Austin Esquerra, junior mechanical engineering major, lifts Mikayla McAtee, senior interculural studies major, over his head at the swing dancing club.

Students enjoy swing dance and community

Since the beginning of time, humans have been dancing. From David worshiping the Lord to the Victorian era, ballroom dancing has been a large part of culture, history, life and expression. This historic theme continues within our current context with an unofficial swing dancing club on campus. The swing dancing club meets at 9:30 p.m. […]

Lilliane Vargas, sophomore studio production major, takes time to perfect her skills on her guitar.

Artist of the issue: Lilliane Vargas creates music from the heart

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University has made it its mission to inspire students to the highest standards of musical craft and prepare them for success in musical professions. “Music is a universal language — no matter where you are, no matter the place, music will always be there,” […]

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Is your music moral? An ethical consideration

Entertainment is riddled with controversy and ethical questions. From Cardi B’s “WAP” to Hillsong’s “Oceans,” there is a wide spectrum of content with a wider scope of messages. These content choices leave the modern consumer with the moral question: What should I consume? Dr. Greg Cochran, director of applied theology, speaks to this morally ambiguous […]

Photo illustration by Charissa Graves | Many songs on Apple Music have spatial audio capabilities. Songs like “Stay” by The Kid Laori and Justin Bieber, “Chandelier” by Sia and many more feature this new and improved audio technology.

Spatial audio gains potential to change music

In recent years, technology has advanced to new heights. Facebook has begun to push a new virtual reality-based metaverse. Audiences can now see movies in immersive 4D experiences. Similarly, the music industry has begun to encourage immersive experiences of its own. Apple, supported by Dolby Atmos, announced in May 2021 that it would begin to […]

Photo illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Apple has made contactless payment easier for smartphone users. Amazon One, a new service from Amazon and ticketing platforms AXS, will allow users to scan their handprint to access their account.

Amazon, AXS produce contactless ticket system

Amazon has partnered with AXS to create Amazon One, a contactless identity service that uses your palm to connect to an account. All customers have to do is create an Amazon One account and scan their handprint. Then, they can add credit cards and tickets to events, and link their Amazon accounts. Touchless technology is […]

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Artist highlight: Juniper Park performs at CBU

SoCal-based indie band Juniper Park performed for the first event of TWIRP week on Sept. 20, garnering new fans from the California Baptist University student body. The five-member band consists of Nolan Seeger as lead vocalist, Rylan Scott on bass, Elijah John on guitar, Oscar Flynt on drums and Chandler James on rhythm. Although Seeger, […]

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Christians should support the religion in Kanye West’s album

“You my Chick-fil-A,” was a common meme of a lyric from Kanye West’s 2019 effort, “JESUS IS KING.” While simultaneously clever and eye-rolling in its approach to the subject, Kanye West’s “JESUS IS KING” (and the subsequent Sunday Service Choir that spun off of that) is an overall genuine statement of faith from a wild […]