Elijah Hickman | Banner | Traditional dancers at the Hispanic Heritage Festival in 2018, before coronavirus safety measures.

Students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and Community Life is celebrating throughout the month. For the cultural celebrations at California Baptist University, Community Life typically plans events during which students can experience culture through food, music and games. However, with the current guidelines in place, the celebration has to be changed. In past […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Student Care is located in Lancer Plaza next to the campus store, providing an ever-important service to California Baptist University students.

Student Care aids in COVID management

This year, the Office of Student Care continues to offer resources to students to support them during their time at California Baptist University, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The biggest purpose is to care for students,” said Heather Hubbert, associate dean of students. “We have the office so that when students encounter any sort of […]

Photo Illustration by Camille Grochowski | Banner | Etsy allows artists around the world to sell their handiwork online.

COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Katelyn Elizabeth, freshman criminal justice major, and Melia Lawrence, junior psychology major and First Year Experience leader, get to know each other.

Freshmen enter college during pandemic

As the new academic year begins, students are adjusting to the changes this season continues to bring. While students of all years are being affected by classes moving online, this year’s incoming freshman class will miss out on many first-year experiences. While California Baptist University will not host its regular in-person events, such as Welcome […]

Photo Illustration by Alex Iannone | Banner | A student sits alone in the lecture hall to watch the third online Chapel video of the semester.

Chapel introduces online platform

The start of the Fall 2020 Chapel looked a little different than past years. Instead of students filing into the Events Center to attend their required Chapel service, pre-recorded services were uploaded to Blackboard. With California Baptist University’s classes moving online because of statewide COVID-19 restrictions, CBU’s weekly Chapel has also had to restructure the […]

Photo Illustration by Alex Ianonne | Banner | Student watches online chapel at his virtual collegiate workspace.

CBU welcomes students via online format

California Baptist University welcomed new and transfer students this year on Aug. 20-21. However, to adhere to guidelines regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the university was required to adapt in-person welcome activities. To welcome new students, CBU hosts Welcome Weekend, an event that features speakers and activities designed to help students connect and interact with […]

Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | California Baptist University Recreation Center are still planning hikes to encourage students to go outdoors and explore during these hard times.

Recreation center hosts hike

The California Baptist University Recreation Center is hosting a hike Sept. 12 at the Deer Springs Trailhead. Students were able to sign up to participate on Sept. 3. There were 10 spots available. The event is one of the first to be hosted during the Fall 2020 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so the […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

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Career Center offers advice on internships and job search amid COVID-19

Many California Baptist University students are learning that their summer internships and entry-level jobs might be affected by COVID-19. As many companies have already canceled their internship programs over the summer because of COVID-19-related concerns, the upcoming weeks will be crucial in determining the fate of students’ summer jobs and internships. Lisa Singer, associate director […]

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Theater program pushes spring musical to fall semester

Many events at California Baptist University have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the planned CBU theater production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Currently, students and faculty involved in the production plan to postpone the spring production, originally slated for March, until October when students are back for the fall semester. The original dates […]