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Students often switch majors, choose a different career path

Switching majors has become a common trend among college students. according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Almost 80 percent of American students switch their major at least once during their years at a university for a variety of reasons. Many students have started to weigh the pros and cons of switching their major, […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Britany Ducca, senior environmental science major and president of the environmental science club, shows club members the possible spot for the new Lancer Farms.

Lancer Farms set to bloom in spring

If students were to pass The Cottage’s Resident Advisers’ office in Spring 2018 they would have found a thriving garden full of tomatoes, peppers, lettuce and a wooden sign with the words “Lancer Farms.” Now one might not recognize it — just a gate and some grass remain. The Farm was a student-organized garden run […]

Madison Santana | Banner | Kate Wagner, junior Christian behavioral science and psychology double major, enjoys picking oranges during the fall semester as a way to decompress from the stress of school.

State park attracts locals

An ocean of citrus trees. The smell of oranges lingering in the breeze. Lush and picturesque grounds. These are just a few things you can experience at the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, only a few miles from California Baptist University’s campus. Resting upon 250 acres of prime agricultural land, the state park […]

Professor takes action, creates community club for enviroment

Community service is not just something one does to get into an honor society or put on his or her resume; it is about helping people or supporting a cause, such as preserving the environment. That is why Dr. Jacob Lanphere, associate professor of environmental science, created a network of volunteers this year for his […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Vincent Zavala, sophomore biology major and wrestler, studies with teammate Bryce Buckley, junior accounting major to balance life as a student athlete.

Athletes juggle school and sports

Early mornings, late-night practices and school deadlines are a few of the struggles student-athletes face. Enrolling in college can be nerve-racking as young adults are learning how to adjust to independent student life. For student-athletes, obtaining a busy school and sports schedule can cause one to question the ability to make room for a social […]

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Increase in online shopping impacts local store sales

Online shopping has become the new norm in American society, making it easy for people to spend without ever having to leave the comfort of their homes. Instead of having to drive to the local mall and wait in line to buy things, everything is available to buy online. Online shopping retail sales reached $2.3 […]

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Ways to volunteer this holiday season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of the festivities. While not everyone might have the ability to enjoy the season, California Baptist University students have the opportunity to give back. In Riverside and the Inland Empire, there are several different organizations with […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Grace Barnes, junior early childhood studies major, enjoys relaxing by reading a book on the Front Lawn or practicing her soccer skills. Students can follow her lead or try some other ways to balance out the stress of college life like taking a hike, hanging out with friends or doing some art.

Taking a breather benefits college students

Whether you are a freshman or have a few years of experience as a senior, college life brings a new type of challenge. From classes to meetings, extracurricular school programs, jobs or internships and more, there is always something to do. Students cope with their demanding schedules in different ways. For some, taking time out […]

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Is taking a Gap year beneficial in college?

While many students choose to immediately begin college after high school, others desire to pursue different options before heading to college and committing to more years of education. Students who take a gap year take time off to do anything from traveling the world to volunteering to working and saving money. According to the Gap […]

Courtesy of Matthew Rubright. Matthew Rubright, junior behavioral science major, climbed to the top of Cucamonga Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains in 5 hours and 25 minutes round trip.

Student summits six peaks in six weeks

Setting a goal is easy, but the mental process to achieve those goals is rarely discussed. From hiking the Appalachian trails in Virginia to becoming the first to complete the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge, a challenge to climb the six tallest peaks in Southern California, Matthew Rubright, junior behavioral science major, conquered it all. Rubright […]