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 […]

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Google and Microsoft compete via video game streaming services

For consumers, being able to open their phone, bring out a controller and play the newest Call of Duty game on the go was just a pipe dream, but now Google and Microsoft are promising major advancements to gaming-on-the-go with new game streaming services. PCs and consoles are expensive. Google’s newest gaming project, called Stadia, […]

Protesters flee on June 1 as the police advance along Orange Street in downtown Riverside. | Luc Stringer | The Banner

Thousands flood downtown to protest injustice

“No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” were just some of the chants heard June 1 in downtown Riverside, as thousands of protesters exercised their First Amendment right and made their voices heard following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 when a white police […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Riverside Firefighters help extinguish the fire near Santa Ana River in Riverside California

River bottom fire breaks out in Riverside

The Riverside Fire Department has achieved 50% containment on a vegetation fire that broke out Thursday, Feb. 6, on the Santa Ana Bike Path in the area of Grand Avenue. All evacuation orders have been lifted and no injuries have been reported. At its inception around 10 a.m., the Riverbottom Fire initially covered only 10 […]

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Teen activist sets example for students in her advocacy

Greta Thunberg, 16, is a climate activist from Stockholm challenging the world’s most powerful leaders to enact environmental policy change. Thunberg, currently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, started her activism journey in August 2018 by taking every Friday off from school to hold strikes in front of Riksdag, the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. […]