Riverside firefighters stand at attention April 16 as law enforcement officers from across the nation arrive at Harvest Christian Fellowship for Sgt. Steve Licon's memorial service. Banner | Robert Jordan

Riverside community honors fallen CHP officer

A California Highway Patrol officer who was killed on duty by an allegedly drunken driver April 6 was honored April 16 in memorial services at Harvest Christian Fellowship at 10 a.m. A procession for Sgt. Steve Licon began at 7:30 a.m. at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary on Magnolia Avenue and continued Harvest […]

Cullen’s Column: Winter sports wrap up with DI success

The winter sports seasons are winding down and hindsight is setting in on what has been a mainly successful first Division I winter for California Baptist University athletics. For Lancer basketball, it is hard to draw too many conclusions from inconsistently difficult schedules for both the men’s and women’s teams. However, there are a few […]

Reagan Lee | Banner Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, keeps the ball away from guard Evan Leonard during a game against the University of California, Irvine. CBU men’s basketball is currently 15-11 overall and 6-6 in conference games.

Heading finishes strong for basketball

Guard Jordan Heading, senior kinesiology major, has contributed five years to the California Baptist University’s men’s basketball team. Over the week of Feb. 4–10, Heading was named Player of the Week of the Western Athletic Conference.  Heading said this was a great recognition, and getting two wins for the week over the University of the […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner Harrison Kingsley, freshman business management major, strikes the golf ball during CBU golf practice.

Golf steps up DI tourneys

California Baptist University’s men’s and women’s golf teams started their spring season Feb. 11. With men finishing fourth at The Farms Intercolligiate in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and the women finishing seventh at the Battle of the Rock tournament in Riverside. “That was probably the best tournament we have had in the Division I era,” […]

Ariana Berkemeier | Banner Matt Mogollon, graduate student and pitcher, delivers a pitch March 3 during the series finale against the University of California, Riverside.

Baseball, softball take on UCR in latest crosstown showdown

The Crosstown Showdown — the new, all-Division I edition of the rivalry between California Baptist University and the University of California, Riverside – started strong when the Lancers claimed a 3-2 victory in volleyball in October 2019.  Since then, both Lancer basketball teams defeated the Highlanders and CBU men’s soccer narrowly dropped a thrilling overtime […]

Athletes improve their mental performance

It is 90 percent mental and 10  percent physical. Research shows that most athletes agree the mental aspect of the game is greater than the physical.  At California Baptist University, most teams are working to better understand and improve on the mental challenges with the help of Dr. Ed Garrett, certified mental performance consultant, more […]

Misty Severi | Banner Shanna Lovett performs with the musical group Tea and Crumpets during the 26th annual Riverside Dickens Festival at the Tavern, a make-shift old-fashioned tavern in downtown Riverside as a part of the festival.

Dickens Festival delights

The 26th annual Dickens Festival was held in downtown Riverside Feb. 23–24 to honor the impact Charles Dickens had upon Victorian-era London. At the Dickens Festival, people get together to celebrate by dressing up in Victorian-era costumes and reliving the century. Actors were spotted dressed as historical figures ,such as Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Edgar […]

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Abuse allegations resurface in ‘King of Pop’ film series

Despite legal threats from Michael Jackson’s team, HBO released a two-part documentary March 3–4 that follows the two men who allege  Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. The film first premiered in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson has long been accused of sexually abusing children, but in each case all charges […]

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Netflix cancels Marvel TV shows with Disney+ in near future

Streaming users were shocked mid-February when Netflix announced that its shows “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (2015-2018) and “Marvel’s The Punisher” (2017-2019) will not be renewed by the streaming service. Recently, people have realized that Netflix has been phasing out many Marvel and Disney films and TV shows, leaving them wondering what exactly is going on. The […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner Riverside’s Mission Inn played the movie “My Best Girl,” March 2, a silent 1927 American romantic comedy film directed by Sam Taylor.

Silent film festival raises funds

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa began the month of March by playing host to the annual Silent Film Fundraiser to help the historic establishment raise money. The organizers of the event, Friends of the Mission Inn, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help recover, repair and restore the Mission Inn itself. The […]