Alex Iannone | Banner | California Baptist University seeks to use renewable energy by placing solar panels on top of several buildings, including the new East Parking Structure. The solar panels work to help light the parking structure at all times of the day

Housing costs may rise under new California energy mandate

A new California solar mandate will take effect in January 2020 that requires all newly constructed California homes containing less than three stories to be built with a solar energy system. The California solar mandate was first approved by the California Building Standards Commission in December 2018. This new solar standard aims to help California […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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Combating The California Housing Crisis

In the 1980s, it was predominantly low-income, middle-aged adults struggling to find a place to settle down. Almost 40 years later, it is now college graduates.  Many have high-paying jobs after college but are unable to find an affordable place to live in a state with the world’s fifth-largest economy. Experts attribute this to the […]

Regan Lee | Banner | Skylar Holder, senior health science major, immortalizes Disneyland's newest attraction the Millennium Falcon Ride in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge met with low turnout

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, better known as Batuu, has been open at California’s  Disneyland since May 31. With attendance much lower than expected, it feels as if some frequent park goers may not find Batuu appealing. The latest addition to the popular theme park has not been popular for a number of reasons, which makes […]

Madison Santana | Camille Grochowski a freshman majoring in Photography and Journalism is experiencing her first Clash 'n' Roll at California Baptist University

Welcome Weekend: A Freshman’s Perspective

While preparing myself for college, I was often told it would be a completely different world. However, no one could quite prepare me for California Baptist University. This school is insanely enthusiastic and brings a whole new meaning to small but mighty. Let’s start with the Kugel Walk: My “official transformation” into a Lancer was […]

Phillip Ndowu | Mykaela Ebalo freshman Kinesiology is celebrating her first day at CBU with her family.

Festivities kick off school year

Welcome Weekend is a time-honored tradition at California Baptist University. It is an opportunity for incoming freshman and transfer students to experience CBU life and all it has to offer.  The Community Life Office plays a key role in putting on Welcome Weekend each year.  Chris Hofschroer, assistant dean of students, shared the drive behind […]

Riverside firefighters stand at attention April 16 as law enforcement officers from across the nation arrive at Harvest Christian Fellowship for Sgt. Steve Licon's memorial service. Banner | Robert Jordan

Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

Breakdown of different issues on the ballot. Kylie Voda l Banner

Today is midterm election day, but what do I do?

Midterm elections are today. Have you voted yet? Do you know where to vote? Do you need help understanding all the propositions? Use this guide to help navigate all the complexities of voting today and make your voice heard.   What do I need to do?   Make sure you are registered to vote. Go […]

Southern California wild fires burn CBU student Peter Thomas’ backyard and neighborhood hills in Burbank.

L.A. fires threaten student homes

A total of 626,216 acres are covered in ash because of the 6,409 acres that have torn across California since the start of 2017, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Los Angeles and Riverside counties were affected by five of the fires, which included the largest brush fire in L.A. history. […]