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Homecoming weekend: 2020

California Baptist University’s annual Homecoming Weekend Feb. 28-29 was filled with new and old traditions that brought  alumni and current students together for an event-packed weekend. The weekend started on Friday, Feb. 28, with a men’s baseball game against Houston Baptist University, followed by an event on the front lawn called Up: A Hot Air […]

Family Weekend to bring new traditions

Fortuna Bowl, sports events, fun to allow families space for bonding. University’s Parent and Family Weekend, will take place Nov. 10–11 and features new activities as well as timeless traditions. In the past, the weekend has been the celebration of the university’s homecoming with Fortuna Bowl, the intramural women’s and men’s flag football teams championship. However, this year campus […]

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Fortuna Bowl legacy continues

Students get ready to play intramural flag football championship. The upcoming annual Fortuna Bowl, set to take place during Parent and Family Weekend Nov. 11 at California Baptist University is the highly anticipated flag football championship each year. The event is a two-decade old tradition that continues to be passed down from previous to current students who play on […]

Intramural football teams go head-to-head at Homecoming

At California Baptist University’s annual Homecoming Weekend, longstanding intramural football teams the Bus Drivers and Webelos dominated the women’s and men’s games, respectively, at the 23rd annual Fortuna Bowl flag football championship Nov. 8. In the women’s game, the Bus Drivers and SWAT, the same teams who competed in last year’s game, matched up to […]

Homecoming block party promotes fellowship

Chatter, laughter and appetizing smells filled the air at the California Baptist University Homecoming Block Party, an event featuring live entertainment, interactive academic booths and a community marketplace. Students, faculty and alumni, as well as members of the Riverside community and guests visiting the area, attended the Block Party Nov. 8. During the Block Party, […]

Alumnus, rock star returns for Homecoming

On Nov. 1, Andrew Shirley, guitarist for Switchfoot, did something he never thought he would — returned to his alma mater as a rock star. “(Music) is something that I always loved to do but not something that I thought would actually pan out,” Shirley said. “It is a rare thing.” Performing at California Baptist University for its annual Homecoming event kickoff concert was all about a return […]

Blast from the past: Homecoming evolves

Volleyball games, bounce houses, the Fortuna Bowl game and fireworks were just a few of the activities in which a person could be involved at Homecoming this year. However, it has not always been this extravagant. In 1960, California Baptist College celebrated Homecoming a bit different. According to Vi Estel, CBU’s archivist, the Homecoming queens and kings did not exist; it was all about the sweetheart and the darlings. […]