Luc Stringer | Banner | Caleb Chong, freshman film major, stands alone on the empty CBU campus.

A look at students who remain on campus amid COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, it was life as normal. Thursday morning, March 12, there was officially a pandemic, nations were closing their borders, the United States seemed to panic and spring break at California Baptist University was extended by a week. Little did anyone know, soon the only people left on campus would be the […]

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Hackers target major video-conferencing platforms, Zoom

With video-conferencing platform Zoom’s rise to prominence in a world of distancing comes numerous security issues. In the past few weeks, more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts have surfaced on the dark web, according to cyber-security organization Cyble. Cyble told news organization Bleeping Computer that they found 530,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web selling […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | An acai bowl with a mango smoothie base toppoed with blueberries, almonds, dark chocolate, and mangos.

CBU student eats Acai bowl every day

For many, acai – a Brazilian blueberry that makes a wonderful smoothie-like substance – is just another healthy treat. But for one California Baptist University student, it is a way of life. During the fall semester of 2019, CBU opened two new dining locations: Shake Smart and Delect-a-Bowls. Shake Smart became an instant hit as […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Caleb Chong, freshman film major, stands alone on the empty CBU campus.

Opinion: Post-apocalyptic media has shaped our response to COVID-19

A viral infection. A race for a cure. Growing global fear. It seems like a storybook. Post-apocalyptic media forged our response to the novel coronavirus. Perhaps this brave new world seems so much like a dream because it is hauntingly familiar. Post-apocalyptic fiction has been around for as long as we can remember. In fact, […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Gift cards can add up in number after a long time and if one is not to careful, they can spill out into a mess of unused and wasted money.

Study shows Americans prefer receiving gift cards over cash

The best gift you received as a child might stick in your memory for the rest of your life, but in 2020 many Americans want cash or a gift card over traditional gifts. The kicker — many of those gift cards end up wasted and gathering dust. The personal finance website Bankrate.com estimates that American […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Aaron Kooistra, freshman engineering major, throws out and ability in " League of Legends" on his computer

eSports viewership surpasses the Super Bowl

“League of Legends,” a massive electronic sports (eSports) competition in video gaming, surpassed the Super Bowl’s viewership numbers in 2019, ushering in a new generation of competition. According to numbers released by Riot Games, the company behind the game, the 2019 “League of Legends” World Championship Finals clocked in at more than 100 million unique […]

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Coronavirus impact on tech and game industries

The technology industry has experienced a famine over the last few weeks as the effects of the novel coronavirus devastate production and sales. Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and other companies reliant on Chinese production are experiencing massive disruption to their businesses. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an outbreak of COVID-19 to the public on Dec. […]

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DuckDuckGo offers search alternative

Students regularly post personal information on their social media accounts that organizations collect and sell, but new search engines such as DuckDuckGo, launched in 2008, could protect users from data mining. Privacy is becoming a hot topic among students as more internet users are being made aware of how data collectors use their information. The […]

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Pros and cons to college students buying stock

Most students are wary of risking their money, so investing in stock may seem complicated and intimidating, but buying stock in 2020 could be simpler than many think. Some college students, including members of the California Baptist University Investment Group, are already investing in the stock market with great success. The club experiences a 9 […]