Hayden Schuljak | Banner | Students gather for a Black History month event hosted by Community Life

Students celebrate Black History Month

California Baptist University students gathered Feb. 20 to celebrate Black History Month at an event hosted by Community Life in Lancer Plaza. This event occurs every year during February, which is Black History Month. “It is an opportunity to celebrate African American history and to also recognize the hurt that has occurred for many African […]

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 […]

Michael Bailey, senior business administration major, Mackenzie White, junior history major, and Becca Meyer, senior graphic design major, perform at the Community Life event, Open Mic Night.

Students perform at Open Mic Night

California Baptist University students gathered Feb. 27 to watch Open Mic Night hosted by Community Life in Lancer Plaza.  The event featured students performing spoken word and singing covers or originals in groups, duos or solo.  Jules Meeter, junior psychology major and Community Life activities intern, was one of two masters of ceremonies for the […]

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 […]

Photo Courtesy of Larry McCormack. Gov. Bill Lee hugs Putnam County resident Kayla Cowen as he says a prayer with her after she told him she was trying to find something to salvage after losing her apartment to a tornado and helping to identify a neighbor who was killed by the tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Students, alumni affected by tornado

A powerful tornado hit Nashville early morning on March 3, affecting many individuals, including those with ties to California Baptist University. There are 24 reported fatalities, many are injured and industrial buildings and homes have been destroyed. The tornado was first reported at 1 a.m. with wind gusts of 165 mph following severe storms. For […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Nicolas Litwin, Junior graphic design major, closely watches his drone as he prepares to take it up into the air.

CBU design student uses drone photography

Nicholas Litwin, junior graphic design major at California Baptist University, started out with a love for design, filming and photography, and he now has an official drone pilot’s license and is working in social media management and collaborating with companies. Litwin said he has always taken videos and pictures of his family’s vacations and moments […]

New T-cell therapy research released

New cancer research by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom was released in January showing promising results in T-cell cancer therapy research. T-cell therapy removes and modifies existing cells, programming them to seek and destroy cancer cells when reintroduced into a patient’s bloodstream. The new process is currently only approved to treat lymphoma and acute […]

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Airline policies issue new rule for emotional support animals

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed an alteration of policy Jan. 22 that will disqualify emotional support animals from flying with their owners under the same conditions as service animals. Currently, animals licensed as ESAs can fly in cabins free of charge. If the proposed rule takes effect, only officially trained service animals will be […]

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Local church to host Tabernacle experience

The Tabernacle Experience, an event that brings the community into a recreation of the scriptural Tabernacle, is coming to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Riverside from Feb. 28-March 8. Avery Hjulberg, senior communication studies major and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, said the event is an immersive experience. “It’s a full-scale […]