Master’s of accounting offered through OPS

California Baptist University has presented a new opportunity for online students interested in accounting. This coming fall semester, CBU is offering a Master of Science in Accounting program, run entirely through Online and Professional Studies. Until now, there was no graduate program devoted entirely to accounting. The Master of Business Administration with a focus in

Cross atop Rubidoux stands one year later

Mt. Rubidoux, a popular location for California Baptist University students and Riverside residents alike, was purchased by a private Christian group a year ago on April 11. In 2013, a group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State threatened a lawsuit against Riverside County stating that the cross on the top of Mt.

LinkedIn builds professional connections online

Creating a resume and building a professional network has never been easier, but it seems that in any profession it helps to have connections, and that is what LinkedIn attempts to provide for its users– but it seems to have failed at California Baptist University. LinkedIn has a lot to offer when it comes to

Construction on 91 freeway will help commuters

Every day, hundreds of students make the commute to California Baptist University from different cities. California is infamous for its traffic and one of the most congested freeways in Southern California is the SR-91, which serves students on their daily commute to CBU. The 91 freeway is the main source of travel from Riverside and

Graduates walk across different stage in May

Family, friends and professors fill the crowd and watch the screen that displays graduating seniors as they walk past and touch the Kugel, signifying their time at California Baptist University has ended. The commencement ceremony and all of its customs are honored traditions at CBU. Each year, graduates expect to dress in their cap and

Incentives cut for evaluations

Student evaluations this semester will be cutting the incentives that were previously offered to students who completed them. Kendra Johnson, academic evaluations coordinator, said she hopes this will not come as a negative change, but rather be a key in stressing the importance of giving feedback to professors. “This year, we are not doing an

New class times allot more time for travel between classes

Each new school year brings about an array of changes, and this coming fall semester students will notice a significant change in their schedule: a new set of class times. Dr. DawnEllen Jacobs, vice provost at California Baptist University, explained the two notable reasons this change is occurring this fall semester. “As we grow, some

ROTC honored by Ellis after victory

The California Baptist University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps was honored by President Ronald L. Ellis March 28 after taking first place in the color guard event at the John J. Pershing Memorial Drill Competition in Richmond, Va., on March 13-14. “(ROTC) provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to be involved, serving their country,

Marketing students host spring event for children

Kid-friendly pop music, friendly people with bright green shirts and a very popular craft table were common sights during the marketing event on April 5. The event was located at, and sponsored by the Galleria at Tyler. It was hosted jointly by, the mall and California Baptist University students. The students who participated earned class

CBU adds living area

With enrollment rising and many new students entering California Baptist University each new school year, the Office of Residence Life will be providing new living options for fall 2014. Carson Belmont, housing services coordinator for Residence Life, said the new living area will be the former San Carlos apartments located between the campus post office

Tips to improve cell phone battery life

With the increase in popularity of smartphones, owners have begun to notice that battery life has decreased over time. “My phone always dies about halfway through the day,” said Kelsey Greene, freshman liberal studies major. “It’s annoying since I commute (and) I’m often at school for long hours without a phone charger. I always have

Prayers to end abortion

In an attempt to curb the abortion rate, volunteers in the 40 Days for Life campaign are praying, fasting and peacefully standing outside abortion clinics from March 5 to April 13. The campaign is taking place in 522 cities across the United States and in 21 countries worldwide. On March 4, the volunteers held a

Tension rises in Ukraine; Crimea is annexed by Russia

After weeks of Russia discussing to annex Crimea from Ukraine, the two countries held their first meeting on March 24. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia discussed the current situation that Russia may no longer be considered a part of The Group of Eight, a group of industrialized nations including

New chapel band worship leaders chosen

In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, the Office of Spiritual Life has selected two new chapel worship band leaders and is in the process of filling the other worship band spots. Alexis Cutz, junior early childhood studies major, and Joe DiGerolamo, junior health science major, are the new worship leaders for the upcoming school

Library offers new study rooms

The Annie Gabriel Library staff members at California Baptist University have set out to offer a convenient and efficient study lab for students to work on group projects. Previously, the only option available in the library to accomadate large groups was the tables on the first floor, which did not offer an environment conductive to

Food labels modified to fight obesity

First lady Michelle Obama is proposing a significant food-labeling revamp in the fight against the United States obesity epidemic. Calories in bold print, added sugar amounts and realistic portion sizes are a few of the changes she is urging the Food and Drug Administration to adopt. “This will be the new norm in providing consumers

Spring break sprung leak in library, books drenched

Spring break proved to have literal meaning for California Baptist University’s oldest building, as a water pipe burst in the 92-year-old Annie Gabriel Library. An estimated 150 books were damaged early March 19 as a broken water pipe in the ceiling drained onto a bookshelf on the second floor. “Sometime between closing the night before

Civil engineering team heads to San Diego

A team of eight California Baptist University civil engineering students worked overtime during spring break putting the final touches on the junior class steel-bridge project. They will participate in a competition at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific South West Conference. The PSWC is an event that brings together 18 ASCE chapters from

Colony apartments intruder arrested on campus

Riverside police arrested a suspect March 14 for an alleged break-in attempt at The Colony Apartments at California Baptist University. No students or personnel were harmed. A CBU employee called Public Safety after observing a unidentified man jumping over a fence onto campus, according to a press release from Dr. Mark Wyatt, vice president for marketing

Riverside convention center presents newly renovated facility

The newly renovated Riverside Convention Center opened its doors for the public to experience the new and revamped features within the city-owned facility March 1. With renovation costs of $43 million, the convention center now features an upper-and lower-level that contains a main hall exceeding 30,000 square feet, numerous meeting rooms, a new kitchen and

‘X’ marks support for cause

Thousands across the country drew a red “x” on their hands in support of the End It Movement, a movement meant to raise awareness and inspire others to put a stop to human trafficking trade Feb. 27. Those in favor of the movement showed their support by posting photos of their marked hands on Facebook,

Riverside local sings her way to Hollywood

Every year thousands of singers try out for singing competitions and television shows hoping to make their dreams a reality. This was no different for Riverside native Danielle Kalil, who made it to “Hollywood week” on the hit Fox show “American Idol.” “It was my fourth time auditioning, so it was about time,” Kalil said.

NFL Rams owner buys land in LA

After a 20-year absence, The St. Louis Rams could be moving back to Los Angeles, the city the team called home for 48 years until 1994. The National Football League team has been the subject of rumors circulating through football media outlets. The rumors come as the Rams’ owner, Stan Kroenke, recently purchased a 60-acre

Students too attached to their smartphones

Going without a cell phone for 24 hours may be an unreasonable request to ask of a college student. However, it can be a problem when students cannot put the phone down for a 50-minute class. Being constantly attached to the media is one way for students to be closer to one another. Cell phones

Students, professors face 2014 tax season

Tax season is underway, affecting people across the country. For many students and faculty members at California Baptist University, it has the possibility to result in extra cash heading into the summer. Those planning to file their taxes must do so by April 15 to avoid penalties and late fees. Filing taxes is a task

Engineer geared up to building students

If there was one word that Dr. Anthony Donaldson said he could use to describe his experience serving at California Baptist University, it would be “exciting.” Born in San Antonio, Texas, Donaldson, professor and dean of the College of Engineering, earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering at Texas Tech University. He also

PRSSA event offers students guidance

Local Public Relations Society of America chapter president Aaron Norris gave California Baptist University student real-life career advice on Feb. 26. Norris is the marketing director for a Riverside real estate investment resource company and is president of the Inland Empire chapter of Public Relations Society of America. Students at CBU met in the Copenbarger

National commercial showcases strengths of Lancer sports

Universities spend a lot of time with advertising and recruiting to increase their numbers both in the classroom  and in athletics, and this often occurs through airing commercials on different media outlets. California Baptist University’s number of enrollment has drastically increased in the last couple of years, affecting Lancer athletics in many ways. Several new

International tea party unites students

The International Center at California Baptist University hosts several events each year to build relationships between international and domestic students. The center hosts weekly “international tea parties” every Friday at 3 p.m. in front of Mission Hall, giving students the opportunity to take a break from their hectic schedules and connect with students of different

Christian feminist supports equality

The world isn’t black and white. It is made by a complex, intricate God beyond our understanding. He made us similarly complicated in personality, gender and looks. One gender cannot simply be clumped together as leaders or as followers in the household, in the church, or in business. The truth is, some are born with

Pages app combines Facebook with news

Ten years after its establishment in 2004, Facebook has received its first complete app overhaul with Paper, the social network’s newest addition to its mobile offerings. Paper, Facebook’s newest iPhone application, is an Apple-designed app that reimagines the Facebook newsfeed in a number of horizontal, picture-based feeds. It is Facebook with broader topic access and

Students create new, healthy dessert bar

Create a dessert that is healthy, tasty and gives back to the community? Unheard of! California Baptist University’s recently-opened Food Innovation Center and Angel Wings Bakery are combining forces to create a dessert bar that is both nutritious and tasty. Provider food service has stated they will buy the product and donate all proceeds to

Yahoo’s cyber-attack causes users to choose Google’s Gmail

Yahoo Inc. announced Jan. 30 that its customer’s email accounts were compromised in a recent cyber-attack. Yahoo claimed the attackers used credentials obtained from another company’s user database in an attempt to access the email accounts. In late January, Yahoo’s senior vice president Jay Rossiter said in a blog post that there had been no

Benghazi still under scrutiny

Last year’s terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, left four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, dead. The attacks are still under intense investigation. The attack involved several assailants from major international terrorist networks, and according to a bipartisan Senate report released in January, the State Department is being blamed for the lack of security.

Food waste lessened by efforts of ADC, students

Provider Food Service officials at California Baptist University are committed to reducing food waste and need students to play their part by making better decisions at the counter. Kipp Dougherty, Provider director of food services, aims to throw away as little food as possible. The Alumni Dining Columns is the busiest location on campus and

Students offer low-cost way to provide clean water

Civil engineering students at California Baptist University are dedicating their capstone project for research in an effort to help provide clean drinking water for the people of Ngoma, Rwanda. At the beginning of the fall 2013 semester, senior civil engineering majors Rosa Mystica Akimana, Linneah Gomez, Florent Tuyizere and Mina Bishara were inspired to help

Pages app combines Facebook with news

People from all over the country tuned in to watch this year’s Grammy Awards Show and the scenes witnessed on the television left some viewers with concerns. One Christian artist in attendance, Natalie Grant, got up and walked out of the show early. She later posted this update on her Facebook  feed: “We left the

Smartphone applications benefit college students

Smartphones can be used for more than just texting, tweeting, Facebook stalking or even Flappy Bird. In fact, there are many apps that can benefit college students academically. Blackboard Mobile Learn is a useful app for California Baptist University students. The Blackboard app has direct access to a student’s courses and any uploaded assignments on

CBU Smith Hall residents get ready for Smith vs. Smith joust

Smith vs. Smith, a competition between the freshman dorms of California Baptist and Azusa Pacific universities, has become an honored tradition at both schools. Freshmen from the Smith halls at both universities participate in five events – dodgeball, Buck Buck, Super Smash Brothers, spikeball and soccer – for glory and prestige, but mainly bragging rights.

News Briefs- Feb. 7, 2014

Horse Expo Pomona The annual Horse Expo Pomona will be held Feb. 7-9 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. Just minutes from Norco, Calif., or “Horsetown, USA,” the expo will attract and cater to the equestrian needs of many vistors, including some California Baptist University students. With shopping, demonstrations, horse clinicians from across the country

Applying to lead CBU

The season for choosing next school year’s student leadership positions is in full swing, with the applications due Jan. 24, and the interview process commencing in February. Students at California Baptist University had the opportunity to apply for various leadership positions on campus. The positions of Resident Adviser, FOCUS leader, Office of Community Life Intern,

Speaker discusses biblical person-hood

In a culture where expectations for men and women are deteriorating, believers strive to act in accordance to  commands set forth in the Bible. Executive Director of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Dr. Owen Strachan visited California Baptist University as a guest lecturer for the chapel series that the Office of Spiritual Life

Club fair fosters diverse interests

Every student at California Baptist University has unique interests in which he or she partakes. Some students knit in their free time, while others enjoy picking up a Jane Austen novel. Whatever the preference, CBU probably has a club that will cater to it. The Club Fair on Jan. 31 offered a forum for CBU

Graduate teaches overseas

Halfway through my senior year at California Baptist University, I was trying to figure out what to do with my life, like many seniors around me. After a month or two of putting it off, I started considering going overseas for ministry. I had no idea what this would look like or how I would

ASCBU strives to serve student body

As elections approach, the  Associated Students of California Baptist University work behind the scenes to make the CBU experience valuable. “We came up with a mission statement this year, and that is a really big game-changer because without a mission you don’t really have a road to be on,” said Trent Ward, junior marketing major

Google ventures to change glucose level testing for diabetic

Google Inc. is working their way into the healthcare industry, announcing a design that can test glucose levels painlessly through tear production. On Jan. 15, Google’s official blog had a post from the company’s project co-founders, Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, that gave details about Google’s new smart contact lens prototype. “We’re now testing a

CBU hosts civil rights film series

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, California Baptist University will host a four-part documentary series event exploring the history of civil rights in the United States. On Feb. 20, the first film screening will be of the PBS original film, “The Abolitionists,” at CBU’s Art Gallery in downtown Riverside. “The event

Business school’s dean challenges students to think globally

He asked God where to go and what plans were in store for him. The next morning, he received an email with the opportunity to work at California Baptist University. Dr. Franco Gandolfi, dean and professor for the School of Business, said he has grown in experience from his travels, but he never dreamed of

Roe v. Wade anniversary observed

Hundreds of white miniature crosses stand in the yard of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in Riverside, representing the number of abortions that occur daily in California. For more than 20 years, St. Catherine church has displayed nearly 500 crosses in the yard during the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v.

Intensive training weekend prepares students to serve

Reports of flights departing and landing and airport security protocol hummed in the background of an atmosphere thick with anticipation. Students gathered in lines at the mock-airport terminal on their way into Ispland, a country made up just for this training weekend. The Office of Mobilization commandeered parts of the California Baptist University campus Jan.

Venmo creates quick way to pay

Imagine a group of friends are out for dinner. One forgot his wallet, and now the rest of the group is murmuring in dismay as they now have to cover for someone — a rather awkward situation. Venmo, a smartphone application, allows people to send and receive money from their bank account, debit card or

Women ‘enchanted’ by Woo Week

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, feelings of love and affection seem to permeate into every aspect of students’ days, becoming the topic of conversation and the source of both delight and dismay. Among the delights and dismays of the holiday is the desire to be “Woo’d.” The Residence Life and Community Life offices co-sponsored Woo

News Briefs- Jan. 24, 2014

Culinary Challenge Provider is hosting a cooking competition for California Baptist University students. For a chance to compete, students must submit a statement with an idea for an Italian-themed dish and why they want to create it. Entries are due by Feb. 21 and can be submitted in entry boxes in the Alumni Dining Commons,

Students are politically unaware, suggest solutions

For many students, the struggle to be politically engaged stems not from a lack of interest, but rather an interest in topics specific to them that they struggle to find outlets for. Recently, a sample of California Baptist University students were interviewed to express their involvement and interest in political news and social issues. Their

Recreation Center receives design award

The 2013 American School & University’s magazine’s Architectural Portfolio issue recognized California Baptist University’s Recreation Center for its outstanding design and construction. Released at the end of last November, there were 145 facilities profiled that the magazine considered as “idea books for education design and construction.” The Recreation Center received the annual Tilt-Up Achievement Award

More than 110 million people affected by Target data breach

It has been two months since the Black Friday identity theft crisis began, and Target Corp. is still incurring the weight of the situation, as the estimation of individuals affected has increased from 40 to 110 million victims. People who shopped at Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 are at risk of being

Fire set in Azusa

Fires swept across Azusa, Calif., Jan. 16, leaving at least three injured and damaging 17 structures. The Los Angeles Times reported that Glendora police Chief Tim Staab said the fire began when three men started an illegal campfire near Colby Trail and Glendora Mountain Road because they were cold. The men were allegedly throwing paper

Digital dinero offers new way to pay

Technology continues to simplify the digital era, and Bitcoin, an experimental and virtual form of money, seeks to make monetary transactions online easier and safer. The official website for Bitcoin describes it as the “first decentralized digital currency.” Bitcoins are digital coins that use cryptography, which are secret codes, to control its creation. All transactions

Brown announces drought in California

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency  Jan. 17, in what is recorded as the driest year in the state of California in the last 100 years. While California residents enjoy the unusually warm weather this winter, it has caused several problems across the state. “We ought to be ready for a long,

One shot short: free tuition missed

Half of a semester’s tuition paid for just by making a half-court shot seems too good to be true. For Sarah Spaulding, sophomore pre-nursing major, it was too good to be true. Students lined up, stretching across the entire length of the Van Dyne gym at the men’s basketball game against Point Loma Nazarene University

Speakers deliberate Trinitarian theology

Professors from California Baptist University attended the Second Annual Los Angeles Theology Conference held at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 16 and 17. Focusing on advancing Trinitarian theology the conference featured speakers from local universities and seminaries as well as professors from Scottish and English universities. The speakers were also available for

Recover from holiday debt, step toward fiscal responsibilty

Spending money over the holidays may not have seemed irresponsible at the time, but looking down at the broken porcelain piggy bank with nothing left to show can be a harsh reality. This makes it the optimal time to head into this new year with a positive financial mindset. Frank W. Stearns, certified public accountant

Ellis selected to serve on NCAA Division II President’s Council

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, has been selected to serve as a member of the NCAA Division II President’s Council because of the outstanding performances of the university’s athletic teams. Although Ellis will not officially assume his position until April, he began his training at the 2014 NCAA Convention Jan. 15-18 in

CES 2014: New technology revealed

Consumer technology is one of the driving forces behind technological advancement. There is a demand for electronics that are more impressive than the previous year’s model. Many new tech devices were introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but some stood out above the rest. One specific type of gadget that was

‘Ring by Spring’ to bring new flings

The Christian college stigma of finding a spouse by graduation leaves a lot to live up to for students. Obtaining a wedding ring by spring with just the click of a button is now a possibility because of a concept Matthew Fuller, junior business management major, thought of in the Alumni Dining Commons with a

Applicants use video resumes to market their capabilities

While searching for employment weighs heavily on the shoulders of graduating seniors, many look for creative ways to set themselves apart from the sea of candidates. Video resumes are a new trend popping up as a unique way of presenting one’s experience and qualifications. When done professionally, videos can be a great way for applicants to express their creativity. Caroline Potter, a resume expert at, advises that applicants use

Students find best providers for cell coverage on campus

Cell phones allow for immediate access to the world through an array of major service providers. Keeping in close contact with loved ones, especially during crisis situations cultivate the importance of good cell coverage. However, students note that specific areas at California Baptist University, often shielded by thick walls and tall buildings, are lacking in coverage. Kyra DeSantis, senior communication disorders major and AT&T user, said cell phone service provided by

‘Skim’ utilizes text to compete with ‘Snapchat’

