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Fall holiday inspires “Friendsgiving” tradition

The holidays are arriving soon and many students are preparing to spend time with their family and close relatives, but some students are looking forward to a different tradition — Friendsgiving. Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving-like celebration with friends bringing different traditions from that of one’s family. Friends will collectively bring food and desert for the […]

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Exercise can relieve stress

Dealing with the stresses that accompany college life can not only affect a person physically, but emotionally too. For many, this causes students to experience anything from anxiety to full-on depression. According to learnpsychology.org, in 2014, the rate for student depression rose to more than 9.5 percent. Although every day it may be difficult, there are […]

Chefs in training provide quality meals in restaurant

Riverside Community College’s Culinary Academy opens its doors during breakfast and lunch hours for the general public to enjoy the food prepared, cooked and served by its students. A program that started more than 10 years ago, the Culinary Academy recently moved its facilities to downtown Riverside, fully equipped with new appliances to further the […]

Local restaurant emphasizes family

A local family-owned sandwich shop has been serving quality food to its customers during lunchtime hours for more than 49 years. A hidden gem located on Nelson Street, Backstreet Restaurant is a food joint in Riverside that serves sandwiches and salads from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The restaurant was originally owned by a husband-wife duo, but […]

[Michele Muñoz | Banner] Chris Aumentado, senior kinesiology major, lifts weights at the CBU Recreation Center to stay healthy.

Making time to get fit, healthy remains important in college

For many college students, their 20s are a time to enjoy, relax and live life without worries. However, it is critical  that health and fitness are also a priority during these years, and that students set up habits that can be carried throughout life. In order to get the most out of the college experience, […]