Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Nathaniel Peister, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, and second lead guitarist, rehearses for Chapel.

Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

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Movie adaption decline in ratings for young adult novels

Before superhero movies were the trend, young adult fantasy and dystopian movies dominated the theaters. Now there are hardly any recent blockbuster young adult series on the big screen. Some movie studios such as Summit Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures started to put this genre on the map by adapting popular young-adult books […]

Sarah Boutin | The Banner La Grande XL Observation Wheel towers over the fair, which contains around half a million LED lights, where riders can see the games and colorful food stands.

Los Angeles Fair brings out locals, tourists for food, fun

Attendees walk down the tunnel of the Fairplex, welcomed by the smell of crazy food combinations and the sound of children laughing with delight. Summer is ending but the Los Angeles County Fair is just beginning. The LA County Fair finally opened its gates Aug. 31 at the Pomona Fairplex and will run until Sept. […]

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Music festival season prices makes students consider quality, quantity

With the arrival of the music festival season, California Baptist University students will decide if festivals are a worthwhile experience and outweigh the high price of admission. Music festivals have been around since the ‘60s and their popularity has grown ever since. Festivals have expanded into huge events where attendees can witness a dynamic atmosphere, […]