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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 | Banner | Justine Tiu, alumna harp performance major with a masters in in flute performance, delicately strums her harp, creating a harmonious tone.

Students and alumni compete for Symphony Orchestra in Concerto competition

A musical crescendo filled the air Sept. 29 at California Baptist University’s Joann Hawkins Music Building as students performed in the final round of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition. The six finalists competed against one another for a chance to become guest soloists in CBU’s Symphony Orchestra. This was a first-ever final round event […]

Sage Zbinden | Student, faculty, and parents exit the events center after watching the men's basketball team compete.

Enrollment breaks 10,000 for first time in CBU history

California Baptist Univer- sity enrollment has o cially reached quintuple digits for the first time in the university’s history. Dr. Ronald Ellis, university president, announced Sept. 28 that enrollment had reached a university record enrollment of 10,486 students — an increase of 5.5 percent from last year’s enrollment.. The campus’s 2018 full time equivalent (FTE) […]

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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art | A new Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibit, “3D: Double Vision,” welcomes museum patrons with an overview of the history of 3-D imaging.

Los Angeles art museum opens new immersive exhibit

“Avatar” (2009) “Toy Story 3” (2010) and “The Avengers” (2012): All of these were available and advertised as 3-D motion pictures. But the idea of 3-D has been around much longer than those recent movies. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently opened an exhibit, “3D: Double Vision,” that shows the history and development […]

Kengkue Her | The Banner | Dancers perform traditional Hispanic dances at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta on stage showcasing their culture.

Campus celebrates Hispanic heritage

California Baptist University celebrated one aspect of its diversity Sept. 19 with the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta on campus. Students were able to enjoy multiple activities such as crafts, mini-soccer and lots of food. DJ Barbedo the Chef performed for CBU students along with a dance group called the Riverside Ballet crew. Churros, horchata and paletas […]

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 […]

Madison Santana | The Banner | Mariomichael Cassara, a freshman marketing major, competes in the slide and slide tug of war portion within the Smith Olympics with his dorm hall 2B.

Smith tradition bonds freshman

Smith Hall continues to build and pursue its legacy in its 50th year at California Baptist University with Smith Olympics in its eleventh year. The purpose of the Smith Olympics is to build community through friendly competition and tradition. At the end of the night, Hall 2B was crowned the champions. With Smith alumni and […]

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Goff challenges students to embrace vulnerability

Bob Goff, speaker, lawyer, self-proclaimed chief balloon-inflator and best-selling author of “Love Does” and “Everybody Always,” stuck out his shaking left hand in the Van Dyne Gymnasium Sept. 12 at the first Campus Nite of the semester. After being diagnosed with malaria, Goff said something disconnected in his hand and now it suffers from tremors. […]