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 […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | An acai bowl with a mango smoothie base toppoed with blueberries, almonds, dark chocolate, and mangos.

CBU student eats Acai bowl every day

For many, acai – a Brazilian blueberry that makes a wonderful smoothie-like substance – is just another healthy treat. But for one California Baptist University student, it is a way of life. During the fall semester of 2019, CBU opened two new dining locations: Shake Smart and Delect-a-Bowls. Shake Smart became an instant hit as […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students of the graduating Class of 2019 wave to their family and friends while walking into the commencement ceremony held in the California Baptist University Event Center.

CBU pushes commencement until Aug.

California Baptist University’s Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and students are now dealing with this unexpected change in plans to their senior year. CBU’s Executive Council sent out an email March 16 with the news that commencement ceremonies had been postponed from April 28-29 to […]

Misty Severi | Banner | Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, chief academic officer at California Southern University, answered questions from the audience during the Faith and Enterprise event at the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business.

CBU encourages students in faith and business

The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University regularly hosts an event called Faith and Enterprise. They hold four each school year and hosted the third event this school year Feb. 4 in the Innovators Auditorium. This school year’s series is called “The Business of…” and features a different type of […]

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Elite universities under investigation

Eight elite universities are currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible violations of cheating on standardized tests and bribery among college coaches and school officials. The elite universities involved in this scandal had a reputation of only admitting students who worked vigorously to earn good grades and achieve the best scores […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Vincent Zavala, sophomore biology major and wrestler, studies with teammate Bryce Buckley, junior accounting major to balance life as a student athlete.

Athletes juggle school and sports

Early mornings, late-night practices and school deadlines are a few of the struggles student-athletes face. Enrolling in college can be nerve-racking as young adults are learning how to adjust to independent student life. For student-athletes, obtaining a busy school and sports schedule can cause one to question the ability to make room for a social […]

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Ways to volunteer this holiday season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of the festivities. While not everyone might have the ability to enjoy the season, California Baptist University students have the opportunity to give back. In Riverside and the Inland Empire, there are several different organizations with […]

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Late-bloomers tackle college

The thought of college can be nerve-racking when meeting unfamiliar faces, selecting a major or forfeiting precious sleep over countless deadlines. Although these hindrances are unavoidable, it has not stopped the older generation from taking advantage of educational opportunities. The California Baptist University’s Fall 2017 Enrollment Summary reported that the average age of an undergraduate […]