Local food vendors cuts up al pastor trompo. Elijah Hickman

Ordinances spark fear in vendors

From taco to churro stands, there has been a recent boom in the appearance of local street vendors. Beyond the sweet smells and hospitality of street stands come stories of the dangers and complexities of selling food on sidewalks. Recently the number of sidewalk vendors and trucks has increased in several Southern California counties. For […]

On Feb. 2, 2022, a tree in the Lancer Arms living area fell onto the northside of building 22. Camille Grochowski

Tree falls, damages part of Lancer Arms student housing

On Feb. 2, the California Baptist University campus was struck by high winds that caused significant damage to one of the student housing areas on campus.  A large tree in between buildings 21 and 22 of the Lancer Arms student housing area broke in half and fell onto the north side of building 22, according […]

Austin Romito | Banner | CBU will welcome attendees for Parent and Family Weekend back in person this year.

CBU prepares for Family Weekend

California Baptist University will kick off its fifth annual Parent and Family Weekend on Nov. 12, granting students and their loved ones an opportunity to experience campus life and tradition together during a weekend filled with campus events. Parent and Family Weekend began in 2017 when Homecoming moved to the spring semester due to the […]

Lawrence Luck | Banner | The new soccer facility is currently in the early stages of construction.

New soccer facility under construction

California Baptist University is unveiling a new soccer facility in fall 2022 to house the men’s and women’s soccer teams as they move up to NCAA Division-I.  Coe Michaelson, head coach for the men’s soccer team, spoke about some of the features the new facility will offer. He emphasized the professionality of elements planned in […]


Conflict in Afghanistan The majority of U.S. troops left Afghanistan through the Kabul Airport on Aug. 16. On that day, hundreds of Afghans crowded around the departing planes hoping to escape from the country, leaving at least five people dead in the aftermath. This marked the end of 21 years of U.S. presence in the […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | First-Year Experience leaders are excited to welcome new freshman's on campus.

CBU welcomes students back in person for fall semester

California Baptist University hosted Welcome Weekend on Sept. 3-5 to officially welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to campus. Events took place across three days, ranging from freshman-exclusive activities to some open to upperclassmen on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Weekend was an entirely virtual format in 2020. With some restrictions lifted, events […]

Charissa Graves | Banner | Ballots were mailed to many California residents as the recall election draws near.

Gov. Newsom prevails after long-awaited recall election

California voted against removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office on Sept. 14, after a 19-month recall effort. A petition to recall the 40th governor of California, began circulating throughout the state in February 2020.  The petition collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election three years into Newsom’s four-year term.  There were 46 candidates running […]