Dylan Stewert, senior healthcare administration major, play a boxing simulation game on his VR while spending time with friends.

Using VR to battle the pandemic

Technology that, a few years ago, was used for little more than to play games and give some people headaches may now save lives. Virtual Reality technology is more important than ever as the United States searches for a cure for COVID-19. ReasearchAndMarkets.com compiled the “Global Virtual Reality Market Report 2020” in early September. They […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Blood drives in the past have always been similar, but this year there are sure to be more safety precautions as a result of the pandemic.

LifeStream blood drive returns

Spiritual Life’s Mobilization office is working with LifeStream to host a blood drive from Oct. 28-30 in the Van Dyne Gym. Adam Botello, LifeStream regional account manager, said it will be adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. To protect donors, the blood drive will require donors to socially distance, wear face masks and receive a temperature check […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Cafe Organix offers many vegetarian options like Beyond Beef cheeseburgers and a zesty veggie chicken sandwich.

Students support local Black-owned businesses

Summer 2020 was full of conversations surrounding social issues. One of these social issues in the spotlight is the racial injustice that is prevalent within the United States.  In order to combat racial injustice, people across the country have been protesting in the streets, signing online petitions and donating to organizations dedicated to ending racism. […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The Cellar Door Bookstore is emptier than usual due to only one customer or group being allowed in at a time.

Small businesses adapt to pandemic

Six months ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order that temporarily closed many locally-owned businesses. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many stores have had to reshape how they conduct business. Linda Sherman-Murick, the owner of local bookstore Cellar Door Books said her company had to shift their focus to their […]

Courtesy of Ruthy Alraei | Sara George, senior art therapy and fine arts double major, works on a ceramic mug.

Art proven to be therapeutic

Art is a discipline that is dynamic and subjective. However, scientists have been able to translate this complex subject into a quantitative form of therapy for many people. “As a form of clinical therapy, art therapy gives individuals a way of communicating traumatic or complex issues in another form when verbalization of these issues is […]

Courtesy of Ashley Anderson | Ashley Anderson, sophomore commercial performance major, released her debut single, "Colorful Clothes," in April.

CBU sophomore releases independent music under the name The Roommate

Ashley Anderson, sophomore commercial performance major, balances school and writing and recording her own independent music released her debut single in the spring of her freshman year, earning thousands of streams under the name The Roommate. Anderson was inspired with name The Roommate by her roommate Belle Fuller. “Every time I would be introduced to […]