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Shocker! Disneyland increases annual pass and ticket prices

Disneyland continues to be known as “The Happiest Place on Earth” despite the rising costs of ticket prices increased on Jan. 6. Many news sources have published that Disneyland raised its ticket prices by 25 percent, however, according to park representatives, this is not the case. Liz Jaeger, Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said one of Disneyland’s […]

Kengkue Her| Banner | Matthew Alexander, senior biology pre-medicine major, donates plasma to help raise money for ISP volunteers. This is Matthews fourth time donating for during the annual California Baptist University blood drive.

Students raise funds through blood drive for service projects

As so many California Baptist University students have been accepted into International Service Projects, these worldwide service trips are in need of major funding. The CBU Mobilization website features a quote from Billy Graham: “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian ser- vice. The greatest form of praise is the sound […]

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High use of technology can cause harmful mental states

In today’s day and age, smartphones have become tools on which many people rely. From being alarm clocks to bankers or personal assistants, “Siri,” smartphones are continuously used for more than just communication. As Apple begins to show users how much time they have spent on his or her phone a day on its “Screen […]

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Use my camera in a museum? You bet!

LA museums encourage use of cameras, social media sites Instagram museums are starting to pop up across America, especially in Los Angeles, using art as a tool to increase likes and followers. These museums look at Instagrammers’ styles to create exhibits with trendy backdrops, colorful lighting and props. Jamie Counihan, freshman entrepreneurship major, visited an […]

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Does music affect my mood?

Music is known for conveying relatable emotions but it is also believed to have the ability to influence a listener’s mood or feelings. Whether it is a search for the perfect breakup song or blasting a motivational workout playlist, music is known for its reliability in every mood. Ramah Shirey, worship arts ministry and theater […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | The SAE 3-wheeled car, on display on the first floor of the Engineering building at California Baptist University, is currently in the process of being rebuilt.

SAE club improves car for competition

The Society of Automotive Engineers club at California Baptist University is reconstructing its car after competing last June in Formula SAE. CBU’s SAE club finished 44th place in Formula SAE, the student automobile design competition. Seventy-two universities from across the United States and other countries competed. As the team continues to build the car, which […]

John Victory | Banner | Lauren Daurio, junior public relations major, uses Uber. In 2018 alone, 75 million people have used Uber in the United states.

Uber takes precautionary measures for riders’ safety

Taking an Uber might be convenient when there is no access to a car but traveling in one could be a nerve-racking or even dangerous experience for college students. Although Uber assures it is a safe service for customers, there have been more than 120 reports of sexual assault and abuse by Uber drivers from […]

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Artificial intelligence defies societal worry

In movies such as “Terminator” (1984), “Ex Machina” (2014) and “iRobot” (2004), artificial intelligence is portrayed as dangerous, but it could be a helpful tool in the world today. Modern AI is at work in devices such as self-driving cars and drones that deliver Amazon packages. Dr. Berniece Alspach, associate professor of English, said she […]

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Mental illness directly linked to technology

Today, one in five American adults su er from mental illness. As mental illnesses affect an increasing number of people, a correlation has been found between the use of technology and the presence of mental illnesses in society. However, some technology can improve mental health through online apps that offer counseling services. Charissa Novasel, freshman […]