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Trump and Biden confirmed at conventions

With the nation still struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions were heavily modified with many in-person events canceled and the amount of in-person attendees drastically reduced. Both conventions however were streamed online and broadcast through national television stations. Democratic National Convention: The Democratic National Convention ran from Aug. 17-20 […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The Cellar Door Bookstore is emptier than usual due to only one customer or group being allowed in at a time.

Small businesses adapt to pandemic

Six months ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order that temporarily closed many locally-owned businesses. As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many stores have had to reshape how they conduct business. Linda Sherman-Murick, the owner of local bookstore Cellar Door Books said her company had to shift their focus to their […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

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Thousands flood downtown to protest injustice

“No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” were just some of the chants heard June 1 in downtown Riverside, as thousands of protesters exercised their First Amendment right and made their voices heard following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 when a white police […]

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Study abroad extends application deadline

The study abroad program at California Baptist University has extended its application deadline for the fall 2020 semester to June 1 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The application process starts with an email to Garrett English, the director of Academic Engagement. English will then walk students through the process, including how to find an appropriate […]

Austin Romito | Banner | California Baptist closes down school to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

California Baptist University responds to COVID-19 pandemic

California Baptist University has officially extended spring break an additional week. Spring break will now be March 13-27 and moved all courses online until further notice as the university actively monitors the COVID-19 situation in Riverside County. To adjust for the extended break, the university has extended the semester until May 2, and Spring Commencement […]

Misty Severi | Banner | Shyne Webster, freshman graphic design major, paints the door frame in one of the group therapy rooms at Olive Crest as a part of California Baptist University's Serve Day.

College students participate in campus’s Serve Day

A group of 26 college students from California Baptist University volunteered March 7 to help paint a children’s home in Perris. The event was part of Spiritual Life’s Serve Day, an event that occurs every semester. Serve day is a day of volunteering and approximately 30 students volunteer time to help the community. This year, […]