Luc Stringer | Banner | Smoke billows across the mountainside as the fire rages through Cherry Valley.

Southern California’s Apple Fire burns across San Bernardino forest

Three fires merged into one massive blaze on July 31, and the resulting Apple Fire has consumed 26,850 acres in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. No injuries have been reported. Cal Fire reported on Aug. 4 that the wildfire, caused by a malfunctioning diesel engine that spat out materials near Oakland Road in Cherry Valley, was […]

Protesters flee on June 1 as the police advance along Orange Street in downtown Riverside. | Luc Stringer | The Banner

Thousands flood downtown to protest injustice

“No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” were just some of the chants heard June 1 in downtown Riverside, as thousands of protesters exercised their First Amendment right and made their voices heard following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 when a white police […]

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Projections indicate possible future of COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, epidemiologists have released several statistical models that have projected how the virus could affect countries across the globe in the coming weeks and beyond. Dr. Linn Carothers, professor of mathematics at California Baptist University, has monitored the COVID-19 projections throughout the pandemic. He said that governments have mainly used models […]

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Career Center offers advice on internships and job search amid COVID-19

Many California Baptist University students are learning that their summer internships and entry-level jobs might be affected by COVID-19. As many companies have already canceled their internship programs over the summer because of COVID-19-related concerns, the upcoming weeks will be crucial in determining the fate of students’ summer jobs and internships. Lisa Singer, associate director […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | People with a compromise immune system have to take extra precaution during COVID-19.

Life in quarantine with a compromised immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic affects populations and segments of people all around the world, but the most affected group are those who are at least 65 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals at higher risk are those in the following groups: older adults, people with asthma, the immunocompromised, groups at […]

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CBU receives approval for new online doctoral program

California Baptist University Online and Professional Studies (OPS) received approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for a new online program for a doctor of education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Change and Administration degree on March 27. The CBU Board of Trustees approved the program in January. According to CBU Online, the new fully […]

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.

CBU pushes commencement until Aug.

California Baptist University’s Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and students are now dealing with this unexpected change in plans to their senior year. CBU’s Executive Council sent out an email March 16 with the news that commencement ceremonies had been postponed from April 28-29 to […]

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ISP meets remotely despite canceled trips

California Baptist University officially canceled all International Service Project (ISP) travel for this summer March 17 in response to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but teams are still meeting remotely to encourage one another and connect, sometimes even with the field workers and students they were set to meet overseas. Each year, CBU works […]