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Jodie Whittaker makes history as the first female doctor on ‘Doctor Who’

Jodie Whittaker has made television history by becoming the world’s first female Doctor Who. Whittaker took over for Peter Capaldi, who played the doctor in “Doctor Who” during its 12th incarnation in 2014. The popular classic science-fiction program is able to reboot with new actors in the lead role because of the fictional doctor’s ability […]

lijah Hickman | Banner | Julia Olsen-Rodriguez, Riverside County resident, has a passion for dancing and loves to share that passion with her community. She teaches both children and adult ballet classes at the Orange Terrace Community Center in Downtown Riverside a few times a week.

Riverside offers ballet classes

The Riverside Community Center recently announced the addition of an adult beginning ballet class to be offered at the Orange Terrace Community Center located downtown. This class is one of many offered throughout the city of Riverside in which California Baptist University students can participate. The beginning ballet class is designed for adults with little-to-no […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Stephen Wright, senior music education major, sings baritone in the University Choir and Orchestra.

Seeing Sound: Student uses condition as a musical tool

When Stephen Wright sat down to write his song “Truly my Soul” based on Psalm 62, which speaks of finding his way back to God even during difficult times, he played with the note E flat and saw a vivid red in his mind’s eye. For as long as he can remember, Wright has seen […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner | In “Lost in Yonkers” Alexis Safoyan, senior public relations major, plays Bella, who is related to Arty played by Isaiah Torres, freshman theater major.

Fall production gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

The 2018-19 season of California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre began Oct. 12 with a production of “Lost in Yonkers,” written by late American playwright Neil Simon. With a small cast, the show is highly regard- ed by many playwrights. In 1991, “Lost in Yonkers” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show takes place in […]

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Despite backlash, ‘Insatiable’ renewed for second season

Many are calling the Netflix original “Insatiable” the most-hated television show of the season. TV critics on Rotten Tomatoes are calling it out for fat-shaming, lacking integrity and providing an unhelpful portrayal of binge-eating dis- order. Despite the controversy, Netflix renewed “Insatiable” for a second season. “Insatiable” is a dark comedy satire starring Debby Ryan […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner | Mariela Anguelov, volunteer at The Heritage House, explains the stereoscope, an old form of viewing photos.

Riverside offers history with classic Victorian Heritage house to locals

Located on Magnolia Avenue, down the street from California Baptist University, resides Riverside’s Heritage House. The Heritage House is a Victorian-style home owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. It is free to visit and just a short walk from the university’s main campus, in the center of Riverside. The elaborate home originally belonged to James […]

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Hollywood diversity report displays a need for change

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel accepted the first Oscar awarded to an African-American for her role as Mammy, a house servant in “Gone with the Wind” (1939). She sat away from her fellow cast members and was barred from attending the film’s premiere. Though much has changed, the 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report showed that only 1.4 […]