The new phone application “Skim” is the latest instant-delete messaging software available to smartphone users. Unlike regular text messages, “Skim” allows for instant removal of a text from personal records, similar to ”Snapchat’s” ability to delete pictures seconds after it has been opened. Once a text message is opened, “Skim” will begin to erase the message one word at a time. Released by the company Shipp in October, “Skim”

Blue screens bring ‘the blues’

New research demonstrates that prolonged exposure to artificial blue light can result in difficulty sleeping and feelings similar to depression. Beyond fatigue, however, a recent study published by the Journal of Neuroscience showed that exposure to blue light can cause symptoms of depression. Electronic devices are the largest contributors to exposure to blue light, and using these devices can disrupt the body’s circadian rhythm, the internal clock that determines when a

News Briefs – Dec. 6, 2013

Sigma Delta Pi California Baptist University has been admitted to the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi. The non-profit organization was founded by University of California, Berkley, in 1991, and CBU’s chapter, Omega Phi, is working to raise funds to promote language acquisitions for local primary schools. Becoming a member of the honor society is difficult and membership requires certain criteria from applicants. Currently, six CBU students have been inducted into

Social skills could help combat unemployment

Unemployment has increased to 7.3 percent in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, employment is a concern for recent graduates. Mike Bishop, Career Center associate director, said he believes the high rate of unemployment for young adults is because of a deficiency in “soft” social skills, which consist of strong communication, adequate eye contact, leadership qualities and willingness to sacrifice for the company. “It

CBU employment explained by HR

While the United States economy is struggling and many are looking for employment, California Baptist University is still hiring administrative staff, faculty and student workers as part of its expanding community. Cynthia Rojas, human resources generalist, said all applicants must first submit an online application to CBU’s Online Job Board. The applicants must answer a variety of questions about work history, general information and spiritual background. Chelsea Dirks, career and internship counselor in the

Mayor encourages involvement

Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey came to California Baptist University to meet students and discuss various initiatives and promote the College Council of Riverside Wednesday. The Streetcar Initiative is a project in the planning stages that will allow transportation between downtown Riverside, colleges and universities, shopping centers and other points of interest. Students expressed their enthusiasm with the initiative. Trent Ward, junior marketing major said he thinks it is a great idea and will

Alumnus tackles politics

California Baptist University alumnus and newly elected Councilman Yxstian Gutierrez is working to get Moreno Valley, Calif., back on track following a string of felony charges surrounding former Councilman Marcelo Co. Before Gutierrez was elected as a councilman for District 4, his predecessor, Co, faced two felony charges— one count of bribery and one unrelated count of filing a false corporate tax return in 2010. According to an FBI

Genocide survivor uses experience to inspire others

The students’s heads slowly bow as the video starts. Their eyes turn away in a desperate effort to escape the scenes that are all too familiar. Although their eyes turn away, their ears cannot hide from the sounds of the Rwandan genocide. The video ends and a man walks to the front of the room. He knows this story by heart and instead of

MOB reveal: ‘stand on, stand up, stand fast’

More than 470 students and staff from California Baptist University gathered at Sherman Indian High School to learn where they would be serving during the 2014 International Service Projects, United States Projects and Summer of Service projects. They were united with one thought: to stand on, stand up and stand fast. The ISP, USP and SOS team reveal “is like Christmas Eve on

IJM battles human trafficking, aims to bring awareness to student body

Students from California Baptist University’s International Justice Mission Campus Chapter attended a hearing Nov. 4, held to discuss a human trafficking bill that is finding its way to the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Ed Royce and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs oversaw the hearing on “Regional Perspectives in the Global Fight against Human Trafficking.” It was held at

Students pack presents, prayers into shoeboxes

Hearts pound with anticipation when children receive their rectangular cardboard box; smiles instantly light up their faces. This is the moment they have been waiting for all year. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry project part of the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. Over the past decade the project has collaborated with local churches and organizations

Aviation student leaves nest

Proud mentors and family members watched the runway as Ryan Rosales, freshman aviation flight major, taxied to his point of departure on Oct. 30. The first student that flight instructors deemed ready for a solo flight, Roales is the first in California Baptist University’s history to fly a plane by himself. “Tower, Cessna nine, nine,

Banner ranked 2nd for ‘Best in Show’

California Baptist University’s The Banner ranked second in “Best in Show” for 4-year non-weekly newspapers at the Nation- al College Media Association conference Oct. 27 in New Orleans. The Banner Online took home first for “Best in Show” for website enrollment level one, while Pursuit Magazine also was awarded first in the ‘Best in Show’

Panel weighs in on christian leadership

The third installment of California Baptist University’s Leadership Seminar Series was held in the Business Building Oct. 28, where dozens gathered to hear a panel of distinguished guests speak about what it takes to be a strong Christian leader. Included in the panel were CBU President Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, Riverside County Executive Officer Jay

Girl scouts deny pro-abortion affiliation

Girl Scouts of the United States of America denied their relationship with pro-abortion rights organizations involved in the Women Deliver 2013 conference when a former Girl Scout exposed GSUSA’s shady behavior. Sydney Volanski, a 17-year-old former Girl Scout and co-founder of, published an article revealing that GSUSA is linked to World Association of Girl

LAX shooting

1. With Terminal 3 on lockdown, passengers were directed to nearby airports. 2. Police tape marks off the upper level of Terminal 3 where the shooting took place at 9:20 a.m. on Friday. 3. Public Information Officer  Sgt. Belinda Nettles spoke on behalf of Los Angeles World Airports, which runs LAX. 4. Officer Rodriguez stands guard at

Gunman targets TSA at LAX, kills agent

Bradlee Locke – News Editor Los Angeles, Calif. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 2013 Droves of passengers and employees fled Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning when a man armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle opened fire and specifically targeted Transportation Security Administration employees, killing one TSA agent and injuring several

ObamaCare now affecting marketplace

By Jennifer Schmidt | Staff Writer Under the Affordable Healthcare Act, commonly known as Obamacare, the federal government launched the healthcare marketplace, an online service where citizens can sign up and shop for health coverage available in their state Oct. 1. The website for California residents is, where individuals can input their age, yearly income

Effective ways to attract attention to one’s resume

By Matthew Swope | Webmaster Resumes remain the one of the most popular ways for applicants to get an interview with the company he or she is applying to, although many people still do not understand how to construct that perfect resume. California Baptist University’s Career Service Center allows students the opportunity to bring their resume

McDonald’s offers variety of health-conscious options

By Sarah Carol Hughes | Asstistant Business & Tech Editor When thinking of fast food, the word “healthy” generally does not come to mind, but McDonald’s is trying to change the way people view fast food, and more specifically, its personal brand. The company has taken a lot of flak in recent years from news reports

CBU among best regional universities on West Coast

By Alex Korhely-Day | Managing Editor California Baptist University once again rose in its ranking after being named No. 42 on the list of Regional Universities (west) by U.S. News and World Report. With increasing student enrollment, degree options and graduate and on-campus opportunities, CBU has been climbing in the rankings. Among being ranked as an

Tuskegee Airmen pass down wisdom

By Catrina Head | News Editor Students of varying majors crowded into the Innovator’s Auditorium on Oct. 14 to hear retired Master Sgt. Buford Johnson and retired Tech. Sgt. Edison T. Marshall Jr. share their experiences in the Air Force. “We’re actually covering the history of the aviation industry in our Introduction to Aviation class, so

Si, se puede: Yes, we can

By Bradlee Locke | News Editor A little boy stretched out his arm to hold onto his mother’s hand as she walked along chanting, “Si, se puede,” translated, “Yes, we can.” A broken American flag tucked into the back of his Spiderman hat swayed in the breeze as he kept up with the 300 marchers on

Disaster relief training prepares nursing students for potential careers overseas

By Destinee McCulley | Perspectives Editor The School of Nursing conducted its first Sphere Training for Disaster Relief Oct. 7-11. It taught nursing program students the international standards for disaster response and its application. This training conference was hosted by The Sphere Project, an organization based in Geneva, that seeks to provide minimum standards for disaster

New study says electronics not harmful during flights

By Daniel Gonzalez | Assistant Spread Editor For many years all airlines flying out of the United States have restricted the usage of electronic devices during takeoff and landing. However, the Federal Aviation Administration published a study in 2012 that determined portable electronic devices are safe to use at any time during flight if operated without

New features scheduled for homecoming

By Daniel Gonzalez | Assistant Spread Editor The sound of children playing, the aroma of freshly prepared food and the joy of families coming together are all elements of California Baptist University’s annual Homecoming & Family Weekend. As in the past, CBU’s Homecoming & Family Weekend is designed to commemorate the accomplishments of the campus. This

Students serve community in arts, innovations event in Riverside

By Lauren Koski | Assistant News Editor The second annual Long Night of Arts and Innovation was held Oct. 10 in downtown Riverside to promote science and technology and educate the public on how science is expanding. Students and faculty from California Baptist University brought projects they worked on this semester as a service project to

Report shows human error causes global warming

By Brianna Nelson & Jennifer Schmidt | Editor-In-Chief & Staff Writer The cause of half of the world’s climate changes over the past few years can be attributed to humans, according to a report the United Nations released late September. The report showed how humans have affected climate change in the past few years, and the U.N.

Commuters have a hard time adjusting

By Laura Quach | Health Editor Being a student commuter at a university has many challenges that students who live on campus would not be able to understand. To begin with, the actual commute itself is hectic and tiring. California freeways are notorious for being traffic-filled, overcrowded, bumper-to-bumper and crammed with drivers who have road

New Campus Store opens in May

By Lauren Fox Asst. News Editor   California Baptist University is currently in the process of constructing a larger Campus Store, which will be located in Lancer Plaza, equipped with a new student lounge. The new Campus Store will replace the current one located in the west side of the Billie and Eugene Yeager Center.

Facebook launches shared albums to better connect individuals

By Sarah Carol Hughes Asst. Bus & Tech   Facebook made the announcement on Aug. 26 the option to  create “shared albums” for multiple users to input photos in its products, in addition to traditional photo albums. Users can add to about 50 friends who are now able to contribute up to 200 photos to

Back up files to avoid system crashes

By James Hurlburt Staff Writer   Backing up files remains crucial because it serves as a safety precaution if there had been a system crash. Losing data is a real possibility, and organizations such as U.S. universities and companies recommend daily backups of all crucial files and weekly or monthly copies of other file types.

Amber, weather alert systems quicken responses

By Daniel Gonzalez Asst. Spread Editor   Waking up at 2 a.m. because of an Amber Alert or weather alerts on a cell phone can be frustrating and annoying at times, but they play a role in saving a life in an emergency or in a natural disaster. Amber and weather alerts are certified legal

Mass shooting strikes Navy Yard in D.C.

By Whitney Waters Staff Writer   Sirens could be heard from a mile away as my roommates and I stood in complete silence. Approximately 12 victims are dead and several are injured after former U.S. Navy reservist Aaron Alexis opened fire at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. early September 16. As a California resident

Google Fiber presents practical applications

By Joseph Chan Bus. & Tech Editor   Google has just introduced its new program, Google Fiber, in which an individual can instantly access Wi-Fi, television shows and storage space for videos, photos and music applications. “I like that Google is expanding to TV,” said Anna Hart, senior English major. “But I’m not sold on

Nintendo offers cheaper options

By SARH CAROL HUGHES ASST. BUS & TECH EDITOR   Nintendo Co. has been a staple in the gaming industry for more than two decades and has some exciting new offers for its fans. In the last year, Nintendo offered its latest releases of both their new handheld and console gaming platforms. Each has been

Creative speakers amplify sound

By Monica Solano Asst. Health Editor   While many people tend to buy speakers in order to enhance and amplify the sound on their cellular devices, some students have invented interesting ways to create their own output devices. Joe Arjona, junior mechanical engineering major, has made functioning phone speakers from daily ordinary items. One of

Apple keynote reveals new iPhones, iOS7

BY JOSEPH CHAN  BUS. & TECH EDITOR   Apple announced Sept. 10 two new iPhones and a final version of its newest mobile operating system, iOS 7. While there are aspects that make the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s special, it is important to note that Apple’s competing brands have advantages of their own. However, this

Discounted flight lessons for CBU students

BY JESSICA BILLS  A&E EDITOR  Flight lessons are now available at a discounted price to all California Baptist University students, faculty and staff. Dr. Daniel Prather, head of the Aviation Department at CBU said, “As a result, and in an effort to make flight training available to the most students possible, we have decided to

Increase in enrollment calls for additional living area

Freshman now have a new place to hang their keys, kick off their shoes and call home, sweet home. Tower Hall, previously known as the Royal Rose, has been renovated and officially renamed. “We thought it needed an update,” said Sarah-Ann Chaddick, receptionist at the Residence Life office. “It’s officially a new living area.” Apartments

Construction on new entrance commences

Though the demolition of the Lancer Plaza on Adams Street may confuse some, the mass of construction is the beginning of something big – an additional entrance to California Baptist University. The purpose for the new entrance is to meet the needs of a growing university and to allow for a better flow of traffic

Bring in off-brand adapters, Apple will trade

Apple has announced that customers may now trade in third-party adapters and purchase an official Apple charger for $10. These are the bricks that plug into the wall socket, thereby offering a sensible and efficient way to satisfy customers. “I’m really impressed by the USB Power Adapter Takeback Program,” said Kelsey Rae Lamb, sophomore psychology

Financial burden eased; student loan interest rate decreased

The House of Representatives passed a bill July 31 that will reduce the costs of taking out loans for many students attending universities in the United States. Students attending California Baptist University will save a substantial amount of money this fall because of the bipartisan compromise  reached this summer. Undergraduate students will be able to

T-shirt startup finds success

While most students wrap up college with the hopes of just walking across the California Baptist University Front Lawn with a diploma and earning that first job, Joshua J. Poetoehena, junior graphic design major and Jonathan D. “JD” Donald, senior music performance major, successfully launched their own fitness brand before that exiting touch of the

Pop culture impacted by worldwide YouTube sensations

California Baptist University students are no exception to the global phenomenon that is YouTube. YouTube plays a particularly major role in the lives of young adults, as its diversity heavily impacts modern pop culture. “Going to the store is one of my favorites; it’s just so ridiculous,” said Jared Overstreet, sophomore biology major. The video

Proposition 8 repealed; same-sex marriage legalized in California

age was legalized in California, overturning Proposition 8 and providing gay couples the chance to be legally recognized as one unit. Same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships and civil rights have been controversial topics for California, but have become especially prevalent due to a recently passed proposition. The Supreme Court invalidated Prop. 8 June 26, which stated,

California passes new transgender equality legislation

A transgender equality bill recently passed in California will transform public school culture in ways that are hard to foresee. The bill, which was signed in August by Gov. Jerry Brown, takes effect Jan. 1. It will allow transgender public school students to choose, based on their gender identity, which bathroom and locker room to

Craft store donates camp site to university

rsity was presented with the deed to Tahquitz Pines Camp in Idyllwild, Calif., on Aug. 26. Valued at $5.65 million, Tahquitz Pines Camp is the largest gift CBU has ever received in its 63 years of operation. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. presented this donation to CBU with the intent that it be used to spread

Preventative action taken to eliminate human trafficking

In the FBI’s latest crackdown on human trafficking within the United States, 105 children were rescued and more than 150 procurers arrested. Operation Cross Country took place over the course of three days in late July in 76 cities across the country. In 2003, the FBI launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative, aiming “at addressing

NSA contractor contradicts moral views

It seems that everyone is torn between praising Edward Snowden for his vigilante work of exposing the surveillance protocol of the United States, and loathing him for merely leaking information and running away to China, then Russia. Ex-National Security Administration contractor Snowden, who leaked classified information about national surveillance to multiple newspapers, is portrayed to

Minimum wage increase in California triggers deliberation

ptist University who are in or will be entering the workforce are subject to the effects of the minimum wage bill that is in process. Connecticut, Illinois, Oregon, Vermont and Washington all exceed California’s minimum wage of $8 per hour, regardless of the fact that California has a higher cost of living. According to the

Tesla Motors Inc. soars with luxurious electric vehicles

Electric cars have revolutionized gas mileage and have become extremely popular in recent years. A major role that influenced their success is the lack of global efficiency in fossil fuel. Of the many electric car companies, the one that stands out the most is Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors Inc. has not only been successful among

Technology expands into fitness world

In the last decade, technology has been able to enter and innovate all types of markets from automobiles to house thermostats. One market that remained relatively stagnant was the fitness and health markets. With fitness trackers booming this year, fitness trackers brought together fitness and technology in a helpful, wearable, piece of technology. Products such

Instagram adds video to keep up with social media trend created by Vine app

Instagram, a popular photo-sharing and social networking app on the market since 2010, launched a new video feature allowing users to share stories up to 15 seconds in length. Thephenomenon seems to be a direct response to the new video-sharing app Vine, which was launched by Twitter in early 2013, and quickly became the premiere

Zipcars zoom onto campus

Need a ride? California Baptist University has got your back. Zipcar, a first-class, car-sharing service, has paired up with CBU to offer students, faculty and staff members an alternative to car ownership. Boasting over 9,000 cars in 23 major cities and at over 300 universities worldwide, the rental-car service aides struggling students without tranportation. “Zipcar

Phi Beta Lambda: New business society for all

Phi Beta Lambda, a new business society starting up this fall at California Baptist University, aims to give students of various academic disciplines the opportunity to grow in their leadership and professional development. Phi Beta Lambda Inc. is a non-profit education association with a quarter-million members and advisers across 12,000 chartered middle school, high school

Prisoner calls for hormone therapy

Chelsea Manning, a U.S. soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning, has asked her peers to call her by her new name, as well as female pronouns. Manning was sentenced on July 30 to 35 years in prison for releasing case sensitive information to Wikileaks regarding America’s war with Iraq and Afghanistan. While the issue itself

Student’s design used to makeover Boeing airplane

Taylor Griner, junior graphic design student from California Baptist University, visually redesigned the  Boeing 727-200F airplan CBU received in January. Griner’s final design was painted onto the aircraft this summer. The plane was donated by Federal Express, kick-starting the Department of Aviation Science. Griner said she contemplated what would appropriately display CBU’s mission statement and

California proposed minimum wage increase, much needed

As students, we are familiar with the term, “starving, broke college student.” It may not be as literal as it sounds, but it is a phrase that depicts the hardships of a working college student. Most full-time students at four-year universities take an average of 15 units per semester. For every unit a student is

Newcomer’s perspective on becoming part of Lancer community

Family and the church are engrained aspects in my life. I grew up as a pastor’s kid and that comes with expectations to live and act in a certain way—similar to the standards that California Baptist University holds. Every family has a differing dynamic and each member a unique personality that mold together in a

Apple’s logo design invokes temptation

Apple products have been skyrocketing in purchases and reputation these past few years. The question remains as to whether the factors of indulgence, based on the fruit taken from Adam and Eve, is a reason why it is so tempting for customers to purchase Apple products. “Well, first of all, we don’t know for certain

Internships prepare students with experience

Internships are among the most highly sought after positions for college students in preparation for the real world. Students still wonder, though, how to not only be considered for the internship but actually get it.The question remains the same: What do employers look for in an intern and why should students consider doing an internship?

