Madison Santana | Camille Grochowski a freshman majoring in Photography and Journalism is experiencing her first Clash 'n' Roll at California Baptist University

Welcome Weekend: A Freshman’s Perspective

While preparing myself for college, I was often told it would be a completely different world. However, no one could quite prepare me for California Baptist University. This school is insanely enthusiastic and brings a whole new meaning to small but mighty. Let’s start with the Kugel Walk: My “official transformation” into a Lancer was […]

Illustration By: Sage Zbinden

CBU to change FOCUS of freshman orientation class

The first semester of freshman year can be a time of major adjustment for anyone. In the past, the First-year Orientation and Christian Univer- sity Success (FOCUS) program has helped make this transition a little easier for students at Cali- fornia Baptist University. However, the program is about to undergo substantial changes and restructuring at […]

Madison Santana | Banner Deziree | Little, 23-year-old barista at Arcade Coffee Roasters, said she loves to serve commuters at Wake Up Wednesday each week.

Commuters discover connections

Commuting students risk missing out on the typical college experience because they could be less available for on-campus activities. Despite this challenge, it is important for commuters to stay connected as college can provide opportunities to meet new people and develop a sense of belonging on campus. Samantha Emerick, sophomore business administration major, said although […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Nathaniel Peister, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, and second lead guitarist, rehearses for Chapel.

Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

Future students view CBU

One hundred and seventy prospective students of California Baptist University attended Lancer Night, April 10 to finalize their decision on whether CBU is the college for them. Students toured the CBU campus to discover what the school could bring to their college experience and were able to get to know CBU’s community on a personal […]

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FOCUS leaders encourage growth

FOCUS leaders are an integral part of new freshmen and transfers’ experience at California Baptist University. These students are the primary resources who initially connect students during Welcome Weekend, where they establish relationships with both their leaders as well as other students. In addition to Welcome Weekend, freshmen FOCUS leaders are responsible for teaching a […]

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Welcome Weekend inaugurates new year

The 2017–2018 school year started with a flurry as new students flooded California Baptist University. Welcome Weekend served as the main event to kick off the year and allowed incoming students to build relationships, become informed, and celebrate with their peers. Hours of preparation, prayer and perspiration went into planning this year’s Welcome Weekend. This […]