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Classic slasher film returns

After 40 years and a seven-film franchise, the cult-classic “Halloween” (2018) released its newest installment Oct 19. and directed by David Gordon Green. In 1978, director John Carpenter terrified the world with what many people claim as the first slasher film. Long-time fans will see Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, the […]

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Jonah Hill’s film ‘Mid90s’ does well in reviews

Scrunchies, mom–jeans and grunge are not the only things from the 1990s that are regaining their relevance. This surge of nostalgia is rapidly spreading to the entertainment industry. Although the ‘90s’ era is seeing a major increase in popularity, Jonah Hill did not want this to be the main focus of his directorial debut “Mid90s” […]

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‘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 […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Stephen Wright, senior music education major, sings baritone in the University Choir and Orchestra.

Seeing Sound: Student uses condition as a musical tool

When Stephen Wright sat down to write his song “Truly my Soul” based on Psalm 62, which speaks of finding his way back to God even during difficult times, he played with the note E flat and saw a vivid red in his mind’s eye. For as long as he can remember, Wright has seen […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner | In “Lost in Yonkers” Alexis Safoyan, senior public relations major, plays Bella, who is related to Arty played by Isaiah Torres, freshman theater major.

Fall production gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

The 2018-19 season of California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre began Oct. 12 with a production of “Lost in Yonkers,” written by late American playwright Neil Simon. With a small cast, the show is highly regard- ed by many playwrights. In 1991, “Lost in Yonkers” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show takes place in […]

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Editors Review: ‘Iridescence’ Brockhampton

After signing a $15 million contract with American label Radio Corporation of America Records and booking a year-long world tour, interracial hip-hop boy-band BROCKHAMPTON landed a 10-day recording session at Abbey Road Studios in Lon- don, where they recorded their fourth studio album, “iridescence.” “iridescence” follows a trilogy of albums known as “SATURATION,” in which […]

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 […]

Alex Casillas | Banner | Ethan Clancy, California Baptist University alumnus, sets up his equipment on stage under the lights and prepares for his set.

Producer from Split Checks releases his first solo project

Ethan Anderson, California Baptist University alumnus, has recently released music in a solo project after his appearance in Split Checks. Split checks is a production company put together by CBU alumni in 2016 made up of a group of graphic designers, photographers and music producers. Anderson worked with Jake Aldaco, senior graphic design major, McKay […]