Facebook informs its users on how to get the COVID vaccine

Facebook’s COVID-19 Information Center promises to connect more people than ever with 2021’s coronavirus vaccine. This Information Center can be easily accessed on a mobile phone. Here, Facebook has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide information on vaccination centers such as location and opening hours. Facebook uses data from the  Centers for Disease  Control […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The cast for "Love's Labour's Lost" performs during a dress rehearsal while maintaining the face shield mandate.

Pandemic transforms theater

The lights are down, and rows of seats remain empty as Broadway and theaters across the globe remain closed. Audiences are left with only the entertainment on their screens at home while performers struggle to make ends meet. For the last year, live performances have been a thing of the past. Live theater was one […]

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‘Zoom fatigue’ rises in the pandemic

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 first changed the way our world functioned, most meetings for both school and work have continued to meet virtually for a full year now. As staring at a screen becomes the way most individuals spend their weeks, it can begin to take a toll on them. There are negative consequences […]

Dylan Stewert, senior healthcare administration major, play a boxing simulation game on his VR while spending time with friends.

Using VR to battle the pandemic

Technology that, a few years ago, was used for little more than to play games and give some people headaches may now save lives. Virtual Reality technology is more important than ever as the United States searches for a cure for COVID-19. ReasearchAndMarkets.com compiled the “Global Virtual Reality Market Report 2020” in early September. They […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Robert Moseley, sophomore computer science major, may not swim any competitions in 2020.

Fall and winter athletics delayed

Due to the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Western Athletic Conference has announced that all fall season sports, and any athletic competitions for winter season sports, have been canceled, with a pending potential reschedule of athletic activities for the new year. This has had major effects on the fall season sports athletes, coaches, […]

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Tokyo Olympic athletes utilize postponement to further train

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted sporting events across the world. The uncertainty certainty surrounding conditions in different countries and concerns over the safety of athletes, coaches and fans led the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Summer 2020 Olympic Games until 2021. Now slated to begin in July 2021, the Tokyo games were rescheduled amid fears […]

Photo Illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Etsy allows artists around the world to sell their handiwork online.

COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Katelyn Elizabeth, freshman criminal justice major, and Melia Lawrence, junior psychology major and First Year Experience leader, get to know each other.

Freshmen enter college during pandemic

As the new academic year begins, students are adjusting to the changes this season continues to bring. While students of all years are being affected by classes moving online, this year’s incoming freshman class will miss out on many first-year experiences. While California Baptist University will not host its regular in-person events, such as Welcome […]