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 […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Cheer team gets the crowd hyped for the basketball game against Grand Canyon University.

CBU Cheer Teams: The difference between Blue and Gold

Many students at California Baptist University do not know that the cheer program has two distinct teams — a blue team and gold team — that support and uplift each other through competitions and performances. In a typical season, blue team represents CBU by competing at local and national competitions, whereas gold team performs at CBU […]

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Study abroad extends application deadline

The study abroad program at California Baptist University has extended its application deadline for the fall 2020 semester to June 1 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The application process starts with an email to Garrett English, the director of Academic Engagement. English will then walk students through the process, including how to find an appropriate […]

Austin Romito | Banner | California Baptist closes down school to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

California Baptist University responds to COVID-19 pandemic

California Baptist University has officially extended spring break an additional week. Spring break will now be March 13-27 and moved all courses online until further notice as the university actively monitors the COVID-19 situation in Riverside County. To adjust for the extended break, the university has extended the semester until May 2, and Spring Commencement […]

Misty Severi | Banner | Shyne Webster, freshman graphic design major, paints the door frame in one of the group therapy rooms at Olive Crest as a part of California Baptist University's Serve Day.

College students participate in campus’s Serve Day

A group of 26 college students from California Baptist University volunteered March 7 to help paint a children’s home in Perris. The event was part of Spiritual Life’s Serve Day, an event that occurs every semester. Serve day is a day of volunteering and approximately 30 students volunteer time to help the community. This year, […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | On the first Thursday of the month Riverside gives artist a chance to showcase their work to buyers.

Inspiration found at Riverside Arts Walk

Every first Thursday of the month, the Riverside Arts Council hosts a community event called the Riverside Arts Walk in Downtown Riverside from 6–9 p.m. The Riverside Arts Walk is a free event that consists of music, food and laughter as the community comes together to make lasting memories. Each artist works long hours to […]

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 […]