University experiences record graduating class

California Baptist University honored a record number of graduates this year between fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies. The final ceremonies on Aug. 22 brought the number of the Class of 2019 graduates to 2,721. “The past academic year produced CBU’s largest graduating class ever — 2,721 graduates with fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies,” […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

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Uber halts trips to Ontario airport

Uber will cease giving rides to customers at Ontario International Airport as a result of increased fees. The company stopped the service starting Sept. 13. The Ontario International Airport increased fees July 1 for Uber drivers to $4 for passenger pickups and another $4 for drop-offs. Other modes of transportation, such as regular taxi cabs […]

Riverside firefighters stand at attention April 16 as law enforcement officers from across the nation arrive at Harvest Christian Fellowship for Sgt. Steve Licon's memorial service. Banner | Robert Jordan

Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner Chris Heckenberg, sophomore engineering major, does ballistic movements with box jumps as he trains his muscles for the upcoming spring season scrimmages.

Soccer faces spring games

California Baptist University’s men’s soccer team kicks into gear a little early this year as they compete in spring games to prepare for the regular season next fall.  The Lancers finished the fall season with nine wins, nine losses and one tie. They hope to use the experience and game time they gain this spring […]

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Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building wins beautification award

The Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building at California Baptist University stood out to not only CBU students but also the Riverside community as a major achievement by the school. The Engineering Building completed construction summer of 2018 and won the first-place award for “New Construction with Landscaping” from the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful […]

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 […]