Saving cell phones from water damage

Once your cell phone hits the water, slowly sinking into the depths of the liquid, it is as if both your life and the life of your prized possession are over. What if there are some easy tricks to either saving or preventing further water damage to your phone? I went to a local Wal-Mart

Guest speaker gives glimpse of show business

Patrick Stack, Holly-wood producer and actor, wrote his seminar, “All the Right Moves: The Art of Sales in a Showbiz Life,” based on the difficulty of breaking into the show business industry. Stack presented the seminar to California Baptist University students March 23. This marked the first time he presented it to a college audience

Administration announces increase in tuition, fees

The Office of Finance and administration at California Baptist University informed students that tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year has increased from $12,545 to $13,156 per semester, effective July 1, 2013. Karina Ruelas, sophomore sociology major, said, “I didn’t know that tuition was going to increase when I chose to come to CBU and it

Sneak peek into the life of ASCBU president

Every academic school year, California Baptist University elects a president for the Associated Students of CBU. But what exactly does the ASCBU president do? “I lead and cast vision for the entire ASCBU,” current president Alex Wright, senior Christian studies major, said. “All ASCBU sponsored events and services are critiqued by myself and then by

Student’s logo wins airplane design competition

California Baptist University is helping one student’s dream of becoming a successful graphic designer “take off.” Taylor Griner, sopho-more graphic design major, is the winner of the recent Aircraft Design competition that was held by CBU’s graphic design and photography department. Griner’s artwork will be featured on an aircraft belonging to the school’s Department of

Rick Croy takes head coach job after Collins’ retirement

Rick Croy was formally announced Tuesday as the new men’s head basketball coach at California Baptist University. The announcement was made during a press conference held to welcome Croy into the Lancer family. At the conference Croy answered questions from the media about what his plans are for the new season. Croy discussed how thankful

Speech team rakes in dozens of awards, titles

California Baptist University’s speech and debate team brought home 32 honors and awards over the course of the National Christian College Forensics Invitational and the Pi Kappa Delta National Convention and Tournament the teams participated in over spring break. “This is as well as the CBU speech and debate team has ever done at competitions

Cheer team rises above injuries, brings home gold

The cheer team left its mark on California Baptist University’s history by winning the championship title for the second year in a row at the USA Collegiate Cheer Championships, held in Anaheim, Calif. CBU competed against five other universities for the title. The team won first place in the all-women, four-year college division. “The CBU

Festival coats campus in color

With explosions of red, blue, purple, green and yellow powder cascading down on California Baptist University students, the campus ushered in this year’s spring with Holi Festival. The festival, held March 21, attempted to bring a piece of the Indian culture to CBU for international students away from their home country and culture. “We do

‘All the Right Moves’ event sheds light on entertainment industry

Looking for insight on how to break into the highly competitive world of show business and sales? Want to gain an edge and get some new tricks for success? ‘All The Right Moves’ is an event that might be the insider’s perspective students interested in the entertainment industry have been looking for. This workshop will

Match leads to assault

As reliable as the Internet can be sometimes, it is not always a safe place. There is no denying that the standards and expectations of dating between men and women have changed over the years. Online dating has made it much easier to find people with whom one might be compatible. However, the implementation of

Pakistian ambassador speaks on U.S. international relations

Ambassador Cameron Munter, American diplomat and career foreign service officer, spoke Feb. 6 at Riverside’s Mission Inn about perceptions of mistrust between the U.S. and Pakistan. When Munter’s former high school history teacher introduced him, he said the ambassador “was the poster boy to critical thinking. He knew to question everything.” Munter carried his critical-thinking

‘X-Men’ producer set to speak during chapel services on applying Christ to various careers

Ralph Winter, producer of the first three “X-Men” movies, will speak at chapel Feb. 27 in the Van Dyne Gym, and again during a formal lecture Feb. 28 in the Innovator’s Auditorium as part of the “Christ and Culture” event. Winter will speak Wednesday at both 10 and 11 a.m. chapel sessions in the gym,

Summer ministry fair offers wide array of opportunities

Hitting the beach, sleeping in and soaking up as much sun as possible are activities most students look forward to during summer vacation. A lot can happen during summer, but choosing what to do during the time off from school starts many months before summer break. A Ministry and Summer Job Fair was held Feb.

Counseling center helps group love through pain

California Baptist University’s Counseling Center recently started a support group called “Hiding from Love.” The group meets 4–6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Wellness Center. Linda Bramel, marriage and family therapist intern, helps facilitate the group with Ruth Olson, a licensed marriage and family therapist. “The purpose of the group is to discover how we are

Report details reported cases of Internet fraud, harassment

In a social media-hungry culture, Internet usage is a powerful tool to connect, but when abuses such as harassment and fake identities take place, it becomes difficult to stop. A volunteer organization known as WHO@, Working to Halt Online Abuse, released statistics on cases throughout 2012. The report said the organization receives up to 75

Students show appreciation

Recognition honors CBU 2012 donors, students say ‘Thank You’ At California Baptist University, Feb. 14 is not just about romance but also about showing appreciation for those who take an interest in students’ education. As students made their way from class to class last week, eyes were drawn to the red hearts attached to buildings,

Riverside to conduct life survey

The city of Riverside will be conducting quality of life surveys starting late March and running through April. Random phone surveys will be conducted in March, and online and paper surveys will be available in April. College students are encouraged to take part in the survey any way they can. The surveys are part of

Campus responds to public safety

Email notifications and automated text messages are the way California Baptist University’s Office of Public Safety can alert students, staff and faculty of incidents that may affect the campus. Recently, due to a few isolated incidents on CBU’s campus and in the neighboring Riverside community, public safety has reiterated its hope that students continue to

Politician details life of mixing faith, politics

The government must turn helping those in need back into the hands of private organizations and religious groups, said Assemblyman Mike Morrell during a visit to a California Baptist University history class. “Two hundred and four times in the scripture we are commanded to help the poor,” Morrell said. “None of those times does it

Kinesiology majors get headstart on careers

The recent opening of California Baptist University’s new recreation center has offered students the opportunity to get fit, make new friends and get first-hand experience in their career fields. For Jessica Ball, junior kinesiology major, the building of the new recreation center has been an opportunity to jump into the field she loves. “CBU is

Female artists display work

The Riverside Art Museum held a reception for the Women Artists of the Permanent Collection: Mid-Nineteenth Century to Present Day on Jan. 25. While many students were not aware that an art exhibit was opening, the content of the exhibit peaked interest. Ben Yuem, senior public relations major, had no idea that there was an

Students enjoy public art

The colorful slashes and curves of paint that come together to form graffiti tiptoe the line of being considered either art or vandalism. Monica Preciado, freshman psychology major, said she believes graffiti could be both art and vandalism depending on the kind of art. “It all depends on where it’s at,” Preciado said. “If it’s

Sandals Church works to get ‘FIT’

While the rest of the campus flitters in and out of the Recreation Center, working out whenever it best fits in their schedule, Barkley makes time in her busy schedule to work to honor God with her body. After a meeting with the rest of her community group every Tuesday evening, Barkley spends time on

MBA program offered earlier

The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business recently redesigned its Master of Business Administration program to give students more flexibility and allow current students the option of getting a “fast track” start while they are still undergraduates. California Baptist University’s Master of Business Administration fast track program allows undergraduate seniors in their last semester

Evolving social networks allow students to explore new mediums to stay connected

In the past few years, there has been a transition between frequently used social networking sites, including Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and Instagram. From 2005 to 2009, Myspace was a big hit, but many deleted, or stopped using, their Myspace accounts when Facebook became the new trend. Madison C. Boyd, freshman psychology and sociology double major,

Companies cater to employees through perks

While most companies offer standard, unchanging bonuses, there are some that outshine the competition, and have made a name as one of the businesses with the best perks. Businesses around the world, from grocery stores to global corporations, are redefining what it means to have a “job” as they seek to acquire and keep the

Smartphone fight

Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi.Yankees vs. Red Sox. Batman vs. the Joker. This list includes some of history’s greatest rivals. Joining that list, as new rivals, is the iPhone vs. Android battle for the top spot in the smartphone field. These 21st century competitors continue to spark debates between supporters on either side. Many consider smartphones to

Dunkin’ Donuts set to return to region

From students cramming for tests, to police officers working early shifts, Dunkin’ Donuts plans to come back and start fueling Southern Californians’ sweet cravings by 2015. In 2002, the company shut down its California locations following customer complaints that the stores were old and outdated. Under new management, the company said that it feels that

Concentration analyzes impact of the Holocaust

University’s Department of History and Government will now offer a concentration in Holocaust Studies, effective in this spring. “That means becoming familiar with 20th century European history, that is the first half of the 20th century, but also gaining clearer focus on what the Holocaust was in those critical years and what the Holocaust means

Cheer coach earns state title; hopes to grow the program

With light streaming through the gym’s windows, the women of California Baptist University’s cheer team stunt, tumble and flip through the air under the instruction of Tami Flemming, head cheerleading coach and California State Cheer Coach of the Year. Cheerpros, the host of the California State Cheer Championships, named Flemming Coach of the Year Jan.

Combat positions open for women

History was made Jan. 24 when U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted a 19-year-old ban on women serving on the front lines in the military. According to, it is possible that up to 230,000 jobs will now be available to women, with most of these being in Army and Marine infantry units. The former

Leadership positions open across campus for students

With student leadership applications turned in Jan. 24, students await their opportunity to impress California Baptist University staff through group activities and individual interviews. Positions are open in several departments including Campus Life, Residence Life, Community Life and Associated Students of California Baptist University. Bethany Scott, assistant director of Residence Life, explained what goes into

College race to pull students into city

The 2nd Annual College Race, hosted by the College Council of Riverside and sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of Riverside, Rusty Bailey, will be held in downtown Riverside March 3 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participating colleges include California Baptist University, University of California at Riverside, La Sierra University and Riverside Community

Internships prove hard to nab for some

From a basic resume to a creative one, and from an online portfolio to a printed one, Jenelle Young, senior graphic design major, has been preparing herself for the internship deadline on Feb. 8, but until very recently, she had no luck. While some majors do not require the student to have an internship, others,

Thousands awarded to student for service

Reneisha Wilkes, an Online and Professional Studies student at California Baptist University, recently received $10,000 and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Bless others and you will in turn live a blessed life,” Wilkes said. “I truly believe that and am a testament.” The recognition marks the second time Wilkes

Journalist jailed for speaking against royals

In Thailand, an editor was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison because of something he wrote about the royal family. Samyot Pruksakasemsuk, editor of a magazine called Voice of Taksin, published two articles that authorities said defamed Thailand’s monarchy, according to the Associated Press. “You don’t say bad things about the king,” said Rebbeccamay

Apple impresses with iWorld

MacWorld 2013, held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 in San Francisco, Calif., featured promising new technology for Apple fanatics. The Moscone Center West’s Expo Hall had over 250 exhibition booths with an estimated 25,000 attendees. Winning the Best of Show awards this year were the: Belkin Thunderstorm, Blue Nessie, iStopMotion2, Double Robotics Double, Fujitsu ScanSnap

Apple’s innovations stagnate

Apple Inc. has had its ups and downs. Though, in the past decade the company has had a tremendous climb in both product sales and market shares making it the most profitable company in the world. Apple has hit their ceiling, so to speak, but Wall Street is not taking that for an answer. Over

Woo Fest revamps

Women — get ready to be wooed by a handsome, talented man. Get ready to be serenaded at Woo Fest. The event will be held Feb. 8 at Van Dyne Gym. The Woo Fest pre-party starts at 7:30 p.m. and the event kicks off at 9 p.m. Free gifts and free Chick-fil-A food will be

Series raises ‘level of conversation’

Throughout the years, the College of Allied Health has tried to give students many opportunities for real-world job exposure, one of them being the Distinguished Speaker Series, which started back in 2011. “Our first speaker series began in fall 2011 and continued through the spring of 2012,” said Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College

FedEx donates Boeing plane

After a 33-year career, “Steven” retired Jan. 10 from Federal Express after spending 47,900 hours flying in the air and successfully landing 28,681 times. Steven, a Boeing 727- 200F aircraft named after the child of a FedEx employee, will never fly in the clouds again. It will spend the rest of its days as a

News Briefs – Jan. 25, 2013

Screwtape Letters  The Alex Theatre in Los Angeles will host a theatrical production of C.S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters” April 13. The play will have two performances at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. For tickets visit www.screwtapenstage. com or call 818-243-2539. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at a reduced price by calling 866-476-8707. OPS

School shooting stirs nationwide gun debate

The tragic event that occurred in Newtown, Conn., last month has stirred officials in both the state and national governments to take immediate action against gun violence. Twenty-six people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 15, and 20 of the victims were children. During the time following the incident, new

Hobby Lobby rejects health care mandate

CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. David Green released a letter in December ex-pressing his discontent with the current regulations that are part of what is known as “ObamaCare,” illustrating the current debate between religious freedom and U.S. Depart-ment of Health and Human Services. Green’s biggest problem is that the new health care

Rock Solid

Dozens of California Baptist University students, faculty, staff and Riverside community members joined in on the new CBU Recreational Center ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan 14. The event, moved indoors because of cold temperatures and high winds, began with words from Alex Wright, president of Associated Students of California Baptist University. “This is a great, tangible piece

Students fundraise for service projects

It’s the time of year where the eager students of California Baptist University prepare to embark on their International Service Projects and United States Projects. One of the major questions that arise is the financial need for which these projects call. They range from $2,500-$3,500, and the participants must accumulate the funds on their own.

Business career tips

Professor Aaron Christopher, assistant dean of Graduate Business Programs at California Baptist University, urges students to begin planning and preparing as soon as possible for the business world. “Students should begin networking with professionals in their field now,” Christopher said. “Students should go to industry conferences and meetings to meet people who do what they

Snapchat makes sharing photos fun

Ranked No. 8 in Apple Inc.’s iOS App Store, Snapchat has become quite a phenomenon. Snapchat is an application for Apple’s iOS devices and Google Inc.’s Android devices for sending pictures and videos along with short text messages. The Snapchat user begins by taking a photo or short video clip. They are then able to

Recreation center opens

California Baptist University’s state-of-the-art recreation center opened Jan. 14 following a dedication ceremony featuring Chris MacArthur, city council member of Ward 4, Alex Wright, Associated Students of California Baptist University president, and Dr. Micah Parker, director of athletics. Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, ended the dedication ceremony with the official ribbon-cutting. The recreation center

FedEx Express donates Boeing 727-200F to CBU Aviation Science Department

FedEx Express donated a Boeing 727-200F aircraft Jan. 10 to California Baptist University’s Department of Aviation Science. The plane made its final landing at Riverside Municipal Airport before taxiing through an arch of water, a symbolic gesture to mark the plane’s 33 years of successful flights. After three decades spent in the air, the aircraft

Financial aid breakdown: take closer look at student loans

Paying for a college education can be a daunting task because of the looming price tag attached to a diploma. Financial Aid Counselor Debbie Coppers offers advice on types of loans, scholarships and managing student debt. Loans Coppers said that many California Baptist University students need to utilize loans in order to fully pay for

Students bring good tidings to Yule

Students wearing their most dazzling dresses and suits stood outside the Sequoia Ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Dec. 7, eagerly waiting to be let in to the most anticipated event of the school year: Yule. Upon check-in, students were given tickets to get their pictures taken with an array of props in

CBU campus Christmas tree lighting

California Baptist University hosted the annual campus Christmas party Dec. 6 — complete with hot chocolate, snow sledding, cookies to decorate and cupcakes to enjoy. Students had fun as they roamed about the wintery wonderland. CBU convinced students once again that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Members of the Associated Students

JCPenney: Remodel, rebrand breaks away from prior demographic

It was not that long ago when going on shopping trips with Grandma to the mall included her favorite store Penney’s. She took her time shopping, and to any young child, this felt like an eternity. Fifteen years later, the store that was once dreaded now wants some attention. That is the hope and marketing strategy

‘Birds’ collide with Star wars

“Angry Birds Star Wars” is the latest update to Rovio’s popular video game series. The game consists of the well-known Angry Birds seeking out their revenge against their arch-nemesis egg-stealing pigs. Players help the birds act out their revenge by launching them across the screen to destroy pigs and their pig-built fortresses. In this latest

Packing party yields over 180 Christmas shoeboxes

The Operation Christmas Child packing party, the first ever to take place on the California Baptist University campus, was a huge success Nov. 15, said Julie Dobbins, assistant director of Chapel and Compassion Ministries. Over 100 participants packed 185 boxes, not including the boxes that were packed individually. The packing party was organized into stations. Each student picked up a box, migrated to the tables with the supplies to pack

Pressure of academic loans may leave students worried

The start of a new semester brings with it many new materials, such as new books, new teachers and, for a majority of college students, new student loans. A number of students are attending college with the assistance of some sort of student loan or financial aid. Although student loans are helpful, they may come

International justice group spends 27 hours raising funds, awareness for slavery victims

More than 27 million people worldwide are currently entrapped in the circles of trafficking, but on Nov. 13-14, students gathered in the Innovator’s Auditorium of the Business Building to expose these truths and bring awareness to this problem. Every two minutes, a child is trafficked for sexual exploitation — the International Justice Mission is taking

National title awarded to Army ROTC cadet

Kyle Feldman placed No. 6 on the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s National Order of Merit List. The ranking is a prestigious acknowl- edgment for the California Baptist University senior criminal justice major. A cadet’s OML ranking is determined by a number of criteria, including the ac- ademic record, leadership evaluations from Warrior Forge as well

Nation elects President Obama for second term

Despite being portrayed as a neck-and-neck race, by 9 p.m. PDT Nov. 6, Ameri- cans decided that President Barack Obama could keep his desk in the Oval Office for another four-year term. “It was a very fast decision made (election night), which really surprised me consider- ing how most media stations claimed it would be

Live election night results viewed at party

Students sporting political T-shirts and “I voted” stickers ate “donkephant” cake and filled the Copenbarger Presidential Dining Room Nov. 6 during the Department of History and Government’s third election night party. Joe DiGenova, junior pre-nursing major, voted in his first election and said he was excited about attending the event. “It’s a pretty crucial election,”

Students take a STand against trafficking

More than 27 million people worldwide are currently entrapped in the circles of trafficking, but today, students are gathering in the Innovator’s Auditorium of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business Building to expose these truths and incite change. Every two minutes, a child is trafficked for sexual exploitation — it is time to

Retirement homes deprive youth from past traditions

As a young girl growing up, I always embraced my grandparents and acknowledged them in every decision I made. When I got older, and my grand- parents got older, I continued the same manner of expression toward them. To me, they were like a second pair of parents, so wise and understanding. I just could

Social media influences presidential campaigns

When Barack Obama was elected as the 42nd president of the United States, he beat out Sen. John McCain by nearly 10 million citizen votes and 192 electoral votes. The media coined Obama’s win a landslide. What did President Obama have that McCain didn’t? It seemed that Obama was much more in-tune with his target

Apple Inc. to potentially unveil long-awaited iPad Mini

If Apple Inc. has a smaller iPad in the works, it could make a not so “mini” effect on the tablet market, analysts report. Apple still hasn’t ackn-owledged the existence of the iPad Mini, but configurations and pricing are being released by a large consumer electronic giant’s inventory system. The new iPad is rumored to

Riverside Plaza gains new owner

The Riverside Plaza, previously owned by The Westminster Funds, has been sold to Vestar Development Company and UBS Global Asset Management for $84.8 million. The plaza, located off of the Central Avenue exit off the 91 Freeway, is a 57-year-old shopping center that was an indoor mall. Ten years ago, the indoor shopping center was renovated

Canon vs. Nikon: Never-ending battle

Nikon and Canon are both worth billions of dollars, produce high quality products and take exceptional photographs, but which one is the preferred brand among consumers? Trevor Hoehne, assistant professor of graphic design, said the average eye cannot tell the difference between each camera’s photos. “It depends on the raw processing of photos,” Hoehne said.

