Elijah Hickman | Banner Catalina Island offers a wide variety of activities and views for tourists to experience. Rebecca Knight, 26, traveled with her husband from San Diego to vacation on Catalina Island in celebration of their sixth anniversary.

Students explore and appreciate Catalina Island

The famous Catalina Island is only a boat ride away and offers ravishing landscapes, fun activities and great shops making it perfect for a “daycation” off campus. The green covered island is lined with sandy beaches and house-covered hills making it resemble beautiful Italian coasts. As this small island is surrounded by beautiful blue water […]

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How to help friends struggling with mental health

When people struggle with mental illnesses, looking for a hand to hold or a shoulder to rest on during difficult times is sometimes necessary. Mental illnesses can come in many different forms, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.  These mental illnesses can cause dreary thoughts and bring minds to worst-case scenarios, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Drew Williams, senior music education major, and Ke’Aira Wilkes, junior education major, spend the afternoon reading mystery novels at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles’ The Last Bookstore offers fun for more than book lovers

Located in downtown Los Angeles, The Last Bookstore is California’s largest new and used book and vinyl store, holding more than a quarter million books as well as Instagram-famous photo ops. The two-story bookstore includes books of all genres, the Arts & Rare Book Annex, the famous book tunnel through which visitors can walk, as […]

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Singles redefine Valentine’s norms

As Valentine’s Day ap- proaches, many people with- out a significant other can easily find a distaste for the romantic holiday. However, being single on Valentine’s Day does not have to be lonely, and many people have found alternative plans to still make the holiday en- joyable. Victoria Buszinski, sophomore public relations ma- jor, said […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | HaliluZhang,master of music student, performs a traditional Chinese song.

Students celebrate Lunar New Year

The year of the Pig kicked o Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Lunar New Year Festival in the Com- munity Life Lounge with tradi- tional Chinese and Korean per- formances, food and activities. Community Life and the International Center at California Baptist University teamed up to host the event, celebrating the Lunar New Year by […]

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How to not have senioritis hit hard this spring

After completing at least seven semesters of classes and extracurricular activities, seniors approaching gradua- tion in the spring are pushing through their last semester. This can be extremely difficult for some as courses, heavy workloads and balancing responsibilities can cause wear on students throughout the years. Senior students often look toward graduation with excitement, but […]

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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 […]