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Does music affect my mood?

Music is known for conveying relatable emotions but it is also believed to have the ability to influence a listener’s mood or feelings. Whether it is a search for the perfect breakup song or blasting a motivational workout playlist, music is known for its reliability in every mood. Ramah Shirey, worship arts ministry and theater […]

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Editors Review: ‘Mirror Master’ Young the Giant

Two years after releasing the hit album “Home of the Strange,” Young the Giant has released its fourth studio album, “Mirror Master.” In 2011, the Irvine, Calif. ,band’s self-titled debut offered fans of indie rock a handful of top hits, such as “Cough Syrup,” “Apartment” and “My Body.” Now the band has returned with another […]

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Jonah Hill’s film ‘Mid90s’ does well in reviews

Scrunchies, mom–jeans and grunge are not the only things from the 1990s that are regaining their relevance. This surge of nostalgia is rapidly spreading to the entertainment industry. Although the ‘90s’ era is seeing a major increase in popularity, Jonah Hill did not want this to be the main focus of his directorial debut “Mid90s” […]

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 […]

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Editors Review: ‘Iridescence’ Brockhampton

After signing a $15 million contract with American label Radio Corporation of America Records and booking a year-long world tour, interracial hip-hop boy-band BROCKHAMPTON landed a 10-day recording session at Abbey Road Studios in Lon- don, where they recorded their fourth studio album, “iridescence.” “iridescence” follows a trilogy of albums known as “SATURATION,” in which […]

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Artists celebrate country music

October was declared National Country Music month by President Richard Nixon in 1972 and is celebrated today. Country music has been around since the early 1900s. Its origins include influence from folk and blues, and it is known for its relatable lyrics and storytelling. While other music genres are growing in popularity such as rap, […]

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Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Justine Tiu, alumna harp performance major with a masters in in flute performance, delicately strums her harp, creating a harmonious tone.

Students and alumni compete for Symphony Orchestra in Concerto competition

A musical crescendo filled the air Sept. 29 at California Baptist University’s Joann Hawkins Music Building as students performed in the final round of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition. The six finalists competed against one another for a chance to become guest soloists in CBU’s Symphony Orchestra. This was a first-ever final round event […]