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Marvel introduces new superhero

Marvel Studios introduced their newest superhero in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” released on Sept. 3. The film features Shang-Chi, the first Asian-American superhero to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film intertwines action, humor and culture as Shang-Chi traces his family roots and faces issues from his past. Dr. Melissa […]

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Disney faces lawsuit for dual-release

Actress Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney on July 29 in response to Disney’s decision to release “Black Widow” on Disney+ Premier Access at the same time the movie began to show in theaters. Disney released Marvel’s “Black Widow,” starring Johansson, on July 9. Beginning on July 9, audiences could watch the film in […]

CBU architecture students win awards in competition

Senior architecture majors, Andriani Sugianto and Madysen Bellanca received first and second place respectively in the annual Student Design Awards Program, a competition held by the California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH). CASH is an organization focused on supporting construction and development in K-12 public schools throughout California. For the competition, students participating were […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | CBU's Homecoming Weekend in early 2020 had hat air balloons on the front lawn for students and alumni to ride.

Homecoming hosted virtually

Homecoming took place March 5-6 at California Baptist University. This year, because of the restrictions in place during the ongoing pandemic, the Homecoming events occurred in a virtual format. “I have participated in Homecoming for many years,” said Cassandra Roberson, sophomore elementary education major. “2019 was my first year attending as a freshman. They are […]

Ivania Montes | Banner | The Shepherds Church in Woodland Hills worships inside, following social distancing and wearing masks.

Local churches open indoors

The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship services in a 6-3 decision on Feb. 5. This decision was in response to the state’s earlier prohibition of indoor worship services in counties in the purple tier, the category with the most restrictions in the state’s four-tier system for reopening. Before the court decision, […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A riverside home touts political signage, exemplifying support for the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign.

Governor recall campaign grows in state

An ongoing campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom claims to have collected over 1.2 million petition signatures in support of the recall effort, according to the Recall Gavin 2020 website. In California, voters can recall state and local officials before the next election cycle. The process requires the proponents of the recall to file and […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | In years past the blood drive has been held in Innovators Auditorium, but due to the current pandemic, the blood drive has been held in the Van Dyne Gym to aid with social distancing.

CBU holds spring blood drive

California Baptist University hosted the spring semester LifeStream blood drive from Feb. 1–3 in the Van Dyne Gym. During the drive, participants could donate blood and receive a COVID-19 antibody test. Like last semester’s blood drive, this one followed guidelines in place due to the ongoing pandemic. Each participant received a temperature check, face coverings […]