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International Service Projects see changes this coming year

International Service Projects at California Baptist University have changed since the mobilization sector of the Office of Spiritual Life added new opportunities for students and updated the training process. With four different opportunities for Lancers, ISP is a growing ministry. The four types of ISP trips include Encounter, Engagement, Immersion, and the newest addition, Launch. Launch […]

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Las Vegas shooting survivors reflect one year later

Survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern Ameri- can history look back at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed and 850 people were wounded by shooter Stephen Paddock. “I remember sounds going off that most people thought were fireworks, but it was when (country singer) […]

Sage Zbinden | The Banner | Pianist and music director, Jerri Mendivel, keeps the vocalists in line while she plays.

Concert sparks gun violence conversation

With the increase in deadly mass shootings throughout the past decade, such as the Parkland shooting, and the Las Vegas shooting survivors, and other members of the public are holding a 10-day nationwide event called Concert Across America. The Riverside Resistance Revival Chorus partnered with Riverside County’s chapter of the Brady Campaign Movement to End […]

Courtesy of Saramonet Sunahara | When Hurricane Florence made landfal, North Carolina residents boght as many eggs, milk and bread as they could clearing out the stores.

Florence leaves East Coast, alumni in floodwater crisis

What started out as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence made its landfall on the coast of North Carolina. The hurricane caused monumental damage and wiped out everything in its path. With 35 lives lost as of Sept. 21 as a result of the storm, including those as young as 7 months old, the tragedy […]

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CBU maintains top-40 regional ranking for fifth consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report has ranked California Baptist University as No. 32 in the Regional West category of its annual list of “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2019 ranking marks CBU’s fifth consecutive year in the top-40 and its 13th year appearing on the “Best Colleges” list, which considers both public and private schools. Previously, CBU was ranked No. 31 in 2018, up […]

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CBU Sends Harvey Relief Team

A team of 50 California Baptist University students and staff flew to Texas to serve homeowners affected by Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane that lasted nine days, spread across 3,100 miles and caused billions of dollars of damage in the coastal bend regions of Texas. The team was split up into four groups, visiting […]

University trains, prepares student Harvey relief team

California Baptist University students will head to Houston, Texas, Oct. 12 – 15 to join the massive relief effort occurring in the wake of the Hurricane Harvey devastation. Spiritual Life’s Compassion Ministries assembled the 44-person relief team in a month, notifying student leadership of the opportunity and quickly planning the service project. Within three days, […]

Yellow dragon disease threatens Riverside

Agriculturists find alarming citrus disease in local trees, quarantine it Citrus greening, a citrus plant disease responsible for severely damaging Florida’s citrus industry since 2005, has been found in Riverside. The disease, otherwise known as Huanglongbing or yellow dragon disease, was discovered in two trees at a residential area near the Interstate 60, 91 and 215 interchange late this […]