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Supporters rally for Alzheimer’s

Hundreds of people united together to raise awareness and financial support for a disease that affects 5.5. million people during Riverside’s first annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on Sept. 23. The event featured a Promise Garden ceremony representing reasons why attendees are walking through different color flowers. Among the various colors, purple represents losing […]

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, […]

Southern California wild fires burn CBU student Peter Thomas’ backyard and neighborhood hills in Burbank.

L.A. fires threaten student homes

A total of 626,216 acres are covered in ash because of the 6,409 acres that have torn across California since the start of 2017, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Los Angeles and Riverside counties were affected by five of the fires, which included the largest brush fire in L.A. history. […]

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Compassion Projects cultivate hearts to serve

Compassion Ministries, an organization within the Office of Spiritual Life, paved the way for students to serve their Riverside community Sept. 16. Students from California Baptist University gathered at the Office of Spiritual Life before serving at different locations that morning. The volunteers visited The Grove Community Church, Riverside Life Services, The Sheepfold, Sandals Church […]

Riverside Art and Music Festival invites local artists and musicians of all ages to perform, display, create and sell their art and music. Sydney Vincent, 16-year-old student from martin Luther King High School in Riverside, takes her time working on a chalk portrait as an assignment for her art class. Other artists serenaded the locals, sold their art and performed various dance routines in the streets of downtown Riverside.

Music and Art Festival impacts Riverside locals

Downtown Riverside cleared its streets, Sept. 9 to host the Art and Music Festival, a family-friendly, community inclusive and interactive event. The all-evening event was free for all ages. The festival featured art booths and workshops along with live music performed on a stage, the centerpiece of the event. The performances ranged in age and […]

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 […]

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Three dead, two injured in Riverside plane crash

A twin-engine plane crashed into a Riverside neighborhood on Monday evening, resulting in three casualties, two injuries and the destruction of two homes. Reports of what felt like an earthquake came to the Riverside Police Department around 4:50 p.m. The Cessna 310, en route to San Jose from Riverside Municipal Airport, was carrying five passengers […]

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Black History Month, campus-wide celebrations honor history, culture

It has now been 41 years since Black History Month was officially recognized within the government by President Gerald Ford. The idea of celebrating the history of successful African-Americans first started in 1926, by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. This month holds importance because of the […]

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CBU rings in the Year of the Rooster

Traditional red-paper lanterns were placed throughout Harden Square Jan. 31 where California Baptist University’s International Center and Community Life hosted a Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The CBU community gathered together with international students to learn about and appreciate Asian culture and traditions. The festival celebrated the turn of the […]