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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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Sarah Boutin | The Banner La Grande XL Observation Wheel towers over the fair, which contains around half a million LED lights, where riders can see the games and colorful food stands.

Los Angeles Fair brings out locals, tourists for food, fun

Attendees walk down the tunnel of the Fairplex, welcomed by the smell of crazy food combinations and the sound of children laughing with delight. Summer is ending but the Los Angeles County Fair is just beginning. The LA County Fair finally opened its gates Aug. 31 at the Pomona Fairplex and will run until Sept. […]

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Editors Review: “The Now Now” Gorillaz

Gorillaz released their sixth studio album “The Now Now” June. 29. The virtual band Gorillaz is most recognizable for their hit single “Feel Good Inc.” from their third album, “Demon Days,” released in 2005. “Humility,” the album’s single, featured George Benson and was dropped a month before the entire album was released. Lyrically and melodically […]