Lauren Shelburne | Banner | Resident walked the remnants of Bell Canyon with tools in hand ready to help their neighbors in need. A common bond of tragedy brought together new friends as they dug through debris to try to find what remained of their homes after the Woolsey Canyon Fire quickly ripped through the hillsides dividing Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Fires devastate Ventura, LA, Butte counties

Fires raging across California the past month have now been 100 percent contained, according to the California Fire Department. Two major blazes ran through Northern and Southern California both igniting Nov. 8. The Camp Fire in Northern California’s Butte County burned for 18 days and Southern California’s “Woosley Fire” in Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Ashley Lobos, junior environmental science major, picks up a Kindness rock which reads, “You shine as bright as gold.” This was part of a project called the “Kindness Rocks Project” created by Megan Murphy.

Riverside celebrates kindness

Kindness rocks fills the Riverside community spreading positivity to everyone with just one sentence written on a rock. These rocks are spread around different cities intended to cheer people up. Megan Murphy, founder of the Kindness Rocks Project, said she started this project after her parents died in her early 20s, and while she was […]

Sage Zbinden | JP Scheuble, senior music education major, delivers a harmonious flavor of tunes directly towards the audience straight ahead.

Camerata makes its 2018 debut

California Baptist University has recently started a new, exclusive ensemble called Camerata, which features students in an elite academic and classical ensemble in order to dig into the choral arts at a more advanced level. Camerata was created to explore advanced choral art music and to fulfill its expanded desire to prepare students for music […]

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Women’s association hosts first interfaith conference

The Association of Adventist Women has put together an interfaith sexual abuse conference in light of the #MeToo movement, public allegations against members of the Catholic church and allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month. The conference, “Unveiling: Women, Faith and Sexual Abuse,” held at Riverside’s Convention Center Oct. 26 and 27 will address […]

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Millennial generation lowers divorce rate

The latest trend in millennial culture is not avocado toast. According to a study done by Dr. Philip Cohen, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, the latest trend for millennials is lowering the divorce rate. Recent studies show the main reason behind falling divorce rates is because of millennials waiting until later in […]

Kristen Vargas | Banner | Steven Dahlgren, assistant professor of music, shares his knowledge on conducting and music education with the high school choir program, Young Musicians.

Inland Empire sends students to train at CBU

The Inland Empire Musical Arts program has introduced the Young Musicians program at California Baptist University to promote musical development among high school students in the local community. Students from ninth to 12th grades participate in bands such as Honor Symphonic Band, Honor String Orchestra and Encore Honor Choir. Michelle Elliot, Inland Empire Musical Arts […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Dr. Joseph Bolin, dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, conducts the Worship Collective as they record their version of the Christmas classic “Joy to the World.”

Worship Collective records Christmas album

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music’s ensemble, Worship Collective, has recorded a Christmas album. The School of Music is partnering with Prism Music and Tommy Walker, a contemporary music composer and songwriter, to release the new Christmas album. The ensemble recorded 11 of Tommy Walker’s “Generation Hymns” Oct. 11-12. The combined forces of […]

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Phishing scams on the rise for students and faculty

October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been prioritized by Information Technology Services at California Baptist University to raise awareness of the dangers of email phishing, which has affected students and faculty. Phishing occurs when scammers attempt to get personal information from victims, such as bank account information, credit card numbers and passwords. This year’s theme is […]