Camillie Grochowski | Banner | Hope Jayne, freshman photography major, reads Little Women while lying on a bench near the cottages on campus.

Students try finding time to read during a busy semester

Reading is a pastime that many students enjoy but cannot always find time to do. The stress of school and busy schedules are often what keeps students at California Baptist University from doing so. Dr. Berniece Alspach, associate professor of English, gave many tips on how to find time read. This includes turning off phones […]

illustration by Randi Weflestad

Fiction encourages readers and develops crucial qualities

Stories are everywhere. They bring transformation to the world, but their importance is often overlooked. Reading fiction is often seen as a hobby, a way to spend free time or even a source of entertainment, but the simple activity is much more than that. Fictional stories hold a lot more purpose and value than most […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | David Nelson, Riverside resident, enjoys the weather while reading books from The Downtowne Bookstore in downtown Riverside, Calif.

Downtowne Bookstore offers affordable used books

Tucked away in the back corner of a historic building across from the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside sits a small bookstore with an enthusiastic staff, retro atmosphere and a wide selection of books. Downtowne Bookstore sells a wide range of used books and was purchased by its current owners, sisters Nadia and Vira Lee, […]

Paper books take spotlight back from e-books

Opening a book versus opening a program. Flipping a page versus scrolling up and down. The differences between books and e-books are well-known, but reading paper books can benefit readers more than e-books. Cody Eves, sophomore industrial and systems engineering major,  said he noticed the link between memory and reading print books. “You can memorize […]