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Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives interview at Point Loma University

Writing has many different meanings for those who pursue the passion. Some write for their audience, while others write for themselves. No matter the reason, writing can be a healing process. Author Alice Walker, best known for her 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple,” spoke of that process Feb. 27 at the Writer’s Symposium […]

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Freshman musician self-produces indie music

Tanner Dubyak, freshman studio production major at California Baptist University  has been creating and producing  music since early high school and continues to produce and release content under the name Jackintheyellow, even touring with a variety of bands such as King’s Kaledioscope. Dubyak has been playing music his whole life, beginning with guitar and later […]

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‘Hamilton’ film heads to movie theaters

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer of the famous musical “Hamilton,” (2015) recently announced that his beloved musical representing the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will become a movie in fall of 2021. Miranda wrote “Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, intending for it to be performed in front […]

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Students see stars at live talk show tapings

Many students at California Baptist University are unaware of the opportunity to get free tickets to live tapings of talk shows in Southern California.  Famous talk shows that film in Southern California include “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (2003-), “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2003-), “Dr. Phil” (2002-), “Conan” (2010-), “Wheel of Fortune” (1983-), “Real Time with Bill […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Jon Hurtado, freshman music studio production major performs an original song for the first time at the CBU event, Woofest

Student with classical training pushes boundaries in music

Jonathan Hurtado, studio production and commercial performance major at California Baptist University, creates and produces his voice and sound against industry standards through music and other forms of art under his artist name, The Shadow Party. While growing up in Fresno, Hurtado was classically trained in piano from the age of 7. In high school, […]

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Inspiration found at Riverside Arts Walk

Every first Thursday of the month, the Riverside Arts Council hosts a community event called the Riverside Arts Walk in Downtown Riverside from 6–9 p.m. The Riverside Arts Walk is a free event that consists of music, food and laughter as the community comes together to make lasting memories. Each artist works long hours to […]

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UCO concert dazzles crowd

The University Choir and Orchestra represents the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music by showcasing talented musicians who interpret a wide variety of musical styles.  UCO’s most recent performance occurred Feb. 24 at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church in Corona, where the group presented 16 musical compositions, including titles such as “Be Still and Know,” […]

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CBU design student uses drone photography

Nicholas Litwin, junior graphic design major at California Baptist University, started out with a love for design, filming and photography, and he now has an official drone pilot’s license and is working in social media management and collaborating with companies. Litwin said he has always taken videos and pictures of his family’s vacations and moments […]