Luc Stringer | Banner | Students return to their apartments at Magnolia Crossing at 2 a.m. on Sept. 23 after waiting in the parking lot for half an hour for the Riverside Fire Department to give the all-clear.

Magnolia Crossing experiences frequent fire alarms

Since the start of the semester, Magnolia Crossing has experienced seven incidents in which the fire alarm went off, requiring residents to evacuate. Joe Ojeda, Magnolia Crossing resident director, said the number of fire alarm incidents resulted from several factors. “We found out the fire alarms were a little more sensitive than we would have […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Traditional dancers at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in 2018, before coronavirus safety measures.

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and Community Life is celebrating throughout the month. For the cultural celebrations at California Baptist University, Community Life typically plans events during which students can experience culture through food, music and games. However, with the current guidelines in place, the celebration has to be changed. In past […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Student Care is located in Lancer Plaza next to the campus store, providing an ever-important service to California Baptist University students.

Student Care aids in COVID management

This year, the Office of Student Care continues to offer resources to students to support them during their time at California Baptist University, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The biggest purpose is to care for students,” said Heather Hubbert, associate dean of students. “We have the office so that when students encounter any sort of […]

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CBU releases steps in pandemic action plan for campus

California Baptist University has prepared a plan for the Fall 2020 semester to manage the novel coronavirus through precautions and requirements. This includes a quarantine process for students who are exhibiting symptoms, who have tested positive for the illness or who have been in direct contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. To […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | California Baptist University Recreation Center are still planning hikes to encourage students to go outdoors and explore during these hard times.

Recreation center hosts hike

The California Baptist University Recreation Center is hosting a hike Sept. 12 at the Deer Springs Trailhead. Students were able to sign up to participate on Sept. 3. There were 10 spots available. The event is one of the first to be hosted during the Fall 2020 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so the […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]