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Meet the Prez: JJ Steele BY JENNY MINER & NEIL MORGAN EDITOR IN CHIEF & MANAGING EDITOR First, tell us, what is ASCBU? ASCBU is an organization that provides services to students. It is our student government, but we are concentrating more on being a helpful provider of necessities to students. What sort of necessities do you provide? We provide office supplies that students can use, including pens, staplers and the like. We also provide free printouts. Students can come print up to ten pages a day, which is not offered anywhere else. We make posters. We are also emphasizing a campaign that promotes scripture memorization. Students can bring a particular passage or verse, we will print it out, laminate it and they can put it in their shower and memorize it as they bathe. Returning Student Chapel Band performs for OSL Cirque du OSL.

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Chapel adjusts to accomodate BY SARAH JANE O’KEEFE

ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR With additional chapel services and additional venues due to the growing student population at California Baptist University, the Office of Spiritual Life decided to implement yet another change to our chapel experience. We now have not one, but two worship bands comprised of both new and familiar faces. Chapel services will take place on Mondays as well as Wednesdays and Fridays. This was done so to lessen the amount of students attending each chapel service. As a result, OSL saw a need for two chapel bands. “We are extending the chapel schedule into Mondays, so a second band was added mostly out of necessity,” Brett Vowell, director of chapel and compassion ministries said. “With that schedule going into place, to ask a single band to cover all six chapel sessions would be challenging and quite a lot to ask of a student to incorporate into their schedule,” Vowell said. The band that will play mostly for

new students on Mondays consists of: sophomore Geoff Grant vocals/acoustic, sophomore Tiffany Lanning vocals, senior Kelly Leonard vocals, junior Jeremy McKee keys/vocals, sophomore Jacob Armstrong bass, junior Tyler Jones drums. “I am absolutely ecstatic to work with the band I have this year. I don’t exactly understand how all the members ended up being in the band, but it was truly such a God thing. Nowhere in me would I have the discernment and the foresight to piece together a band like this, so I find myself counting down the minutes until we get to hang out or rehearse or lead worship,” Grant said. “They’re honestly a huge blessing in my life. The biggest thing for me though is I am so ready to see the spirit move in this school. There is so much more to it than just worship music, I know that’s just the beginning, but I’m humbled and excited to take part in what God has in store for the students on this campus.” On Wednesdays the second band will play for an audience of mostly returning students.

Senior Eric Hanson leads the band while senior Jessica Kay and senior Jharen Haynes do vocals. Junior Matt Suarez electric, senior Kelcey Fry bass, and junior Devron Suttle drums. “One of the things I look forward to most in being with this year’s chapel band is engaging the CBU campus in worshiping God and ascribing Him praise while playing with a talented group of brothers and sisters,” Hanson said. The bands will share responsibility for Friday chapel services. “From our band you will get a gospel, Hillsong, Jesus Culture vibe. From the other band you will get more of a pop, Dave Matthews, eclectic feel,” Kay said. Due to the increase in population, Wallace Book of Life Theater will now house chapel service on Fridays. The service will still take place in the Van Dyne Gymnasium but will also be viewed as a simulcast in the theater so as to accommodate the growing CBU population.

From Smith Hall to City Hall BY J.J. STEELE SPORTS EDITOR

Robert Jenkins walked the campus at California Baptist University as a student during the turn of the millennium and now walks the floors of San Bernardino’s city hall as a councilman.

Jenkins earns a living as a special education teacher. He splits his time between the classroom and his office at city hall. While at CBU, Jenkins served two terms as the Associated Students of CBU (ASCBU) student body president during a pivotal time in CBU history.

“My freshman year it stopped being called CBC and became CBU,” Jenkins said. “When I was here it was just the James building, the Book of Life Wallace Theater, the dorms and Mission Hall.”


