Student art debuts at Festival of Lights

Students work eagerly together, covered in paint, to create an advent calendar and construct an abstract hourglass for this year’s sculptures for the Mission Inn’s  Hotel & Spa’s Festival of Lights. Riverside’s Festival of Lights is an annual tradition where attendees celebrate the holidays with food and entertainment while witnessing the historic Mission Inn covered […]

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Magical television series ‘Charmed’ reboots after 20 years

The fall season ushered in a list of highly anticipated television premieres in which audiences welcomed back some of their favorite shows while also being greeted by new ones, such as the magical reboot, “Charmed.” It has been 20 years since the original “Charmed” television show aired in 1998 on The Warner Brothers Television Network. […]

Concept Art by John Staub

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ remake in the works

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” has a second chance at life after Netflix announced its plans to adapt the critically acclaimed animated series into a live-action series. Nickelodeon aired the animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for three sea- sons from 2005 to 2008. The story followed a young boy named Aang, who, as the Avatar, […]

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Tim Burtons classic holiday film celebrates 25 years of cinematic fun

In a few days, fans will be able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Since the movie’s debut in theaters Oct. 29, 1993, it has become a traditional holiday movie. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a stop-motion animated film directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. The story and […]

John Victory | Banner | Kelsey Whalen, a junior psychology major, spends time in the ceramics lab making a coil bowl to relieve stress and express her creativity.

Art improves students’ health

A student sets down her lab coat as she walks over to her ceramic wheel, ready to get her hands dirty and free her mind from the stresses of her every-day life. Although some people may not consider themselves artists, expressing themselves creatively by doodling in a note-book or molding Play-Doh can offer anyone numerous […]

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. […]