Shabnam Shaikh | Banner | Paige, a hairdresser at Supercuts, asks Priscilla Pedrosa what hairstyle she would like.

California introduces new system for reopening

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new reopening plan for California on Aug. 28 after COVID-19 cases continued to rise during the first reopening attempt in June. The new plan introduced a four-tier, color-coded framework for counties to follow based upon the case rate and the number of positive COVID-19 tests.  The tiers indicate each county’s […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Smoke billows across the mountainside as the fire rages through Cherry Valley.

Southern California’s Apple Fire burns across San Bernardino forest

Three fires merged into one massive blaze on July 31, and the resulting Apple Fire has consumed 26,850 acres in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. No injuries have been reported. Cal Fire reported on Aug. 4 that the wildfire, caused by a malfunctioning diesel engine that spat out materials near Oakland Road in Cherry Valley, was […]

Protesters flee on June 1 as the police advance along Orange Street in downtown Riverside. | Luc Stringer | The Banner

Thousands flood downtown to protest injustice

“No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” were just some of the chants heard June 1 in downtown Riverside, as thousands of protesters exercised their First Amendment right and made their voices heard following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 when a white police […]

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Projections indicate possible future of COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, epidemiologists have released several statistical models that have projected how the virus could affect countries across the globe in the coming weeks and beyond. Dr. Linn Carothers, professor of mathematics at California Baptist University, has monitored the COVID-19 projections throughout the pandemic. He said that governments have mainly used models […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | People with a compromise immune system have to take extra precaution during COVID-19.

Life in quarantine with a compromised immune system

The COVID-19 pandemic affects populations and segments of people all around the world, but the most affected group are those who are at least 65 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals at higher risk are those in the following groups: older adults, people with asthma, the immunocompromised, groups at […]

Austin Romito | Banner | California Baptist closes down school to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

California Baptist University responds to COVID-19 pandemic

California Baptist University has officially extended spring break an additional week. Spring break will now be March 13-27 and moved all courses online until further notice as the university actively monitors the COVID-19 situation in Riverside County. To adjust for the extended break, the university has extended the semester until May 2, and Spring Commencement […]

Misty Severi | Banner | Shyne Webster, freshman graphic design major, paints the door frame in one of the group therapy rooms at Olive Crest as a part of California Baptist University's Serve Day.

College students participate in campus’s Serve Day

A group of 26 college students from California Baptist University volunteered March 7 to help paint a children’s home in Perris. The event was part of Spiritual Life’s Serve Day, an event that occurs every semester. Serve day is a day of volunteering and approximately 30 students volunteer time to help the community. This year, […]

Rober Jordan | Banner | Mark Howe, vice president of finance and Administration at California Baptist University lances up with Riverside's Mayor William Rusty Bailey as he accepts the beautification award on behalf of CBU.

Campus recieves Beautification award

California Baptist University received a beautification award for the campus’s new entrance off of Adams Street at Lancer Plaza. The award was presented to CBU at the mayor of Riverside’s State of the City Address held Jan. 30. The award itself comes from the City of Riverside as part of its “Keep Riverside Clean and […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students walk along the many Joshua Trees in Joshua Tree National Park.

CBU Recreation Center hosts Joshua Tree trip

California Baptist University’s Outdoor Adventure program hosted a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park on Feb. 29, offering a wide variety of outdoor activities to students in one of California’s most-visited national parks. Jake Hartt, senior psychology major and Outdoor Adventure lead, elaborated on the activities of the day and the landmarks that students […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Hot air balloons come to California Baptist Homecoming for the first time.

Homecoming weekend: 2020

California Baptist University’s annual Homecoming Weekend Feb. 28-29 was filled with new and old traditions that brought  alumni and current students together for an event-packed weekend. The weekend started on Friday, Feb. 28, with a men’s baseball game against Houston Baptist University, followed by an event on the front lawn called Up: A Hot Air […]