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 | A Fall floral wreath is done and ready to be hung up.

Lifestyle Tries: fall wreath

Fall is approaching and what better way to decorate than with a harvest Fall floral wreath! Created by Drew Scott, the full video can be found on Michael’s website: youtube.com/watch?v+15_6zD-Ca44.  Visit your local craft store to fun supplies in their fall section. Get ready to bring Fall 2020 to your living space! Supplies needed: 14in […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Many people own multiple protective masks, some more colorful than others.

Face masks become popular fashion pieces

Since before the start of COVID-19, masks have been a symbol of protection and safety. However, novel coronavirus brought a shift in the mask mentality. Now an everyday item, masks have become similar to wearing pants – it would be strange to leave the house without them. Brands like Old Navy, Tory Burch, Saks Fifth […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Katelyn Elizabeth, freshman criminal justice major, and Melia Lawrence, junior psychology major and First Year Experience leader, get to know each other.

Freshmen enter college during pandemic

As the new academic year begins, students are adjusting to the changes this season continues to bring. While students of all years are being affected by classes moving online, this year’s incoming freshman class will miss out on many first-year experiences. While California Baptist University will not host its regular in-person events, such as Welcome […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Caleb Chong, freshman film major, stands alone on the empty CBU campus.

A look at students who remain on campus amid COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, it was life as normal. Thursday morning, March 12, there was officially a pandemic, nations were closing their borders, the United States seemed to panic and spring break at California Baptist University was extended by a week. Little did anyone know, soon the only people left on campus would be the […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Illustration by Elijah Hickman

Pandemic reveals three different types of responses

COVID-19 has put the modern world, including students and faculty at California Baptist University, through an experience unlike any before. Many different types of people have and will emerge from this pandemic. However, the reactions of people toward COVID-19 tend to fit in with one of three responses, according to data collected by a professor […]