Sage Zbinden | Student, faculty, and parents exit the events center after watching the men's basketball team compete.

Enrollment breaks 10,000 for first time in CBU history

California Baptist Univer- sity enrollment has o cially reached quintuple digits for the first time in the university’s history. Dr. Ronald Ellis, university president, announced Sept. 28 that enrollment had reached a university record enrollment of 10,486 students — an increase of 5.5 percent from last year’s enrollment.. The campus’s 2018 full time equivalent (FTE) […]

Sage Zbinden | The Banner | Deitrik Ito, sophomore film major, lies awake at night scrolling through social media before heading to bed.

Smartphones collect more data than most users realize

In today’s digital era, technological advance is inevitable. With the ever-growing prevalence of devices such as the smartphone, a question worth considering is how “smart” these devices really are. Lindsey Bruch, senior mechanical engineer major, said she has had many strange interactions with her smartphone. She was looking for Disneyland tickets for her family’s trip […]

Elijah Hickman | The Banner | Allen Fletcher, sophomore film studies major, recovers after running hard in the University of California-Riverside Invitational.

CBU runners start out strong

The California Baptist University cross country team started the 2018 season with a dominant debut as a Division I program, after making a name for itself competing at the NCAA Division II level last season. Both men’s and women’s cross country teams started strong with the women coming in 2nd place and the men finishing […]

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Colleges offer esport scholarships

Say goodbye to the days of traditional collegiate sports and hello to the age of competitive online gaming. Having a passion for video games and knowledge about how to play them is finally paying off. In 2016, the National Association of Collegiate Esports formed in Kansas City, MO. This nonprofit organization supports more than 80 […]

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Movie adaption decline in ratings for young adult novels

Before superhero movies were the trend, young adult fantasy and dystopian movies dominated the theaters. Now there are hardly any recent blockbuster young adult series on the big screen. Some movie studios such as Summit Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures started to put this genre on the map by adapting popular young-adult books […]

Austin Romito | The Banner | Jason Todd, a senior finance major, breaks through the APU Cougar’s defense.

Lancer hoops ready for new competition in DI season

A new look, schedule, conference and some new faces are just a few of the things California Baptist University basketball fans can look forward to in the 2018-19 season. “There is a lot of unknown going into the season,” said Jarrod Olson, women’s head basketball coach, “but we are pretty excited for the challenge and […]

Reagan Lee | The Banner | Noah Carter, a junior biology major, and Jonathan Son, a junior graphic design major, take a break from studying to relax, drink boba and play jenga at Tim Boba in Riverside, CA.

Tim Boba brings in student crowd

Driving down University Avenue, the words “Drink, Eat, Study” can be seen lit up in front of Tim Boba, a recent addition to the Riverside restaurant scene. Tim Boba not only offers boba tea and food but free Wi- Fi and printing for college students, as well. Savannah Rios, freshman liberal arts major, visited Tim […]

Kelsie Stevens | The Banner | Mariela Anguelov, volunteer at The Heritage House, explains the stereoscope, an old form of viewing photos.

Riverside offers history with classic Victorian Heritage house to locals

Located on Magnolia Avenue, down the street from California Baptist University, resides Riverside’s Heritage House. The Heritage House is a Victorian-style home owned by the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. It is free to visit and just a short walk from the university’s main campus, in the center of Riverside. The elaborate home originally belonged to James […]

Reagan Lee | The Banner | Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major, steals the ball from a Seattle University player in a Sept. 13 win.

Judd racking up goals early

Preston Judd, sophomore kinesiology major and forward on the men’s soccer team, was named Western Athletic Conference offensive Player of the Week Sept. 3 after scoring two hat tricks on the first week of the season. In soccer, a hat trick is when a player scores three consecutive goals in a single game. “Preston has […]

Ninasophia Stowe | The Banner | Isla Trippy, Riverside resident, checks out pop-up vendor Big Viking Vintage, looking for the perfect Neil Young T-shirt, at Smorgasburg LA.

Los Angeles makes use of Alameda Produce Market weekly

There is nothing foodies love more than options and a food and shop festival is their one-stop-shop of happiness. While Riverside has many food options, including the recent addi- tion of the Riverside Food Lab, the variety that Los Angeles has to o er is endless. Every Sunday in downtown Los Angeles, Smorgasburg LA opens […]