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Nursing student balances school and recording and releasing independent music

Max Whittaker, senior nursing major at California Baptist University, balances nursing school and work with writing, recording and performing as an independent artist with his friend Jake Dahn, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, under the band name Almostalways. Whittaker’s older brother taught him the basics of how to play guitar when he was young, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Jon Hurtado, freshman music studio production major performs an original song for the first time at the CBU event, Woofest

Student with classical training pushes boundaries in music

Jonathan Hurtado, studio production and commercial performance major at California Baptist University, creates and produces his voice and sound against industry standards through music and other forms of art under his artist name, The Shadow Party. While growing up in Fresno, Hurtado was classically trained in piano from the age of 7. In high school, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | The University Choir and Orchestra perform at the annual Christmas concert held by the Collinsworth School of Music.

UCO concert dazzles crowd

The University Choir and Orchestra represents the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music by showcasing talented musicians who interpret a wide variety of musical styles.  UCO’s most recent performance occurred Feb. 24 at Northpoint Evangelical Free Church in Corona, where the group presented 16 musical compositions, including titles such as “Be Still and Know,” […]

The Guest Room perform music from their new album Wiwaxia for friends and family Feb. 8 for the first time live.

The Guest Room debuts new album

The Guest Room, four musically creative individuals, bonded over their passion and love for playing and creating music. They come together to play, create and perform for fun and simply because they love it. On Feb. 15, they are releasing their full debut album. The band’s guitarist, Trever Plume, and bassist, Ben Galam, have been […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Kaitlyn Mamora, from Loma Linda University, sings ‘Killing Me Softly’ at Daily Brew coffee shop during the open mic night.

Coffee, music inspire friendship

The sweet smell of coffee, the soothing sound of music, and the joyfulness of companionship. What more could one possibly ask for? Daily Brew coffee house in Riverside is a place where people can gather to celebrate community. On the first Wednesday of every month, this coffee shop hosts Waffle Night and Open Mic night, […]

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Binaural beats help with stress

Between classes, work, sports, homework and other time-consuming commitments, the life of a college student can become overwhelming.  Students often forget how important it is to rest and relax. Binaural beats, auditory tones played at different frequencies, may be the solution for some students’ stress and anxiety. Binaural beats can significantly help a student relax, […]

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Open Mic Night serves as outlet for creativity

California Baptist University students gathered in groups April 3 at Community Life’s Open Mic Night. Different groups, solo acts and poets performed well into the night much to the enjoyment of the attendees. Hannah Curtis, junior biomedical sciences major, said the event was one of the best she attended this year. “It was well-done, ran […]