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Camera company changes game for filmmakers

For independent filmmakers, it can be difficult to find an in-budget cinematic camera that can compete with studio standard cameras, such as Arri and RED. Blackmagic puts that power in filmmakers hands. Blackmagic released its first cinema camera in 2012. The company released the Pocket Cinema Camera in September 2018. Blackmagic’s new camera has a […]

Music production team brings together students and locals to create new, inclusive music community

Sola Productions is a music group that was formed by California Baptist University students in order to unite people through creative content. Jake Driscoll, sophomore graphic design major, Andrew Pirkle, Jacob Adler, both junior applied theology majors, and Miguel Ángel Iniesta, junior applied theology and film production double major, make up the production team that […]

Ariana Grande’s new album excites fans and critics, sets new records

Less than six months after her last album, “Sweetener” (2018), Ariana Grande released her newest album, “thank u, next”, Feb. 8. Since its release, the American singer’s album debuted atop the Billboard 100 and broke the streaming record for largest opening week for a pop album — a record previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “divide” […]

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Vans Warped Tour returns for final 25th anniversary

The Vans Warped Tour will hold several final festivals in the the United States this year to honor its 25th anniversary. These festivals will take place in parts of California, Ohio and New Jersey. Warped Tour, also known as “punk-rock-summer camp,” is a rock band festival hosted by Kevin Lyman, founder and operator of the […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Bennet, played by Emily Feaster, senior theater major, travels to console her sick sister Jane. The eldest Bennet sister, Jane, is played by Lindsey Murray, senior theater major. She is in the care of Mr. Bingley, who is courting her, played by Caleb Leal, senior theater major.

Wallace Theatre tackles play adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with enthusiasm

Whether it be the book written in 1813 by Jane Austen herself, the countless movie reproductions or the play adapted by Jon Jory, most people are at least somewhat familiar with “Pride and Prejudice.” California Baptist University students brought this historically significant production to life in a whole new way Feb 15-23 at the Wallace […]

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‘West Side Story’ adapted into film

The Jets and the Sharks will be dancing their way into the 21st century in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1957 classic, “West Side Story.” Like many musical-film adaptations before it, “West Side Story” is the newest theatrical crossover scheduled to hit theaters in the coming years. News of the musical “West Side Story” being […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Arielle Estoria, writer and speaker, helps students dig deep and draw their emotions to write powerful poetry.

Seminar diversifies destressing

California Baptist University welcomed poet, author, speaker, workshop host and self-proclaimed creative Arielle Estoria on Jan. 25 for a slam poetry workshop at the Community Life Lounge. Estoria was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She now resides in Pasadena, Calif. […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Jon Andersen, the Dungeon Master of the Dungeons and Dragons club at the SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, makes both first time players and regular attendees to the club feel welcome by making it an enjoyable and fun learning experience.

Students bond over campaign game

The atmosphere in the room is tense. Three players are on the edge of their seats, not knowing what the Dungeon Master is going to say next during their innovative campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. D&D is a fantasy role-playing tabletop game created in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. The game stands out […]