University experiences record graduating class

California Baptist University honored a record number of graduates this year between fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies. The final ceremonies on Aug. 22 brought the number of the Class of 2019 graduates to 2,721. “The past academic year produced CBU’s largest graduating class ever — 2,721 graduates with fall, spring and summer commencement ceremonies,” […]

How to channel your inner Macklemore and thrift shop like a pro

When it comes to thrift shopping, millennials have become the most popular generation to find purpose in reusing clothes as a fashion statement. The vintage look is catching the eyes of students and driving sales at local thrift shops. Thrift stores typically sell not only clothes- — their most popular items — but also books, […]

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Fiction encourages readers and develops crucial qualities

Stories are everywhere. They bring transformation to the world, but their importance is often overlooked. Reading fiction is often seen as a hobby, a way to spend free time or even a source of entertainment, but the simple activity is much more than that. Fictional stories hold a lot more purpose and value than most […]

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Recycling centers shut down across California

RePlanet Recycling, the largest chain of recycling centers in California, shut down the remainder of its 284 locations Aug. 26, laying off almost 750 employees.  Increased business costs have made it impossible to maintain the recycling centers as the prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic have gone down with little to no profit. Fren […]

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Reports Show Dangers of Vaping

Officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that a patient in Illinois became the first person to die from lung injuries caused by vaping on Aug. 23 among an increase of lung injuries linked to vaping. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning against vaping while investigating the increase in […]

Gabrielle Tieman | Banner | Maddie Baker, junior psychology major, helps her team build a fence for an elementary school in Twain

International Service Projects Influence Culture

Students are often so focused on their own environment that they forget how many different cultures there are in the world. International Service Projects give students the opportunity to experience cultures around the world. The main purpose of ISP trips is to serve by bringing the gospel to other regions of the world, such as […]

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Uber halts trips to Ontario airport

Uber will cease giving rides to customers at Ontario International Airport as a result of increased fees. The company stopped the service starting Sept. 13. The Ontario International Airport increased fees July 1 for Uber drivers to $4 for passenger pickups and another $4 for drop-offs. Other modes of transportation, such as regular taxi cabs […]

Alex Lannone | Banner | Caleb Ali, mechanical engineering, freshman, and Joshua Ali Graphic design freshman , spin a wheel at 'The Office' fan club tent.

Club Fair attracts new members

This fall semester Club Fair at California Baptist University took place Sept. 13, and featured more than 50 new and existing clubs. Students were able to connect with clubs pertaining to their individual career aspirations, interests and passions. One new group at the annual club fair this year was the CBU Art Therapy and Wellness […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Chandler Hancock, senior business administration major, directs vehicles during 2019 Welcome Weekend.

Lancer Plaza Debuts on Campus

Students arriving for the fall semester were greeted by the brand new Lancer Plaza entrance to campus. Since acquiring Adams plaza in 2006, California Baptist University has been developing Lancer Plaza and the surrounding area. Construction began March 25, 2019, and was completed Aug. 30. Students will have access to Lancer Plaza, Lancer Lane, the […]