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 […]

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CBU guarantees housing for all resident students

Despite significant growth in the number of residential students California Baptist University experienced at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester, CBU is still able to guarantee housing to its resi- dential students because of the large number of commuters. This year, CBU’s residential student population grew enough to challenge the housing guarantee for those […]

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Late-bloomers tackle college

The thought of college can be nerve-racking when meeting unfamiliar faces, selecting a major or forfeiting precious sleep over countless deadlines. Although these hindrances are unavoidable, it has not stopped the older generation from taking advantage of educational opportunities. The California Baptist University’s Fall 2017 Enrollment Summary reported that the average age of an undergraduate […]

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Ending friendships shows wisdom

Young adulthood comes with many struggles and changes. Not only do young adults have to grapple with college and navigate romantic relationships but they also have to maintain platonic relationships. However, not every friendship works out in the end. Breaking up with a friend can be a difficult experience to accept and move on. Hannah […]

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How do you build your credit score?

Debt — a scary word and an even scarier reality for many young adults, especially college students, in the cur- rent financial climate. From student loans to car payments, nearly every college student has been exposed to some type of debt. However, some may not realize how important those payments are when it comes to […]

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TV binging impacts lives of students

With the increasing popularity of subscription services, such as Netflix and Hulu, almost any show or movie is readily available at the click of a button. This may sound like a convenient way to watch content but too much time spent watching TV can take a toll on one’s health. Binge-watching is watching two or […]

Madison Santana | Banner | Jesus A. Castaeñeda, a local mixed media artist, has a flair for sidewalk chalk art, which was displayed at the “FLEAESTA” event this past Sunday.

Downtown ‘FleaEsta’ attracts CBU students

Locals gathered in downtown Riverside Sept. 30 for the annual Vintage Flea Market Fiesta. Patrons displayed vintage items ranging from clothing to home decor, antiques, mixed handmade merchandise, bracelets paintings, necklaces and more to sell to Riverside residents in attendance. Food, drinks and tote bags to carry purchases were provided as the crowd grew under […]

Elizabeth Johnson | Banner | Jake Driscoll, sophomore graphic design major, films various locations on campus at California Baptist University for his Instagram Stories.

Social media influencers change way students use web platforms

Walking down the sidewalk, almost everyone has a phone in his or her hand. People have laptops in class with constant notifications on their screens. The influence of social media has grown and the impact of the people who utilize it is im- mense. According to Experian, more than 98 percent of college-aged students use […]