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 […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | The Environmental Club at California Baptist University meets over Zoom call.

Clubs adapt to virus restrictions

This semester, California Baptist University clubs resumed meetings and activities, but they are required to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. Most clubs are meeting virtually through platforms such as  Zoom, WebEx and Instagram Live. Clubs began this semester with a virtual Club Fair that occurred during the week of Sept. 7 through Instagram. Taylor Altizer, assistant […]

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 […]