Veterans transition to academic life after serving the county

After fighting to protect the United States, some veterans return to college may face academic struggles and a challenging transition into civilian life. Veterans, who once trained vigorously to maintain the U.S. national defense, are now choosing a non-combatant life of studying, classes and homework. However, not all veterans are prepared for the shocking reality  […]

Students often switch majors, choose a different career path

Switching majors has become a common trend among college students. according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Almost 80 percent of American students switch their major at least once during their years at a university for a variety of reasons. Many students have started to weigh the pros and cons of switching their major, […]

Professor takes action, creates community club for enviroment

Community service is not just something one does to get into an honor society or put on his or her resume; it is about helping people or supporting a cause, such as preserving the environment. That is why Dr. Jacob Lanphere, associate professor of environmental science, created a network of volunteers this year for his […]

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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? […]

Michael Hansen | Banner | Po Lee, chef of Teriyaki Plus in Riverside, chops cauliflower florets and inspects them with a trained culinary eye before deep frying them for vegan sweet and sour chicken.

Anti-Dairy Fight Club is what?

The first rule of Anti-Dairy Fight Club: Talk about Anti-Dairy Fight Club. The head of the club and chef of Teriyaki Plus is Riverside resident Po Lee. Every Sunday, Lee serves an all-vegan menu and transforms her regular business, Teriyaki Plus, into the Anti-Dairy Fight Club. Anti-Dairy Fight Club started as a solution for a […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Vincent Zavala, sophomore biology major and wrestler, studies with teammate Bryce Buckley, junior accounting major to balance life as a student athlete.

Athletes juggle school and sports

Early mornings, late-night practices and school deadlines are a few of the struggles student-athletes face. Enrolling in college can be nerve-racking as young adults are learning how to adjust to independent student life. For student-athletes, obtaining a busy school and sports schedule can cause one to question the ability to make room for a social […]