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. […]

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CBU grads extend athletic careers

This summer, multiple California Baptist University athletes signed professional contracts, adding to the growing list of former Lancers already living out their athletic dreams at the professional level. Major League Baseball draft picks Justin Montgomery and Dylan Stowell, along with free agent Andrew Bernstein, became the latest Lancers to turn pro. There are now nine […]

Danielle Lutjens | Elaina Thompson, a freshman majoring in Psychology, and Jacob Gomez, a freshman majoring in Health Science, seem to be enjoying the TWIRP week festivities as they share a laugh together at the baseball game.

Campus tradition continues to excite returning students

The time has come for women to ask out the men and friends to come together at California Baptist University for TWIRP week. TWIRP week or “The Woman is Required to Pay” is an event in which the women of CBU break social norms and ask men out to any of the events CBU hosts […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Shanna Done, a junior film studies major, takes the new VeoRide bikes for a spin around campus.

Spinning out of campus

Spin bikes were promoted toward the end of the Spring 2018 semester at California Baptist University; however, now that school has started again, the orange bikes have disappeared from every bike rack on campus except the one at the International Center. “Spin has focused all of its efforts on bringing electric scooters to campuses,” said […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner Marc Weniger, associate professor in the school of business, discusses the possibilities of have a double major in business.

School of Business welcomes students to new academic year

Excitement filled the air as business students from California Baptist University filled the auditorium at the Robert K. Jabs School of Business for the Welcome Back bash held Sept. 10. Booths from each concentration lined the walls as each department advertised their specialization. Dr. Andrea Scott, dean of the School of Business, opened the night […]

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Doctorate of Psychology offered in fall

California Baptist University is offering a doctorate in clinical psychology, attracting graduate students from all over Southern California. Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, said the fundamental goal of the new program is to prepare students for careers as clinical psychologists primarily within the state of California, emphasizing Christian […]