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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, […]

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How do I pick the right headphones?

Headphone, Bluetooth, wireless, Sony, Apple, Beats, Bose. Trying to select the right type of ear buds or headphones can be difficult given the myriad of options at all price levels. Ron Raghoo, technical coordinator of Information and Technology at California Baptist University, said the most important things is to invest in a quality product. “When […]

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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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 […]

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Using earbuds increases risk of hearing loss

Before cranking up the volume in one’s earbuds people should consider the fact that if  sound exceeds 85 decibels, ear damage can become a serious risk. If music from earbuds that are in someone’s ear is audible to an outside listener, the volume is probably too high. Dr. Bruce Prins, biology program director and professor […]