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Nursing student balances school and recording and releasing independent music

Max Whittaker, senior nursing major at California Baptist University, balances nursing school and work with writing, recording and performing as an independent artist with his friend Jake Dahn, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, under the band name Almostalways. Whittaker’s older brother taught him the basics of how to play guitar when he was young, […]

Courtesy of Tanner Dubyak | Banner | Tanner Dubyak, freshman communications major, leads worship on sunday mornings at Sandals church in Riverside, Calif.

Freshman musician self-produces indie music

Tanner Dubyak, freshman studio production major at California Baptist University  has been creating and producing  music since early high school and continues to produce and release content under the name Jackintheyellow, even touring with a variety of bands such as King’s Kaledioscope. Dubyak has been playing music his whole life, beginning with guitar and later […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Jon Hurtado, freshman music studio production major performs an original song for the first time at the CBU event, Woofest

Student with classical training pushes boundaries in music

Jonathan Hurtado, studio production and commercial performance major at California Baptist University, creates and produces his voice and sound against industry standards through music and other forms of art under his artist name, The Shadow Party. While growing up in Fresno, Hurtado was classically trained in piano from the age of 7. In high school, […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Nicolas Litwin, Junior graphic design major, closely watches his drone as he prepares to take it up into the air.

CBU design student uses drone photography

Nicholas Litwin, junior graphic design major at California Baptist University, started out with a love for design, filming and photography, and he now has an official drone pilot’s license and is working in social media management and collaborating with companies. Litwin said he has always taken videos and pictures of his family’s vacations and moments […]

The Guest Room perform music from their new album Wiwaxia for friends and family Feb. 8 for the first time live.

The Guest Room debuts new album

The Guest Room, four musically creative individuals, bonded over their passion and love for playing and creating music. They come together to play, create and perform for fun and simply because they love it. On Feb. 15, they are releasing their full debut album. The band’s guitarist, Trever Plume, and bassist, Ben Galam, have been […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A CBU student walks around the exhibition ‘Finding Beauty,’ admiring the featured photographs and displays by Raymond Alva, sophomore photography major.

Photography student showcases work

Raymond Alva unveiled his first ever solo photo exhibition, “Finding Beauty” on Jan. 18 at a California Baptist University studio space. Alva is a sophomore photography major at CBU who has been involved with photography since he was a freshman in high school.  Alva said he categorizes his photography style as “experimental portraiture” and has […]