Elijah Hickman | Banner Steven Garcia, freshman civil engineering major, enjoys a study break with his friends while eating lamb curry at Indian Curry Hut in Riverside, Calif.

Indian food excites students

Indian food is exotic, intriguing and consists of a wide range of spices. While it may intimidate some people because of its unfamiliarity, taking the opportunity to try new foods will allow one’s taste buds to thrive and grow in experience.   The Indian Curry Hut in downtown Riverside offers a variety of flavors and […]

Riverside firefighters stand at attention April 16 as law enforcement officers from across the nation arrive at Harvest Christian Fellowship for Sgt. Steve Licon's memorial service. Banner | Robert Jordan

Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Pablo Leiva, freshman architecture major, enjoys his first time eating lunch at BurgerIM in Riverside, Calif. with a friend.

BurgerIM serves fresh duos and trios

For many, one burger may be just enough, but at BurgerIM, they encourage customers to eat two or three. BurgerIM is pronounced in Hebrew as “Burger-eem,” meaning “many burgers.” It is a restaurant from Israel that wants its customers to enjoy at least two burgers at once with endless possibilities to customize them. At BurgerIM, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner Ke’Aira Wilkes, junior education major, takes a break from the rigorous responsibilities of student life by relaxing and enjoying a boba milk tea at the colorful Ding Tea in Riverside, Calif.

College students find comfort at tea house

There are several tea houses that serve boba in Riverside, but one of the newest tea houses, Ding Tea, is seeking to serve high-quality Taiwanese tea in a college-friendly environment. Ding Tea is a franchise from Taichung, Taiwan, with three locations in Southern California. In December 2018, the doors to its Riverside location opened, yielding […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Alyssa Digangi, a project manager for her family's company Stronghold Engineering in Riverside, Calif., started working for the company at 14 years old. Now 27 years old, she advises young professionals to follow their passions.

Riverside resident makes the most of her degree in work

Sometimes people end up in careers in which they never imagined themselves. This is exactly what happened with 28-year-old Alyssa Digangi, project manager and realtor associate. Digangi was born and raised in Riverside and went to college at Loyola Marimount University to get a business degree with a studio art minor and planned to own […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner | Jon Andersen, the Dungeon Master of the Dungeons and Dragons club at the SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, makes both first time players and regular attendees to the club feel welcome by making it an enjoyable and fun learning experience.

Students bond over campaign game

The atmosphere in the room is tense. Three players are on the edge of their seats, not knowing what the Dungeon Master is going to say next during their innovative campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. D&D is a fantasy role-playing tabletop game created in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. The game stands out […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Ashwin Sharma, first year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, conducts the Point in Time survery with Tanya, 52, who has been homeless for 4 years.

Locals help count Riverside’s homeless

Hundreds of volunteers woke up before the sun Jan. 29 with one goal in mind, to help Riverside county’s homeless population as part of the annual Point-in-Time count. Armed with phones and electronic devices, volunteers scoured the county and met their neighbors without homes. A total of 747 volunteers were split into separate groups that […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | William “Rusty” Bailey, Riverside city mayor, gives the state of the city address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 24.

Mayor gives State of the City address

“Elevate Riverside” flashed across the screens Jan. 24 at the Riverside Convention Center The ballroom was packed with guests as they awaited Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s seventh annual State of the City Address. “In politics, you introduce fear to win, but in leadership you remove fear to succeed,” Bailey said in his opening speech. “In […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Scott Enoch, Riverside resident and retired business owner, showcases his various assortment of jellies and peanut butters at the Riverside Farmers Market.

Farmers markets offer healthy food options to community

Riverside is home to multiple farmers markets, each offering a variety of organic products and home-grown goods sourced directly from local farmers. Various goods such as fruit, vegetables, flowers, bread, meat and more can be found at almost any local farmers market. Located in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble at the Galleria at […]