Courtesy of Athletics | The CBU dance team was established during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Dance team wins a national title despite a few COVID-19 setbacks

Although the California Baptist University dance team spent its third season competiting virtually, the team found success,  becoming national champions after winning the USA West Coast Spirit Championship in the all-in-one category on March 22. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CBU dance team competes by performing their routines in the CBU Events Center with help […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Esther Lee, freshman biology major, puts in some work during a tournament on Feb. 2, 2021.

Women’s golf coach picks new word each match to unify team

California Baptist University’s women’s golf team found success in its season, winning second overall at the Grand Canyon University Invitational March 1-2 and third overall at the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational March 11-12 hosted by Southern Utah University. Haruka Shintani, junior kinesiology major, finished the GCU Invitational 2-under-par 214 to place second out of […]

CBU alumna hosts virtual creative conference

Creative design company The Shift Creative is offering a virtual conference on Mar. 20 showcasing influential businesswomen from a variety of fields as they offer advice and insight to building a successful company. Ashley Dirksen, senior graphic design major, works at The Shift Creative as their art installation coordinator under CBU alumnus Alexis Andra. The […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | The CBU STUNT team performs a variety of lifts during its inaugural home competition against the Vanguard University Lions of Feb. 27, 2021.

STUNT starts strong

California Baptist University’s newest STUNT Team enters the cheer world with a point to prove despite facing COVID-19 challenges affecting the team dynamic. Brandon Seagondollar, head STUNT coach, started at CBU by helping coach the seven-time national championship cheer team. Moving into a head coach role of a new team, Seagondollar said he feels pressure […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Fans flock to downtown Los Angeles in droves to mourn the loss of Kobe Bryant early last year.

Sports icons impact fans and athletes

California Baptist University’s student-athletes and sports fans are often devoted to or inspired by their favorite professional players and teams. Dr. Ed Garret, associate professor of kinesiology, described how young athletes looking up to professional athletes act as a “personal GPS to life.” “The people you look up to have traveled that road before, so […]

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U.S. Soccer Federation grants women’s soccer fairer treatment

Players from the United States women’s national team filed a lawsuit seeking equal pay from the U.S. Soccer Federation in March 2019 and in December 2020 agreed to a proposed settlement regarding non-compensation claims. In May 2020, a federal judge rejected the women’s team arguments about receiving unequal pay compared to the U.S. men’s national […]

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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 […]