Many Riverside residents are excited about the new public library located in Downtown Riverside.

New library opens in Riverside

The long-awaited new location of the Riverside Public Library opened to the general public on June 26. The new space spans two floors totaling 42,000 square feet, and it contains an innovation center, archive reading room, outdoor terrace, study rooms and children’s room, according to a press release by the city of Riverside. Erin Christmas, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | First-Year Experience leaders are excited to welcome new freshman's on campus.

CBU welcomes students back in person for fall semester

California Baptist University hosted Welcome Weekend on Sept. 3-5 to officially welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to campus. Events took place across three days, ranging from freshman-exclusive activities to some open to upperclassmen on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Weekend was an entirely virtual format in 2020. With some restrictions lifted, events […]

Courtesy of Molly Enns | Nursing students do hands-on learning by administering blood work to to a specially made dummy arm. These skills can be useful in administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

Students give COVID-19 vaccines

California Baptist University nursing students have been volunteering at local hospitals to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. According to a CBU press release, more than 70 students have volunteered at four different hospitals: Parkview Community Hospital, Riverside Medical Clinic, Corona Regional Medical Center and Redlands Community Hospital. Dr. Karen Bradley, dean of the College of Nursing, has […]

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Cabinet approval process continues

Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, Cabinet nominations by the Biden administration have been consistently running through the U.S. Senate. As of March 11, 13 members of Biden’s Cabinet have been officially confirmed. Trevor Mannion, assistant professor of political science, said the vital players in a Cabinet differ between presidential administrations and focus […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Magnolia Crossing is California Batist University's newest housing facility, located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Magnolia Crossing wins award

On Jan. 29, 2021, Magnolia Crossings won third place for the new construction with landscaping category of the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful awards. Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is a city-sponsored organization that has aimed to plant more trees, eliminate graffiti and litter and further city beautification since 1992. Events are held all year, […]

Courtesy of Black Student Union | Students in CBU's Black Student Union participated in Martin luther King Jr.'s 27th aual Walk-A-Thon in downtown Riverside on Jan. 20, 2020.

Clubs celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month each February is a time to observe, remember and further educate oneself on Black history. Despite the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, California Baptist University found opportunities to celebrate this month.  Both Community Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) held virtual events. “Due to the virtual nature of programming […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Students work out in masks on Palm Drive, staying COVID-safe on campus.

COVID restrictions continue at CBU

On Oct. 31, California Baptist University issued an Instagram post and email announcing the continuation of remote learning throughout the spring 2021 semester. During winter break, Gov. Gavin Newsom reinstated the stay-at-home order on Dec. 3 due to rising COVID-19 cases. As a result, CBU officials were required to change COVID-19 campus constraints to comply. […]

Courtesy of Eric Haynes | Joe Biden speaks at the Blue Ribbon Panel for Cancer Moonshot during his vice presidency in October 2018.

Biden begins presidential term

President Joseph R. Biden  Jr. was officially inaugurated on Jan. 20. After a long election process, his speech was focused on a message of unity. “For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness, and fury,” Biden said. “No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only state of chaos. This is our historic moment of […]