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 […]

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Electric cars lead way to cleaner air

Climate change is a topic of much debate in the United States as people are questioning if electric vehicles (EVs) are more environmentally friendly than gas-powered cars and if they are worth the price tags. Dr. Bonjun Koo, professor of environmental science, said direct emissions and lifecycle emissions should be considered when determining a car’s […]

Supporting fair-trade products helps workers

Anyone can help workers in developing nations get living wages simply by paying a few dollars more for some products. Many industries outsource labor to Third World countries because people in these countries are willing to work for significantly less than their  developed  world counterparts. Sometimes these developing Third World workers are exploited and even […]

Elizabeth Johnson | Banner | Talia Friesen, senior photography major, has been using cruelty free makeup for as long as she can remember. Talia especially likes to use Urban Decay Cosmetics because of the high quality.

Brands refuse animal testing

Makeup and skincare are important parts of many people’s everyday routines. What many people may fail to realize, however, is how his or her use of these products can negatively affect the environment. Cruelty-free brands differ from conventional health and beauty companies in that they do not test their products on animals at any point […]