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 […]

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Artists celebrate country music

October was declared National Country Music month by President Richard Nixon in 1972 and is celebrated today. Country music has been around since the early 1900s. Its origins include influence from folk and blues, and it is known for its relatable lyrics and storytelling. While other music genres are growing in popularity such as rap, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Nathaniel Peister, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, and second lead guitarist, rehearses for Chapel.

Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner | Mariela Anguelov, volunteer at The Heritage House, explains the stereoscope, an old form of viewing photos.

Riverside offers history with classic Victorian Heritage house to locals

Located on Magnolia Avenue, down the street from California Baptist University, resides Riverside’s Heritage House. The Heritage House is a Victorian-style home owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. It is free to visit and just a short walk from the university’s main campus, in the center of Riverside. The elaborate home originally belonged to James […]

Ninasophia Stowe | The Banner | Isla Trippy, Riverside resident, checks out pop-up vendor Big Viking Vintage, looking for the perfect Neil Young T-shirt, at Smorgasburg LA.

Los Angeles makes use of Alameda Produce Market weekly

There is nothing foodies love more than options and a food and shop festival is their one-stop-shop of happiness. While Riverside has many food options, including the recent addi- tion of the Riverside Food Lab, the variety that Los Angeles has to o er is endless. Every Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, Smorgasburg LA opens […]

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Hollywood diversity report displays a need for change

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel accepted the first Oscar awarded to an African-American for her role as Mammy, a house servant in “Gone with the Wind” (1939). She sat away from her fellow cast members and was barred from attending the film’s premiere. Though much has changed, the 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report showed that only 1.4 […]