U.S., Iran in midst of full-fledged cyber war

The United States is in the midst of a full-fledged cyber war against Iran, with attacks on U.S. banks and oil refineries crippling their networks. In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, a former U.S. government official said U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for the cyberattacks that have devastated Persian Gulf

‘Bad Piggies’ Review: This isn’t ‘Angry Birds’

The makers of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, has released another mobile game with a familiar face. In “Bad Piggies,” the green antagonists from the popular “Angry Birds” series are back and as hungry as ever. The storyline itself is simple; and in the style of Angry Birds, portrayed through a progressive time- line of pictures.

iPhoneography: New online products cater to the growing technology trend

Aspiring iPhone photographers now have more options at their fingertips than just Instagram or Hipstamatic. Websites such as Photojojo provide lenses, filters and more for smartphone owners to utilize in order to enhance their phone photography. While many people now use their iPhones as point-and-shoot cameras, few would replace their DSLRS with them due to

Coffee consumption costs major cash

Staying up late to write the paper due the next morning, cramming for next week’s midterm or for early mornings getting ready for class, coffee is a part of most college students’ lives. It keeps many students awake and, too often, dependent on the caffeine. A study conducted in 2011 by the National Coffee Association

Safety report shows little crime change despite enrollment increase

Despite record numbers of people entering and exiting the campus each day, the 2011 Annual Report of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics for California Baptist University, released Sept. 27, showed little change across the board with statistics only increasing or decreasing marginally. There is always room for improvement, though, said Jim Walters, director of

Deadline nears for service project applications

Applications for summer International Service Projects or United States Projects are due Oct. 10 and can be completed online. The office of mobilization, decorated with memorabilia from past projects across the world, gives each student a chance to make a global impact through programs offered each summer. Students can dedicate anywhere from 10 days to

Career Services prepares students to enter job force

With the new academic year, California Baptist University’s Career Services Center is in the process of launching a series of seminars and events to equip students with the skills and knowledge to land internships and excel in interviews. Whether it be a job or internship, the career services office works with students to help them

Online and Professional Studies Division to open new Temecula branch

A new Educational Service Center will open the end of October in Temecula’s Promenade Mall as part of CBU’s Online and Professional Studies Division. The date is yet to be determined. The OPS program primarily services adult students, and Dr. David Poole, OPS vice president, said the benefits of the program are its rigor and

Domestic policy disputed at first presidential debate

  Alongside celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary, President Barack Obama had his first face-to-face date with Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., at the Oct. 3 presidential debate. Held at the University of Denver in Colorado, the de- bate focused on domestic policy issues, such as energy, tax cuts, education, healthcare and the national deficit. Critics and

Celebration highlights campus tutors

One week out of every year is nationally set aside to recognize tutoring. The National Tutors Association designates Oct. 1-5 to appreciate the work of tutors helping students succeed. The work never stops for tutors at California Baptist University. “One of reasons that I tutor is that I love to coach and I love teaching,”

Fall enrollment breaks campus record

From full tables in the Alumni Dining Commons to video feeds of chapel services in the Wallace Book of Life Theater, evidence of California Baptist’s highest student enrollment can be seen across the campus. This fall, 6,031 joined the ranks of CBU Lancers marking the 12th straight year of increased enrollment in the university’s history.

Taste of nations event broadens perspectives

Strings of twinkling lights and tables representing different regions of the world circled California Baptist University’s Stamps Courtyard on the evening of Sept. 18 as students lined up to experience a “Taste of the Nations.” Students got a chance to enjoy drinks and desserts made by international students from the various regions represented at the

Students publish book

The Christian Authors Club, newly formed in 2010 at Riverside Christian High School, recently compiled a student anthology that took two years of dedication titled “Tablets of the Heart.” When the authors club first got the idea to put together an anthology of student fiction, they looked into publishing houses. When one was found, the

Talk debates religion vs. faith

Jeff Bethke, creator of the controversial “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” YouTube video, told the California Baptist University community in chapel Sept. 10 and 12 that as a Christian school, CBU has an obligation to make a difference in its community. Bethke noted that if it only took 12 disciples to change the

Historic pinning ceremony celebrates nursing graduates

While many students are barely beginning their new school year, California Baptist University’s School of Nursing held the historic pinning ceremony Sept. 12 for its recent nursing graduates. A formal event was held for the nursing graduates in the Innovator’s Auditorium located in the new Business Building. During the ceremony, each graduate received a pin

Walk raises money for foster kids

“Knowing your foster child was abused, neglected, exposed to drugs — either in the home or in the womb — can make it especially difficult to not judge the parents,” said Barbara Sabido, a foster mother for six years. “But after meeting my first (child) placement’s parents, I quickly realized they were fighting demons I’ve

Anti-U.S. riots in Mideast; ambassador killed

Further illustrating Middle Eastern instability, a U.S. ambassador and three other American citizens were killed at the hands of protestors enraged by a video mocking Islam’s prophet Muhammad during an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Following a low-budget video depicting Muhammad as a womanizer and child molester, riots continue to pop up around

Global justice new minor, concentration

Dr. Amy Stumpf’s parents were relief and development workers in Thailand. She grew up observing the refugee camps, orphans and human trafficking that plagued the country. However, even as a child, Stumpf knew there is more to fixing the problems of the people in Thailand than just relieving their immediate needs. “At some point, even

Apple keynote reveals changes

Apple Inc. unveiled the new iPhone 5 Sept. 12 that included a major redesign with enhancements such as a four-inch screen and faster processor, confirming many suspicions and causing many Apple fanatics to rejoice. The lighter and slimmer iPhone 5 debuted with the larger screen, faster processor, the Apple A6 and the ability to connect

Book buying options

Online retailers pick up a large percentage of college students looking for an alternative means to obtain textbooks. “California Baptist University’s bookstore was sometimes a better option for me, when or if I had extra financial aid to obtain a book voucher,” Vanessa Beall, 2011 alumna, said. “Most of the time, I would try to

Savvy students seek methods to start saving, stop spending

Six textbooks, six composition notebooks and two new sets of clothes for ASCBU later, Patrick McGinnis was ready to start his sophomore year at California Baptist University. With the cost of attending a university as a full-time student, many students are finding alternative ways to pinch pennies while traveling down the education road to a

Changing for a purpose

Upon settling into your dorm or apartment, or just simply walking around campus, you can tell there have been many modifications to the campus while we all were away for the summer. We now have a new high-tech building that houses the Robert K. Jabs School of Business. The parking lot in between the JoAnn

Laptops leading the way

Back-to-school season typically brings about one desire for most students: an upgrade in technology. Since technology is an ever-changing market, it is hard to find the best value and the best price. The most expensive item college students have to purchase is typically a laptop, but with new technological advances, tablets seem to be the

PRSSA making strides

California Baptist University’s nationally recognized chapter, of Public Relations Student Society of America is working toward increasing membership in order to start its very own public relations firm on campus. PRSSA is a professional organization that strives to educate and groom future professionals in public relations. The campus chapter is in its fourth year running

Professors adjusts to new title

Ten years after joining California Baptist University’s faculty, Dr. Judd Bonner faces the fall semester with not only new students to craft and mold but a new title as well — dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music. Bonner said he feels grateful to have this opportunity and he is optimistic about

Theatre program expands

The theatre program has seen a lot of changes over the past five years, and with the addition of a new acting director, equipment and facilities, this year will be no different. Lee A. Lyons, professor of theatre, is taking over the position of acting director and has a vision of “continuing to bring the

New features slow center’s progress

Construction on the Student Recreational Center is about one month behind schedule but will be ready for an official inspection by late November. Work slowed as the center’s plans morphed to allow for more features. Original blueprints only allowed for one basketball and volleyball court. However, California Baptist University administration decided that was not sufficient

Building dedicated for School of Business

California Baptist University dedicated the recently finished building for the Robert K. Jabs School of Business Aug. 23 with sunshine beaming through new glass panes and a crowd of staff, faculty and CBU supporters gathered inside the building’s spacious atrium. The Business Building, located between the Alumni Dining Commons and the JoAnn Hawkins Music Building,

Apple cores Samsung

In a not-so-surprising turn of events recently, Apple won a pivotal victory against Samsung in its lawsuit against the South Korea-based technology company. Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages for the patent infringements Samsung committed in the design, software and trade dress of its smartphones. Along with the large amount of damages the company

Election electronics

With the presidential race intensifying, some candidates have made an attempt to appeal to the technological side of voters in hopes of swaying votes through the use of mobile applications. Most of the election apps, including both free and subscription-based options, are meant to give the public greater access to information regarding the elections as

News briefs Sept. 7

COLONY FOOD SERVICES EXPAND California Baptist University residents now have another option when looking to quench their hunger. Mimicking Briscos’s Café, food tents have been set up within The Colony to serve lunch and dinner. One swipe with a CBU I.D. card can provide students one entrée, two sides and a beverage. The food service

Online certificate program launches in spring

California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies division is set to offer a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate program in an effort to aid students seeking to work internationally or with immigrants domestically. “English is quickly becoming an international language with countries around the world incorporating it into its children’s classroom curriculum,”

professor organizes ASA annual meeting, refines communications

Dr. Jim Buchholz, California Baptist University professor of mathematics and physics, agreed in April 2011 to plan the American Science Affiliation’s annual meeting this summer, a venture that usually takes two years. Buchholz, however, accepted the challenge to plan the meeting in just one year. The ASA meeting of Christian scientists with backgrounds in math,

New programs welcome first classes

The fall semester marks the inaugural year for California Baptist University’s new College of Architecture, Visual Art and Design and the Department of Aviation Science. The architecture program is being headed by Mark Roberson, founding dean of the College of Architecture, Visual Art and Design and professor of architecture. While the architecture program is at

Social Entrepreneurship Through Business Plan Projects

April 30 was a big day for ten California Baptist University students, as they got the chance to present business plans they created for a social enterprise run by a local charity, Path of Life. These students were split into two teams and each had to create a business model for a local thrift store

Class of 2012 Breaks Graduate Record

The front lawn of California Baptist University was covered on Saturday, May 2, with friends, family and CBU faculty and staff in celebration of the graduating class of 2012. Undergraduate Commencement began at 9 a.m. with the tradition of graduating students touching the Kugel as they did when they entered as freshmen. Students proceeded on to

China beats Rwanda to clench 4th Annual Lancer Cup

Alligator, kangaroo, rattlesnake and soccer took over the front lawn at California Baptist University the evening of Tuesday, April 24. Before the 4th annual Lancer Cup intramural championship began, students were treated to meals from around the world; including Bratwurst made of various wildlife. “It’s really good,” freshman Derek Wedel said while chewing on a

High Class Fools: Seeking the truth through God

Two students approach their last semesters of college with a new idea in mind; to become successful leaders in their current business venture, entitled “High Class Fools.” The idea came when senior Tyler Mitchell was still in high school and began a clothesline branded, “Integrity.” “So far, we’ve put out several articles of clothing from

Student Film Festival Celebrates Beauty

The 6th annual 2012 Student Film Festival took place on Wednesday, April 18 in Wallace Theater. This years Film Festival was sponsored by Associated Students of California Baptist University, CBUCollege of Arts and Sciences, and College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design. The theme selected by the festival committee was “Celebrating Beauty.” The contestants were asked

Gary Bonner: ‘I’ve enjoyed it all very much’

  Ten years ago, the campus music department had six impaired pianos and no campus location of their own. Then came Gary Bonner. President Ellis offered Bonner, commonly referred to as “Doc” by his students, the position of dean for the school of music in 2002. He accepted, but said he “had no idea what

Spring Musical: ‘Rogers’ ropes in audience

“Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review” kept audiences roped into their seats at the Wallace Theatre. California Baptist University’s spring production was a musical biography of Will Rogers, a cowboy film star and comedian from the early 1900s. Theatergoers stuck around at the theatre for a while, as this play is a long one.

CBU mobile app released

California Baptist University now has a free mobile application available for smartphones running Android, iOS and other platforms for students and faculty to use. The app, called CBU Mobile, is available for download for current and prospective students, faculty and staff and everyone else in between. The app can be found in the iTunes store,

Starbuck’s new caffeine source

Starbucks Coffee, a staple food group for college students, has released a new product expected to have caffeine lovers hooked. However, California Baptist University students have given mixed reviews. Due to their extremely high sugar and caffeine contents, most Americans have been warned to stay far away from energy drinks. If energy drinks are already

3D Printers: What’s next?

Movies have gone 3D, and now so have printers. While so-called 3D printers have been staple of engineering for years, MakerBot Industries has released a series of printers that bring personal manufacturing home. The line of 3D printers include three distinct generations of models: the Cupcake, the Thing-o-Matic and the Replicator, the Replicator being the

IJM club attends justice conference in DC

Members of California Baptist University’s International Justice Mission club are back on campus after attending IJM conferences in Washington, DC, April 12-16. With hundreds of people from across the country gathered in DC to pray for an end to injustice, field officers from around the globe were given a chance to share with fellow IJM

A reflection on ‘The Banner’

This is the last article I will ever write for The Banner, and for the first time in my college journalism career, I have no idea what to write. Maybe it’s the pressure of an oncoming deadline or maybe it’s hesitation to write a first-person editorial. In general, I like sharing other people’s stories and

Healthcare law: Still a hot button issue

United States citizens will be forced to purchase healthcare or pay a fine of $695 a year, beginning in 2015, if the Supreme Court uphold the constitutionality of Obama’s healthcare law, which is officially known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Is this constitutional? Should the federal government be able to compel the

Masters in Public Relations announced for fall

Shortly after California Baptist University’s approval of a Bachelors of Public Relations in 2010, and then again for CBU’s Online Professional Studies division in 2011, the Master of Arts in Public Relations was approved for Fall 2012 through the OPS program. The Masters of Arts in Public Relations is a 33-unit program that is designed

Meal plan options mix it up

In October 2011, student concerns sparked the process of amending the meal plan system at California Baptist University. Associated Students of California Baptist University executive president JJ Steele presented members of CBU administration with a list of student concerns regarding the current meal plan system. Among these concerns was the time-restraints that were implemented into meal plan

Students experience life without shoes

Some students spent Tuesday, April 10, walking around campus without shoes in honor of One Day Without Shoes. One Day Without Shoes is a day that encourages people to go without shoes to promote awareness of the importance of a pair of shoes on a child’s life. While going barefoot, one expects to hear questions

Creative Writing Club brings Harry Potter to life

On Friday, April 13, California Baptist University’s A.J. Staples Room transformed into the “Room of Requirement” for the Creative Writing Club 3–6 p.m. The Creative Writing Club sponsored a Harry Potter House Cup event which allowed CBU students to be sorted into Hogwarts houses, play Quidditch, take their Ordinary Wizarding Level and Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test examinations,

Ready, Set, Bed?

The Colony is looking to start new traditions on campus. They hosted a new community tradition; bed races. According to Aubrey Linder, one of the Resident Advisors who planned the event, the bed races was another event to “bring something new” to the campus. “Other schools like APU have these traditions, and we just wanted to build

CBU men show off their “Stachey’s”

Some of the men at California Baptist University made their way to the Fortuna Fountain at 5:30 p.m. dressed to impress with their mustaches for the 2nd Annual “Stachey’s” competition. A combination of about 100 male and female students signed and showed up to take part in this year’s event. One female participated in the

Students lobby in Sacramento to save Cal Grant

Students Christina Osborne and Shane Paulson joined hundreds of student activists in Sacramento on March 7 to protest the reduction of Cal Grants for private university students. The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities lobbied the Assembly Budget Committee on Education and Finance with the Cal Grant Restoration Campaign in an attempt to stop

‘Crazy’ changes are happening with the crazies

The “Crazies,” a previously faculty-selected group of student sports fans, is moving from one department to another. CBU students are, by now, familiar with the loud group that attends most athletic games. In the past, they have been refereed to as, the “Crazy 8.” They stand in formation to spell CRAZIES, each one with a

Clean up your plate

As California Baptist University continues to expand, the College of Allied Health added a program for the fall. Now students can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The major incorporates practical information about healthy eating habits and disease prevention. Melissa Wigginton, assistant professor of health sciences, said, “There will be an

Student art pieces on display in Lancer Gallery

The art community of California Baptist University celebrated the opening of the annual Student Juried Art Show on Wednesday, March 21. Students of all major studies were invited to submit their artwork to the contest and have it displayed in the Lancer Gallery, located in Lancer Plaza. Professor of Visual Arts, Duncan Simcoe, host of

School project evolves into corporation

In summer 2011, senior Brittani Ciupek was asked to develop a conceptual business for an introductory marketing course. However, Ciupek did not stop there; she was inspired to bring the concept to life. Ciupek said she wanted to create a business that would both empower the consumer and give back to society. The business idea

iPads impact local business

A local in Riverside, Calif. keeps up to date with trends and technological advances by purchasing iPads in order to manage and create better demonstrations of their products. Walter’s Mercedes-Benz dealership, located on Adams Street, recently made an order to purchase individual iPads for their sales staff. With such a portable device, sales representatives have

Battle of the Smiths

The third annual Smith vs. Smith was a neck-and-neck competition between the Smith Hall residents of California Baptist University and rival Smith Hall residents from Azusa Pacific University. APU left CBU’s campus on March 24 victorious; the Smith Hall Cup in-hand. “I know it’s gonna be a tough one for the guys to swallow, but

Supporting justice for the right reason

We are called to serve others, and in doing so, our actions should speak louder than our words. We cannot forget that we show love toward each other because God calls us to do all things for Him. We are called to let our works completely glorify God. Christian values teach that we must actively

Ignorance responsible for societal corruption

Humans have wondered for centuries what purpose ignorance serves in society. Thomas Jefferson once asked, “If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?” Although many have asked, few have provided a solid answer. What threat does ignorance pose? Ignorance is considered a lack of knowledge, but it can also be characterized as a lack

News briefs Mar. 30

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CLUB ENDORSES REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES  College Republicans at University of California Riverside, along with several California Baptist University students, met Thursday March 15 to select which candidates they endorse as a club. Killarney’s Restaurant’s rear seating area was standing room only as candidates delivered their address in order to gain student votes. THE PULSE

Riverside issues free computers to families that qualify

What started as free wireless Internet to most of Riverside, Calif. has expanded to a city-wide investment to give computers to individuals in need. In 2006, the City of Riverside tested the ability to give free wireless Internet service to residents within a small testing area. Then in 2010, the test expanded to give free

