Reagan Lee | Banner | Andrea Laliena, senior psychology major, swam for California Baptist University in the Jan. 5 tri-dual meet against Grand Canyon University and University of Wyoming.

CBU swim and dive preps for first WAC championship event

The California Baptist University swimming and diving team will compete Feb. 27 to  March 2 at the Western Athletic Conference swim and dive meet in Houston, Texas. Rick Rowland, head coach of swimming, is well aware that the meet will be challenging. “On the men’s side it’s going to be a competitive meet between Grand […]

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Community celebrates, amplifies Black History Month’s significance

Black History Month, first introduced as a weeklong celebration in 1926, was created to honor and celebrate the many contributions African Americans have made in U.S. history. Following the Black Awakening and the Civil Rights movement of the ’60s, which further educated Americans on the many ways black history has influenced the world, Black History […]

Music production team brings together students and locals to create new, inclusive music community

Sola Productions is a music group that was formed by California Baptist University students in order to unite people through creative content. Jake Driscoll, sophomore graphic design major, Andrew Pirkle, Jacob Adler, both junior applied theology majors, and Miguel Ángel Iniesta, junior applied theology and film production double major, make up the production team that […]

Reagan Lee | Banner | Joshua Tree, located near Palm Desert, Calif., is a hot spot for landscape photographers, but was closed for 34 days during the United States government shutdown.

Joshua Tree National Park reopens

Joshua Tree National Park officially reopened its doors Jan. 28 after the end of the five-week partial U.S. government shutdown. Although parts of the park were open during the shut-down, all workers except select rangers were sent home on furlough. Entrance into the park was free and Joshua Tree experienced a significant amount of visitation. […]

Ariana Grande’s new album excites fans and critics, sets new records

Less than six months after her last album, “Sweetener” (2018), Ariana Grande released her newest album, “thank u, next”, Feb. 8. Since its release, the American singer’s album debuted atop the Billboard 100 and broke the streaming record for largest opening week for a pop album — a record previously held by Ed Sheeran’s “divide” […]

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Vans Warped Tour returns for final 25th anniversary

The Vans Warped Tour will hold several final festivals in the the United States this year to honor its 25th anniversary. These festivals will take place in parts of California, Ohio and New Jersey. Warped Tour, also known as “punk-rock-summer camp,” is a rock band festival hosted by Kevin Lyman, founder and operator of the […]