Jonas Brothers reunited

The year 2019 just got a little brighter for 20-somethings across the nation, and students at California Baptist University are no exception. The announcement that the Jonas Brothers are reunited and creating new music has many young adults reminiscing about their childhood years spent listening to the musically talented brothers. The Jonas Brothers have been […]

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Brands use ‘shockvertising’ as marketing tool in fashion

Many popular brands, particularly in the fashion industry, have been at the center of recent controversies because of offensive images in their advertisements.  Brands involved include Gucci, which stopped selling a product after it was criticized for representing blackface, and Burberry, for a controversial outfit that included a noose displayed wrapped around the model’s neck. […]

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Renowned Motown singer Diana Ross celebrates 75th Birthday

The Motown scene would not be the same without Diana Ross’s familiar powerhouse voice. The world celebrated and was reminded of her achievements March 26 as she just celebrated her 75th birthday. Ross was born March 26, 1944, in Detroit,  where she first got her start as a singer. Ross is most known for being […]

Courtesy of Office of Alumni and Parent Relations | Emily Anderson, senior actuarial science major, shows her grandma, Janean Laguna, around during Grandparent’s Day 2018.

This year’s annual Grandparents Day excites students and faculty on campus

The campus is buzzing with excitement as California Baptist University students and staff prepare for one of the most beloved school events of the semester — Grandparents Day — occurring April 11. Grandparents Day is an event in which students invite their grandparents to come to campus to show them their college life. This will […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner Jaclyn Greene, freshman health major, enjoys a taste of fresh citrus given to her by a volunteer at the Citrus Tasting and Family Festival in California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, Calif.

Riverside celebrates spring citrus festival

The citrus fans of Riverside celebrated March 24 as the California Citrus State Historic Park officially opened the season with its annual Citrus Tasting Festival. This year, the state park celebrated its 25th year. us, they had 25 citrus fruits on display for the public to sample for free. “Today we are on our biggest […]

Misty Severi | Banner Shanna Lovett performs with the musical group Tea and Crumpets during the 26th annual Riverside Dickens Festival at the Tavern, a make-shift old-fashioned tavern in downtown Riverside as a part of the festival.

Dickens Festival delights

The 26th annual Dickens Festival was held in downtown Riverside Feb. 23–24 to honor the impact Charles Dickens had upon Victorian-era London. At the Dickens Festival, people get together to celebrate by dressing up in Victorian-era costumes and reliving the century. Actors were spotted dressed as historical figures ,such as Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Edgar […]

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Abuse allegations resurface in ‘King of Pop’ film series

Despite legal threats from Michael Jackson’s team, HBO released a two-part documentary March 3–4 that follows the two men who allege  Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. The film first premiered in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson has long been accused of sexually abusing children, but in each case all charges […]

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Netflix cancels Marvel TV shows with Disney+ in near future

Streaming users were shocked mid-February when Netflix announced that its shows “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (2015-2018) and “Marvel’s The Punisher” (2017-2019) will not be renewed by the streaming service. Recently, people have realized that Netflix has been phasing out many Marvel and Disney films and TV shows, leaving them wondering what exactly is going on. The […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Riverside’s Mission Inn played the movie “My Best Girl,” March 2, a silent 1927 American romantic comedy film directed by Sam Taylor.

Silent film festival raises funds

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa began the month of March by playing host to the annual Silent Film Fundraiser to help the historic establishment raise money. The organizers of the event, Friends of the Mission Inn, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help recover, repair and restore the Mission Inn itself. The […]