Google Play

For years, those with an “Apple-tite” have satisfied their cravings with Apple Inc.’s iTunes media hub. It is a one-stop shop for iPod, iPhone and iPad users to obtain and organize all of their music, games, apps, videos and books. However, Google has recently introduced an online media hub that is looking to match, if

Lancer Plaza Gallery presents mobile photography exhibition

Dirk Dallas, assistant professor of graphic design and digital media, shared his photography in a feature exhibition at California Baptist University’s Lancer Plaza Gallery March 9. The gallery displayed 20 photographs Dallas captured with his iPhone. Students, faculty and Dallas’ friends and family browsed the gallery, discussed and partook in refreshments from 6:30 – 8

UCR hosts annual music festival

University of California Riverside’s annual Heat Music Festival took place on March 3, with more than 12,000 attendees flocking to the campus to see artists such as Airborne Toxic Event and Kamin.UCR gave out 10,000 free tickets to the event, but due to high demand an extra 300 were distributed. The event boasted three stages,

Leap day celebrated on and off-campus

Every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar at the end of February considering that year, making it a “leap” year. In order to commemorate this occasion, Associated Students of California Baptist University set up “Superhero Night.” This event consisted of a costume contest with prizes, theater food and “Captain America” on

Secrets to success for starting a new job

Congratulations, you landed a new job! While starting work in a new place, make sure to observe and take note of the “office etiquette.” Here are a few tips on how to succeed at that new job: -Some jobs will provide training for your position, as employers want you to do well. Do not be

Date for the highest bidder

On Feb. 24, dating was turned into an auction. An auction of men. The Alumni Dining Commons was filled with women as Smith Hall, the freshmen males dormitories, put on their 3rd annual Man Auction. As each girl walked in, they received $2,500 dollars of fake money, along with a number, if they wanted to

Digital photos dominate

What was once one of the only means to capture and save memories, film photography could soon be but a memory itself. The use of film can be dated back to the mid 1800’s, where plates made of silver or copper stood as chemicals exposed to light would react with the plates, a process that would

Spring theatre production: a ‘roaring’ good time

The audience roared at the Wallace Theatre during opening weekend of “Androcles and the Lion” Feb. 24-25. “Androcles and the Lion” is the first of two spring productions to be staged in 2012 by the California Baptist University theatre department. The play is a comedy based loosely on Aesop’s fable “Androcles” that is performed in

News Briefs 2/29

FEE AMNESTY The City of Riverside has been participating in a fee amnesty program aimed at reducing economic hardship by extending total or partial fee or tax forgiveness. The fee amnesty program may reduce the cost of old library fines, delinquent parking tickets, property taxes, air quality permit applications, and court fines and fees for

5K honors community heroes

On Saturday Feb. 25, the City of Riverside’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hosted the Riverside Raincross 5K Run/Walk for the sixth year in a row. The race started at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Kids’ Heroes run at 8:30 a.m. Last year’s Raincross 5K Run/ Walk honored Ryan Bonaminio, a Riverside policeman who

Apple Inc. faces ethics allegations

Technology giant Apple Inc. recently come under fire for ethical issues related to working conditions in its China-based factories, according to “The New York Times.” The allegations come on the cusp of the U.S. Air Force’s announcement that they will possibly make a large purchase of iPads (up to 18,000) directly from the company. Apple,

Samsung galaxy Tab 2

IPad owners look out. Samsung is hitting the tablet market with another addition to their Galaxy Tab family. What appears to be yet another tablet in their line of Galaxy Tabs, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 offers the same quality of on-the-go web browsing and computing as the regular tabs, but in a smaller and more affordable

Seeking holiness

Each semester, the Office of Spiritual Life organizes a “Seek Week,” encouraging and instructing students about how to draw closer to God. This semester the theme of the week was “Holy” and it took place Feb. 20-24. On Monday, the week began with Chapel services led by Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia church in

Cal Grant cuts may reduce college dreams

College is without a doubt a huge financial undertaking. Many rely on either federal, state, or academic financial aid to even make a dent in education expenses. Without these sources of aid, many would not be able to attend college at all. For students in serious financial need, the Cal Grant is a huge part

Christophobia frenzy

“An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you.” This is a quote from my favorite film, “Inception,” and it very accurately captures the motif of my concerns. Ideas are everywhere, especially in the media and entertainment industry where

Students prepare for urban ministry

The goal of the Office of Spiritual Life’s “Urban Excursion” is to “take it further.” Part of California Baptist University’s Compassion Ministries, “Urban Excursion” is a ministry program that takes students into major urban centers in and outside of California, and partners them with existing ministries to help serve the residents of those areas. Urban

SBC name-change compromise

he task force responsible for assessing the feasibility of a name change for America’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, presented a proposal Monday, Feb. 20 at an Executive Council meeting in Tennessee. The task force recommended keeping the 167-year-old denomination name, but gave an option to churches that no longer wanted to be

How do we get our music? Physical copies vs. digital

With options such as free music online, the possibility to use a debit or credit card to buy individual songs, and the ability to share music by using portable devices, people have shifted from CD players to the more technologically advanced iPods, iPhones and MP3 players. As technology evolves so do the variety of options that

Next-Gen Television

Clicking the power button on a television remote takes users to a whole new world. With high-definition graphics, surround sound and clarity in a realistic screen, characters seem only an arm’s reach away. Picture quality once reserved for the IMAX experience or realistic effects seen in 3-D movies are now commonplace in many U.S. homes. Television, or

New hire fills many positions

Jeff Barnes, the new study abroad advisor, is not new to traveling and living in different places. Growing up in a military family, Barnes lived in Nevada, North Carolina and Florida. Fresh out of college, he interned in Sonoma, Calif. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, which then turned into a 12-year career. After leaving the

Science majors share their research results

The fourth annual Biology and Chemistry Research Seminar was a huge success Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. The seminar was held in the Copenbarger Presidential Dining Room, 102 students came in with notepads, ready to listen, learn and retain information. The seminar began with a word of prayer by Lisa Hernandez, chair of the

The Lancer Family comes together for Homecoming

Students, alumni and the Riverside community members covered the campus grounds as California Baptist University celebrated its annual homecoming festivities. In honor of the 15th anniversary of International Service Projects, the theme of the weekend was “One World, One Mission.” The eventful weekend was sponsored by Altura Credit Union. There were various events and activities

Kinect to your laptop

It watches you and takes pictures as you jump, dance and break into awkward poses. It is, of course, the Kinect for Microsoft’s video game console, the Xbox 360. The console’s motion-tracking camera may soon make its way to computers sometime in 2012. As of June 2011, Microsoft released a software developer kit that allows

Homecoming weekend kicks-off with bonfire and crowning

On Friday, Feb. 17 the Homecoming king, queen, and underclassmen princes and princesses were crowned at the Homecoming bonfire on the front lawn of California Baptist University. Each of the nominees were dressed in flowing gowns and flashy tuxedos. The underclassmen princes and princesses were announced first, starting with Logan Cross and Megan Turner of

School of Engineering receives grant

As a result of receiving a quarter of a million dollar grant, the School of Engineering will soon have their hands on state of the art equipment and technology that will allow them to “do computing very efficiently and very fast,” Anthony Donaldson, dean of the School of Engineering, said. It will also provide funding

Gaining job experience as a student

The Career Services Center offers a surplus of resources and tools to students who seek employment opportunities during school. Career Services operates on faith-based principles upheld by the university. Their mission statement comes from Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not

Pros and cons of technology

Technology is a prevalent part of the learning process in today’s society. Below is a list of the pros and cons of having a technology-based learning atmosphere: PROS: Convenience: In general, technology has become a staple in today’s society. For teachers, it is easy to have students complete particular activities in class with the World

Public relations student receives ‘Rising Star’ award

Public relations major Shayna Moreno won a prestigious $1000 dollar scholarship from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). It took three months for Moreno, the California Baptist University PRSSA chapter president, to find out that she was awarded the Rising Star Scholarship from the PRSA. “I heard about the scholarship my sophomore year and

USP training: serving at home

This past weekend was filled with learning and new friendships as California Baptist University hosted intensive training for students who plan to participate in United States Service Projects (USP) this summer. Every year hundreds of students from CBU sign up to dedicate a portion of their summer to spreading the gospel. The projects offered through

Christian values, vaccines and veterinarians

The Pre-Veterinary Club, more easily called the “Vet Club,” recently attended a Christian Veterinary Missions conference at Western University in Pomona, where they gained insight into combining veterinary medicine and Christianity. Serving God and his creation is an important aspect of the club for Hannah MacDonald, who desires to do missions work in the future.

The harvest is ripe at UCR

California Baptist University graduate Holly Gehrig works in full-time ministry with Christian Challenge at University of California at Riverside. Gehrig goes out to witness to students on UCR’s campus at least once a week. Usually with at least one other friend, Gehrig approaches girls who do not seem to be preoccupied. “When doing random evangelism,

Christians: call to attention

Christians: a special people, a royal priesthood, children of God meant to proclaim the name of the One who called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light. That’s what 1 Peter 2:9 tells us, at least. How many of us “Christians” live that out? California Baptist University is well-rooted in the Great Commission,

Out of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arriving in a large city can be a culturally daunting experience that affects all aspects of one’s life. As I emerged into Washington, D.C., immediate differences and similarities between California and Washington were apparent. The first major contrast was the metro system. Stepping up and out of a tunnel in the ground,

Remembering Whitney

Last weekend, the world lost a woman of great musical heritage who was human as we are, but also blessed richly by God with an incredible voice. Her death comes as a shock to many, as her career was far from over. Last year, Houston and singer Jordin Sparks filmed a remake of the 1976

Barnes & Noble releases new Nook device

A recent article by The New York Times discussed the future of Barnes & Noble, Inc. and its fight for survival against Amazon. Buried toward the end is this brief announcement: “Barnes & Noble is trying to strike at Amazon with another device. At its labs in Silicon Valley last week, engineers were putting final

What drives job satisfaction?

College is a time when students not only learn about their future careers and prepare themselves but work at the same time. They learn about what the future could possibly be like for them once their careers kick off. Working while in school makes sense to some students. College life is not cheap; food, gas

News briefs Feb. 17

Seek Week Seek Week begins the week of Feb. 20. The Office of Spiritual Life invites students to attend chapel and enjoy this spring’s week devoted to hearing from God. Speech and Debate The speech and debate team took home 16 trophies at the Golden Cowboy tournament Feb. 10-12. Alexander Lamascus and Matthew Philips closed

Alum shows art at Riverside Gallery

Just a block south of the Mission Inn, one art studio is open to The People’s Art Gallery, run by Marian Semic. The studio is host to its own collection of art during every first Thursday of the month for the Art Walk, but is also open to support artists by exhibiting their work, free

Wind blows in new members at Club Fair

California Baptist University’s Community Life hosted the spring club fair in Stamps Courtyard on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wind-blown students passed by the club-themed table displays in order to learn about various areas of interest or getting more involved on campus. Clubs related to major, industry or cause welcomed those in

Angel in Left Field: Honoring Rudy Ledesma

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Lancer baseball team took the field without a left fielder to honor freshman, Rudy Ledesma, who passed away in a car accident on Sept. 24. Dozens of CBU students and over 50 members of Ledesma’s family crowded the stands to pay tribute to the student. Ledesma would have been wearing jersey number

Shanghi comes to Riverside

Friday, Jan. 20, the New Shanghai Circus was performed by the Chinese Acrobatic Circus Troupe at the Fox Performing Arts Center in downtown Riverside. The troupe’s performance payed homage to their Chinese heritage with a wide array of acrobatics, a colorful display of costuming and music. There were several program highlights throughout the evening. Approximately

Riverside Reborn

After several years of starting a project that was deemed to be completed within five years, the Riverside Renaissance nears completion with a nearly $1.57 billion initiative. The project that was proposed in 2006 will soon come to an end after many of the final touches are done. The Riverside Renaissance is a project for

A student’s guide to filing taxes

April 17 is just about three months away and W-2s and 1098-Ts have began to arrive in student’s campus mailboxes. That means it is time for students to file federal and state income taxes. The process of filing taxes is fairly quick and not too difficult; however, it can be intimidating for some students, especially

Students learn entry-level options

Top businesses gave California Baptist University students a competitive edge last week during a three-day series about internships and job opportunities. The Career Center hosted three events, Jan. 24-26, in which juniors and seniors could participate in informational sessions with recruiters from the Target Distribution Center, Nordstrom and Enterprise Rent-a-car. Liz Jordan, assistant director at

Homecoming evolves in its’ 3rd year

Homecoming weekend Feb. 17-18 promises “pomp and circumstance” as the Office of Institutional Advancement promotes this year’s celebration of living God’s purpose through the theme “One World, One Mission,” Earl Harris, director of conferences and events, said. The international theme of “One World, One Mission” will honor the 15th anniversary of the International Service Projects

OPS enrollment on the rise

This past fall semester, California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies (OPS) department surpassed 1,000 students in enrollment. With enrollment figures on the rise, OPS will continue to experience growth in faculty, facilities and in its degree program offerings. OPS has just opened two new education centers in Santa Clara, which is in Silicon Valley,

Safer Cell Phones

First there was a problem with people talking on their cell phones while driving, but now, no one does that anymore…right? Unfortunately, there is a different trend besides driving while talking on the phone. Cell phone carriers and app developers are coming up with ways to curb texting while driving in an attempt to make

Walmart doesn’t hit the Target

People from across the country are faced with a choice: “Expect more, pay less” or “Save money. Live better.” For many college students, the decision may be crucial. Walmart has been the number one discount retailer in the United States for years. Target cannot seem to step out of its competitor’s shadow. Walmart makes about

Read Green with Kindle

Eco-conscious readers will soon have a new and unique way to charge their Kindle e-reader as they soak up the sun’s rays this summer. SolarFocus, a company that produces products that make use of solar energy, released, Jan.15, the long-awaited SolarKindle. This new product is a case for Amazon’s popular e-reader that uses solar energy

The true meaning of worship

In the Old Testament, God had a clear-cut description of how He was to be worshiped through sacrifice; but in the age of Acts, worship has become a culture dominated by catchy tunes and far less sacrifice. Is this pleasing to God? When the roots of the word “worship” are taken into consideration, the power

Put your nose in the news

A little over a year ago, thousands of disenfranchised youths took to the streets demanding change. They demanded freedom, they screamed for their rights and they fought to change the laws that governed their lives. Bloggers on the Internet were the first to say something about the current political problems. Using the protection of anonymity

Construction on Schedule

Construction on the new Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business building is on track to be completed this August. All of the tilt-up style walls of the building are in place. Steve Smith, director of facilities and planning services, explained that the tilt-up method is much more time and cost-efficient than others. “Technically the

America’s largest Protestant denomination considers choosing a new name

At September’s Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting, the convention leader, President Bryant Wright, made an announcement that both pleased and displeased the “messengers,” representatives sent from cooperating SBC churches. Wright announced the creation of a task force that would look into the possibility of changing the name of the SBC, which with over 16

Contemporary art challenges the classics

The Riverside Art Museum opened its doors to curious viewers with “Eretai” and “In Print” on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Youthful splashes of colors of the rainbow seamlessly meld alongside massive metal construction tools in the exhibition’s structured layout. Art goers walked through the “Eretai” displays, pausing in pods of three or four

Are Androids taking over?

The idea of being able to control the electronic contents of your home from your fingertips was tossed around this year at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES). This could change the way people live their day-to-day lives. It means anyone who owns a phone running on the Android operating system, turning the TV on and

Unusual weather trends spark speculation

Sandals, flip flops, and short sleeve shirts have been seen across campus this winter. While some enjoy the oddly warm weather, others are wondering what happened to winter. Due to the lack of Arctic cold wind coming down south, southern California seems to get an early spring. Some weather sites are commenting on the apocalyptic

Joe Adcock welcomes new FOCUS coordinators

Every September new students  put their feet in ketchup, squish their hands in mustard and dip their noses in relish for “Food Twister.” Who supplies the condiments? The First-Year Orientation and Christian University Success (FOCUS) Coordinators do. Six student leaders were selected to fill the shoes of their predecessors under the direction of Assistant Dean

A new year, a new look for The Banner

Over Christmas break, “The Banner” underwent a minor, yet significant change. After many years of what we call a “Tabloid-size” newspaper, we finally added inches to its length, in hopes that your reading experience will be heightened (pun intended). Now, there is more room for photos and text. Also, the length-to-width ratio is more reminiscent

We are not normal

When we were teenagers, all we wanted was to fit in. Life seemed unlivable if you woke up with a pimple on your forehead or you could not find a date for prom. That meant that if we could not cover it up or find someone to take, we would stand out. We would not

Spring semester welcomes new students

Following a record-breaking fall semester enrollment of around 1,400 new students spring welcomes 150 more. Each year, California Baptist University hosts two new student orientations. The spring 2012 new student orientation was held Jan. 6–9. The event was held to welcome the new students and give them an idea of what college life is like.

Another great ‘Techie’ year

2011 was a ground breaking year for the world of technology as many new gadgets were released. Among them were: iPad 2: The latest release of Apple’s tablet computer product was released on March 2. Key features included a new lithium-ion polymer battery that lasts up to 10 hours, the new A5 processor and the

Websites could be shut down by PIPA and SOPA

The United States Department of Justice could be shutting down your favorite websites if they violate legislation going to the floors of both the House and Senate in the coming weeks. Senators will conduct a roll call vote on Tues., Jan. 24, for a bill that would give the U.S. Attorney General the power to

Top video game releases end 2011 successfully

Anticipation of top video game releases ends the year 2011 successfully Although 2011 is gone, many games were released throughout the year. A look back reveals that last year was a great year for some of the more popular titles and series and not so great for others. Now that the new year has arrived,

News briefs Jan. 20

COLLEGE RACE The Amazing College Race: Riverside Edition will bring Riverside colleges together on Sunday, Jan. 22 from noon to 3 p.m. to enjoy a day of fun, games and prizes. The College Council of Riverside invites students with college IDs to form teams of three and register for $20. Participating colleges include; California Baptist

“I have a dream” walk-a-thon

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16, citizens of the Riverside community gathered at Bordwell Park to partake in the 19th Annual Martin Luther King 3K Walk-A-Thon. Registration began at 8:30 a.m. at the park, which is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. All participants received a special T-shirt commemorating the event. By 9:30

Flames engulf palm tree close to campus

An inflamed palm tree, located across the street from the front entrance of the California Baptist University campus, shocked and awed student onlookers Thursday evening. The fire began at approximately 9:15 p.m. and was quickly contained by the Riverside County Fire Department. “[As] we approached this part of the campus, we noticed there was a

Locking doors ensures safety for students

California Baptist University is known for its beauty and being consistently ranked among the top southern California schools. It is also known for its constant pursuit of student safety. Jim Walters, the director of Public Safety, and his entire department strive to make CBU safer each year. The 2011-2012 school year is no different, as

Starbucks creates jobs for USA

Starbucks recently partnered with Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) to form the Create Jobs For USA fund in an effort to support small-business growth and establish jobs for the 9.1 percent of unemployed Americans. Effective Nov. 1, 2011, the project began collecting donations from corporate-owned Starbucks stores and the outcome is increasingly positive. People walk into

Nes Briefs Dec. 2

ALUMNA NAMED EDITOR Brooke Edwards, a CBU graduate, recently became city editor of the “Daily Press,” a Victorville, Calif. newspaper. She served on staff as an investigative reporter since 2008. After receiving her B.A. in English, teaching credential and M.S. in education, Edwards taught for four years at a Riverside high school. A few years

‘Yule’ have a great time

Yule, an annual winter formal, gives students at California Baptist University the chance to dress up, go to a fancy location, eat scrumptious food and enjoy top-of-the-line entertainment. This year will be no different, as the event will be held at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel on Friday, Dec. 2. “The main reason we do Yule

F.A.I.T.H. program participating in festival of lights

The city of Riverside kicked off the annual Festival of Lights in downtown Riverside on Thursday, Nov. 25. The event featured various musical groups, carnival food, ice skating, reindeer, and the lighting of over three million lights along Mission Inn Avenue. California Baptist University’s F.A.I.T.H. Club was in attendance serving the community through volunteer work.

