Alex Ianonne | Dawson and her daughter hug during her mayoral party on Nov. 2, where she led against Melendrez.

Election 2020: Lock Dawson leads in race for mayor

Editor’s note: This article was updated Nov. 10, 2020. Patricia Lock Dawson continues to hold a lead over Andy Melendrez in the runoff contest for the mayor of Riverside. As of 7 p.m. on Nov. 10, 55% of the total votes had been counted, with Lock Dawson 15,000 votes ahead. Because of the delayed nature […]

Tonia Ross | Banner | Daniel Bishop, the lead pastor at The Grove Community Church, gives his sermon outside to maintain social distance.

Local churches reopen outdoors

Some local churches have initiated their in-person reopening processes as the pandemic progresses. Many of these churches have adapted their services to abide by COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing and wearing face coverings. The churches Harvest Christian Fellowship, Redeemer Baptist Church and The Grove Community Church are offering outdoor services, and Sandals Church is […]

Shabnam Shaikh | Banner | Paige, a hairdresser at Supercuts, asks Priscilla Pedrosa what hairstyle she would like.

California introduces new system for reopening

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new reopening plan for California on Aug. 28 after COVID-19 cases continued to rise during the first reopening attempt in June. The new plan introduced a four-tier, color-coded framework for counties to follow based upon the case rate and the number of positive COVID-19 tests.  The tiers indicate each county’s […]

Rober Jordan | Banner | Mark Howe, vice president of finance and Administration at California Baptist University lances up with Riverside's Mayor William Rusty Bailey as he accepts the beautification award on behalf of CBU.

Campus recieves Beautification award

California Baptist University received a beautification award for the campus’s new entrance off of Adams Street at Lancer Plaza. The award was presented to CBU at the mayor of Riverside’s State of the City Address held Jan. 30. The award itself comes from the City of Riverside as part of its “Keep Riverside Clean and […]

Cullen’s Column

During my sophomore year, I interviewed California Baptist University’s baseball coach Gary Adcock about what makes Lancer athletics so successful. Adcock gave credit to a “university who gives coaches the resources to develop skills in an environment which is conducive to growth.” Since then, I have seen how the university — under the direction of […]

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 […]