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 […]

‘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 […]

lijah Hickman | Banner | Julia Olsen-Rodriguez, Riverside County resident, has a passion for dancing and loves to share that passion with her community. She teaches both children and adult ballet classes at the Orange Terrace Community Center in Downtown Riverside a few times a week.

Riverside offers ballet classes

The Riverside Community Center recently announced the addition of an adult beginning ballet class to be offered at the Orange Terrace Community Center located downtown. This class is one of many offered throughout the city of Riverside in which California Baptist University students can participate. The beginning ballet class is designed for adults with little-to-no […]

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Classic slasher film returns

After 40 years and a seven-film franchise, the cult-classic “Halloween” (2018) released its newest installment Oct 19. and directed by David Gordon Green. In 1978, director John Carpenter terrified the world with what many people claim as the first slasher film. Long-time fans will see Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, the […]

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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Despite backlash, ‘Insatiable’ renewed for second season

Many are calling the Netflix original “Insatiable” the most-hated television show of the season. TV critics on Rotten Tomatoes are calling it out for fat-shaming, lacking integrity and providing an unhelpful portrayal of binge-eating dis- order. Despite the controversy, Netflix renewed “Insatiable” for a second season. “Insatiable” is a dark comedy satire starring Debby Ryan […]

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 […]