Music production team brings together students and locals to create new, inclusive music community

Sola Productions is a music group that was formed by California Baptist University students in order to unite people through creative content. Jake Driscoll, sophomore graphic design major, Andrew Pirkle, Jacob Adler, both junior applied theology majors, and Miguel Ángel Iniesta, junior applied theology and film production double major, make up the production team that […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Joshua Tree, located near Palm Desert, Calif., is a hot spot for landscape photographers, but was closed for 34 days during the United States government shutdown.

Joshua Tree National Park reopens

Joshua Tree National Park officially reopened its doors Jan. 28 after the end of the five-week partial U.S. government shutdown. Although parts of the park were open during the shut-down, all workers except select rangers were sent home on furlough. Entrance into the park was free and Joshua Tree experienced a significant amount of visitation. […]

Ariana Grande’s new album excites fans and critics, sets new records

Less than six months after her last album, “Sweetener” (2018), Ariana Grande released her newest album, “thank u, next”, Feb. 8. Since its release, the American singer’s album debuted atop the Billboard 100 and broke the streaming record for largest opening week for a pop album — a record previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “divide” […]

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Vans Warped Tour returns for final 25th anniversary

The Vans Warped Tour will hold several final festivals in the the United States this year to honor its 25th anniversary. These festivals will take place in parts of California, Ohio and New Jersey. Warped Tour, also known as “punk-rock-summer camp,” is a rock band festival hosted by Kevin Lyman, founder and operator of the […]

Courtesy of Dr. Mario Oyanader Nathan Castro, winner of an internship, works in the engineering lab.

Engineering student wins scholarship

The Society of Chemical Industry Scholars have award- ed an internship opportunity to Nathan Castro, sophomore chemical engineering student in the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at California Baptist University. Since the opening of the new building in 2018, the program has steadily been expanding and becoming more established. The Society of Chemical […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Jed Francisco, sophomore business major at University of California Riverside, digs into his kimichanga, a chimichanga filled with bulgogi and topped with siracha and a special mayonnaise sauce.

Kimchichanga finds balance in fusion cuisine by bringing together Mexican, Korean flavors

Merging two separate culinary cultures together can be a difficult task when looking to find the perfect balance of flavor. But that is what the Deeb family set out to do when they created their Korean and Mexican fusion restaurant, Kimchichanga. Kimchichanga was purchased by the Deeb family in 2012 under a different name. According […]

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller allows disabled gamers to join in on action

Nearly 100 million people watched Super Bowl LIII this year. These millions of viewers also likely watched Microsoft’s commercial for the new Xbox Adaptive Controller.  “When everybody plays, we all win,” were the words that ended the commercial.  The new controller from Xbox features a sleek black and white rectangular design with two circular touch-sensitive […]