Kengkue Her | Banner Joseph (Joey) Ramos, sophomore Worship Arts major, plays around with some beats. Joey started making tracks when we was a junior in high school. He sends out samples to artists and if they like it they will use his track for a song.

Learning the basics of music production

Much of the music college students consume is produced partially or entirely with digitally produced sound. With a little practice and the right tools, they can make similar music themselves. There are simple tools and approaches students can take to jump right into producing their own tunes in no time. An understanding of music theory […]

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Apple releases new payment, news and entertainment experience

Apple’s “It’s show time!” event on March 25 showcased some of the new software and features that Apple will be releasing in coming months for the public along with guest appearances by some big names. These features include Apple TV channels, Apple TV Plus+  Apple Arcade, Apple News+ and Apple Card. Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, […]

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Memes change marketing tactics

Memes may be great for laughs but they can also be great for marketing, too.  A meme is “a unit of cultural information … that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action…”, according to the Free Dictionary by Farlex. As it applies today, memes typically come in the form of videos or images shared on […]

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Media consumption can affect psychological intake

Ideas influence thought and society’s direction, but do the way people consume ideas affect the way they process them? The medium that is used to convey a message affects the way it is received. However, all mediums have their place and can be used in constructive ways to convey information. Philosopher and media theorist Marshal […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Alyssa Digangi, a project manager for her family's company Stronghold Engineering in Riverside, Calif., started working for the company at 14 years old. Now 27 years old, she advises young professionals to follow their passions.

Riverside resident makes the most of her degree in work

Sometimes people end up in careers in which they never imagined themselves. This is exactly what happened with 28-year-old Alyssa Digangi, project manager and realtor associate. Digangi was born and raised in Riverside and went to college at Loyola Marimount University to get a business degree with a studio art minor and planned to own […]

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Learn to balance tech quality and price

Looking for quality customer service, positive reviews and a reputable company are just a few ways to stay within budget and find high quality devices. When buying computers, it is important to balance cost with quality, especially for college students. One can buy something inexpensive that may not work best, but buying the most expensive […]

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 […]