What Christmas (Doesn’t) Mean to me

What Christmas (Doesn’t) Mean to Me. Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. It means reuniting with family. It means a takeover of radio stations by tireless holiday jams (Bing Crosby, anyone?). And, it means three weeks of Christmas vacation (Yay!). Each of these things has some attachment to the Christmas

Perfect match for Apple users

The wheels of technology never seem to stop spinning. It is a challenge to keep up with the latest gadget or software because a newer version is made shortly after its release. Apple Company makes its presence known in the technology world through their constant software updates and features, most recently adding the new iTunes

Think before you borrow

Going to college is supposed to lead to a more prosperous future. However, in today’s society it is almost impossible to attend a college or university without borrowing loans, which can create serious long term debt. The government grants aid to students based on need and eligibility. Since most students require a certain type of

Majors worth a second look

For graduating students, the uncertainty in the job market can be stressful. Recent data reveals interesting information about majors. Students seem to fear they will find no work or not be able to use their degree and drown in student loan payments. By picking a major with a high hiring ratio, students should have a

Upcoming event brings snow, music and Christmas cheer

For the second year, Associated Students of California Baptist University (ASCBU) will bring a white Christmas to students. The 2011 Christmas Tree Lighting Party will be held Thurs., Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. on the front lawn. ASCBU partners with the Alumni Association to host this event for students, staff, faculty and alumni. This year’s

Feedback sparks changes to men’s and women’s week

What used to be Men’s and Women’s Week changed this year, from a week of events to a semester of gender-specific events. One of the main reasons for the change was feedback from students. A survey done by Student Services after Women’s Week last year concluded that students responded, saying “this (week) is great but

Brisco’s nutritional information online

The campus eateries are undergoing a major renovation – online. Provider employees are working to provide nutritional information for students via the California Baptist University website. “We are working on a program called Comp Nutrition,” Banquet and Catering Executive Chef Brad Martin said. “It’s a program that we are inputting all our recipes into to

Lancer life in 24 hours

High school students experience what it is like to be a student at California Baptist University for 24 hours on Dec. 1 and 2. Every year CBU hosts “24 at CBU.” This event invites high school juniors and seniors to live just like CBU students for a whole day. The participants stay in the dorms,

Students help build new major

Students on the California Baptist University campus will hear a new acronym while introducing themselves to classmates involved in the school’s newest program. The chances of finding a student with a Construction Management (CM) major on campus are slim, but the eight students enrolled so far in the program’s first year are pioneers of a new

Fee free days for national parks

Fees often hold people back from visiting places they want to see, but in 2012 the National Parks will have 17 fee-free days. “The goal is to give an incentive for people to come out and enjoy nature, have a positive experience, be healthy and learn. It’s a way to remove one possible barrier to

New local church features old-time design

Seven domes stretch into the sky at the newly constructed St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, welcoming parishioners and visitors alike. “This church has been a long time dream of this parish and with God’s grace and mercy it’s come to pass,” Father Josiah Trenham said. The 14th century Byzantine design celebrates Trenham’s love for

News Briefs Nov. 18

CAF AND BRISCO’S CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING The Alumni Dining Common will close for Thanksgiving holiday on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. and will open again Mon., Nov. 28 at 7 a.m. Brisco’s will also be closed for the same periods, but it will open at its normal time of 10:30 a.m. on  Mon., Nov.

E-books make an impact on literary market

E-books have become a part of modern life offering style an electronic convenience in an age that has almost gone completely digital. Amazon’s sale of e-books topped the sale of traditional hardcover books, and last year, The New York Times announced that e-books would be listed in the newspaper’s renowned bestsellers’ list. While print is

Budgeting your ‘fun’ds

Music, movies, events, video games, eating out with friends…entertainment. You are a student and might not have to worry about budgeting for the real world just yet, but thinking about where and what you spend on entertainment might be a good place to start. Entertainment is part of downtime for many college students because it

Layaway offers options for shoppers

Christmas is 36 days away but it is not too early to start Christmas shopping for loved ones and friends. In today’s economy, layaway is making its way back as opposed to using credit cards and getting charged interest. According to the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Consumer Credit, which regulates and supervises

Fireworks Spark the Victory for Two Three-Year Champs!

As of Friday, Nov. 4, Bus Drivers and Dynasty kept their reputation as Fortuna Bowl “champions,” setting a three-year winning streak after the 2011 Fortuna Bowl Championship game. Since California Baptist University’s very first intramural flag football game in 1991, Fortuna Bowl has been one of students’ most exciting and favored event of the year.

Women’s Choir performs with RCC Choirs in joint concert

The Women’s Choir at California Baptist University performed at the First Congregational Church of Riverside in a joint concert with Riverside City College’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. The connection between RCC and CBU’s musical groups began when Philip Miller, Women’s Choir director, and John Byun, the RCC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Student journalists awarded at Annual ACP/CMA Conference

The California Baptist University campus produced publications were represented by 22 students and advisers at the 28th Annual ACP National College Media Journalism Convention Oct. 26-30 in Orlando, Fla. Three of the campus’ publications “The Banner”, “Angelos” and “Pursuit” received awards in their respective categories. “The Banner” won 2nd place in Four Year Non-Weekly division, “Angelos” won

Local high schools embrace technology

The rapid evolution of technology is changing the traditional classroom learning environment and some high schools in the Riverside Unified School District have chosen to embrace the change . RUSD strives to make the latest technology and internet accessible to all students to help prepare them for the college and career ambitions in a technology-driven

Banks to charge new fees for regular use

There is no doubt that America faces significant economic challenges. In addition to the periodical stock plummets and the backlash of Wall Street protesters, some of the largest bank chains in America are introducing new fees to be added soon. According to and confirmed with a Wells Fargo representative, Wells Fargo will begin charging

News Briefs Oct. 21

FLAG FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS  Playoffs for flag football will take place on two different dates. There will be four games on Oct. 29, to narrow the playing field to four teams per gender league and two games on Nov. 1 to narrow it down to the top two teams in each league. These four teams will

Camping predicts earth’s end, again

According to Harold Camping, doomsday prophet and president of Family Radio in Oakland, the world is to be destroyed and God’s elect people raptured on Oct. 21. Camping said, in 2009, that after the day is over, all who did not receive Christ will be destroyed by fire for all eternity and every created thing

OPS operations successful; enrollment on the rise

Work all day, drive to California Baptist University, go to class at 6 p.m. for several hours, and hurry home to see the family. This was the routine for undergraduate and graduate students at CBU before there was the Online Professional Studies program. Prof. Dirk Davis, dean of academics for Online and Professional Studies explained

Don’t be scared

Scary movies are not my thing. There is absolutely nothing about watching exorcisms, massacres or mutant-causing epidemics that appeal to me. In fact, more than just their lack of appeal, they terrify me. Not for long, though. I may only spend one night with my covers all the way up to my eyeballs; but still,

Several new Majors added

The job market is healthy in many industries and California Baptist University has developed several new majors, and a few minors, that will help students get hired. The majors developed for this fall are mostly in the healthcare field: Clinical Health Science, Communication Disorders, Health Education, Healthcare Administration, Pre-Physical Therapy. Construction Management is the only new

Madness in the gym, Crazies on the sidewalks

Thirty-three tents, two dorm room mattresses, three air mattresses, two couch cushions, one tepee, several lawn chairs and 360 students were stationed by the front lawn Thursday night for the chance to receive a T-shirt starting at 6:30 the following morning. The T-shirts will act as tickets for California Baptist University’s annual Midnight Madness event

Students moved to ‘Rescue’ Invisible Children

A free viewing of “Rescue,” a movie made by Invisible Children was shown in the Alumni Dining Commons on Monday, Oct. 10 in which over 70 California Baptist University students attended. Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization that strives to end the use of child soldiers for rebel wars in central Africa. The film sought

Saving money is in fashion

In this economic crisis, people tend to overspend. It is important to take the time to sit down and think about things that are necessities versus those that are luxuries. Fashion is a luxury that seems to interest college students the most. Most students want to look their best and they find a way; whether

Save bucks on books

Buying textbooks requires time and effort. With so many choices the quest to search for alternatives seems even harder. Students now have the opportunity to rent, buy ebooks, purchase them in the bookstore, buy through online retailers or get them from other students. The benefits of each can be carefully analyzed but taking the time

Applications almost due for student service projects

Students have the opportunity to choose from 42 teams that will serve in locations around the world through the Office of Mobilization. God calls us to be His hands and feet—to go into the nations and preach the good news. Some of the many countries on this year’s International Service Project list include Brazil, Finland,

Influence through Social Networking

The ability to be influenced and impact various publics has changed as the social networking world expands and makes things such as measuring the influence you have on others, possible. Klout is a free social-networking site that monitors the effect one person has on others and the things that might interest them, based on social

Student fees fund campus events

Each year, a chunk of each student’s tuition goes to fund campus events and other campus ventures. Approximately two-hundred dollars was charged to each traditional student this year. This is the student services fee, and six hundred sixty five dollars was charged for the general fee. “It is the traditional undergraduate students who are charged

Plagiarism and cheating surveyed on campus

Academic integrity is a concern on many college campuses. The Center for Academic Integrity gives the definition, “Academic integrity is a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.” A

Campus internet issues temporarily resolved

Information and Technology Services faced the challenge of bringing the internet to a new living area before school started this semester. Everything did not go according to plan. The first two weeks of the semester were a major problem in the Colony. A solution to the problem was found and, after many delays, a new

Sony requires waiver to class action lawsuits

In April, Sony was the target of a large hacking attempt that left millions of users without access to the Playstation Network for several weeks. Any user who used their credit card information through that system found themselves being warned of possible fraud. According to various online news organizations and tech blogs, including, consumers

Spotify: spot-on sensational

What music application combines the social nosiness of Facebook, the freedom of choice of Grooveshark and the naughty thrill of LimeWire, all while modeling iTunes’ accessible online shopping atmosphere? Spotify is the newest addition to the world of music sharing and streaming software. In a world where consumers jump on anything free, Spotify is the

TCP targets smoking in movies

The Riverside County Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Project takes aim against smoking scenes in movies. In 1998, California constituents voted in favor of Proposition 99, an initiative that funds 20 percent of the TCP. A main goal of the TCP is create awareness about the presence of smoking scenes in motion pictures and

Pursuing purpose beyond CBU

At California Baptist University, students are constantly encouraged to “Live Your Purpose.” President Ellis mentions this goal in his campus addresses, it hangs on banners around the grounds and can be heard in most CBU-sponsored videos. But what does it mean to live your purpose? At CBU, a university committed to the Great Commission, a

Liquor law violations decrease in 2010

Liquor law violations decreased by nearly twenty percent in 2010, according to Public Safety’s annual report. The report released Oct. 2011 in compliance to the Clery Act, a law passed by Congress in 1990 that mandated the report’s yearly release for schools receiving federal financial aid. This year’s report saw a decline in nearly all

r u dependent?

Pro by Sharayah Le Leux Technology overall is a great addition to our every day life. While some use it out of convenience, others may use it out of necessity. Although, technology has been created to aid in discoveries as well as learning, its use can sometimes get out of hand. Internet – the Internet

Ellis addresses students through video

President Ronald Ellis set a goal to “reinforce the decision to join Lancer Nation.” In chapel services Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 Ellis gave his annual “State of the University” address. This year’s address differed from years past as it was presented to the students in video format. The video began with an introduction by

Freshman election forced to a Run-off

It is election season at California Baptist University and after the first period of voting for representatives, not much is settled. Associated Students of California Baptist University (ASCBU) has four positions available: a commuter representative and three freshman representatives. There were initially 11 students campaigning for the three freshman representative spots and one student for

CBU celebrates the Constitution: an achievement of humanity

Students, faculty and guests attending California Baptist University’s celebration of the US Constitution were told to “open [their] minds and drink in deeply,” President Ronald Ellis. “Dr. Douglas Kmiec has a lot of experience and I think he brings a perspective to all of us that we should welcome to hear,” Ellis said. Kmiec, who

Relevant Church makes move on CBU: Local church known for reaching out moves to CBU neighborhood

Pastor Jonathan Bilima is bringing the gospel message to the California Baptist University neighborhood and sending shoes to people in need, all by creating additional worship services at Relevant Church. Through a partnership with Soles4Souls, Relevant donated five pairs of shoes for each person who attended any of their services on Sunday, Sept. 18. Between

News Briefs Sept. 23, 2011

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR  Riverside Fire Department is attempting to raise emergency awareness and create a “Ready Riverside.” The department is hosting an Emergency Awareness fair at Riverside City Hall. The event will be held Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-2p.m. Sept. is National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM was founded after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

State legislature delays Amazon tax

After days of uncertainty the State Legislature and the online retailer, Amazon, have come to an agreement on whether or not the online giant will have to impose taxes on California shoppers. The deal struck between the State and Amazon, on Friday Sept. 9, 2011, will result in California shoppers paying a sales tax on

Pick up your armor and go

What is our armor? As Christians we are told to pick up our crosses daily in order to fulfill the purpose God has given us. But how do we use our defenses in Christ to fulfill this purpose? A verse that gives the answer to this is one that we have all heard since we

Students react to campus changes

The campus changed drastically over the summer. Change can cause uneasiness but most students reacted favorably. “We hope students will react in a positive way to the increased parking that they can use,” Brenda Flores, facilities & planning department administrator, said. “We understand that there is a lot of construction around the School of Business

Fall theatre schedule debuts

California Baptist University’s theatre department welcomed over 13 new theatre majors this fall semester from techies, stage managers, costume designers, and performers. Audition week brought new personalities, characters and talents to the stage. After posting the cast list on the doors of the theatre, Director Krista Jo Miller immediately began rehearsals for the musical “You’re

Chapel rule clarification: Cell phones now allowed in chapel on one condition

Students can now bring smart phones, tablets and laptops to chapel due to an unofficial change in the Office of Spiritual Life’s electronics policy. In the past, students that used electronic devices during chapel were targeted with a laser pointer and later received an e-mail notifying them that they would not receive chapel credit. Laser

Public safety expands operations

Public Safety revised operations to facilitate recent growth and change. For example, the addition of The Colony, formerly known as Parkside Apartments, gives Public Safety more ground to cover. “Since those students have moved in, it is just another part of campus. We are geared up staffing wise,” Director of Public Safety, Jim Walters, said.

Facebook gets another face-lift

As people become familiar with Facebook applications and new changes made, there are always improvements and more changes that confuse them. Here are a few of the newest additions introduced by Facebook . CHATTING Facebook organized the chatting features. They launched new messages, which bring together not only chats and messages but also texts and

CAL Grants cut, CBU to assist affected

On March 24, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed various budget-related bills to cut down on state spending. One of these bills included the Senate Bill 70, which enforced stricter limitations in the Cal Grant Program. This change affected scores of college students, including many from California Baptist University. As a result, CBU has created a new grant

News Briefs Sep. 9, 2011

COOL DOWN AT CASTLE PARK Buccaneer Cove is the newest attraction at Castle Park, a local fun center. The Cove features water cannons, umbrellas, rings and is replete with multiple fountains. This water playground includes five large and very colorful slides. Any student smaller than 36 inches will not be able to ride the slides

Happy Days Are Here Again

Elvis may be gone and jukeboxes might be gathering dust in collectors’ shops, but students at California Baptist University have the opportunity to go back in time at Frankie & Miliey’s Happy Days Diner. Located at 9696 Magnolia Ave. between Van Buren Boulevard and Tyler Street in Riverside, Happy Days Diner is a family-owned business

Netflix price increase

After many years of acquiring customers and building trust, Netflix raised prices of streaming videos and DVD rentals which disappointed customers. Email notification was sent to customers, explaining the need to separate the two plans and add a cost to each one of them. “We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into

Google+: Are you in the Circle?

Google is taking over the Internet one creation at a time. In late June of this year, Google began slowly releasing their new social networking service, Google+. However, Google+ was not open to everyone. A user’s access to the site was purely based upon their ability to receive a Google+ invite. Current users that are

Investing in the future

It has long been said, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” While this is still true, in the ever-changing world of the 21st century, that phrase can now read “a penny saved is a few pennies earned.” This saying is most appropriate when speaking to college students. The image of a broke, hungry college

CBU transforms Parkside Village Apartments into ‘The Colony’

Too many roommates in one room? Not enough parking? Hopefully this will be a thing of the past at California Baptist University as increased enrollment challenges are a blessing in disguise. Upon leaving the academic dining commons proceed through the breeze way of Yeager crossing the street and through the parking lot. What rises from

A piece of encouragement

In many of Paul’s epistles, he mentions the theme, encouragement. In Romans, he reveals that our faith should encourage each other (1:12), that Scripture gives encouragement (15:4) and that God is a God of “endurance and encouragement (15:5).” In 1 Thessalonians, he says we are to encourage the fainthearted (15:14). And, in Philippians, that Christ

‘Freshmen’ RDs for Freshmen

Incoming freshman will not be the only ones feeling like “noobs” this year. So will their Resident Directors. Both Smith Hall and Simmons Hall have new RD’s. In Smith Hall it is Jay Stovall, a California Baptist University alumni and in Simmons Hall it is Janelle Fagg—also a CBU graduate. “My hopes are just to

OSL energizes on-campus ministries

A new year marks a new start for the Office of Spiritual Life. At the beginning of each school year, OSL hosts an event that is meant to highlight the different opportunities in ministry that they offer. Taylor Fagg, Graduate Assistant for the Office of Spiritual Life coordinated this year’s event dubbed, “Cirque Du OSL.”

