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Vaccine for malaria now in development

The WHO recommended the use of the RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other areas with high malaria transmission in a press release on Oct. 6. This vaccine is a ground-breaking new preventative measure for malaria that is showing promising results in clinical trials. According to the World Health Organization, the […]

Photo illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Blue light glasses can help protect your eyes from the light emitted by electronic devices.

Banner Busters: Do blue light glasses save your eyes?

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many in-person activities into virtual settings, spurring new product trends. Blue light glasses became popular as screen time increased. These glasses are meant to block blue light, the type emitted by electronic devices, in order to lessen potential eye damage and strain from staring at screens. One of the […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Many students hike up Mt. Rubidoux to reflect on their spiritual journey

Living out Christian ethics in athletics

Christians are called to let their faith show in everything they do, whether they are playing a sport or fixing a car. Christian faith is not supposed to be a private exercise that believers take part in once a week. Rather, Christian ethics are supposed to influence everything that believers think, say and do. In […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Facebook rebranded to Meta in an attempt to improve the company’s image and look toward the future.

Facebook company rebranding as Meta

On Oct. 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced big news. Facebook Inc. will now be named Meta. During the Facebook Connect Conference in which the news was announced, Zuckerberg explained that Meta will “recast the company’s public image from battered social network to tech innovator focused on building the next generation of online interaction, known […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | The women's Fortuna Bowl team Bull Rushers celebrate its win against Bombshell in the 2019 championships.

Fortuna celebrates history of tradition

Thirty years ago today, in Volume 36, Issue 5 of The Banner, sports editor Chuck Walker wrote an event preview headlined, “Fortuna Bowl I brings football action to Cal Baptist next Monday.” Now 30 years later, students at California Baptist University will gather to celebrate Fortuna Bowl XXX as a part of the annual Family […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The costumes for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ are displayed on a rack in preparation for the show.

Theater unveils ‘Beauty and the Beast’ after extended delay

Magic most certainly is in the air – Disney magic to be exact. California Baptist University will be hosting a live showing of “Beauty and the Beast” in the Wallace Theatre beginning Nov. 19. There will be a matinee show on the evening of Nov. 20, and there will be showings from Dec. 2-4 after […]

David de Jesus | Banner | A sign within the lobby lets guests who will be staying at the historical hotel know that lights are being put up to brighten the atmosphere around Mission Inn.

Festival of Lights adapts to COVID-19

The Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights event will occur this year from Nov. 26 to Jan. 6. However, due to COVID-19 and county mandates some normal components of the event will be modified. According to a press release from Riverside County, the event will largely mirror the format for the adapted Festival of Lights […]

Photo illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Many cellphone cameras are now equipped with virtual reality capabilities.

Smartphone camera technology is continuing to advance

As phone technology advances, so do their photographic capabilities. Some people may have noticed that the cameras on many newer smartphones may have dual, triple or quad rear cameras, meaning they have more than just one camera lens, some as many as four. Having multiple lenses on cameras allow for a better change of distance, […]

Claire Grimes | Banner | Daily traffic on the CA-91 freeway can contribute to poor air quality.

UC Riverside fights pollution with new air quality study

Riverside is paving the way toward improving the environment. University of California Riverside’s latest project is a study of the environmental impacts of goods movement (shipping) in Inland Southern California  The California Attorney General’s Office Automobile Emissions Research and Technology Fund has granted UCR $2 million to conduct this research. This study consists of tracking […]