Teddy Peña, senior public relations major, shares how to make confetti eggs at Easter celebrations.

Lifestyle Tries: What is it?

With spring in full swing and the Easter holiday just right around the corner, there are many activities that the new season brings. Like other holidays, the Easter holiday brings a diverse set of cultural and familial traditions. One common association with Easter is confetti eggs. The confetti egg, also commonly referred to as a […]

Some single students find themselves affected by “ring by spring” culture on college campuses.

Is ‘ring by spring’ a real phenomenon at CBU?

College is a time for a multitude of social, academic and professional endeavors. A student‘s undergrad experience looks hugely different depending on the individual and their environmental factors. One arguably popular aspect of the college social sphere is its romantic component. Over 120 million individuals are married in the U.S. alone, according to the U.S. […]

Teddy Peña, senior public relations major, shares steps on creative ways to make accent pieces.

Lifestyle Tries: Making accent pieces from mops

A new addition to your living space is always exciting because it means making your own space even more personalized. When a new addition happens to be made from scratch, it adds a touch that is unique to the individual and highlights their own creative style. There are many kinds of homemade household items that […]

Teddy Peña, senior public relations major, shares steps on creative ways to save money through upcycling. Students can repurpose old materials to create new, useful items. Teddy Peña

Lifestyle Tries: Upcycling can save money, help conserve

For college-aged students, the value of frugality and budgeting money is important. There are many ways to repurpose, budget and save money to make being a college student just a little bit easier. This includes goal-oriented shopping, intentional saving or even the cash envelope system. One thing that is very common on college campuses is […]

Teddy Peña, senior public relations major, shares steps for making unique fleece blankets.

Lifestyle Tries: Making fleece blankets

Crafting anything from scratch comes with a sense of accomplishment and pride. A homemade blanket is a unique accent piece as an addition to any room in the house or as a heartfelt gift.  These blankets can easily be made personable because of the large selection of fleece material that can be found at a […]

Teddy Peña, senior public relations major, shares steps for cooking your own ramen noodles. Teddy Peña

Lifestyle Tries: Make your own ramen for a home-cooked meal

It is popular among college students to want a meal that is quick and affordable. This is why many colleges, including California Baptist University, implement  meal plans. An additional option to the traditional and popular on-campus meal plan is to prepare a home-cooked meal. However, this is oftentimes overlooked because of the natural tight schedules […]

Teddy Pena | Banner | To get into the fall season Teddy Pena, senior public relations major, demonstrates the steps to make pumpkin spiced muffins.

Lifestyle Tries: Baking pumpkin spiced muffins

With the fall season fully in effect, along comes a multitude of festive treats and activities. Pumpkin is essentially the dominating flavor that rules this time of year. From lattes to pancakes and even pasta, many areas of the culinary arts are showered with the pumpkin craze. A popular and classic recipe that never fails […]