Anna Chilson | Banner | The supplies needed to make clay earrings include a polymer clay, pliers, jump rings and more.

Lifestyle Tries: trendy polymer clay earrings

Polymer clay earrings have been on the up and up for the past year. Everyone has jumped in on the trend whether that be through starting their own small shop or adding these statement pieces to their wardrobe. Lifestyle Tries is here to get in on of the action and try a hand at making […]

CBU alumna hosts virtual creative conference

Creative design company The Shift Creative is offering a virtual conference on Mar. 20 showcasing influential businesswomen from a variety of fields as they offer advice and insight to building a successful company. Ashley Dirksen, senior graphic design major, works at The Shift Creative as their art installation coordinator under CBU alumnus Alexis Andra. The […]

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Poet Amanda Gorman inspires inauguration audiences

On Jan. 20 Amanda Gorman made history at President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration ceremony. The 22-year-old poet read her poem “The Hill We Climb” to the crowd gathered in Washington D.C. at the Capital and to the entire nation, making her the first-ever youth poet laureate to present. Gorman set a new record  as […]

Kia Harlan | Banner | Todd Liddell, junior class of 2022, and Trevor Manning, senior class of 2021, Mechanical Engineer major, model Manning's clothing brand that is dedicated to sustainable, thrifted, and affordable fashion.

Students create printed clothing

Trevor Manning, senior mechanical engineering major, and band member for local band The Guest Room is now designing and releasing custom printed clothing locally with his friend Sam Soine, senior architecture major, under the name Defects Clothing. Manning took design courses when he was in high school, and one of the courses included screen printing. […]

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 […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalk’ concludes the franchise trilogy

The latest and final installment of the new “Star Wars” trilogy has been deemed the end of the “Skywalker Era.” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” directed by J.J. Abrams, was released in theaters on Dec. 20, 2019. With the highly anticipated film’s popularity, there have also been a variety of different reactions from long […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A CBU student walks around the exhibition ‘Finding Beauty,’ admiring the featured photographs and displays by Raymond Alva, sophomore photography major.

Photography student showcases work

Raymond Alva unveiled his first ever solo photo exhibition, “Finding Beauty” on Jan. 18 at a California Baptist University studio space. Alva is a sophomore photography major at CBU who has been involved with photography since he was a freshman in high school.  Alva said he categorizes his photography style as “experimental portraiture” and has […]