Hayden Schuljak | Banner | Students gather for a Black History month event hosted by Community Life

Students celebrate Black History Month

California Baptist University students gathered Feb. 20 to celebrate Black History Month at an event hosted by Community Life in Lancer Plaza. This event occurs every year during February, which is Black History Month. “It is an opportunity to celebrate African American history and to also recognize the hurt that has occurred for many African […]

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New coronavirus deemed public health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern at its Jan. 30 meeting. Cases of a new coronavirus began to appear in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, China’s National Health Commission has reported nearly 60,000 cases and more than 1,357 deaths related to coronavirus within […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Troy Pimentel, freshman radiology major, gets his hair done by Kevin Preciado, a student at Eminence Barber Academy, giving free haircuts at Men’s Health Event.

Men’s health night tradition returns to Rec Center

California Baptist University’s Recreation Center hosted this semester’s Men’s Health Event Feb. 11 from 4–6 p.m. This event provides male students at CBU with the opportunity to learn about different resources on campus related to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to try products and services offered by local businesses. “(We want) to raise awareness about […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Students display their drinks from Starbucks and Chick-fil-A. Starbucks recently introduced paper straw products.

Paper straws come to campus eateries as food services change standards

Two California Baptist University dining locations, Wanda’s and Shake Smart, began to implement the use of paper straws in December 2019. Eric DaCosta, assistant director of Food Services, said these locations began to offer paper rather than plastic straws because the companies that license those locations decided to begin supplying their locations with paper straws. […]

Courtesy of Daniel Shaw On top of a mountain in Israel, CBU students are taught about the biblical history that is connected to the location during a trip over the semester break.

Students, faculty visit Israel

Twenty California Baptist University students and three faculty members traveled to Israel from Dec. 29, 2019, to Jan. 8, 2020, to visit biblical sites such as the Sea of Galilee and the garden of Gethsemane. The group also visited political sites such as the West Bank and the Gaza border along with historical sites such […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | California Baptist University seeks to use renewable energy by placing solar panels on top of several buildings, including the new East Parking Structure. The solar panels work to help light the parking structure at all times of the day

Housing costs may rise under new California energy mandate

A new California solar mandate will take effect in January 2020 that requires all newly constructed California homes containing less than three stories to be built with a solar energy system. The California solar mandate was first approved by the California Building Standards Commission in December 2018. This new solar standard aims to help California […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | Jack Bramlett, junior communication studies major, works on his laptop while giving blood

Mobilization partners with blood drive

The annual fall Mobilization Blood Drive took place Nov. 19-20 in Innovators Auditorium in which students and faculty donated blood to supply local hospitals with blood for patients. California Baptist University partnered with LifeStream, a nonprofit organization, to organize the drive.  LifeStream aims to supply more than 80 Southern California hospitals with blood. For each […]