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Open Mic Night serves as outlet for creativity

California Baptist University students gathered in groups April 3 at Community Life’s Open Mic Night. Different groups, solo acts and poets performed well into the night much to the enjoyment of the attendees. Hannah Curtis, junior biomedical sciences major, said the event was one of the best she attended this year. “It was well-done, ran […]

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Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

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Riverside celebrates spring citrus festival

The citrus fans of Riverside celebrated March 24 as the California Citrus State Historic Park officially opened the season with its annual Citrus Tasting Festival. This year, the state park celebrated its 25th year. us, they had 25 citrus fruits on display for the public to sample for free. “Today we are on our biggest […]

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Netflix cancels Marvel TV shows with Disney+ in near future

Streaming users were shocked mid-February when Netflix announced that its shows “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (2015-2018) and “Marvel’s The Punisher” (2017-2019) will not be renewed by the streaming service. Recently, people have realized that Netflix has been phasing out many Marvel and Disney films and TV shows, leaving them wondering what exactly is going on. The […]

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Music production team brings together students and locals to create new, inclusive music community

Sola Productions is a music group that was formed by California Baptist University students in order to unite people through creative content. Jake Driscoll, sophomore graphic design major, Andrew Pirkle, Jacob Adler, both junior applied theology majors, and Miguel Ángel Iniesta, junior applied theology and film production double major, make up the production team that […]

Ariana Grande’s new album excites fans and critics, sets new records

Less than six months after her last album, “Sweetener” (2018), Ariana Grande released her newest album, “thank u, next”, Feb. 8. Since its release, the American singer’s album debuted atop the Billboard 100 and broke the streaming record for largest opening week for a pop album — a record previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “divide” […]

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‘West Side Story’ adapted into film

The Jets and the Sharks will be dancing their way into the 21st century in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1957 classic, “West Side Story.” Like many musical-film adaptations before it, “West Side Story” is the newest theatrical crossover scheduled to hit theaters in the coming years. News of the musical “West Side Story” being […]

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Netflix, Hulu documentaries expose Fyre Festival fraud

After much anticipation and skepticism, two documentaries were released on Hulu and Netflix in January 2019 about the infamous Fyre Festival. Fyre Fest was a music festi- val created to promote an appli- cation also called Fyre, in which people could book artists and talent for special events. The re- ality was much darker and […]