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 ...
G-MAC Releases Spring Sports Schedules
by Josh Decker
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) released the schedules for three fall sports originally slated to play this semester. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball were all pushed to the spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cedarville men’s soccer player Stephen Bailey noted the importance of the schedule release.
“I think having dates set for the start of the spring season gives us a more concrete target to aim for and extra motivation to ...
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 ...
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 ...