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New podcast genres appeal to student community

Once considered as entertainment for older generations podcasts have recently become a trend among college students thanks to new genres available. Podcasts today are known for more than providing infor- mation. They can also be come- dic and entertaining. Deitrik Ito, sophomore film production major, said he mostly enjoys listening to pod- casts by pastors. […]

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Students use alternate ways to protect from cyber viruses

Using laptops for online banking, shopping, and other applications may be convenient but it also increases the threat of identity theft. Logan Petersen, freshman applied theology major, said he had a virus on his computer during school last year. “I was writing a report on my computer and all of a sudden it shut down,” […]

Sage Zbinden | The Banner | Deitrik Ito, sophomore film major, lies awake at night scrolling through social media before heading to bed.

Smartphones collect more data than most users realize

In today’s digital era, technological advance is inevitable. With the ever-growing prevalence of devices such as the smartphone, a question worth considering is how “smart” these devices really are. Lindsey Bruch, senior mechanical engineer major, said she has had many strange interactions with her smartphone. She was looking for Disneyland tickets for her family’s trip […]

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Police acquire new technology to fight crime

Smartphone apps, drones and body cams are just some of the cool new “toys” the Riverside Police Department is using to do their jobs in a safer and more effective manner. The technology consists of license plate reader technology, the RPD app as well as body cams and SWAT drones. Some patrol cars and intersections […]

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Colleges offer esport scholarships

Say goodbye to the days of traditional collegiate sports and hello to the age of competitive online gaming. Having a passion for video games and knowledge about how to play them is finally paying off. In 2016, the National Association of Collegiate Esports formed in Kansas City, MO. This nonprofit organization supports more than 80 […]

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Nursing students train with virtual cadavers

As society continues to make strides in science and medicine, California Baptist University is  keeping up with the latest technology and enhancing the learning experience for its students. Recently, CBU purchased digital cadavers from Anatomage, a company that produces cutting-edge technology. The cadavers are advanced pieces of equipment that can enrich the students’ learning experience. […]

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Secret campus technologies to learn

Over the summer, the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building brought California Baptist University modern technology marvels few other universities have. Not only will the new classroom and engineering technologies benefit current students but they will draw potential students as well as businesses that went to work with this cutting-edge technology. Most of CBU’s […]

Apple releases new emojis to represent various disabilities

In the modern world of technology, emojis have transformed from fun pictures to a form of communication and representation. As the list of emojis have grown to encapsulate users’ daily lives, Apple has submitted a proposal to Unicode Consortium to include new disability-inclusive emojis. The American Council of the Blind, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and National […]

Popular new platform ‘Twitch’ breaks internet

Twitch, an online platform for watching and streaming videos, has recently gained popularity among rappers, charities and streamers as live streaming becomes increasingly popular. Founded in 2011, the streaming service has exponentially expanded, combining video and streaming content to become one of the most visited internet platforms in North America. Currently owned by Amazon, the […]