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CBU students celebrate the Festival of Color with coronavirus guidelines in place

The Festival of Color is a California Baptist University event that traditionally takes place later in the spring semester. The festival itself stems from a traditional Indian holiday, Holi, and involves a multitude of brightly colored paints, plenty of food and drink and an entire day of celebration. CBU students cherish this event, and many […]

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Japan restricts fans for Tokyo Olympics

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of several notable events, including the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. While there have been notable improvements in the fight against COVID-19, the Japanese committees in charge of the Olympic Games recently announced that no foreign spectators will be allowed to enter Japan. “Currently, the COVID-19 situation […]

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Students and faculty reflect on one year in a pandemic

One year ago, California Baptist University students’ spring semesters got cut short due to COVID-19. To keep families safe, students and educators around the world have had to adapt learning opportunities to a virtual or hybrid learning format. One year later, most classes are still online while some have returned to a COVID-19 safe in-person […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Kerisa Viramontes, graduate student in communication studies, pitches during a game against UCR on March 12, 2021.

Softball team sweeps opening series

The California Baptist University softball team had the majority of its spring 2020 season canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Despite the many trials and setbacks of last year, the CBU softball team had a great start in 2021. The softball team swept its opening series against the University of California, Davis, having one of […]

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Post-pandemic life will not be the same as life before the pandemic

It can be hard to wrap our minds around the “new normal” that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. It can be even more difficult to imagine life after the pandemic. One thing for sure, things will never be the same as they were before. Regardless of restaurants opening back up or returning to in-person classes. […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Students wear masks on campus to protect themselves and others from viral infections.

Students take part in slowing spread of COVID-19 on campus

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Southern California, students at California Baptist University are preparing themselves for a different spring semester. The drastic rise in cases has made the health of students and staff an increasingly heavy burden to bear, one that returning students must help shoulder if the school is to have a […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Students work out in masks on Palm Drive, staying COVID-safe on campus.

COVID restrictions continue at CBU

On Oct. 31, California Baptist University issued an Instagram post and email announcing the continuation of remote learning throughout the spring 2021 semester. During winter break, Gov. Gavin Newsom reinstated the stay-at-home order on Dec. 3 due to rising COVID-19 cases. As a result, CBU officials were required to change COVID-19 campus constraints to comply. […]