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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. […]

Courtesy of Office of Alumni and Parent Relations | Emily Anderson, senior actuarial science major, shows her grandma, Janean Laguna, around during Grandparent’s Day 2018.

This year’s annual Grandparents Day excites students and faculty on campus

The campus is buzzing with excitement as California Baptist University students and staff prepare for one of the most beloved school events of the semester — Grandparents Day — occurring April 11. Grandparents Day is an event in which students invite their grandparents to come to campus to show them their college life. This will […]

Misty Severi | Banner Shanna Lovett performs with the musical group Tea and Crumpets during the 26th annual Riverside Dickens Festival at the Tavern, a make-shift old-fashioned tavern in downtown Riverside as a part of the festival.

Dickens Festival delights

The 26th annual Dickens Festival was held in downtown Riverside Feb. 23–24 to honor the impact Charles Dickens had upon Victorian-era London. At the Dickens Festival, people get together to celebrate by dressing up in Victorian-era costumes and reliving the century. Actors were spotted dressed as historical figures ,such as Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Edgar […]

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Abuse allegations resurface in ‘King of Pop’ film series

Despite legal threats from Michael Jackson’s team, HBO released a two-part documentary March 3–4 that follows the two men who allege  Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. The film first premiered in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson has long been accused of sexually abusing children, but in each case all charges […]

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Netflix cancels Marvel TV shows with Disney+ in near future

Streaming users were shocked mid-February when Netflix announced that its shows “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (2015-2018) and “Marvel’s The Punisher” (2017-2019) will not be renewed by the streaming service. Recently, people have realized that Netflix has been phasing out many Marvel and Disney films and TV shows, leaving them wondering what exactly is going on. The […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Riverside’s Mission Inn played the movie “My Best Girl,” March 2, a silent 1927 American romantic comedy film directed by Sam Taylor.

Silent film festival raises funds

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa began the month of March by playing host to the annual Silent Film Fundraiser to help the historic establishment raise money. The organizers of the event, Friends of the Mission Inn, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help recover, repair and restore the Mission Inn itself. The […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Bennet, played by Emily Feaster, senior theater major, travels to console her sick sister Jane. The eldest Bennet sister, Jane, is played by Lindsey Murray, senior theater major. She is in the care of Mr. Bingley, who is courting her, played by Caleb Leal, senior theater major.

Wallace Theatre tackles play adaptation of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with enthusiasm

Whether it be the book written in 1813 by Jane Austen herself, the countless movie reproductions or the play adapted by Jon Jory, most people are at least somewhat familiar with “Pride and Prejudice.” California Baptist University students brought this historically significant production to life in a whole new way Feb 15-23 at the Wallace […]

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‘West Side Story’ adapted into film

The Jets and the Sharks will be dancing their way into the 21st century in Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1957 classic, “West Side Story.” Like many musical-film adaptations before it, “West Side Story” is the newest theatrical crossover scheduled to hit theaters in the coming years. News of the musical “West Side Story” being […]

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. […]