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Tim Burtons classic holiday film celebrates 25 years of cinematic fun

In a few days, fans will be able to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Since the movie’s debut in theaters Oct. 29, 1993, it has become a traditional holiday movie. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a stop-motion animated film directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. The story and […]

Kristen Vargas | Banner | Steven Dahlgren, assistant professor of music, shares his knowledge on conducting and music education with the high school choir program, Young Musicians.

Inland Empire sends students to train at CBU

The Inland Empire Musical Arts program has introduced the Young Musicians program at California Baptist University to promote musical development among high school students in the local community. Students from ninth to 12th grades participate in bands such as Honor Symphonic Band, Honor String Orchestra and Encore Honor Choir. Michelle Elliot, Inland Empire Musical Arts […]

Madison Santana | Banner Deziree | Little, 23-year-old barista at Arcade Coffee Roasters, said she loves to serve commuters at Wake Up Wednesday each week.

Commuters discover connections

Commuting students risk missing out on the typical college experience because they could be less available for on-campus activities. Despite this challenge, it is important for commuters to stay connected as college can provide opportunities to meet new people and develop a sense of belonging on campus. Samantha Emerick, sophomore business administration major, said although […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Stephen Wright, senior music education major, sings baritone in the University Choir and Orchestra.

Seeing Sound: Student uses condition as a musical tool

When Stephen Wright sat down to write his song “Truly my Soul” based on Psalm 62, which speaks of finding his way back to God even during difficult times, he played with the note E flat and saw a vivid red in his mind’s eye. For as long as he can remember, Wright has seen […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Dr. Joseph Bolin, dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, conducts the Worship Collective as they record their version of the Christmas classic “Joy to the World.”

Worship Collective records Christmas album

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music’s ensemble, Worship Collective, has recorded a Christmas album. The School of Music is partnering with Prism Music and Tommy Walker, a contemporary music composer and songwriter, to release the new Christmas album. The ensemble recorded 11 of Tommy Walker’s “Generation Hymns” Oct. 11-12. The combined forces of […]

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Phishing scams on the rise for students and faculty

October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been prioritized by Information Technology Services at California Baptist University to raise awareness of the dangers of email phishing, which has affected students and faculty. Phishing occurs when scammers attempt to get personal information from victims, such as bank account information, credit card numbers and passwords. This year’s theme is […]

Lauren Shelburne | Banner | In “Lost in Yonkers” Alexis Safoyan, senior public relations major, plays Bella, who is related to Arty played by Isaiah Torres, freshman theater major.

Fall production gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

The 2018-19 season of California Baptist University’s Wallace Theatre began Oct. 12 with a production of “Lost in Yonkers,” written by late American playwright Neil Simon. With a small cast, the show is highly regard- ed by many playwrights. In 1991, “Lost in Yonkers” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The show takes place in […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Erica Wang, senior business administration major, was one of five Lancers who took home first place at the USA Inter- collegiate Sept. 17. The Lancers compete Oct. 8 at the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational.

CBU golf tees off season in style

California Baptist University’s golf teams picked up its first win of the season and are look- ing to put its best foot forward. The women’s golf team started its season with a win in the USA Intercollegiate Tournament in Mobile, Ala. The team exceeded its goals and was able to show it is worthy of […]

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Artificial intelligence defies societal worry

In movies such as “Terminator” (1984), “Ex Machina” (2014) and “iRobot” (2004), artificial intelligence is portrayed as dangerous, but it could be a helpful tool in the world today. Modern AI is at work in devices such as self-driving cars and drones that deliver Amazon packages. Dr. Berniece Alspach, associate professor of English, said she […]