re taken for granted. They’re mourned when they fall but not thanked while they stand.
On Easter Sunday, Laini Bergthold learned the importance of trees.
Early in the ...