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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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New play “Babette’s Feast” comes to Wallace Theatre

California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre is bringing a new play to life. “Babette’s Feast” (1987), which takes place in 19th century Norway, will be performed on Feb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. The story revolves around characters Martine and Philippa, two sisters who welcome Babette, a French refugee, into their home in their 19th […]

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Student aspires to entertainment

Ryan Lee, a junior communication studies major at California Baptist University, is well known on campus for his acting and comedy career. Lee began his career as an actor at the age of five by complete accident. Lee’s family went to Los Angeles to sign on their older sibling and Lee was signed on as […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalk’ concludes the franchise trilogy

The latest and final installment of the new “Star Wars” trilogy has been deemed the end of the “Skywalker Era.” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” directed by J.J. Abrams, was released in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019. With the highly anticipated film’s popularity, there have also been a variety of different reactions from long […]

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Talented film major at CBU creates successful Fingerprint magazine

Fingerprint magazine is an independent publication by Evan Tinker, junior film major, that first released in November 2018. Tinker said he enjoys making films, but he wanted another outlet to showcase his other passions he could not showcase in film. Tinker taught himself how to structure layout with the help of YouTube videos and spent […]

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Students perform ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

California Baptist University’s theater program will be staging a new comedy play, “The Servant of Two Masters,” for two consecutive weekends beginning Nov. 15. “The Servant of Two Masters” is an Italian comedy written by Carlo Goldoni in 1746. The play follows Beatrice — disguised as her dead brother while looking for his killer — […]

Courtesy of Marco Castañon. A killer clown prepares to scare an unsuspecting family in one of Knott’s Scary Farm’s many scare zones during the Halloween season.

Knott’s Scary Farm Adds New Mazes and Scare Zones to Park

Halloween brings with it many celebrations, festivals and, of course, the classic trick-or-treating. However, many people’s favorite thing to do this time of year is a haunted experience. Scary theme park layovers and mazes that feel like they come straight out of nightmares are often a highlight of spooky season. Knott’s Scary Farm is a […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner Nicole Marks, junior theater major, plays her part as a circus performer by juggling flags for the smiling audience.

Circus comes to life in CBU’s ‘Barnum’

The greatest showman came to California Baptist University, April 5 – April 13, with Wallace Theatre’s production of “Barnum” (1890), a musical portrait of the nineteenth century career of P.T. Barnum, co-founder of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. CBU students brought the whimsical spectacles to life with a show of song and […]

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. […]