Alex Iannone | Banner | California Baptist University seeks to use renewable energy by placing solar panels on top of several buildings, including the new East Parking Structure. The solar panels work to help light the parking structure at all times of the day

Housing costs may rise under new California energy mandate

A new California solar mandate will take effect in January 2020 that requires all newly constructed California homes containing less than three stories to be built with a solar energy system. The California solar mandate was first approved by the California Building Standards Commission in December 2018. This new solar standard aims to help California […]

Hayden Schujak | Banner | Students and families at the block party, partake in Halloween-themed games to try and win candy.

Magnolia Church hosts Halloween block party

Magnolia Church’s Halloween Block Party on Oct. 31 was a free event that allowed the  community to come together as one. The party provided a place for families to come and trick or treat, eat and participate in fun activities such as carnival games.  Magnolia Church, located on the corner of Magnolia and Adams streets, […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | A speech student from the Clinical Education Center, races through the web course made by Communications and Disorders club.

Clinical Education Center hosts annual Halloween event

The Clinical Education Center hosted its annual Halloween event Oct. 30 at California Baptist University’s Health Science Campus to help speech therapy patients engage their fine and gross motor skills through fun activities. The CEC invites all of its patients and their families to take part in Halloween-themed events. Kids can trick or treat for […]

Maddy Santana | Banner | Students have a wide variety of toppings to choose from when ordering a poke bowl from Couch's Corner

Couch’s Corner dining options comes to CBU

Couch’s Corner in Lancer Plaza opened Oct. 8, giving students two additional options for dining experiences on campus: Delect-a-Bowls and Shake Smart. Delect-a-Bowls serves sandwiches, cereal bowls and cold brew in the morning from 7:30–10:30 a.m. Then switches over to built-to-order poke bowls, where students can customize their own poke bowl with a choice of […]

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National Parks welcome Electric Bikes

National Parks Services (NPS) announced on August 30 that President Donald J. Trump has issued an executive order allowing electric bikes in National Parks. According to the press release from NPS, “This new policy will enable visitors to use e-bikes, low-speed electric bicycles with power assistance, allowing them on park roads, paved or hardened trails, […]

Courtesy of Stacy Meyer | Banner | Stacy Meyer meets with a team of preschool teachers at a village in Mawali, Africa, Sharing new teaching materials.

Professor helps students in Malawi

Stacy Meyer, adjunct professor of education at California Baptist University, trained village preschool teachers in Malawi from Aug. 7-21, working with a faith-based organization called Sub—Saharan African Family Enrichment (SAFE). SAFE does many things, but the area Meyer works with is called Building Understanding in Literacy Development (BUILD), which is a pilot program for preschools. […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

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Reports Show Dangers of Vaping

Officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that a patient in Illinois became the first person to die from lung injuries caused by vaping on Aug. 23 among an increase of lung injuries linked to vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning against vaping while investigating the increase in […]

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Uber halts trips to Ontario airport

Uber will cease giving rides to customers at Ontario International Airport as a result of increased fees. The company stopped the service starting Sept. 13. The Ontario International Airport increased fees July 1 for Uber drivers to $4 for passenger pickups and another $4 for drop-offs. Other modes of transportation, such as regular taxi cabs […]