Kelsie Stevens | Banner | CBU's Homecoming Weekend in early 2020 had hat air balloons on the front lawn for students and alumni to ride.

Homecoming hosted virtually

Homecoming took place March 5-6 at California Baptist University. This year, because of the restrictions in place during the ongoing pandemic, the Homecoming events occurred in a virtual format. “I have participated in Homecoming for many years,” said Cassandra Roberson, sophomore elementary education major. “2019 was my first year attending as a freshman. They are […]

Ivania Montes | Banner | The Shepherds Church in Woodland Hills worships inside, following social distancing and wearing masks.

Local churches open indoors

The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship services in a 6-3 decision on Feb. 5. This decision was in response to the state’s earlier prohibition of indoor worship services in counties in the purple tier, the category with the most restrictions in the state’s four-tier system for reopening. Before the court decision, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Students work out in masks on Palm Drive, staying COVID-safe on campus.

COVID restrictions continue at CBU

On Oct. 31, California Baptist University issued an Instagram post and email announcing the continuation of remote learning throughout the spring 2021 semester. During winter break, Gov. Gavin Newsom reinstated the stay-at-home order on Dec. 3 due to rising COVID-19 cases. As a result, CBU officials were required to change COVID-19 campus constraints to comply. […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | The Alumni Dining Commons features less available indoor seating, and students are given bags to carry their food instead of trays to lessen the need to clean used trays and plates.

Cal Baptist campus begins reopening process

As 2020 progressed into its ninth month, restrictions guarding the population against COVID-19 began to relax in the Inland Empire. Riverside County was  given the option to begin engaging in reopening procedures. These procedures were put into place all across the county. Businesses began to reopen their doors, restaurants started to seat customers inside again, […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | The Environmental Club at California Baptist University meets over Zoom call.

Clubs adapt to virus restrictions

This semester, California Baptist University clubs resumed meetings and activities, but they are required to abide by COVID-19 restrictions. Most clubs are meeting virtually through platforms such as  Zoom, WebEx and Instagram Live. Clubs began this semester with a virtual Club Fair that occurred during the week of Sept. 7 through Instagram. Taylor Altizer, assistant […]

Kengkue Her | Banner | Recently, many theaters around the globe have been forced to close.

AMC theaters begin to reopen in select locations

AMC Theatres began its staggered reopening on Aug. 20 in multiple different states across the country by offering 15-cent movies on opening day. The national movie theater chain announced in August that it would begin opening some of the  locations following state and local guidelines. Theatres nationwide closed up all business in order to comply […]