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. […]

Photo Illustration by Danielle Lutjens

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 […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | Alex Olson, junior political scence major and Arcade Coffee Roasters barista, prepares coffee for tired students.

Wake up Wednesday unites students with coffee, friends

Wake Up Wednesday is a weekly on-campus event where students of California Baptist University can enjoy coffee from Arcade Coffee Roasters. Held every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. in Lancer Plaza, Wake Up Wednesday is a great way for students to relax and enjoy a positive atmosphere. Kimberly Gledhill, first year social work graduate student, […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The ingredients for overnight oats recipe.

Recipes make cooking in dorms easy

California Baptist University has many options for eating on campus, but sometimes students just want to cook in their dorms. A home-cooked meal can bring a sense of comfort to students living away from home. Here are some easy recipes for college students to whip up in their dorm. The mornings can be a tricky […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Kaitlyn Mamora, from Loma Linda University, sings ‘Killing Me Softly’ at Daily Brew coffee shop during the open mic night.

Coffee, music inspire friendship

The sweet smell of coffee, the soothing sound of music, and the joyfulness of companionship. What more could one possibly ask for? Daily Brew coffee house in Riverside is a place where people can gather to celebrate community. On the first Wednesday of every month, this coffee shop hosts Waffle Night and Open Mic night, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Pablo Leiva, freshman architecture major, enjoys his first time eating lunch at BurgerIM in Riverside, Calif. with a friend.

BurgerIM serves fresh duos and trios

For many, one burger may be just enough, but at BurgerIM, they encourage customers to eat two or three. BurgerIM is pronounced in Hebrew as “Burger-eem,” meaning “many burgers.” It is a restaurant from Israel that wants its customers to enjoy at least two burgers at once with endless possibilities to customize them. At BurgerIM, […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner Ke’Aira Wilkes, junior education major, takes a break from the rigorous responsibilities of student life by relaxing and enjoying a boba milk tea at the colorful Ding Tea in Riverside, Calif.

College students find comfort at tea house

There are several tea houses that serve boba in Riverside, but one of the newest tea houses, Ding Tea, is seeking to serve high-quality Taiwanese tea in a college-friendly environment. Ding Tea is a franchise from Taichung, Taiwan, with three locations in Southern California. In December 2018, the doors to its Riverside location opened, yielding […]

Courtesy of Bruders Coffee | Danny and Bobby Perde, owners of Brüders Coffee, serve coffee, lattes and teas at a backyard wedding in Joshua Tree, Calif.

Brüders Coffee gives back to the community

Coffee. A little bit of heart and a lot of hope in Jesus Christ. These are the essential ingredients that brothers Danny and Bobby Perde, senior applied theology major at California Baptist University, use in every cup of coffee they make at Brüders — their Yucaipa-based coffee company. For Danny and Bobby Perde, coffee began […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Madelyn Bradley, sophomore nutrition major, tosses a salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, broccolis and others, at the Alumni Dining Commons.

Students discover healthier meals

Students at California Baptist University have a variety of on-campus food options, which o er a number of hearty and healthy meals. Rushing to class, work and study groups has nudged count- less students to grab an un- healthy and quick bite to eat. Although ordering that mouth- watering, grease-dripping and cheese-stuffed burger may be […]

Photos Courtesy of CBU Marketing and Communication The physical layout of California Baptist University has changed greatly from 2009, shown in black and white, to 2019, shown in color in this illustration.

A look back on campus changes over the years

Much has changed since California Baptist University opened its doors in the fall of 1950, when only 42 students were enrolled. Formerly California Baptist College, the university has seen tremendous growth within the last 68 years. What previously consisted of the original administration building, the W.E. James build- ing and the Annie Gabriel Library, now […]