Elizabeth Johnson | Banner | Ray Curran, sophomore civil engineering major, does a blindfolded comparative taste test of traditional ground beef burgers and Beyond Meat, a plant-based, gluten, soy and GMO-free meat alternative.

Carnivores look out: plant-based burger imitates real meat flavor

To infinity and beyond — meat? Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, Calif., is making plant-based, gluten, soy and GMO -free “meat” products for everyone to enjoy while attempting to make the world a healthier place for both animals and people. According to Beyond Meat, its products are the “future of protein.” Beyond […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Jason Englert, relaxes after finishing his shift working at Walmart by playing one of his favorite games, Rocket League, at Play Live Nation in the Tyler Mall in Riverside, Calif.

Play Live Nation offers gaming haven

Play Live Nation, a premium social gaming lounge, opened March 2018 on the second floor of the Galleria at Tyler Mall in Riverside, and o ers the latest games for video game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. PLN also caters to many players of other games, such as “Magic the Gathering”, […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Stacy Turner, Cherishann Diamzon, and Jason Watkins, freshman film majors at La Sierra Universtiy, enjoy their blended boba smoothies at Roasting Water Coffee Shop in Riverside, Calif. The coffee joint is a popular hangout spot for college students in the area.

Eco-friendly coffee bar options

Some boil it. Others steam it. But a new coffee shop and boba shop in Riverside is roasting it. Roasting Water has taken a different path and is brewing a new kind of business model that steeps eco-friendly practices with a rich variety of teas, coffee, smoothies and dessert drinks. The average price of drinks […]

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Electric cars lead way to cleaner air

Climate change is a topic of much debate in the United States as people are questioning if electric vehicles (EVs) are more environmentally friendly than gas-powered cars and if they are worth the price tags. Dr. Bonjun Koo, professor of environmental science, said direct emissions and lifecycle emissions should be considered when determining a car’s […]

Paper books take spotlight back from e-books

Opening a book versus opening a program. Flipping a page versus scrolling up and down. The differences between books and e-books are well-known, but reading paper books can benefit readers more than e-books. Cody Eves, sophomore industrial and systems engineering major,  said he noticed the link between memory and reading print books. “You can memorize […]

Michael Hansen | Banner | Po Lee, chef of Teriyaki Plus in Riverside, chops cauliflower florets and inspects them with a trained culinary eye before deep frying them for vegan sweet and sour chicken.

Anti-Dairy Fight Club is what?

The first rule of Anti-Dairy Fight Club: Talk about Anti-Dairy Fight Club. The head of the club and chef of Teriyaki Plus is Riverside resident Po Lee. Every Sunday, Lee serves an all-vegan menu and transforms her regular business, Teriyaki Plus, into the Anti-Dairy Fight Club. Anti-Dairy Fight Club started as a solution for a […]

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Universal Basic Income suggests possible solutions

Stockton, a city only six hours from Riverside, will soon be experimenting with universal basic income. UBI is a program designed to give a fixed amount of money to citizens regularly regardless of his or her involvement in the workforce, with no strings attached. Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, is planning to start a […]

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Plastic paves the way to an environment with less waste

Roads in the United States are traditionally paved with asphalt that uses mixtures of crushed rocks and petroleum-based oils, such as bitumen. With a global plastic-waste crisis that effects the land we live on and the oceans we swim in, companies around the world are battling this crisis by replacing bitumen with recycled plastics. India […]