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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 […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Mackenzie Budinger Senior finance major, fouls off the ball as she tries to get on base.

CBU Softball Update: Senior Players

The California Baptist University’s softball team rose to the challenge of facing top-ranked Power 5 programs by beating the University of Mississippi and Michigan State University. The team’s record is 10-14, and it has faced most of its competition on the road. Unfortunately, the rest of the season is suspended as a result of precautions […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Cheer team gets the crowd hyped for the basketball game against Grand Canyon University.

CBU Cheer Teams: The difference between Blue and Gold

Many students at California Baptist University do not know that the cheer program has two distinct teams — a blue team and gold team — that support and uplift each other through competitions and performances. In a typical season, blue team represents CBU by competing at local and national competitions, whereas gold team performs at CBU […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Asia Morgan, senior psychology major, waves to the crowd during a stunt at a California Baptist University women's basketball game.

CBU welcomes new sport

California Baptist University athletics announced a new sports program, STUNT, coming fall 2020 with a new team and head coach. Although STUNT is a different sport than cheer, it has been a part of the CBU cheer program for three years. Some blue or gold cheer athletes previously competed in STUNT competitions on the side. […]

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CBU promotes cheer coach for 2020 season

California Baptist University has promoted assistant cheer coach Olivia Miller to head coach for the upcoming 2020 season. The cheer program was challenged this season when former head coach Tamarin Fleming stepped down, but the program has succeeded in competitions under Miller’s leadership. The team won its competition for the ninth year in a row […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Sarissa Powell, junior nursing major, and Kiera Roseborugh, sophomore business administration major, perform alongside thier teammates during a timeout at California Baptist University vs Grand Canyon University men's basketball game

Dance team strives for national ranking

California Baptist University’s dance team heads into its 2020 season with new dancers and even more ambition after finishing second in pom and fifth in jazz routines last season. The dance program is still a fairly new program at CBU, as the 2020 season will be only its second season in existence. The team, lead […]

Phillip Ndowu | The Banner | A group of mourners pay their respects Jan. 26 to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna at L.A. Live outside the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Fans mourn basketball legend

Basketball fans around the world and the greater Los Angeles community continue to mourn the loss of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others after a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, Calif., Jan. 26, killing all on board.  His wife Vanessa Bryant recently announced via Instagram that […]