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California prepares to end sale of gas-powered cars

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Sept. 23 that California will transition completely to the sale of new zero-emission vehicles rather than gas-powered cars and passenger trucks by 2035. This executive order aims to reduce California’s contribution to climate change while maintaining economic progress and jobs.  Gas-powered vehicles rely on fossil fuels, meaning that when vehicles burn […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Blood drives in the past have always been similar, but this year there are sure to be more safety precautions as a result of the pandemic.

LifeStream blood drive returns

Spiritual Life’s Mobilization office is working with LifeStream to host a blood drive from Oct. 28-30 in the Van Dyne Gym. Adam Botello, LifeStream regional account manager, said it will be adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. To protect donors, the blood drive will require donors to socially distance, wear face masks and receive a temperature check […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | The Environmental Club at California Baptist University meets over Zoom call.

Clubs adapt to virus restrictions

This semester, California Baptist University clubs resumed meetings and activities, but they are required to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. Most clubs are meeting virtually through platforms such as  Zoom, WebEx and Instagram Live. Clubs began this semester with a virtual Club Fair that occurred during the week of Sept. 7 through Instagram. Taylor Altizer, assistant […]

Tonia Ross | Banner | Daniel Bishop, the lead pastor at The Grove Community Church, gives his sermon outside to maintain social distance.

Local churches reopen outdoors

Some local churches have initiated their in-person reopening processes as the pandemic progresses. Many of these churches have adapted their services to abide by COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing and wearing face coverings. The churches Harvest Christian Fellowship, Redeemer Baptist Church and The Grove Community Church are offering outdoor services, and Sandals Church is […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Students return to their apartments at Magnolia Crossing at 2 a.m. on Sept. 23 after waiting in the parking lot for half an hour for the Riverside Fire Department to give the all-clear.

Magnolia Crossing experiences frequent fire alarms

Since the start of the semester, Magnolia Crossing has experienced seven incidents in which the fire alarm went off, requiring residents to evacuate. Joe Ojeda, Magnolia Crossing resident director, said the number of fire alarm incidents resulted from several factors. “We found out the fire alarms were a little more sensitive than we would have […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Student Care is located in Lancer Plaza next to the campus store, providing an ever-important service to California Baptist University students.

Student Care aids in COVID management

This year, the Office of Student Care continues to offer resources to students to support them during their time at California Baptist University, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The biggest purpose is to care for students,” said Heather Hubbert, associate dean of students. “We have the office so that when students encounter any sort of […]

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CBU releases steps in pandemic action plan for campus

California Baptist University has prepared a plan for the Fall 2020 semester to manage the novel coronavirus through precautions and requirements. This includes a quarantine process for students who are exhibiting symptoms, who have tested positive for the illness or who have been in direct contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. To […]

Photo Illustration by Alex Ianonne | Banner | Student watches online chapel at his virtual collegiate workspace.

CBU welcomes students via online format

California Baptist University welcomed new and transfer students this year on Aug. 20-21. However, to adhere to guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university was required to adapt in-person welcome activities. To welcome new students, CBU hosts Welcome Weekend, an event that features speakers and activities designed to help students connect and interact with […]