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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Social media challenges gain traction amid time of social distancing

Social media challenges have been spreading like wildfire because of the mandatory stay-at-home orders Americans have been experiencing for a month and a half now in response to COVID-19. While self-quarantine may make some people feel like they are going insane, some of these social media challenges have been helping students at California Baptist University […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | A CBU student's desk after hours of studying for the upcoming New Testament Final Exam that will now be taken online.

Tips for surviving finals online

With this semester at California Baptist University being moved completely online, many students may feel like they are struggling. As finals approach, it can be hard to find the motivation to study. Study groups can no longer meet in person, which can cause a lack of social interaction. Having these meetings over technology is not […]

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The effects of caffeine on Americans

Beware! Students at California Baptist University powering through final projects should know that caffeine overdose is possible – though it takes 5-10 grams of caffeine, which translates to a feat of about 80 cups of strong coffee in one sitting, according to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF). About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine […]

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. […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | An acai bowl with a mango smoothie base toppoed with blueberries, almonds, dark chocolate, and mangos.

CBU student eats Acai bowl every day

For many, acai – a Brazilian blueberry that makes a wonderful smoothie-like substance – is just another healthy treat. But for one California Baptist University student, it is a way of life. During the fall semester of 2019, CBU opened two new dining locations: Shake Smart and Delect-a-Bowls. Shake Smart became an instant hit as […]