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, […]

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, […]

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Cal Baptist community stays well amid COVID-19

The age of the COVID-19 pandemic brought a slew of problems with it. Constant news coverage, physical isolation and canceled plans all made up for an unfavorable 2020. This public health emergency hit suddenly, and many lives were affected in some way by the pandemic. Everyone has their individual responses to change. Many people experienced […]

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Coronavirus travel blocks impact many

California Baptist University’s international student-athletes are impacted by COVID-19 differently than American student-athletes because of worries about travel restrictions, classes and practices. Athletic seasons at CBU this upcoming 2020-2021 year are constantly changing because of the unpredictability of COVID-19. Some international students had to stay on campus for several months before returning home. “For now, […]

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NBA season starts without spectators

Amid the different safety measures in place across the country because of COVID-19, the National Basketball Association has decided to restart its season with new safety measures and no spectators. The season was forced to stop in early March 2020 because of safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The players, coaches and NBA administration met […]

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 […]

John Victory | Banner | Lauren Daurio, junior public relations major, uses Uber. In 2018 alone, 75 million people have used Uber in the United states.

Uber takes precautionary measures for riders’ safety

Taking an Uber might be convenient when there is no access to a car but traveling in one could be a nerve-racking or even dangerous experience for college students. Although Uber assures it is a safe service for customers, there have been more than 120 reports of sexual assault and abuse by Uber drivers from […]

Unpredictable weather forces teams to move times

Because of the unstable weather conditions in Southern California, many athletic teams at California Baptist University have moved up their times for games and practices to earlier in the morning. CBU is using a portable weather station to monitor the weather and conditions in the outdoors. Tim Clark, assistant athletic director for Sports Medicine and […]