Freshmen Find Friends on Facebook

Facebook is not only a great way for current students to socialize, but also a fun and easy way for freshman to connect, California Baptist University found. Steve Neilsen, director of student retention, created a group entitled ‘Freshmen at California Baptist University’ on Facebook in 2010. Prior to utilizing Facebook to connect freshmen, CBU used

New students to ‘retreat’ on campus

What does a record-breaking incoming freshman class mean? No new student retreat in the mountains this year. Instead of making the annual trek to Forest Home, a Christian camping facility located in the San Bernadino Mountains, an estimate of 1400 new students, Joe Adcock said, will “retreat” on campus. The on-campus retreat will take place

CBU student does not ‘wipeout’

For Christian Cannon, paying for school just got easier. Cannon appeared as a contestant on ABC’s popular game show “Wipeout” in an episode that aired June 23 and he won 50 thousand dollars. “I heard that they were having an open casting call at Downtown Disney’s ESPN Zone, so I went,” Cannon said. “I have

Micro payments: Small fee, big benefit

There was a day in the not- so-distant past, when purchasing a song required buying the entire album on CD, 8-track or vinyl record. Since 2003, the iTunes Store has offered single songs for download costing as little as 99 cents. What made the iTunes Store revolutionary was not offering digital music, but allowing individual

Credit Card Epidemic

They are shiny, plastic and they bring a smile to many faces. Credit cards have brought joy to the lives of college students and young adults. Unfortunately, the excessive use and abuse of credit cards plays a significant role in the economic downturn. According to a study conducted by Sallie Mae in 2009, only two

A Student’s Guide to the Stock Market

NASDAQ, Dow Jones, initial public offering, short sale, price to earnings ratio, market capitalization and stock shares. For most, these terms may seem like a foreign language. Knowledge of the stock market has traditionally been left to those of older generations. However, now more than ever, is a great time to learn the stock market.

Spending student

With the new school year, the thought of how to manage a budget and still be able to have fun with limited funds is always a challenge. Hopefully, this list will help you to become a successfully saving student. First: Utilize your local Dollar Trees, Big Lots, 99 cents stores, and Wal-Marts. Dollar Trees carry

Buy this, not that

It is the time of the year when students receive emails about when they are scheduled to move onto campus or when commuters have their first event. It is the time when each student empties out mom and dad’s wallet or even their own as they make purchases for the necessities of being a college

Class Gift – 2011

During spring break, the 2011 senior class gift was constructed. This year’s gift, the walkway from University Place apartments to the Village, was completed before the class graduated. There is another entrance opening from the Global Village. This was a major feat, as some gifts range in the length of time for completion depending on

Health Clinic Passes 250 Student Mark

Chelsea Rogers, who played Donna in the recent production of The Taffetas at California Baptist University, was sick the day before opening night. She was unable to get an appointment with her primary physician in time, so she turned to the Student Health Center. “I was able to be seen that day, the very hour

Off Campus Jobs

There never seems to be enough hours in a day. This statement is especially true for students with off campus jobs. Being in class for 14 plus hours a week and working another ten plus hours a week can be very stressful. Students do it because they need the money. There are the inevitable bills

Eating at Home vs. at School

California Baptist University offers students an all-you-can-eat buffet in the Alumni Dining Commons, quick snacks at Wanda’s Cafe and filling to-go meals at Brisco’s. But with all this “good” food offered on campus, students find themselves wondering if this “good” food is good for their bodies, or if it would be healthier to just eat

Behavioral ‘Industry’ talks guide students

Curious students who were unsure about their life’s direction while studying a behavioral science discipline found advice from leading professionals within the area at California Baptist University’s “Afternoon with Industry” event. The School of Behavioral Sciences hosted the “Afternoon with Industry” event on Nov. 11 in the Copenbarger Presidential Dining Room. Students who replied to

Champions defend Fortuna Titles

Last year’s Fortuna Bowl champions were not ready to relinquish their titles as they faced off against two new teams in this year’s flag football championship game. On Friday Nov. 5, four intramural flag football teams met on California Baptist University’s altered front lawn for an annual tradition that boasted high attendance (an estimate 2000

New Gallery Hosts puts on 3rd Annual Art Competition

For two hours on Monday, Nov. 1, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., students filed in and out of the Metcalf Gallery in Wallace Theatre to view their peer’s art work and vote for their favorite pieces at the 3rd Annual Art Competition. Art work remained in the gallery for days following. Nicole Green-Hodges, an adjunct

What does my vote mean?

This year, Nov. 2 marks the day where Americans can exercise their right to vote. To help clarify confusion and uncertainty when deciding how to vote on some of the propositions, here are some facts about the three important propositions on the ballot from the Official Voter Guide as prepared by Debra Bowen, the secretary

Student loans: Friend or foe?

The economy hurts all people, including those who want to earn a degree. It is common to find an increasing rate of college students who borrow money to realize their dream and students at California Baptist University also follow the trend. Special projects coordinator in CBU’s Financial Aid office, Amy Gwilt, said that students need

Etiquette Dinner: Eat your way to a dream job

Dressed to impress in business chic, men and women mingled their way to a beautifully set dinner table at California Baptist University’s business dinner to learn something not usually put in textbooks: dinner etiquette. Students, faculty and staff gathered on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Copenbarger Presidential Dining room to learn how

You Dig?

October 18-22 was a time for gathering among a very specific group on the California Baptist University campus. Man Week brought guys from all over campus together for one purpose: to grow deeper in their relationships with each other and Christ. The theme this year for Man Week was “You Dig,” which focused on growing

Locked Doors: Public Safety Releases Annual Police Report

The number of on-campus motor vehicle thefts increased from zero to three in 2009, as found in California Baptist University’s annual crime and safety report released earlier this month. This is a slight increase from 2008, however it is consistent with the number from 2007. “Motor vehicle theft is a very fluid crime, the fact

“Rushing” In

Students hoping to get more involved in the California Baptist University community browsed approximately 25 informational tables that represented various clubs on campus, on Oct. 8. The club’s ranged from major specific to specific interest, creating an atmosphere that offered something for nearly everyone. “It is an opportunity for clubs to make booths so that

Bill and Melinda Gates Give Grant

Bill Gates is helping Riverside college students. On Sept. 27, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National League of Cities announced that Riverside would be one of four cities chosen to receive a $3 million grant. The grant will be used to help increase the graduation rate for college students. Most of the

Sandals Church moves to new residence soon

After years of struggling to call a place home, local favorite Sandals Church will move into its own building. “The new building is located on 150 Palmyrita Ave., in Riverside, Calif. on the back side of the mountain that is up against UC Riverside,” Michelle Van Hook, executive assistant at Sandals, said. Sandals Church called

“Grace” leads students to seek him

“Grace. What’s so amazing?” Flyers with this phrase advertised the theme for Seek Week 2010, held 0ct. 12 – 15. This attribute of God challenged students in various ways throughout the week. The week featured many events, including Seek First, a worship night held on Oct. 12 in Stamps Courtyard, which kicked off the week.

“Just Be” Challenges Women to Unite

A celebration of sisterhood and femininity, Women’s Week took over the female population on campus Oct. 18 -22. The theme of the, “Just Be”, week challenged the women of California Baptist University to embrace who they are as women of God, letting go of hindrances and breaking themselves from bondage. “We decided on this theme

CBU joins PACWest

The Pacific West Conference (PACWest) received its 10th membership school to take part of the NCAA Division II. California Baptist University will be joining schools from Hawaii, Northern California, Utah, and Arizona beginning in Fall 2011. According to, it was a unanimous decision from the presidents, chancellors and executive members to accept CBU into PACWest.

Russian Orphanage Blood Drive

California Baptist University students helped save lives by donating blood to the Blood for Missions nonprofit organization, in the Staples Room on Oct. 5, 2010. The blood donations will benefit patients at University of Southern California and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. They will also fund $20 per blood donor, which will support SunErgos International’s orphanages

Student Journalists Awarded

California Baptist University’s Journalism Program students won big this past weekend, not only in awards, but in the spiritual growth of their chosen profession. Baptist schools from around the country came together October 8-10 for the 2010 Excellence in Journalism Collegiate Journalism Conference in Nashville, Tennessee to experience the full spectrum of modern Christian journalism

Local Labor Union protests at CBU

Carpenters Local 944, a labor union based in Ontario, Calif., set up a protest outside the Magnolia Ave. entrance of California Baptist University this morning. The labor union is protesting the school for using Fullmer Construction, which they claim does not meet local area labor standards regarding health benefits and pension. CBU hired Fullmer Construction

Donors honored at Brisco’s Dedication

President Ronald Ellis and other members of California Baptist University administration gathered at the entrance of Brisco’s to take part in a dedication ceremony of Brisco’s Village cafe on Sept. 30. The private reception began at 2 p.m., held in honor of the donors and their respective families at the site of the new eating

Fighting obesity; fitExpo lands first event in Riverside

It seems like obesity was never a major topic of discussion here in Riverside but with records showing that it is at an all time high, the Junior League of Riverside decided to take action against this epidemic launching the fitExpo project. The event took place Sat., Sept. 25, 2010 on the front lawn of

Take two: underwater shoot

The model adds long, thick extensions to her hair and dives into the pool as student photographers from the graphic design program at California Baptist University adjust their lenses to practice getting portfolios shots. This hands on experience for the graphic design students took place on Sept. 18 at the Lancer Aquatic Center. “It is

Celebrating Constitutional Rights

In celebration of Constitution Day, Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, came to discuss the importance of religious freedom on Sept. 22, 2010 in the Copenbarger Presidential Dining Room at California Baptist University. Constitution Day commemorates the founding father’s formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. The Constitution covers

Speech highlights changes

California Baptist University President, Ronald Ellis, presented the annual State of the University Address at chapel on Sept. 22, 2010. The State of the University Address informs the CBU students of Ellis’ review of the campus community, the major milestones and important occurrences that took place over the past year. The tragedy of the car

Newest addition to Stamps Courtyard

A bronze Bible sculpture, the 2009 class gift, will sit in the northeast corner of Stamps Courtyard. Completion of the project is set for October 2010. At 37.5 inches wide, 29 inches tall and 4 to 5 inches thick, the Bible will lay open on an angled mount. The pages will feature the words of

Art department unveils new home

California Baptist University’s Visual Arts program welcomed visitors to their open house. Visitors examined original artwork, asked questions and admired their new facility now located in the Rose Garden Village Chapel. During the opening ceremony on Sept. 21, Visual Arts Program Director, Professor Duncan Simcoe, compared the exciting growth of the CBU campus to a

Curtain opens for Fall season

The California Baptist University theater program will set its sights on original production and classic Broadway with two fall productions “Almost, Maine” and “Man of La Mancha.” “Almost, Maine” is a comedic love story about a series of couples who fall in and out of love. It is set in Almost, Maine, during a northern

Students learn internship protocol

The “Last-Minute Workshop” on Sept. 9 regarding internship information was not only a wrap-up of what several other workshops had already stated, but Assistant Director of Career Services Liz Jorden packed details into the hour-long seminar to sate a handful of experience-hungry students. “The internships provided are- arguably the most important work experience you can

“Pursuit” of a new Publication

A new publication will hit the stands at California Baptist University soon, joining the other established award-wining publications. “Pursuit Magazine”, the first new publication introduced to the student body in more than 50 years, was founded under the advisement of Mary Ann Pearson, assistant professor of communications and education and Sandra Romo, lecturer for journalism

Faculty Retreat Focuses on Diversity

Age, gender and race are common characteristics of diversity. At California Baptist University, faculty attended a retreat where they learned about student statistics and how to prepare meeting the needs of the diverse student population. The two-day retreat started Aug. 24 and included several tracks that strategically covered aspects of diversity as it related to

New plans for parking

Parking at California Baptist University has changed this year due to an increase in enrollment. “The present situation includes both temporary and permanent locations. I would stress however that much of what has been created is temporary,” Mark Wyatt, vice president of marketing and communication, said. With quite an influx of new students coming into

Flag football kicks off

The rosters are turned in, the lines on the front lawn are painted and the referees are hired. Flag football season is ready to begin. This year, the intramural sport that already boasts more participation than any other at California Baptist University is set to have a record number of teams. There will be 14

Yeager legacy lives on

Ernest Eugene “Gene” Yeager, a major donor of California Baptist University and icon in the construction industry, passed away on Sunday Sept. 5, 2010 in Palm Desert after a courageous battle with cancer. “Gene was a beloved family member, committed Christian, generous, can-do person, optimist and joy-filled spirit,” CBU President Ronald Ellis said. A private

Almost open for business

The long awaited debut of a new eating area on campus is near. Brisco’s Village Cafe, which was supposed to open shortly before the start of the fall semester, will now open a few weeks subsequent to its original date. California Baptist University is aiming for the second week in September, though an official date

Parking going green?

California Baptist University administration developed a creative solution for parking this school year. Four new parking lots with 290 spots were opened on sections of grass throughout campus. Campus Drive also received 30 parking stalls on what was the outer south-bound lane. In the past 5 years, enrollment has increased by 41 percent from 2905

OPS, division expansion

First came eight tracks, then cassettes, CDs and now MP3s. The music stays the same but the medium changes. David Poole, vice president for Online and Professional Studies used this example to show California Baptist University undertaking for the OPS division which is under his leadership. OPS is a new division at CBU which provides

Catalog Changes

California Baptist University students can choose from three new majors this fall. After several years of offering a Film Studies Minor, the Department of Modern Languages and Literature has added a Film Studies major. The major offers three concentrations: film analysis, screen writing and film production. “Film studies majors learn to read and write effectively

New kids on the block

California Baptist University overflowed with new students on the first day of orientation on Aug. 25. Despite the tears of sadness as students said goodbye to their parents, the spiritual atmosphere created by the CBU student leaders and faculty provided an enjoyable experience for all. With all of the information sessions about the CBU culture

Cheering with angels: campus unites, remembers Rice

“She will continue to cheer in heaven,” Director of Athletics at California Baptist University Micah Parker said during Coach Wendy Rice’s memorial. Coach Rice may also “give the angels ‘pointers on how to do it better’ for the next soul,” Parker added. The private campus memorial, held in the Van Dyne Gymnasium on Aug. 13,

CBU Welcomes The Class of 2014

California Baptist University staff and faculty welcomed close to one hundred incoming students and their families Aug. 6 to the pre-orientation event, Step Ahead. Step Ahead is a day long event where students can register for classes, attend various info sessions and tour the campus before coming to orientation. They also get a free meal

Tweeting for small business owners

Twitter is not just a trend for tweens to update the world on the things they are doing every hour of the day. This social networking site allows users to release updates in 140 characters or less to their followers. If used properly by a business, Twitter can be a tool for success. “One of

Accreditation Granted for 10 Years

The 2010-2011 school year holds a new milestone for California Baptist University. After visiting the school last semester, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges granted CBU accreditation reaffirmation for 10 years, the maximum that they give out and the maximum that CBU has ever received. The WASC commission was formed in 1962 to promote

New budget threatens financial aid

Questions arise over financial aid programs as both the state and federal Congress push to pass their budgets with limited funds and abundant expenditures. The delay of the passing the California budget brings concern to college students – Cal Grants could possibly be cut within the next years. A new bill that changed some requirements

31 Bits designs a beautiful future

31 Bits Designs is a company changing the lives of Ugandan women one handcrafted piece of jewelry at a time and the California Baptist University community is getting involved. With the purpose of supporting internally displaced women in the war-torn country, 31 Bits is on a mission of “using fashion to empower women to rise

Recycle, Reuse, Re-tire

Riverside Public Works Department was awarded a Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Grant by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, CalRecycle. Riverside will be given $5 per ton of RAC up to $236,000 to be used on approved projects. Currently, there are eight projects on streets of Riverside using this funding. There is 61,892 tons

Seniors perform for the last time

The end of the year draws near and seniors are preparing themselves for the next steps of life. Theater seniors are no different. This year they are ending this year with a Shakespeare classic.Along with fellow cast and crew, the California Baptist University theater program, under the direction of Krista Jo Miller, director of the

Obama announces bid for re-election

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidential race and made history as the first African-American President of the United States. Now, the question is whether or not he will have the same seat after the 2012 election. Obama is off to an early start as he filed his re-election papers to the Federal Election Commission

News Briefs April 15, 2011

College of Allied Health The College of Allied Health at California Baptist University hosted a campus reception with Riverside’s health care and buisness leaders. There is a growing market for healthcare professionals and CBU President Ronald L. Ellis explained that it was “an opportunity that fits well with CBU’s mission of developing service-oriented graduates.” The

Thinking Toward 2012

The arrival of summer break is likely the foremost thought in student’s minds these days but folks in Washington are already thinking towards 2012. The year 2012 is a big one for elections and people are wondering, will Barack Obama become a two-term president? Well, he placed his presidential re-election bid on Apr. 4 and

Auto Insurance Made Easy for Students

Considering car insurance options is not typically a major priority for most students because it is either overwhelming or misunderstood. Whether a student must pay for their own insurance or are under their parent’s coverage, it is important to be educated about varying options and benefits offered to young adults. There are numerous steps students

Funds Need Financial Fortress

Age 18 is the golden year for most teenagers. It marks the beginning of adulthood and includes all of the decisions that come with it. One of the most important decisions is about money and where to put the money that is earned. Many young adults follow in their parents’ footsteps and bank at the

National Public Radio funding under fire

The House of Representatives voted to terminate government funding for National Public Radio on March 17. According to the NPR website, 5.8 percent of the station’s revenue sources come from federal, state and local government funding. The Senate, however, is not expected to pass the bill. The bill was passed 228-192 without the support of

News Briefs April 1, 2011

TAXES DUE By Jon Beam For students who have not filed their taxes for 2010, April 15 is fast approaching. For single students who have Federal or State income tax taken out of their paychecks and make less than $9,350 per year, they can still file and receive refunds. For married students filing jointly, the

“I Can’t Fill The Gallery” Opens in Plaza

California Baptist University opened a new art gallery in Lancer Plaza, formerly known as Adam’s Plaza, on March 28. This new gallery will serve as a place for Graphic Design and Digital Media majors and Visual Art majors to exhibit their senior shows. Rachel Weinstein, senior, was the first to display her works in the

Stumped at the Pump

Gas prices are reaching totals not seen since 2008 as the price of oil climbs past $100 per barrel. The rise in oil costs led to higher prices at the pump. Most gas stations around the Inland Empire have bumped the price of regular unleaded gasoline to $4. Oil shortages in some Middle Eastern countries

Students learn to lead at conference

In a time when intercollegiate athletics, intramural football rivalries and academic achievement qualifications fuel the healthy and passionate competition between Christian universities, it is refreshing to have a weekend of events dedicated to unifying and inspiring the most influential members from each respective college: the student leaders. Each spring, after each university has selected its

To Vote Or Not: Why student voting creates a controversy

As the 2012 presidential election approaches, the state legislature in New Hampshire has considered making changes that affect voter identification, residency requirements, same-day registration and voting by mail to clear up any confusion that students might have and my also influence other states, as addressed by Capitol Hill. Students play an important role in elections

A day in the life of a D.C. intern

Since my recent shift in locations, from Riverside, Calif. to Washington, DC for a semester; I have noticed the benefits, as well as some hardships that accompany city-living versus on-campus living. Ultimately, I want to encourage my fellow Lancers to have more city involvement. It benefits you and your neighbors. First, I will describe a

News Briefs March 11, 2011

WOMEN’S DAY IN MARCH March commemorates and pays tribute to the generations of women who have proved invaluable to society. Riverside is one of many cities in the United States taking part in celebrating these women by hosting “Gather the Women 2011.”The Gather event kicked off with a “Join Women on the Bridge” event on

