Madison Santana | Banner | Many national parks and forests have been closed during the government shutdown because of the lack of funding from the government. Among the parks affected was San Bernadino's National Forest where they had to close a road.

National parks suffer from partial government shutdown

After the start of the partial U.S. federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 21, 2018, national parks began to experience their share of the effects. The federal government offices affected were reopened Jan. 25 when President Donald J. Trump signed a continuing resolution that reopens agencies through Feb. 15. However, reopened agencies may take some […]

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ elucidates previous assault allegations

The new year kicked o with the release of the television documentary series about singer Robert Kelly, publicly known as R. Kelly. The series shocked both viewers and the internet. Starting Jan. 3, the television network Lifetime released a six-part documentary series titled “Surviving R. Kelly” (2019). The show focuses on the past sexual assault […]

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Partial government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

The partial U.S. government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, was the longest in the nation’s history. The federal offices affected were reopened Jan. 25 when President Donald J. Trump signed a continuing resolution that reopens agencies through Feb. 15. Stretching more than five weeks, the shutdown began after the Republican and Democratic parties failed to […]

Kengkue Her| Banner | Matthew Alexander, senior biology pre-medicine major, donates plasma to help raise money for ISP volunteers. This is Matthews fourth time donating for during the annual California Baptist University blood drive.

Students raise funds through blood drive for service projects

As so many California Baptist University students have been accepted into International Service Projects, these worldwide service trips are in need of major funding. The CBU Mobilization website features a quote from Billy Graham: “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian ser- vice. The greatest form of praise is the sound […]

Student establishes nonprofit to assist foster children

Her elongated vibrato leads to a standing ovation as her electric personality emanates from the stage, piercing every soul at the echo of her voice. Whenever she holds the microphone, the crowd is struck with awe at the talent presented. Shakyiah Cargill, sophomore communication studies and finance double major, is the inspirational voice behind the […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | The Melrose Trading Post flea market, open every Sunday from 9am-5pm at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, offers local businesses to display their unique handmade art, including these handmade necklaces made from old negatives.

Melrose Trading Post offers food and vintage shopping

Many students can struggle with the same question every weekend: “What are we going to do today?” While Riverside has shopping, food and entertainment options, students may want to see and experience something outside the Inland Empire. Every Sunday in Los Angeles, Fairfax High School hosts the Melrose Trading Post, run by a non-profit, Greenway […]

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High use of technology can cause harmful mental states

In today’s day and age, smartphones have become tools on which many people rely. From being alarm clocks to bankers or personal assistants, “Siri,” smartphones are continuously used for more than just communication. As Apple begins to show users how much time they have spent on his or her phone a day on its “Screen […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Stacy Turner, Cherishann Diamzon, and Jason Watkins, freshman film majors at La Sierra Universtiy, enjoy their blended boba smoothies at Roasting Water Coffee Shop in Riverside, Calif. The coffee joint is a popular hangout spot for college students in the area.

Eco-friendly coffee bar options

Some boil it. Others steam it. But a new coffee shop and boba shop in Riverside is roasting it. Roasting Water has taken a different path and is brewing a new kind of business model that steeps eco-friendly practices with a rich variety of teas, coffee, smoothies and dessert drinks. The average price of drinks […]

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Electric cars lead way to cleaner air

Climate change is a topic of much debate in the United States as people are questioning if electric vehicles (EVs) are more environmentally friendly than gas-powered cars and if they are worth the price tags. Dr. Bonjun Koo, professor of environmental science, said direct emissions and lifecycle emissions should be considered when determining a car’s […]

The holiday season brings cheer, music to students

Christmas is just around the corner and students at California Baptist University are excited to get into the Christmas spirit. Here are some of CBU student’s favorite songs of the season. Many students, such as sophomore psychology major Gerardo Bran chose “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé because of the chemistry […]