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Hollywood diversity report displays a need for change

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel accepted the first Oscar awarded to an African-American for her role as Mammy, a house servant in “Gone with the Wind” (1939). She sat away from her fellow cast members and was barred from attending the film’s premiere. Though much has changed, the 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report showed that only 1.4 […]

Athletics faces challenges in DI transition

With California Baptist University’s move from NCAA Division II to Division I, gone are the days of playoff appearances, conference championships and national awards, right? Not so fast. Less than a month into Division-I competition, the Lancer fall teams have already proven they belong. Riding a 29-1 campaign in 2017, CBU volleyball found instant success […]

Andrea Luna | Staff Writer Halilu Zhang, first-year graduate student studying violin, and Yushu Yang, senior computer science major use the bikes now owned by the International Center to get 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 […]

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Men’s water polo looks to make waves and wins

California Baptist University men’s water polo team is done with their summer preparations and is now ready to take on the new season. For the team, the season started on Sept. 1. Before their first game, players went through two weeks consisting of six-hour practices every day. “It’s a time where there’s no school and […]

Sarah Boutin | The Banner La Grande XL Observation Wheel towers over the fair, which contains around half a million LED lights, where riders can see the games and colorful food stands.

Los Angeles Fair brings out locals, tourists for food, fun

Attendees walk down the tunnel of the Fairplex, welcomed by the smell of crazy food combinations and the sound of children laughing with delight. Summer is ending but the Los Angeles County Fair is just beginning. The LA County Fair finally opened its gates Aug. 31 at the Pomona Fairplex and will run until Sept. […]

Madison Santana | The Banner Azucena Orozco, senior journalism & new media major and broadcast director for Lancer Media Group, works to create content to help advocate for her nonprofit "Change Nicaragua."

Student uses video to raise awareness

As the death toll continues to rise in Nicaragua where so many of her family members reside, Azucena Orozco, senior journalism & new media major and broadcast director for Lancer Media Group, realized she could not just sit by and do nothing. What started as controversial social security reforms in Nicaragua quickly escalated from peaceful […]

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Secret campus technologies to learn

Over the summer, the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building brought California Baptist University modern technology marvels few other universities have. Not only will the new classroom and engineering technologies benefit current students but they will draw potential students as well as businesses that went to work with this cutting-edge technology. Most of CBU’s […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner Victoria Carrillo, manager of Sweetosaur, rolls frozen gelato mix to create chocolate-rolled ice cream for one of its many dinosaur-inspired treats.

Dessert meets dinosaurs

Milkshakes and dinosaurs, two seemingly unrelated things, can be paired together to create a rare culinary experience. This is what Sweetosaur, a dinosaur-themed ice cream and shake shop that opened last May at the Galleria at Tyler offers its patrons. One treat Sweetosaur offers is the “Clever Girl,” a strawberry milkshake adorned with a ring […]