Reagan Lee | Banner | Ashwin Sharma, first year medical student at the University of California, Riverside, conducts the Point in Time survery with Tanya, 52, who has been homeless for 4 years.

Locals help count Riverside’s homeless

Hundreds of volunteers woke up before the sun Jan. 29 with one goal in mind, to help Riverside county’s homeless population as part of the annual Point-in-Time count. Armed with phones and electronic devices, volunteers scoured the county and met their neighbors without homes. A total of 747 volunteers were split into separate groups that […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Construction workers prepare to repaint the exterior of the California Baptist University Recreation Center. The first phase of interior renovations has been completed; expansion of the basketball courts and athletic performance center is still underway.

Student Rec Center updates make progress

Students walking past the Recreation Center at California Baptist University may be curious as to why there is still ongoing construction. Since the beginning of fall 2018, there have been significant renovations to the inside and outside of the Recreation Center. The construction is set to be complete by August 2019 and will allow room […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | William “Rusty” Bailey, Riverside city mayor, gives the state of the city address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 24.

Mayor gives State of the City address

“Elevate Riverside” flashed across the screens Jan. 24 at the Riverside Convention Center The ballroom was packed with guests as they awaited Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s seventh annual State of the City Address. “In politics, you introduce fear to win, but in leadership you remove fear to succeed,” Bailey said in his opening speech. “In […]

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CBU to change FOCUS of freshman orientation class

The first semester of freshman year can be a time of major adjustment for anyone. In the past, the First-year Orientation and Christian Univer- sity Success (FOCUS) program has helped make this transition a little easier for students at Cali- fornia Baptist University. However, the program is about to undergo substantial changes and restructuring at […]

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Friends, family cope with loss of CBU student

California Baptist University student Colden Styles Davis died Thursday, Jan. 22, at the age of 20. He is remembered by his parents, younger brother and campus community. Davis, sophomore political science major, was described by those close to him as someone who was passionate, brilliant, humble and a great friend. He was a high school […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Danielle Strickland, author and advocate against human trafficking, delivered an impactful message at the first Campus Nite of the spring semester.

Campus Nite speakers raise student awareness of global justice issues

More than 100 students filled the Van Dyne Gymnasium Jan. 17 at California Baptist University for a night of worship and community. Campus Nite, an event that occurs twice a semester, is a collaboration between the offices of Spiritual Life and Community Life that brings together students. Previous guests include Bob Go , Lecrae and […]

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Christian rap group combines music and theology in campus nite performance

California Baptist University Community Life office held another successful Campus Nite Oct. 18, with about 500 students in attendance to watch the performance of Beautiful Eulogy, a hip-hop inspired Christian rap group. Campus Nite is an event put on by Spiritual Life four times a year and always draws a full house at the Van […]

Kristen Vargas | Kristyn and Keith Getty with the Band of Northern Ireland/Nashville, TN share their culture and praise God while they perform.

Modern hymn writers bring folk and world music to chapel service

A majority of Christians know the song “In Christ Alone,” a modern hymn that tells the story of Christ. But what is not as commonly known are the writers and original singers behind the world-famous song, Kristyn and Keith Getty, who came to California Baptist University Oct. 25 to lead the congregation during Chapel, joined […]

ROTC cadets learn squad tactics

California Baptist University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets trained at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near San Diego Nov. 16-18 to learn basic squad movement and techniques in simulated combat. The purpose of simulated combat, also known as field training exercises (FTX), is to prepare ROTC cadets to be competent second lieutenants in the […]