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Movie adaption decline in ratings for young adult novels

Before superhero movies were the trend, young adult fantasy and dystopian movies dominated the theaters. Now there are hardly any recent blockbuster young adult series on the big screen. Some movie studios such as Summit Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures started to put this genre on the map by adapting popular young-adult books […]

Austin Romito | The Banner | Jason Todd, a senior finance major, breaks through the APU Cougar’s defense.

Lancer hoops ready for new competition in DI season

A new look, schedule, conference and some new faces are just a few of the things California Baptist University basketball fans can look forward to in the 2018-19 season. “There is a lot of unknown going into the season,” said Jarrod Olson, women’s head basketball coach, “but we are pretty excited for the challenge and […]

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 […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner | Mariela Anguelov, volunteer at The Heritage House, explains the stereoscope, an old form of viewing photos.

Riverside offers history with classic Victorian Heritage house to locals

Located on Magnolia Avenue, down the street from California Baptist University, resides Riverside’s Heritage House. The Heritage House is a Victorian-style home owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. It is free to visit and just a short walk from the university’s main campus, in the center of Riverside. The elaborate home originally belonged to James […]

Reagan Lee | The Banner | Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major, steals the ball from a Seattle University player in a Sept. 13 win.

Judd racking up goals early

Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major and forward on the men’s soccer team, was named Western Athletic Conference offensive Player of the Week Sept. 3 after scoring two hat tricks on the first week of the season. In soccer, a hat trick is when a player scores three consecutive goals in a single game. “Preston has […]

Ninasophia Stowe | The Banner | Isla Trippy, Riverside resident, checks out pop-up vendor Big Viking Vintage, looking for the perfect Neil Young T-shirt, at Smorgasburg LA.

Los Angeles makes use of Alameda Produce Market weekly

There is nothing foodies love more than options and a food and shop festival is their one-stop-shop of happiness. While Riverside has many food options, including the recent addi- tion of the Riverside Food Lab, the variety that Los Angeles has to o er is endless. Every Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, Smorgasburg LA opens […]

Sage Zbinden | Natalie Zimmerer, junior business major, runs a slide and gives a nice set to Summer Avery, graduate student kinesiology major.

Volleyball Sets Up for D1 Success

After a dominant 2017 season with an overall record of 29- 1, the California Baptist University women’s volleyball team is off to a strong start for the 2018 season. Although many players who contributed to the team’s success last season graduated, head Coach Branden Higa said he has high hopes and is optimistic when it […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner | Joanna Calderon, sophomore criminal justice major, is the rst up to get her eyebrows threaded for free at Ladies’ Night.

Lancer women connect at Ladies’ Night

A chorus of cheers and a buzz of excitement was heard as Lancer women filed into the Recreation Center for Ladies’ Night. The event, put on by the California Baptist University Rec Center, featured booths and tables from o ces all around campus including the Wellness Center, the Counseling Center, Community Life and the College […]

Danielle Lutjens | The Banner | Natalie Codding, sophomore graphic design major, said she likes to unwind by painting one-of-a-kind murals to display in her dorm.

Buying student art expands creative horizons

Visual art comes in many different and distinct forms. Whether it is graphic design, photography, painting or even stickers, every piece of art has a story behind it. However, when that art is purchased from a store, the creative source behind it remains a mystery. When supporting a student artist, that mystery is solved: The […]

Sage Zbinden | The Banner | Pianist and music director, Jerri Mendivel, keeps the vocalists in line while she plays.

Concert sparks gun violence conversation

With the increase in deadly mass shootings throughout the past decade, such as the Parkland shooting, and the Las Vegas shooting survivors, and other members of the public are holding a 10-day nationwide event called Concert Across America. The Riverside Resistance Revival Chorus partnered with Riverside County’s chapter of the Brady Campaign Movement to End […]