Photo Courtesy of Tim McGovern Tim McGovern, sophomore entrepreneurship and marketing double major, photographs car meet-ups and “freeway takeovers’’ throughout the Inland Empire.

Student captures cars on film

In early 2018, Tim McGovern, sophomore entrepreneurship and marketing double major, leaned out the window of his friend’s 2005 Toyota Camry with his camera on the freeway just outside of San Francisco. On what otherwise seemed to be a normal day for commuters, a Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes AMG GT-R, Viper and Corvette whisked ahead of […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Netflix, Hulu documentaries expose Fyre Festival fraud

After much anticipation and skepticism, two documentaries were released on Hulu and Netflix in January 2019 about the infamous Fyre Festival. Fyre Fest was a music festi- val created to promote an appli- cation also called Fyre, in which people could book artists and talent for special events. The re- ality was much darker and […]

Courtesy of Elizabeth Higgins Surrounded by eager theater-goers, the Pantages theater in West Hollywood welcomes California Baptist University students for an evening of magic at the Jan. 13 performance of “Wicked.”

Students attend ‘Wicked’ at Pantages thanks to Com Life

California Baptist University students carpooled to Hollywood Jan. 13 to see the Broadway sensation “Wicked” (2003) at the Pantages theatre. Entering the theater, patrons were greeted by gilded ceilings and lavish decor while waiting for a thrilling show. “(The Pantages) is ornately designed. It’s rare, coming from Northern California, to experience that kind of art […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | The Melrose Trading Post flea market, open every Sunday from 9am-5pm at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, offers local businesses to display their unique handmade art, including these handmade necklaces made from old negatives.

Melrose Trading Post offers food and vintage shopping

Many students can struggle with the same question every weekend: “What are we going to do today?” While Riverside has shopping, food and entertainment options, students may want to see and experience something outside the Inland Empire. Every Sunday in Los Angeles, Fairfax High School hosts the Melrose Trading Post, run by a non-profit, Greenway […]

The holiday season brings cheer, music to students

Christmas is just around the corner and students at California Baptist University are excited to get into the Christmas spirit. Here are some of CBU student’s favorite songs of the season. Many students, such as sophomore psychology major Gerardo Bran chose “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé because of the chemistry […]

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ carries on franchise

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018) released Nov. 16. is the second installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” series and the 10th in the “Harry Potter” franchise. The film played on the nostalgia of fans of the “Harry Potter” series. However, there has been some controversy surrounding the film after the casting of Johnny Depp […]