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Official ballot boxes aim to preserve voting security

Since the 2020 election took  place during the pandemic, voting occurred differently. This election was many California Baptist University students’ first time voting in a presidential election. Spencer Quinto, senior aviation management major, is a second-time voter but said he is still excited to vote. “I find it important to vote because it is my […]

Student enrollment number reaches historic high

This semester, California Baptist University has seen its largest enrollment numbers ever. According to Taylor Neece, dean of Admissions, the current student enrollment is 11,317 students. This is slightly larger than last fall’s enrollment of 11,045 students. Although enrollment grew this year, it was affected to some extent by COVID-19. The pandemic impacted enrollment due […]

Austin Romito | Banner | In previous years, Parent and Family Weekend has been full of live performances and Fortuna Bowl, the annual flag-football championship, but this year's events will not be held in person as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

CBU prepares new online format for Parent and Family Weekend event

This semester, California Baptist University is hosting Parent and Family Weekend virtually from Nov. 6-8. The event will be available through CBU’s mobile event app or via the event website, which can be found on the CBU homepage. Parent and Family Weekend usually consists of activities, sports, food and fireworks. Due to COVID-19, it will […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Scott Howsden junior biomedical engineer is kicking the ball to score the game winning point

Intramurals begin amid pandemic

Intramural sports are different this semester compared to past years with new safety precautions and different sports. Some of the intramural sports that are taking place are spikeball, soccer-tennis, a basketball skills competition, badminton, pickleball and ping-pong. This semester, all intramural sports are single-day events so students can fit it easily into their schedule. For […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Traditional dancers at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in 2018, before coronavirus safety measures.

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and Community Life is celebrating throughout the month. For the cultural celebrations at California Baptist University, Community Life typically plans events during which students can experience culture through food, music and games. However, with the current guidelines in place, the celebration has to be changed. In past […]

Alex Ianonne | Banner | An abandoned van sits facing a smoldering pile of ashes that can be seen underneath an overpass.

Fires burn record-breaking levels of acreage across California

Roughly 7,452 fires have broken out across California in 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 18 as a result of severe wildfires. Following this announcement, the White House passed California’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration  on Aug. 22 to help support the state’s emergency response to the fire. […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students of the graduating Class of 2019 wave to their family and friends while walking into the commencement ceremony held in the California Baptist University Event Center.

CBU pushes commencement until Aug.

California Baptist University’s Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and students are now dealing with this unexpected change in plans to their senior year. CBU’s Executive Council sent out an email March 16 with the news that commencement ceremonies had been postponed from April 28-29 to […]