Kelsie Stevens | Banner | David Nelson, Riverside resident, enjoys the weather while reading books from The Downtowne Bookstore in downtown Riverside, Calif.

Downtowne Bookstore offers affordable used books

Tucked away in the back corner of a historic building across from the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside sits a small bookstore with an enthusiastic staff, retro atmosphere and a wide selection of books. Downtowne Bookstore sells a wide range of used books and was purchased by its current owners, sisters Nadia and Vira Lee, […]

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Despite delays, F-35 set to deploy mid- 2019

The F-35 Lightning II, the U.S. military’s advanced new fighter, brings cutting-edge technology and advancements to the table for both shoot- ing down other aircraft and ground attack missions. How- ever, it has also faced criticism and been plagued by cost over- runs and delays. The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike fighter is a multi-variant, […]

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How do I pick the right headphones?

Headphone, Bluetooth, wireless, Sony, Apple, Beats, Bose. Trying to select the right type of ear buds or headphones can be difficult given the myriad of options at all price levels. Ron Raghoo, technical coordinator of Information and Technology at California Baptist University, said the most important things is to invest in a quality product. “When […]

ROTC cadets learn squad tactics

California Baptist University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets trained at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near San Diego Nov. 16-18 to learn basic squad movement and techniques in simulated combat. The purpose of simulated combat, also known as field training exercises (FTX), is to prepare ROTC cadets to be competent second lieutenants in the […]

Supporting fair-trade products helps workers

Anyone can help workers in developing nations get living wages simply by paying a few dollars more for some products. Many industries outsource labor to Third World countries because people in these countries are willing to work for significantly less than their  developed  world counterparts. Sometimes these developing Third World workers are exploited and even […]

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Using earbuds increases risk of hearing loss

Before cranking up the volume in one’s earbuds people should consider the fact that if  sound exceeds 85 decibels, ear damage can become a serious risk. If music from earbuds that are in someone’s ear is audible to an outside listener, the volume is probably too high. Dr. Bruce Prins, biology program director and professor […]

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Media consumption affects how people speak

The types of to which music one listens and the movies  or shows one watches can affect people in ways they not expect. However, avoiding media with foul language may not be beneficial to those who do not wish to have that habit. Psychology has showed the profound effects media exposure has on behavior, especially […]

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Glasses lessen blue light exposure

Lenses filter blue light to help reduce strain on eyes If staring at blue light emitting computer and phone screens makes a student’s eyes feel strained, then blue light-blocking glasses may be the solution. These devices filter out a little over half of the blue light eyes would otherwise take in. In addition to preventing […]

Danielle Lutjens | Where the rock wall once was is now home to numerous weight machines that target a wide range of muscle groups.

New equipment introduced to Rec Center

The Recreation Center at California Baptist University put up “We’re sorry for our dust” signs over the summer and began a long-awaited expansion. The Rec Center is adding diversified gym equipment and creating more space to work out. The first phase has already begun and has completed the addition of some redesigned spaces and new […]

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Tips on saving your phone battery

Depleted batteries can be frustrating for smartphone users but there are some simple steps to help defeat the need to use a charger throughout the day. Smartphones are our most frequently used computing devices so it is important they have enough battery for the day. Dr. Michael Kolta, assistant professor of computing, software and data […]