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Students share Thanksgiving food traditions across cultures

Thanksgiving is around the corner and people cannot wait to feast on their favorite holiday dishes with their family and friends. Traditional meals vary across the U.S., making Thanksgiving unique to each group that gathers. The most popular dishes made for Thanksgiving are turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, candied yams, green bean casserole and […]

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Fall trends show that masks have integrated into fashion

Although some trends remain prominent from 2020, there are new ideas incorporated into outfits as people are attending more events and being more sociable following the lockdowns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall 2020 fashion consisted of a variety of neutral, soft, monochromatic looks that fit with the somewhat gloomy mood of 2020. However, 2021 […]

Charissa Graves | Banner | The Banner's Lifestyle team demonstrates how to make fun and seasonal doormats using craft supplies. This DIY

Lifestyle Tries: Creating custom welcome mats

Making a good first impression is everything, especially when entering a home. A doormat with a funny phrase or a friendly welcome adds a touch of personality to a home. Instead of spending money purchasing a doormat, you can create a one-of-a-kind welcome. There are nine materials you will need to make your own doormat: […]

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National Parks welcome Electric Bikes

National Parks Services (NPS) announced on August 30 that President Donald J. Trump has issued an executive order allowing electric bikes in National Parks. According to the press release from NPS, “This new policy will enable visitors to use e-bikes, low-speed electric bicycles with power assistance, allowing them on park roads, paved or hardened trails, […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

International celebration fuels student community

International students came together Nov. 12-15 at California Baptist University to learn more about one another and display their cultures for International Celebration Week. This event teaches students about different cultures so students can learn about one another. The different days of the week are for different events. Monday night was the Karaoke night, Tuesday […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Dr. Moon conducts the song “Valse Des Fleurs” with the California Baptist University orchestra during a practice session.

Harmony Project gets new director

Riverside Arts Academy recently hired a new program director from within the California Baptist University community as director of its program. ​Dr. Gene Moon, director of orchestra studies, was chosen as the new director of the RAA including the Harmony Project to bring muisc back to the youth education. The Riverside Arts Academy is an […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Ashley Lobos, junior environmental science major, picks up a Kindness rock which reads, “You shine as bright as gold.” This was part of a project called the “Kindness Rocks Project” created by Megan Murphy.

Riverside celebrates kindness

Kindness rocks fills the Riverside community spreading positivity to everyone with just one sentence written on a rock. These rocks are spread around different cities intended to cheer people up. Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, said she started this project after her parents died in her early 20s, and while she was […]

Kristen Vargas | Banner | Steven Dahlgren, assistant professor of music, shares his knowledge on conducting and music education with the high school choir program, Young Musicians.

Inland Empire sends students to train at CBU

The Inland Empire Musical Arts program has introduced the Young Musicians program at California Baptist University to promote musical development among high school students in the local community. Students from ninth to 12th grades participate in bands such as Honor Symphonic Band, Honor String Orchestra and Encore Honor Choir. Michelle Elliot, Inland Empire Musical Arts […]