Photo Illustration by Alex Ianonne | Banner | Student watches online chapel at his virtual collegiate workspace.

CBU welcomes students via online format

California Baptist University welcomed new and transfer students this year on Aug. 20-21. However, to adhere to guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university was required to adapt in-person welcome activities. To welcome new students, CBU hosts Welcome Weekend, an event that features speakers and activities designed to help students connect and interact with […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | California Baptist University Recreation Center are still planning hikes to encourage students to go outdoors and explore during these hard times.

Recreation center hosts hike

The California Baptist University Recreation Center is hosting a hike Sept. 12 at the Deer Springs Trailhead. Students were able to sign up to participate on Sept. 3. There were 10 spots available. The event is one of the first to be hosted during the Fall 2020 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so the […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

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 […]

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Career Center offers advice on internships and job search amid COVID-19

Many California Baptist University students are learning that their summer internships and entry-level jobs might be affected by COVID-19. As many companies have already canceled their internship programs over the summer because of COVID-19-related concerns, the upcoming weeks will be crucial in determining the fate of students’ summer jobs and internships. Lisa Singer, associate director […]

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 […]