Elijah Hickman | Banner | Arielle Estoria, writer and speaker, helps students dig deep and draw their emotions to write powerful poetry.

Seminar diversifies destressing

California Baptist University welcomed poet, author, speaker, workshop host and self-proclaimed creative Arielle Estoria on Jan. 25 for a slam poetry workshop at the Community Life Lounge. Estoria was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She now resides in Pasadena, Calif. […]

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CBU students accept different views despite varying beliefs

Although California Baptist University is a private religious university, not everyone on campus holds Christian beliefs. Students come from different backgrounds and from many different parts of the world. According to the CBU website, “California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose.” All students are encouraged to live their purpose regardless […]

Kengkue Her | The Banner | Dancers perform traditional Hispanic dances at the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta on stage showcasing their culture.

Campus celebrates Hispanic heritage

California Baptist University celebrated one aspect of its diversity Sept. 19 with the Hispanic Heritage Fiesta on campus. Students were able to enjoy multiple activities such as crafts, mini-soccer and lots of food. DJ Barbedo the Chef performed for CBU students along with a dance group called the Riverside Ballet crew. Churros, horchata and paletas […]

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Hollywood diversity report displays a need for change

In 1940, Hattie McDaniel accepted the first Oscar awarded to an African-American for her role as Mammy, a house servant in “Gone with the Wind” (1939). She sat away from her fellow cast members and was barred from attending the film’s premiere. Though much has changed, the 2018 Hollywood Diversity Report showed that only 1.4 […]