Camille Grochowski | Banner | The new HiFi Spotify subscription service will allow listeners to stream higher quality music through their speakers and headphones.

Spotify introduces HiFi, a new high-end subscription service

Spotify announced its new subscription offer during their Spotify Stream On event Feb. 22 that will allow Premium subscribers to upgrade to their new Spotify HiFi. Spotify HiFi will bring higher-quality sound to Spotify’s loyal customers. HiFi stands for high fidelity, a term used in the audio industry and by enthusiasts to mean high-quality sound, […]

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‘Zoom fatigue’ rises in the pandemic

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 first changed the way our world functioned, most meetings for both school and work have continued to meet virtually for a full year now. As staring at a screen becomes the way most individuals spend their weeks, it can begin to take a toll on them. There are negative consequences […]

Dr. Tim Gramling will be the new dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business starting April 1.

Jabs School of Business gets new dean

The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University has named Dr. Tim Gramling as its new dean starting April 1. Gramling said his love for higher education started more than 20 years ago when he began teaching as an adjunct professor. “I started my working life a little over 30 years […]

Courtesy of Rachel Bolinger | Rachel Bolinger, sophomore international marketing major, hand makes clay earrings and sews masks that she sells as part of her small business @mariejocale on Instagram.

DIY clay earring trend rises during summer 2020

Polymer clay earrings have been around for years, but it was not until recently that the pieces began to trend across social media. As people around the world sought out quarantine hobbies, clay earrings just so happened to be a top contender. Rachel Bolinger, sophomore international marketing major, was inspired to start creating homemade jewelry […]

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College costs increase as student debt crisis worsens

Paying for college is an intimidating task for students and student loan borrowers. The rising cost of a college degree can often turn people away from attending universities or mean students graduating will be met with an abundance of debt. Ellen Kaminski, assistant professor of business, said the biggest problem with student loan debt is […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Caleb Lee, senior markekting major, prepares to attend the Spring 2021 CBU Virtual Career Fair Expo online through a Zoom link from the comfort of his own dorm.

CBU career fairs to be hosted online this year

California Baptist University hosted its annual Spring Expo career fair online Feb. 17, with 60 employers from a wide range of career opportunities for students of any major in attendance. There was a wide selection of employers in attendance from many fields, from the FBI to ChildCare Careers, from churches and groups looking for people […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Yelp now gives users the option to fill out a coronavirus safety precaution review on businesses' and restaurant profiles within the Yelp app.

Yelp adds brand new COVID-19 safety option for users’ reviews

With tensions on the rise and the pandemic’s impact as strong as ever, businesses must consider COVID-19 safety to stay in business.  Yelp announced in January that it now accepts COVID-19 reviews about restaurant safety. Health and safety was always a concern, but this new measure by which we gauge a business may change the […]

Photo Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Earlier this year, Trump's Twitter account was suspended following the events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Social media sees political controversy over Trump ban

As American lives become increasingly digital, the stage is set for a new kind of political rhetoric. Lights. Camera. Smartphone. The security breach at the U.S. Capitol showed the world how a few words online could become the slogan for organized violence.  It prompted sites such as Facebook and Twitter to institute new standards for […]