News Briefs Oct. 22, 2010

The 2010 basketball season will start with a bang on Oct. 27 in Van Dyne Gymnasium. The festivities will begin with a pre-party complete with free Chik-fil-a and a community of fellow students and faculty. The event starts at 10 p.m. and includes “the introduction of the men’s and women’s basketball teams, a dunk contest, 3-point shootout, games and relays, and free food and prizes for the fans” according to the information posted on California Baptist University’s website. Students must wear their CBU Crazies shirts to get into the door.

The Riverside Medical Clinic and CBU School of Nursing are sponsoring a free flu clinic on Oct. 28 and 29 from 2-7 p.m. in the AJ Staples room on the CBU campus. These flu shots will be free for all students, staff and faculty. The shots will protect against three types of the virus including the H3N3 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus.

Campus Activities Board is holding a paintball event Saturday, Oct. 22, at Jungle Island in Lake Elsinore. Jungle Island includes 11 different fields to play on and is Southern Calif.’s premier paintball and air soft park. The cost for admission is $15, which includes admission, air and CO2, paint, and other rental gear. Tickets can be purchased in the game room.

The last day to register to vote was last week, but with the upcoming elections, it is important to be informed on what voters are voting for. The main ticket items include the election of the new Calif. governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. senator and voting for the representative of Calif.’s 44th district, which includes the Riverside area. Citizens will also vote on proposition 19, about the legalization of marijuana, a widely controversial subject.