Luc Stringer | Banner | Caleb Chong, freshman film major, stands alone on the empty CBU campus.

A look at students who remain on campus amid COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, it was life as normal. Thursday morning, March 12, there was officially a pandemic, nations were closing their borders, the United States seemed to panic and spring break at California Baptist University was extended by a week. Little did anyone know, soon the only people left on campus would be the […]

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Pros and cons of having a car on campus

California Baptist University has experienced steady growth in recent years and is not expected to slow down any time soon. One way the university has accommodated that growth is the parking structure that opened for the fall 2019 semester. While most students are not currently on campus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students will […]

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The effects of caffeine on Americans

Beware! Students at California Baptist University powering through final projects should know that caffeine overdose is possible – though it takes 5-10 grams of caffeine, which translates to a feat of about 80 cups of strong coffee in one sitting, according to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF). About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine […]

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Film industry adjusts to COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 is leading California Baptist University students to rely on the entertainment industry to fill their time. However, many movie makers are hurting as production has halted and movie theaters remain closed amid government mandates to avoid large gatherings. Big blockbuster films such as “A Quiet Place 2,” “Tenet,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” […]

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Community Life moves events online amid Coronavirus

With the many changes that novel coronavirus has brought to California Baptist University, many students now at home fear they will miss out on opportunities to be involved in on-campus events. However, beloved events from Spiritual Life and Community Life are still available to students with the help of technology and social media. Krisitin Holderman, […]

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Students, educators should see online education as an opportunity

Students at California Baptist University and school-aged children around the globe are going through a serious transition right now as public and private education systems simultaneously transition to an online-only teaching format in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While there are downsides to this situation, adapting to an online-only educational system provides a unique […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Chad Castillo, sophomore business administration major, focuses in on the ball as he calculates his swing.

CBU athletes react to COVID-19

College athletes are used to a rigorous schedule filled with practices, traveling, schoolwork and games, leaving them little time with friends and family. The rapid spread of COVID-19 suspended the remainder of fall post-season games and the spring sports season, sending athletes home to quarantine with family. Stay-at-home orders have led to something unusual for […]

Michael Bailey, senior business administration major, Mackenzie White, junior history major, and Becca Meyer, senior graphic design major, perform at the Community Life event, Open Mic Night.

Students perform at Open Mic Night

California Baptist University students gathered Feb. 27 to watch Open Mic Night hosted by Community Life in Lancer Plaza.  The event featured students performing spoken word and singing covers or originals in groups, duos or solo.  Jules Meeter, junior psychology major and Community Life activities intern, was one of two masters of ceremonies for the […]