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 […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A student turns to the book of James during quiet time with God.

Students stay spiritual during pandemic

The coronavirus recently hit its sixth month in California. With no clear end in sight, students at California Baptist University are understandably feeling the emotional and mental exhaustion more than ever. Being at a Christian university, it is important for students to focus on being spiritually grounded, turning to God in their times of need […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Many students are still getting used to moving completely online during the pandemic, some struggling more than others.

Dealing with online learning, ways to combat its challenges

While having classes online is the safest approach to schooling right now, not all students learn best from it. Because of this, it can become easy for students to feel discouraged and as though learning is being lost. Even through this, the students of California Baptist University can still find ways to make online easier […]

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Freshmen athletes adjust to college

Life is demanding, relentless and at times unforgiving. Even if it feel as if these negatives are taking over, there are always positives to be found. As with all students, freshman year comes with new challenges and many student-athletes struggle to adjust. Sydney Truett, freshman accounting major and softball player, is from Albuquerque, N.M. For […]

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Media consumption affects how people speak

The types of to which music one listens and the movies  or shows one watches can affect people in ways they not expect. However, avoiding media with foul language may not be beneficial to those who do not wish to have that habit. Psychology has showed the profound effects media exposure has on behavior, especially […]

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Glasses lessen blue light exposure

Lenses filter blue light to help reduce strain on eyes If staring at blue light emitting computer and phone screens makes a student’s eyes feel strained, then blue light-blocking glasses may be the solution. These devices filter out a little over half of the blue light eyes would otherwise take in. In addition to preventing […]

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Is caffeine dependency real?

Caffeine is an essential element for many people of today’s culture. With chains such as Starbucks or The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on street corners around the world, society’s coffee obsession is inescapable. However, this fixation poses an interesting question: Are people consuming caffeine at a rate, which is causing them to become addicted? […]