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Senior athletes debate return for additional year

After nearly four years of dedication to their sport, college seniors in spring athletics across the United States are coming to terms with the cancellation of their final seasons because of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Fortunately for spring athletes, they will be able to decide whether or not to return to their respective colleges […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | Brandon Schuster was one of the many athletes that was training for the Olympics.

Students adapt training due to Olympics postponement

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo was the most anticipated sports event of the year, and several student-athletes at California Baptist University had been preparing for the event. Unfortunately, the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers decided March 28 to postpone the Olympics as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, forcing athletes to extend […]

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Kobe Bryant’s wife releases Bryant’s final book

Kobe Bryant’s final project, the young adult novel “The Wizenard Series: Season One,” was released March 31, leaving fans emotional and nostalgic. Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, announced the first teaser of the book release on her Instagram, leaving fans eager to read the final words of the former Los Angeles Lakers player. Bryant collaborated on […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | Junior Business Major Mathew Graves watches the CBU recreation instagram to do water bottle dead lifts.

CBU’s Recreation Center offers work out options from home

California Baptist University’s Recreation Center closed March 30 after the university announced a shut down of the campus to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Just like with online academic courses, students can stay active because the Recreation Center is providing students with remote physical training through workout videos. “They had Instagram stories of […]

Robert Jordan | Banner | Lisa Siregar enjoys the win with California Baptist University's swim team.

Sports feature: Lisa Siregar

Lisa Siregar, assistant coach of men’s and women’s swim and dive, draws upon more than 20 years of experience as a former head swim coach for Indonesia’s national team. Before she joined California Baptist University in 2002, Siregar was a two-time Olympic head coach at the 1996 Games in Atlanta and the 2000 Games in […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Chad Castillo, sophomore business administration major, focuses in on the ball as he calculates his swing.

CBU athletes react to COVID-19

College athletes are used to a rigorous schedule filled with practices, traveling, schoolwork and games, leaving them little time with friends and family. The rapid spread of COVID-19 suspended the remainder of fall post-season games and the spring sports season, sending athletes home to quarantine with family. Stay-at-home orders have led to something unusual for […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Mackenzie Budinger Senior finance major, fouls off the ball as she tries to get on base.

CBU Softball Update: Senior Players

The California Baptist University’s softball team rose to the challenge of facing top-ranked Power 5 programs by beating the University of Mississippi and Michigan State University. The team’s record is 10-14, and it has faced most of its competition on the road. Unfortunately, the rest of the season is suspended as a result of precautions […]