Kelsie Stevens | Banner | David Nelson, Riverside resident, enjoys the weather while reading books from The Downtowne Bookstore in downtown Riverside, Calif.

Downtowne Bookstore offers affordable used books

Tucked away in the back corner of a historic building across from the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside sits a small bookstore with an enthusiastic staff, retro atmosphere and a wide selection of books. Downtowne Bookstore sells a wide range of used books and was purchased by its current owners, sisters Nadia and Vira Lee, […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | William “Rusty” Bailey, Riverside city mayor, gives the state of the city address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 24.

Mayor gives State of the City address

“Elevate Riverside” flashed across the screens Jan. 24 at the Riverside Convention Center The ballroom was packed with guests as they awaited Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s seventh annual State of the City Address. “In politics, you introduce fear to win, but in leadership you remove fear to succeed,” Bailey said in his opening speech. “In […]

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Despite delays, F-35 set to deploy mid- 2019

The F-35 Lightning II, the U.S. military’s advanced new fighter, brings cutting-edge technology and advancements to the table for both shoot- ing down other aircraft and ground attack missions. How- ever, it has also faced criticism and been plagued by cost over- runs and delays. The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike fighter is a multi-variant, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Augie’s Coffee had specially made shirts for the 10-year-anniversary celebration.

Augie’s Coffee celebrates 10th anniversary

Augie’s Coffee Roasters celebrated its 10-year anniversary last weekend in Redlands, Calif., bringing together friends, family and local businesses. Augie’s 10-Year Anniversary took place on E. State Street in Redlands, squared off in between 7th and 8th street’s. The event began underneath the shaded trees overlapping the block, which was filled with the roaster’s fans, […]

Elizabeth Johnson | Banner | Ray Curran, sophomore civil engineering major, does a blindfolded comparative taste test of traditional ground beef burgers and Beyond Meat, a plant-based, gluten, soy and GMO-free meat alternative.

Carnivores look out: plant-based burger imitates real meat flavor

To infinity and beyond — meat? Beyond Meat, a company based in El Segundo, Calif., is making plant-based, gluten, soy and GMO -free “meat” products for everyone to enjoy while attempting to make the world a healthier place for both animals and people. According to Beyond Meat, its products are the “future of protein.” Beyond […]

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Shocker! Disneyland increases annual pass and ticket prices

Disneyland continues to be known as “The Happiest Place on Earth” despite the rising costs of ticket prices increased on Jan. 6. Many news sources have published that Disneyland raised its ticket prices by 25 percent, however, according to park representatives, this is not the case. Liz Jaeger, Disneyland Resort spokeswoman, said one of Disneyland’s […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Jason Englert, relaxes after finishing his shift working at Walmart by playing one of his favorite games, Rocket League, at Play Live Nation in the Tyler Mall in Riverside, Calif.

Play Live Nation offers gaming haven

Play Live Nation, a premium social gaming lounge, opened March 2018 on the second floor of the Galleria at Tyler Mall in Riverside, and o ers the latest games for video game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. PLN also caters to many players of other games, such as “Magic the Gathering”, […]

Student establishes nonprofit to assist foster children

Her elongated vibrato leads to a standing ovation as her electric personality emanates from the stage, piercing every soul at the echo of her voice. Whenever she holds the microphone, the crowd is struck with awe at the talent presented. Shakyiah Cargill, sophomore communication studies and finance double major, is the inspirational voice behind the […]

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High use of technology can cause harmful mental states

In today’s day and age, smartphones have become tools on which many people rely. From being alarm clocks to bankers or personal assistants, “Siri,” smartphones are continuously used for more than just communication. As Apple begins to show users how much time they have spent on his or her phone a day on its “Screen […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Stacy Turner, Cherishann Diamzon, and Jason Watkins, freshman film majors at La Sierra Universtiy, enjoy their blended boba smoothies at Roasting Water Coffee Shop in Riverside, Calif. The coffee joint is a popular hangout spot for college students in the area.

Eco-friendly coffee bar options

Some boil it. Others steam it. But a new coffee shop and boba shop in Riverside is roasting it. Roasting Water has taken a different path and is brewing a new kind of business model that steeps eco-friendly practices with a rich variety of teas, coffee, smoothies and dessert drinks. The average price of drinks […]