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 […]

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 […]