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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, […]

[Monique Koszty | Banner] Emily Noelle Enns, sophomore communication disorders major, uses her blog to share what she does in health and fitness with her followers. Enns said she likes the creativity involved in her blog and uses it as a way to keep busy.

Blogger provides DIY tips and tricks

Student blogs on college experiences, healthy food and fitness Few people stick to blogging once they start as it takes dedication and good time management to maintain one. For Emily Noelle Enns, sophomore communication disorders major, blogging allows her to help people and at the same time expand God’s kingdom through the devotionals she posts. […]

[Abi Auer | Banner] Ursie Candelario, creator of Ursie’s Apothercary, attracts customers to her stand with affordable, all-natural products.

Small businesses thrive at Magnolia Center Marketplace

New to the Riverside community, Magnolia Center Marketplace has quickly caught the attention of those in surrounding areas. Crowds gather to spend their Friday evenings enjoying what local vendors have to offer. Since early this summer, Magnolia Center near Riverside Plaza has hosted a farmer’s market every Friday night from 6-9 p.m. Featuring local farmers […]

New eatery opens on Monroe

This October brings a new chance for students to dine at an easy-to-reach location. A new food option located at the Health Science Campus on Monroe Street, currently unnamed, will be joining the ranks of Provider Food Services locations at California Baptist University. According to Kipp Dougherty, director of food services, students can expect food similar to Wanda’s and will be able to use both dining dollars and […]

[Lauren Shelburne | Banner] Gabe Venegas practices two latte art pours a day to prepare for the competition. Venegas served coffee to custumers at Restoration Roasters where he works as the shop manager. He uses the same cups every time to perfect the angles and ratios he pours.

Latte art master qualifies for open

Steamed milk and a cup of espresso is not the typical canvas for most works of art, but local artist Gabe Venegas, shop manager of Corona’s Restoration Roasters, turns the two into latte art while competing against others. He will be competing among the top-64 competitors in the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open, which will begin Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 2 in Anaheim, California. Venegas […]