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Is caffeine dependency real?

Caffeine is an essential element for many people of today’s culture. With chains such as Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on street corners around the world, society’s coffee obsession is inescapable. However, this fixation poses an interesting question: Are people consuming caffeine at a rate, which is causing them to become addicted? […]

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Does music affect my mood?

Music is known for conveying relatable emotions but it is also believed to have the ability to influence a listener’s mood or feelings. Whether it is a search for the perfect breakup song or blasting a motivational workout playlist, music is known for its reliability in every mood. Ramah Shirey, worship arts ministry and theater […]

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Universal Basic Income suggests possible solutions

Stockton, a city only six hours from Riverside, will soon be experimenting with universal basic income. UBI is a program designed to give a fixed amount of money to citizens regularly regardless of his or her involvement in the workforce, with no strings attached. Michael Tubbs, the mayor of Stockton, is planning to start a […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | The SAE 3-wheeled car, on display on the first floor of the Engineering building at California Baptist University, is currently in the process of being rebuilt.

SAE club improves car for competition

The Society of Automotive Engineers club at California Baptist University is reconstructing its car after competing last June in Formula SAE. CBU’s SAE club finished 44th place in Formula SAE, the student automobile design competition. Seventy-two universities from across the United States and other countries competed. As the team continues to build the car, which […]

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Tips on saving your phone battery

Depleted batteries can be frustrating for smartphone users but there are some simple steps to help defeat the need to use a charger throughout the day. Smartphones are our most frequently used computing devices so it is important they have enough battery for the day. Dr. Michael Kolta, assistant professor of computing, software and data […]

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Uber takes precautionary measures for riders’ safety

Taking an Uber might be convenient when there is no access to a car but traveling in one could be a nerve-racking or even dangerous experience for college students. Although Uber assures it is a safe service for customers, there have been more than 120 reports of sexual assault and abuse by Uber drivers from […]

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Plastic paves the way to an environment with less waste

Roads in the United States are traditionally paved with asphalt that uses mixtures of crushed rocks and petroleum-based oils, such as bitumen. With a global plastic-waste crisis that effects the land we live on and the oceans we swim in, companies around the world are battling this crisis by replacing bitumen with recycled plastics. India […]

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Mental illness directly linked to technology

Today, one in five American adults su er from mental illness. As mental illnesses affect an increasing number of people, a correlation has been found between the use of technology and the presence of mental illnesses in society. However, some technology can improve mental health through online apps that offer counseling services. Charissa Novasel, freshman […]

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Local restaurants offer delivery right to campus

California Baptist University caters to an extremely diverse student population and students are quick to indulge in a wide variety of tastes in cuisine. Student seek restaurants with cheap and convenient options, while also catering to a diverse list of preferences. Many local restaurants provide favorite delivery options directly to CBU. Lindsey Bruch, senior mechanical […]

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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. […]