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College costs increase as student debt crisis worsens

Paying for college is an intimidating task for students and student loan borrowers. The rising cost of a college degree can often turn people away from attending universities or mean students graduating will be met with an abundance of debt. Ellen Kaminski, assistant professor of business, said the biggest problem with student loan debt is […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Magnolia Crossing is California Batist University's newest housing facility, located at the intersection of Monroe Street and Magnolia Avenue.

Magnolia Crossing wins award

On Jan. 29, 2021, Magnolia Crossings won third place for the new construction with landscaping category of the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful awards. Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is a city-sponsored organization that has aimed to plant more trees, eliminate graffiti and litter and further city beautification since 1992. Events are held all year, […]

Courtesy of Black Student Union | Students in CBU's Black Student Union participated in Martin luther King Jr.'s 27th aual Walk-A-Thon in downtown Riverside on Jan. 20, 2020.

Clubs celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month each February is a time to observe, remember and further educate oneself on Black history. Despite the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, California Baptist University found opportunities to celebrate this month.  Both Community Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) held virtual events. “Due to the virtual nature of programming […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Students work out in masks on Palm Drive, staying COVID-safe on campus.

COVID restrictions continue at CBU

On Oct. 31, California Baptist University issued an Instagram post and email announcing the continuation of remote learning throughout the spring 2021 semester. During winter break, Gov. Gavin Newsom reinstated the stay-at-home order on Dec. 3 due to rising COVID-19 cases. As a result, CBU officials were required to change COVID-19 campus constraints to comply. […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | In years past the blood drive has been held in Innovators Auditorium, but due to the current pandemic, the blood drive has been held in the Van Dyne Gym to aid with social distancing.

CBU holds spring blood drive

California Baptist University hosted the spring semester LifeStream blood drive from Feb. 1–3 in the Van Dyne Gym. During the drive, participants could donate blood and receive a COVID-19 antibody test. Like last semester’s blood drive, this one followed guidelines in place due to the ongoing pandemic. Each participant received a temperature check, face coverings […]

Austin Romito | Banner | In previous years, Parent and Family Weekend has been full of live performances and Fortuna Bowl, the annual flag-football championship, but this year's events will not be held in person as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

CBU prepares new online format for Parent and Family Weekend event

This semester, California Baptist University is hosting Parent and Family Weekend virtually from Nov. 6-8. The event will be available through CBU’s mobile event app or via the event website, which can be found on the CBU homepage. Parent and Family Weekend usually consists of activities, sports, food and fireworks. Due to COVID-19, it will […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Blood drives in the past have always been similar, but this year there are sure to be more safety precautions as a result of the pandemic.

LifeStream blood drive returns

Spiritual Life’s Mobilization office is working with LifeStream to host a blood drive from Oct. 28-30 in the Van Dyne Gym. Adam Botello, LifeStream regional account manager, said it will be adapted to COVID-19 restrictions. To protect donors, the blood drive will require donors to socially distance, wear face masks and receive a temperature check […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Scott Howsden junior biomedical engineer is kicking the ball to score the game winning point

Intramurals begin amid pandemic

Intramural sports are different this semester compared to past years with new safety precautions and different sports. Some of the intramural sports that are taking place are spikeball, soccer-tennis, a basketball skills competition, badminton, pickleball and ping-pong. This semester, all intramural sports are single-day events so students can fit it easily into their schedule. For […]