Courtesy of Valerie Reyes | Valerie Reyes, freshman health science major, rides her horse in the rodeo.

Rodeo gallops into the community

The first European settlers of what would become the state of California were Spanish ranchers, who used the fertile land of the coastal plains to graze large herds of cattle. Eventually, American ranchers came to California and continued the state’s long history of agricultural industriousness. One of the features of ranch life in California and […]

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Indoor plant-keeping becomes a trend across CBU community

Students at California Baptist University enjoy community and a sense of camaraderie. Over the past year, CBU students have been able to formulate community in the form of plant ownership. Indoor plants are versatile, which makes it convenient for students to easily decorate their space and tend to them as needed. Plant-owning has become more […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Keely Berry, a local artist, painted a colorful mural on the back of Condron Coffee off Sunnyside Drive in Riverside.

Local artist uses Riverside community as inspiration

Through her love and appreciation for people, art and community, local artist Keely Berry turned her passions into a career through freelance painting, creating and coordinating spaces and events for people and artists to connect and gather together. Berry grew up in Riverside, surrounded by a lot of small businesses. She started her artistic career […]

Courtesy of Black Student Union | Students in CBU's Black Student Union participated in Martin luther King Jr.'s 27th aual Walk-A-Thon in downtown Riverside on Jan. 20, 2020.

Clubs celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month each February is a time to observe, remember and further educate oneself on Black history. Despite the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, California Baptist University found opportunities to celebrate this month.  Both Community Life and the Black Student Union (BSU) held virtual events. “Due to the virtual nature of programming […]

Courtesy of Zachary LaGuardia | Zachary LaGuardia, the creator of Kits with Kindness, stands with volunteers who work diligently to make kits for the homeless.

Athletics ticketing director starts community nonprofit

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged in early 2020, California Baptist University gave issued a work-from-home order. Having to work from home and with fewer sports games going on, Zack LaGuardia, director of ticketing and sales of CBU athletics, had more time on his hands to help the community. LaGuardia started a non profit called Kits […]

Courtesy of Raymond Alva | The new photography studio, located in Adams Business Park, provides photography students with iMacs, printers, lighting equipment and more. The space also helps prepare students for their careers by more closely resembling the warehouse complexes used in the photo industry.

Photography program relocates to Adams

With California Baptist University’s Photography program continuously expanding and with the purpose of efficiency, community building and outward focus, the program has officially moved to the business park of 2900 Adams Street ABPK #B25 and #B26. CBU’s Photography program has grown in the past few years. It started with just the classroom James 430, then […]