Courtesy of Ashley Anderson | Ashley Anderson, sophomore commercial performance major, released her debut single, "Colorful Clothes," in April.

CBU sophomore releases independent music under the name The Roommate

Ashley Anderson, sophomore commercial performance major, balances school and writing and recording her own independent music released her debut single in the spring of her freshman year, earning thousands of streams under the name The Roommate. Anderson was inspired with name The Roommate by her roommate Belle Fuller. “Every time I would be introduced to […]

Courtesy of Athletics | Tyson Miller, an alumni, gets into position to pitch a ball during one of his previous games.

Tyson Miller makes MLB debut

California Baptist University’s baseball has a history of having players drafted, and out of the 35 players that have been drafted over the course of 38 years, Tyson Miller is the second Lancer to debut in Major League Baseball. Miller was drafted in 2016 by the Chicago Cubs and spent his first professional season in […]

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 […]

Alex Ianonne | Banner | An abandoned van sits facing a smoldering pile of ashes that can be seen underneath an overpass.

Fires burn record-breaking levels of acreage across California

Roughly 7,452 fires have broken out across California in 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 18 as a result of severe wildfires. Following this announcement, the White House passed California’s request for a presidential major disaster declaration  on Aug. 22 to help support the state’s emergency response to the fire. […]

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CBU releases steps in pandemic action plan for campus

California Baptist University has prepared a plan for the Fall 2020 semester to manage the novel coronavirus through precautions and requirements. This includes a quarantine process for students who are exhibiting symptoms, who have tested positive for the illness or who have been in direct contact with an individual who tests positive for COVID-19. To […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Smoke billows across the mountainside as the fire rages through Cherry Valley.

Southern California’s Apple Fire burns across San Bernardino forest

Three fires merged into one massive blaze on July 31, and the resulting Apple Fire has consumed 26,850 acres in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. No injuries have been reported. Cal Fire reported on Aug. 4 that the wildfire, caused by a malfunctioning diesel engine that spat out materials near Oakland Road in Cherry Valley, was […]

Protesters flee on June 1 as the police advance along Orange Street in downtown Riverside. | Luc Stringer | The Banner

Thousands flood downtown to protest injustice

“No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “I can’t breathe” were just some of the chants heard June 1 in downtown Riverside, as thousands of protesters exercised their First Amendment right and made their voices heard following the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 when a white police […]

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 […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Illustration by Elijah Hickman

Pandemic reveals three different types of responses

COVID-19 has put the modern world, including students and faculty at California Baptist University, through an experience unlike any before. Many different types of people have and will emerge from this pandemic. However, the reactions of people toward COVID-19 tend to fit in with one of three responses, according to data collected by a professor […]