Healthy Expansion of Opportunity

The College of Allied Health has been open since August 2010 and it is expanding by adding the new Department of Health Sciences for the upcoming fall semester. Led by Chuck Sands, the founding dean of the college of allied health, the department hopes to open this fall with three new areas of study. “It’s

Building connections for future employment

In an effort to help students grow and incorporate their careers into the Riverside community, there are programs that stress the importance of internships and provide students with a valuable career experience. Among these programs is the Riverside EDvantage citywide internship program which specifically focus- es on bringing the Riverside community together by connecting students

Keeping Identity Theft At Bay

Anyone can suffer from a mild to severe case of digital amnesia. This blackout occurs when an individual’s identity is stolen by cyber criminals who utilize it for their illegal purposes. According to the Federal Trade Commission, criminals can use your name, Social Security number or credit card number for fraudulent purposes. “Identity theft is

Lease a car: wolves in sheep’s clothing

The car you have always wanted can finally be yours. With zero down and low monthly rates, could it not have gotten any better? Leasing a car seems ideal to a large number of students. With appealing deals such as no money down, low or free maintenance and a new car more often, what is

An ex-rocker sold out for Christ

On March 6, 2011 at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, No. 26 of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time and ex-member of the heavy metal band Korn, Brian Welch, gave his testimony. Korn is a heavy metal band that released six CDs in total. Over $25 million dollars was earned in

Housing reformulated

Last year, housing sign-ups were completely online. This year, the Office of Residence Life will give students a better system for selecting housing – in person. “The idea is to give students more freedom,” Carson Belmont, Housing Services Coordinator, said. “Technology is great but sometimes it limits students from a face-to-face interaction or questions.” Residence

Students gather for Nations Chapel

Students of California Baptist University came together March 9 for Nations Chapel. Reminded that the nations are not merely physical regions and boundaries, students were encouraged to make disciples, whether that was overseas or in the United States, for as long as they lived. Toward the end of the chapel service, United States Project team

Students invest in preparedness

Some college students planned to save money as a New Year’s resolution but following through was difficult. The use of debit cards and credit cards gives everyone the opportunity to simply swipe their card and spend freely without noticing that saved money is decreasing. “We do not have a concept of money anymore,” Francois Jacobs,

The Taffetas: Live from Wallace Theater

Excitement and adrenaline run through their veins. The stage is set and the microphones are waiting. The host comes out and it is time. The Taffeta girls are here, wearing colorful taffeta dresses, ready to sing their hearts out with songs of love, laughter and fun. This is California Baptist University’s first Spring 2011 production

Building a new business

The School of Business shows signs of continuous expansion as it introduces its brand new Construction Management major. Headed by Assistant Professor Francois Jacobs, the program will begin in the fall. “It is here to help give the students a choice when they have a career in business,” Jacobs said. “There are a lot of

News Briefs Feb. 25, 2011

BLACK HISTORY MONTH The month of February is recognized as National Black History Month to commemorate the contributions that African-Americans made to the United States. With a wide variety of ways to celebrate, California Baptist University as well as University of California, Riverside showed their appreciation. UCR held events during the month of February with

Helpful Hints for Filling out the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the most important and most troublesome application for receiving financial aid. The FAFSA is what allows California residents to qualify for a Cal Grant, Pell Grant and the two different loans offered by the U.S. government. The FAFSA is also important because it allows California Baptist University

Riverside pushes for college representation

The College Council of Riverside plans to make Riverside a true college city through unification and change. CCOR is comprised of selected students from California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Riverside Community College and University of California, Riverside. CBU students William Byers, Dawson Young and Sarah Trout are members of the council and representatives for

Commitment: A Long Lost Art Form

The simple utterance of the word commitment can send chills down people’s spines but it is for an important reason. Ask yourself these questions honestly: Why is the divorce rate so high? Why are more men living at home rather than finding their own place? Why do more people in this century believe co-habitating is

Financial Clearance Process Changes

Starting in the summer semester, the Student Accounts office will implement new policies regarding the financial clearance deadlines and other office procedures. Financial clearance, according to Student Accounts, is a status that indicates a student has completed payment arrangements through an ‘approved payment option’ to cover all tuition and fee charges for the semester. A

Homecoming Hits the Block

Billboards, posters, banners and even a Facebook page have been drawing the California Baptist University and Riverside community to the Homecoming Block Party set for Feb. 11 and 12. At CBU, homecoming takes place in February in order to kick off the basketball season, whereas at most schools homecoming takes place at the beginning of


The epidemic is everywhere. The symptoms are described as: lack of enthusiasm, extremely busy schedule, fear of paying off debt, carelessness and merely awaiting graduation. Diagnosis: senioritis. While many prepare their resumes, build their experiences and plan their future careers after graduation, others just sit there, wait for everything to slow down and for them

Beauty recognized by Riverside

The Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful (KRCB) organization recognized California Baptist University again for the fourth time in the last 10 years for the school’s appearance. Mayor Ron Loveridge presented CBU with the 2011 KRCB Beautification First Place Award during the annual State of the City Address luncheon on Jan. 21. Mark Howe, CBU vice

Helping ministry close to home

California Baptist University’s Office of Spiritual Life offers students the opportunity to turn a weekend into a time of service through Urban Excursion. “It provides opportunity for students to serve in ministry in an urban setting and gives exposure to a variety of ministries taking place,” Brett Vowell, director of chapel and compassion ministries, said.

How To: Balance School and A Job

In this economy, it has gotten harder to pay for school. Some students even consider going to a community college in order to save for a four-year school. A growing trend exists; students at four-year universities are getting jobs more often. Many are finding it hard to balance work with classes. Balancing work and school

Coupons are for students too

Whether by mail, newspaper, e-mail or Facebook, coupons are the old money savers revamped. It seems everywhere you turn things are more expensive or you are just not making enough dough to keep up with the lifestyle you want or are accustomed to having. Yes, there are sales that will save you money. By searching

News Briefs Feb. 11, 2011

LANCER 5000 California Baptist University’s Cross Country and Track programs are hosting the Lancer 5000 during the Homecoming weekend. The race will be held Feb. 12, with registration and bib pick-up starting at 6 a.m. and the race beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 and $10 for CBU students. Proceeds from race will

God’s Pocket Change

Tithing is a term almost all Christians are familiar with; the act of giving a portion of ones income back to God via the church or other Christian institutions. The word Tithe literally means, “Tenth” and is first seen in the biblical book of Genesis chapter 14.  This chapter describes how Abraham gives Melkisidek, King

Seniors leave a road to follow

Anyone who walks around California Baptist University will see senior class gifts from years past. These gifts include renovations to the James Building, barbecue pits, benches and bronze statues. The senior class of 2011 voted in November 2010 to tear down a wall in the University Place Apartments to create a path that would lead

Higher Education Deviation

It has been less than a month since Jerry Brown’s inauguration as California’s governor and tackling the state budget has been his first act as governor. Every year the governor and the legislatures collaborate to pass a state budget that decides how our taxes will be spent on services such as education, the environment and

The student’s guide to crafting a dynamic resume

As the final touches are added and the final presentation is delivered, all drafts must be checked for perfection and not a single grammatical error can be present. A resume is what represents a person, and as such, it must execute all of the highlights of someone’s career and what makes them a qualifying candidate

Blogging: A Get-Rich-Quick Scheme?

Blogging. The word itself sounds like an adjective for the noise your cat makes when it is coughing up a hair ball, though over half the world’s population knows better. This new trend in the emergent social media, involves keeping an online journal on topics ranging from business to personal life. Capturing the attention of

March Air Force Base to be Medical Campus

The demolition of vacant buildings on the property of March Air Reserve Base is a situation that brings California Baptist University closer to a new medical school. On Nov. 10, 2010, President Ronald Ellis and Donald Ecker, managing director of March Healthcare Development, signed a letter of intent for CBU to facilitate a portion of

Simmons Hall fashions dresses for Africa

The Resident Adviser staff of Simmons Hall sponsored Dresses for Africa, an event where residents were given the opportunity to create stylish sundresses to be sent overseas. Simmons Hall partnered with Little Dresses for Africa, a non-profit Christian-based ministry from Michigan. Since its beginnings, the organization experienced great growth and sent more than 120,000 dresses

News Briefs Jan. 28, 2011

5K RUN/WALK FOR BONAMINIO The 5th Annual Riverside Raincross 5K Run/Walk at Historic Fairmount Park is being held by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. The Run/Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 19 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at Fairmount Park, located at 2601 Fairmount Boulevard. The top three males and females

A cure to the next cold may be in walking distance

A new healthcare service for the California Baptist University community opened Jan. 24, just around the block. Located in the Lancer Plaza (formerly Adams Plaza) facing Diana Street, the CBU Health Center exclusively services CBU students, faculty and staff in an urgent care capacity. In the first three days, 26 patients were seen. Lauri Linton,

The science of borrowing

A new report released by the Pew Research Center found that more college students are accepting loans and in larger amounts. The study found that in 2008, 60 percent of graduates with Bachelor’s degrees borrowed more than in 1996, when only 52 percent of students took out loans. It also reported that among the 2008

News Briefs Dec. 10, 2010

STAR TREK SIMULATOR RIDE Star Trek the Exhibit: Where Science Meets Science Fiction has added a new attraction for visitors to enjoy. A simulator ride started on Nov. 26 and will continue until Jan. 2 in accordance with the Festival of Lights celebration. The ride will be open Monday through Thursday from noon until 6

Managing your busyness

Christmas and New Year’s Day are approaching, which means spring semester is just around the corner. For those who feel that 2010 was not exactly the most organizationally savvy year, it may be wise to think about what to put on their Christmas list. The following options will help manage a busy spring-semester schedule: the

Students Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dash and Dive with CAB

On Dec. 1, the Campus Activities Board held a coed dodgeball tournament on the tennis courts at 9 p.m. All the dipping, diving, ducking and dodging that took place Wednesday resulted in four teams fighting for the championship: The Fuzz, Rosa Nerds, The Bombers and The Sitting Ducks. Rec sports coordinators Will Byers and Chris

Riverside lights up for Christmas

The day after Thanksgiving is often spent shopping at insane hours and fighting crowds. A calmer way in which people bring in the Christmas season is by attending the Festival of Lights. As of 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, Calif. started celebrating by turning on approximately

High school seniors get glimpse of Lancer life

High school students, from a variety of locations both near and far, came to California Baptist University to participate in 24@CBU on Nov. 18-19 and most recently on Dec. 2-3. 24@CBU is a program that allows high school seniors to experience CBU for a full 24 hours in order to get a real feel for

1 Loko, 2 Loko, 3 Loko, Gone?

Four Lokos, an energy drink mixed with alcohol, could be labeled “cocaine in can.” This is precisely why this beverage was banned which resulted in mixed emotions from its consumers. Four Lokos, which is said to be the youth’s drink of choice, is composed of 12 percent alcohol. It contains caffeine, taurine like most energy

Latenight Breakfast

As the intensity of finals season is upon the students at California Baptist University, the Campus Activities Board , led by director Chris Hofschroer, plans to keep the tradition of a late night breakfast. CAB will provide students with the usual breakfast items in the Alumni Dining Commons on Tuesday Dec. 14 from 10 p.m.-

Coffee Depot closes its doors

A tragic family event prompts the closing of a local favorite. After ten years of service, the mom-and-pop coffee shop, a favorite among students, will close it’s doors. On Dec. 26 Coffee Depot will say goodbye to the local community for good. The reason being: owners, Geof and Evelyn Gaines, are relocating because of family

CAB brings new meaning to ‘Yule’tide

After a night of three forks, decadent desserts and an array of fine attire, an estimated 360 California Baptist University students attended the annual Yule festival at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. The audience was most impressed with the national headlining comedian, known as “Michael Jr.” Michael Jr. made previous performances on MAD TV and the

News Briefs Nov. 19, 2010

CBU AND MEDICAL CAMPUS According to news released by California Baptist University on Nov. 10, officials from March Health care Development and CBU signed a letter of intent “outlining mutual participation in a planned medical campus occupying a portion of the former March Air Force Base near Moreno Valley.” The agreements to this signing is

Help Wanted for the Holidays

Would you like some extra cash for the holidays but can’t find a job? Even though most financial experts say that the recession is ending, the country has a long way before it can recover from the economic crisis. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate is at 9.6 percent. In

Post-Grad Prospects

Seniors at California Baptist University prepare for their lives as post-grads as Dec. 17 approaches, the day of commencement. The graduating class will have several choices to make; graduate school or a job. Some students plan to enter the work force upon graduation, even if that means relocating to a different part of the state

Sending Christmas greetings overseas

Grateful for the security of home, California Baptist University’s ROTC members decided to support soldiers overseas by sending holiday cheer. By working with Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization, they were able to do just that in the form of letters, cards and care packages. “We knew that having something from home would be something that

Gallery Grows Under Green-Hodges

For two hours on Monday, Nov. 1, students filed in and out of the Metcalf Gallery in Wallace Theatre to view their peer’s art work and vote for their favorite pieces at the 3rd Annual Art Competition. Nicole Green-Hodges hosted the competition. Green-Hodges is an adjunct professor in the Department of Communications and Visual Arts

ASCBU embraces new members and ideas

The Associated Students of California Baptist University made changes to their student representation this semester. Freshman representatives were elected, remaining positions were filled by appointment and a new constitution was pushed for approval. At first, all positions were to be won by students through an election process, but nine positions were not filled in time.

Riverside Residents Have Opportunity to Join Committee

Riverside residents have the chance to enact “a government for the people by the people” by applying for the Riverside Charter Review Committee to a make a difference in the community. The charter is in the city’s constitution, which is adopted by the votes of the people. The charter describes council members’ powers and duties,

New ensemble plays for veterans, mayor listens

The parking lot at Applebee’s in downtown Riverside was filled with the cars of American military veterans on Nov. 11. Also occupying the parking lot was a host of percussion instruments that belonged to California Baptist University’s newest ensemble “Resound.” Named after the passage Psalm 150:5, Resound performed outside the restaurant at the request of

Mini tour: Four days create unity among male chorale

On Nov. 4, 2010, the Male Chorale embarked on a four day mini tour across California, which included eight concerts. This music group plans mini tours annually but this year was different. Unlike previous years, Judd Bonner, associate dean for the School of Music, planned the tour during the fall semester for an earlier taste

Christmas Tree to be lit again

For years it was a tradition to light up the sizable tree on the front lawn as Christmas approached but in the winter of 2009, the lights did not shine. This year, they will shine again. In the midst of the economic recession, the lighting of the Christmas tree was deemed unnecessary and the tradition

‘Man of la mancha’ inspires audience to reach stars

“Man of La Mancha,” California Baptist University’s fall musical production of the year, is the gripping story of a man willing to “dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe” all for the sake of courage, chivalry and compassion. From the moment audience members entered the theater and took their seats, the curtain was


Making friends is fun and entertaining for college students but in the business world, socializing becomes a way to help your business grow and prosper. Networking, which is the term given to the act of building relationships for business purposes, is necessary because of the ever increasing competitive nature in the business field. The sometimes

Midnight Madness

On Oct. 25, 2010 at California Baptist University, the “Crazies” made their presence known during the annual tradition of Midnight Madness, back with a new twist. Returning crazies decided earlier in the year that the familiar yellow crazies was to be replaced with the new “Lancer Gold” crazies shirt. There were also new twists to

Grad fest offers assistance for seniors’ final semester

Grad Fest was a reminder to seniors that graduation is coming shortly. This event was set up by the Josten’s company in the Yeager Center Lobby at California Baptist University from Oct. 26 – 28, in an action to help many seniors who are graduating in December to prepare for graduation. The Josten’s booths supplied

Open mic with a CBU twist

“Open Mic Night,” hosted by students, is quickly becoming a tradition for residents in the Cottages. Students from all over campus participated in “Open Mic Night” on Oct. 25. The event occurred at 8 p.m. in the middle of the Cottages courtyard and featured talented students from all over campus, performing for peers. “I really

City Renaissance Changes ‘Dynamics’

The City of Riverside works vigorously to complete a project to remodel the city that will take five years. Through a $1.57 billion investment, Riverside officials hope to finish the remodeling project, labeled the Riverside Renaissance. If completed, this project will have accomplished more construction in Riverside in only five years than in the past

“Shadows” of the deceased

An awing silence exists inside the California Museum of Photography (CMP) as David Maisal’s photography exhibit, entitled “History’s Shadows and Library of Dust” was displayed. The exhibit on the first floor of the CMP is “History’s Shadows.” The photographs are of X-rays of classical Western or Asian sculptures, originally made for conservational purposes. Historically, the

Precautions are key, public safety advises

California Baptist University is open to the community for a multitude of activities, which leaves the school available for more than just friendly guests. For that reason, public safety buffed up security on campus. “We have redeployed some folks and had some people work overtime, especially in the evening hours,” Jim Walters, director of public

‘Pain’ Ball

Most people cringe at the thought of getting hit with a .68 caliber ball of paint moving at 300 feet per second. The sport, better known as paintballing, was what 16 brave men and one brave woman from California Baptist University did on Oct. 24. This woman was Krista Goodman, one of the more experienced

ROTC Program: Growth and Change

California Baptist University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) grew in number and character this year as 18 cadets joined the program, increasing to a total of 50 cadets. “The program expanded due to our recruiting resources,” Sgt. 1st Class Jay Villaseñor, military science instructor, said. “Our Cadre and cadets spent a lot of time spreading

Brown Rallies in Riverside

There was no trick or treating for newly-elected Democratic governor Jerry Brown this Halloween. Instead he campaigned at Riverside’s Anchos Southwest Grill and Bar in an attempt to rally Democratic voters just two days before the election. “California has always been a leader,” Brown said to the huddled crowd. “We’re a leader in renewable energy,

News Briefs Nov. 5, 2010

PRE-LAW SOCIETY GATHERING California Baptist University Pre- Law society is holding a meeting on Nov. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. in James 348. Danielle Lopez, a representative from Pacific McGeorge Law School, will be presenting information about the law school as well as answering questions regarding the school. Pizza will be provided. For more information on

News Briefs Oct. 22, 2010

MIDNIGHT MADNESS 2010 The 2010 basketball season will start with a bang on Oct. 27 in Van Dyne Gymnasium. The festivities will begin with a pre-party complete with free Chik-fil-a and a community of fellow students and faculty. The event starts at 10 p.m. and includes “the introduction of the men’s and women’s basketball teams,

News Briefs Oct. 1, 2010

Drive Benefits Orphanage Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. students will be able to donate blood to the Blood for Missions with SunErgos International. The blood drive will help support their orphanages in Russia. The blood drawn will benefit the patients at USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. Donors must be

News Briefs Sept. 17, 2010

New Director for Newsong Since the resignation of Al Clifft last spring, California Baptist University passed the honor of directing the New Song Chorus to one of its own, Marisa Giorgetti. Giorgetti, a master’s student, began her first year as director during the group’s annual choir camp at the end of August. She can be

News Briefs Sept. 3, 2010

Post Moved To Adam’s Plaza Due to growth within CBU, school administration has moved the Post from the basement of the James building to Adam’s Plaza. Space was needed for growing programs such as Kinesiology. More labs and classrooms have been added for these programs in the old Post space. Safety was also a concern