Reagan Lee | The Banner | Noah Carter, a junior biology major, and Jonathan Son, a junior graphic design major, take a break from studying to relax, drink boba and play jenga at Tim Boba in Riverside, CA.

Tim Boba brings in student crowd

Driving down University Avenue, the words “Drink, Eat, Study” can be seen lit up in front of Tim Boba, a recent addition to the Riverside restaurant scene. Tim Boba not only offers boba tea and food but free Wi- Fi and printing for college students, as well. Savannah Rios, freshman liberal arts major, visited Tim […]

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Positive thinking influences good fitness habits

College can be challenging but maintaining a healthy mindset in one’s life can help with adjusting to campus life. While studying in college is stressful, making time for one’s own physical health is key to maintaining balance. Students with a positive mindset should be able to form new healthy lifestyle habits, perhaps starting with physical […]

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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, in 2014, the rate for student depression rose to more than 9.5 percent. Although every day it may be difficult, there are […]