Kelsie Stevens | Banner | CBU's Homecoming Weekend in early 2020 had hat air balloons on the front lawn for students and alumni to ride.

Homecoming hosted virtually

Homecoming took place March 5-6 at California Baptist University. This year, because of the restrictions in place during the ongoing pandemic, the Homecoming events occurred in a virtual format. “I have participated in Homecoming for many years,” said Cassandra Roberson, sophomore elementary education major. “2019 was my first year attending as a freshman. They are […]

Photo Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Earlier this year, Trump's Twitter account was suspended following the events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Social media sees political controversy over Trump ban

As American lives become increasingly digital, the stage is set for a new kind of political rhetoric. Lights. Camera. Smartphone. The security breach at the U.S. Capitol showed the world how a few words online could become the slogan for organized violence.  It prompted sites such as Facebook and Twitter to institute new standards for […]

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Campaigns change during COVID-19

As the 2020 election approaches, candidates have had to adapt how they campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Politics shifted to keep up with  the ever-changing state of the world. Patricia Lock Dawson, a candidate for Riverside mayor, reshaped her campaign to comply with COVID-19. The campaign trail, which once was dependent on rallies, fundraisers, meet-and-greets […]

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Social media challenges gain traction amid time of social distancing

Social media challenges have been spreading like wildfire because of the mandatory stay-at-home orders Americans have been experiencing for a month and a half now in response to COVID-19. While self-quarantine may make some people feel like they are going insane, some of these social media challenges have been helping students at California Baptist University […]

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Iran situation reveals misinformation from social media users, new users

Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Iranian Quds Force, was probably not a household name until recently for most Americans, save for a few foreign policy experts and those well-acquainted with Middle Eastern affairs. But after his death from a U.S. drone strike Jan. 3 provoked tensions with Iran, Soleimani and the nation’s military have remained […]

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Instagram Acts As New ‘Business Card’ for Gaining Clients

With social media’s growing influence, business cards are no longer as essential as they used to be for new businesses. Many businesses people might never have heard of before can easily be found through Instagram searches or shared content. As a result of this more efficient alternative to business cards, some skip the creation of […]

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‘Our Action Place’ offers Christian platform

The internet can be a bit overwhelming with the amount of unfiltered content that fills timelines, but Blessings Through Action looks to create a “safe place” for Christian users on the internet with a new social media platform, “Our Action Place.” “Our Action Place” was created by Blessings Through Action’s founder Elaine Beck. Similar to […]