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Students stay home for fall semester, share experiences

California Baptist University students received an announcement via email July 30 from Dr. Ronald Ellis, president of CBU. The message communicated to students that courses taking place during the fall 2020 semester would be moved online and delivered primarily through live/synchronous remote instruction.” The electronic update about live/synchronous remote instruction was followed by an email […]

Photo Illustration by Kia Harlan | Banner | Lydia Scott sophomore mathematics major, reflects on one of her journals that she started while attending school in Europe.

Students engage in writing to process and express themselves

Many activities are conducive to an individual’s mental health. Whether someone is an expert or a novice, California Baptist University students have expressed that engaging in an activity they love improves their well-being. One pastime that is popular among many age groups is writing and journaling. This process assist individuals in getting their thoughts down […]

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Cal Baptist community stays well amid COVID-19

The age of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a slew of problems with it. Constant news coverage, physical isolation and canceled plans all made up for an unfavorable 2020. This public health emergency hit suddenly, and many lives were affected in some way by the pandemic. Everyone has their individual responses to change. Many people experienced […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Cafe Organix offers many vegetarian options like Beyond Beef cheeseburgers and a zesty veggie chicken sandwich.

Students support local Black-owned businesses

Summer 2020 was full of conversations surrounding social issues. One of these social issues in the spotlight is the racial injustice that is prevalent within the United States.  In order to combat racial injustice, people across the country have been protesting in the streets, signing online petitions and donating to organizations dedicated to ending racism. […]

Courtesy of Ruthy Alraei | Sara George, senior art therapy and fine arts double major, works on a ceramic mug.

Art proven to be therapeutic

Art is a discipline that is dynamic and subjective. However, scientists have been able to translate this complex subject into a quantitative form of therapy for many people. “As a form of clinical therapy, art therapy gives individuals a way of communicating traumatic or complex issues in another form when verbalization of these issues is […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | Students text, face time, and join zoom meetings to keep in contact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students stay connected at home during COVID-19

Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to press forward with many new adjustments. With stay-at-home orders set in place by state governments, students are left with no method of meeting in person. Because of the ongoing circumstances, many individuals have turned to digital platforms in order to stay in touch with loved ones. Applications […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Student waits for a bus at California Baptist Univeristy bus stop.

Pros and cons of having a car on campus

California Baptist University has experienced steady growth in recent years and is not expected to slow down any time soon. One way the university has accommodated that growth is the parking structure that opened for the fall 2019 semester. While most students are not currently on campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students of the graduating Class of 2019 wave to their family and friends while walking into the commencement ceremony held in the California Baptist University Event Center.

Seniors reflect on graduation amid COVID-19

California Baptist University’s Executive Council announced March 16 the postponement of all spring commencement ceremonies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement left seniors at CBU and those across the United States in similar situations feeling confused and disappointed about the end of their college careers. The pandemic has affected everyone in diverse ways. […]

Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Students in a variety of majors use their computers and cell phones to accomplish their studies and works.

Technology enhances learning

At this point in American culture, one cannot seem to go a day without interacting with some form of technology. Whether it be a cellphone, a laptop or a projector in a classroom, students constantly find themselves in the presence of technology. According to the Pew Research Center in February 2019, 81 percent of Americans […]

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Out-of-state students discover community, gain experiences

Every year, California Baptist University welcomes a new assortment of students. Universities spanning the country accept students from all across the world. Newcomers range from being local, out-of-state or even international students from many diverse countries. “(In 2019), 9.2 percent came from out of state,” said Greta Anderson, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions. “These were […]