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Drive-in concerts bring the feeling of live music

With the pandemic shutting down all large gatherings enjoying music live and in concert has been nearly impossible. Recently, artists Chelsea Cutler and QuinnXCII managed to return to the stage, playing two drive-in concerts successfully in September and adding two more shows in Chicago from Oct. 23-24. Performing music live is a sentimental experience for […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | The CBU cheer team performs pre-game at a men's basketball game against Jackson State University on November 5, 2019.

CBU’s cheer team relates to Netflix documentary ‘Cheer’

Netflix released “Cheer” a documentary following the nationally ranked Navarro College cheer team from Corsicana, Texas in January 2020 portraying the sport in a realistic light that many viewers found themselves watching during quaratine. California Baptist University’s cheer team is a seven-time national champion team who has seen Navarro College compete at nationals. Even though […]

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Tik Tok creates community through its unique algorithm

During a worldwide pandemic it has been difficult to find activities to distract yourself. However, thanks to the best social networking application, TikTok, you could find yourself scrolling for hours through random videos specifically engineered to your liking. TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking application owned by internet technology company ByteDance. The creators of […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Rynika Chambers, senior graphic design major, and Lindsey Britt, senior healthcare administration major, warm up to prepare for their weekly Zumba class.

Students promote wellness through exercise

With gyms shut down across the country and at California Baptist University, students have had trouble staying active, but students such as Rynika Chambers, CBU Recreation Center Zumba instructor and senior graphic design major, strive to help students stay healthy and find community. Chambers began instructing Zumba, Pilates, and Deep Stretch at the CBU Recreation […]

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Coronavirus travel blocks impact many

California Baptist University’s international student-athletes are impacted by COVID-19 differently than American student-athletes because of worries about travel restrictions, classes and practices. Athletic seasons at CBU this upcoming 2020-2021 year are constantly changing because of the unpredictability of COVID-19. Some international students had to stay on campus for several months before returning home. “For now, […]

Courtesy of Shutterstock | Surfer is about to ride some waves at Lacanau, France, which is a candidate for surfing events at the 2024 Olympics.

Olympics to add surf and skate

Although the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, many fans look forward to the addition of surfboarding and skateboarding. In 2016, the International Olympic Committee released a press statement adding five sports to the Olympic program: the return of softball and baseball, surfboarding, skateboarding, karate and sports climbing. In the press release, Thomas Bach, IOC […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Kiree Lowe, junior biology major, practices her skills to be ready when athletics competition resumes.

Lancer athletes continue practicing with precautions

California Baptist University’s fall athletic seasons are postponed to best protect student athletics from the rapid spread of COVID-19. However, the athletic programs have adjusted practice routines to keep the athletes ready for when their seasons resume. Teams at CBU are trying their best to practice with the mindset that regular season will happen until […]

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Senior athletes debate return for additional year

After nearly four years of dedication to their sport, college seniors in spring athletics across the United States are coming to terms with the cancellation of their final seasons because of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Fortunately for spring athletes, they will be able to decide whether or not to return to their respective colleges […]

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Film industry adjusts to COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is leading California Baptist University students to rely on the entertainment industry to fill their time. However, many movie makers are hurting as production has halted and movie theaters remain closed amid government mandates to avoid large gatherings. Big blockbuster films such as “A Quiet Place 2,” “Tenet,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Chad Castillo, sophomore business administration major, focuses in on the ball as he calculates his swing.

CBU athletes react to COVID-19

College athletes are used to a rigorous schedule filled with practices, traveling, schoolwork and games, leaving them little time with friends and family. The rapid spread of COVID-19 suspended the remainder of fall post-season games and the spring sports season, sending athletes home to quarantine with family. Stay-at-home orders have led to something unusual for […]