Kengkue Her | Banner | ( Left to right) Jason Robles, freshman biomedical engineering major, Logan walker and Eli Braden, freshman mechanical engineering majors, hammer nails into planks to build a foundation for the new homes.

Engineering students build 10 tiny homes

California Baptist University students had the opportunity to help build the framework for a project that will help the homeless population in Riverside. The construction took place over three Saturdays: Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. The city of Riverside partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build 10 cottages for the homeless. These cottages […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Smoke fills the sky in Riverside because of fires in the surrounding area in August 2018. People hiked to the top of Mt. Rubidoux to get a view of the sunset during the fires.

Riverside views offer higher perspectives of life

In the chaotic life of a college student, it becomes easy to feel overwhelmed by assignments, occupations, extracurriculars and other responsibilities. Taking a step back — or a step up — and viewing life from a wider perspective is sometimes essential.  From a higher level, the little things that cause stress seem to fade away. […]

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 […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Daniel Hanson, freshman chemistry major, and Kenneth Artry, freshman vocal performance major, lead a song in the CBU Lancer Chorus.

Magnolia Singers, Rhapsody and Lancer Chorus sing at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music debuted its newest choral ensembles on, Nov. 4 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Riverside. Three groups gathered together to perform pieces from their extensive repertoire after months of preparation. Magnolia Singers, Rhapsody and Lancer Chorus each sang three to five pieces on their own and then came […]

Courtesy of Stacy Meyer | Banner | Stacy Meyer meets with a team of preschool teachers at a village in Mawali, Africa, Sharing new teaching materials.

Professor helps students in Malawi

Stacy Meyer, adjunct professor of education at California Baptist University, trained village preschool teachers in Malawi from Aug. 7-21, working with a faith-based organization called Sub—Saharan African Family Enrichment (SAFE). SAFE does many things, but the area Meyer works with is called Building Understanding in Literacy Development (BUILD), which is a pilot program for preschools. […]

Hayden Schuljak | Banner | A homeless woman in downtown Riverside sits outside an abandoned gas station with all of her belongings.

Riverside seeks solutions for city’s ‘homeless situation

While the rate of homelessness in Riverside County has decreased in recent years, public perception is that it has increased. According to the city’s 2017 Homeless Point in Time Count, Riverside county has 1,638 unsheltered homeless people living on the streets and 814 living in shelters. This is a 12 percent decrease from the 2015 […]

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Combating The California Housing Crisis

In the 1980s, it was predominantly low-income, middle-aged adults struggling to find a place to settle down. Almost 40 years later, it is now college graduates.  Many have high-paying jobs after college but are unable to find an affordable place to live in a state with the world’s fifth-largest economy. Experts attribute this to the […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Sabrina Tamimi, senior environmental science major, enjoys a moon cake, a traditional food eaten ruing the Moon Festival, with her friend in honor of the Chinese holiday.

Riverside Celebrates Moon Festival

It may not be known to some, but Riverside has a rich Asian-American history in its roots. This year to celebrate East Asian culture, Riverside will be hosting its 15th Annual Moon Festival at the Heritage House, Sept. 13. The Moon Festival, also known as the mid-Autumn festival, is an East Asian celebration celebrated in […]

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 […]