Can you tell us about your role as ASCBU President. What are some of your main responsibilities? I have been put in charge of the governing body that includes senators and the executive council. I am also the student representative for the Board of Trustees. I see myself as the person that represents ASCBU and students see my face and they know to come to me if they have questions about student government. What is your main goal in representing the student body this year? I want to increase communication between the students and their elected officials. We don’t necessarily need to be the people that come up with the ideas but the people that hear the ideas. Students have great things that they want to accomplish and we can provide assistance. What activities do you have planned for the students? We are in the process of creating a Battle of the Bands event for late October. We are inviting students to put bands together and play cover music. We think that students want to hear some of their favorite songs at the event and we are encouraging some of the bands that participate to make that happen. Tell us about some of your other interests or activities that you participate in on-campus? I am the sports editor of “The Banner” and I also am the sideline reporter for CBU men’s and women’s basketball. I follow politics and what is going on with the economy because I like to know where my money is going. You spent a semester in Washington, DC. Why did you go there and what was it like? I went there to learn as much about Journalism as I could. I interned at “The Hill” newspaper and was given the opportunity to cover Capitol Hill as a reporter. I also took journalism classes that helped me understand both what it means to be a Christian and a journalist. What are some of your hopes for post-graduate life? Right now, I plan on attending law school. Whether that’s immediately after I graduate or a couples of years beyond is up to the Lord. In the long run, I would like to cover politics as a journalist. I am interested in broadcast media and would also like to cover the Supreme Court.


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Jenkins Cont. from Page B1 During his two years as student body president, Jenkins and the student government worked on bring many changes to the campus. While Jenkins was in office, the ASCBU increased campus beautification with the addition of the Lancer Arms apartment courtyard. They also installed the USA Today readership program, which is still being used on campus today. Jenkins found that student government politics had similarities to city politics, which helped prepare him for his new position. During both elections at CBU, Jenkins faced the same opponent, who drew support from many members of the student government. “The executive council was split,” Jenkins said. “So the first year was kind of dicey working through those relationships.” Problems arose during his terms in office, including an election snafu that resulted in a revote for president for the second term. “I had been reelected. But the Judicial board threw out the election and we had to hold a totally new election,” Jenkins said. “So I had to run again and my opponent’s campaign signs were ‘don’t make the same mistake a third time. So when I saw that I said, ‘I don’t even have to campaign. That’s going to turn people off.’” Despite ugly politics within the student government, Jenkins said that he enjoyed his time at CBU and appreciated the atmosphere within the school. “It was a small University, an intimate University and I loved it. I have lifelong friends from Cal Baptist. I don’t regret any of those years,” Jenkins said. As part of ASCBU, Jenkins had the opportunity to work with the Dean of Students, Anthony Lammons, who



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Robert Jenkins, former ASCBU President took on a new office in San Bernadino City Hall.

made a positive impact on his CBU experience. Lammons said that prior to Jenkins’ role as president, student government played the part of the activities board but Jenkins helped ASCBU transition into what it is today. “We were making a transition from ASCBU as activities based to ASCBU as representative based and he played a huge role in that. He really wanted to see that happen,” Lammons said. Jenkins said he was able to connect the lessons he learned from Lammons to problems that need to be solved as a city councilman. “I learned a lot from him. Watching how he handles situations, whether ASCBU issues or disciplinary issues and how he always handled each issue with respect to the person,” Jenkins said. “I admired that from Anthony Lammons and I took that for my job and as a member of city council.” Jenkins was sworn into office in August 2011 as councilman of San Bernardino’s Ward 2. Jenkins said he will not use his newly

elected position in city council as a springboard for a mayoral position. “That was my pledge, not to use this seat as a stepping stone in a couple years for a mayor position,” Jenkins said. Jenkins defeated former Democratic assemblyman John Longville who was said to be using the position to make a run for the mayor’s office in the near future. Traditionally, a heavily Democratic area, the results from the Ward 2 election surprised the 31 year-old Republican when the polls closed with a 51.4 percent vote in his favor. “I figured I was not going to get the support of any labor. At first I was afraid and made a lot of assumptions. I quickly realized that wasn’t the case,” Jenkins said. Jenkins plans to retire as a teacher and for now has no plans for a higher office. “For now I’m happy where I’m at. I told my constituents that I’m planning on retiring as a teacher. We shall see in six years what the Lord has in store, Jenkins said.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS Tickets, discounts, and more are offered through Community Life BY DAYANA RAMIREZ BUSINESS EDITOR

In between setting up a schedule, buying textbooks and settling in at your dorm; it can seem like a hassle to think about activities and ways to become involved on campus. This is no longer the case because the Community Life office strives to encourage students to become actively involved from the moment they step on campus, while bringing them together for the sole purpose of glorifying God. “We do plan activities but our goal this year is to build a community founded on Christ, “ Chris Hofschroer, director of community life said.

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By adding on to the amount of activities that are hosted on campus and improving the events held, students will have a greater opportunity to be involved. Each year brings changes and the Community Life office seeks to improve each student’s experience on campus as well as off campus. However, since the office may tend to be more focused on working on campus rather than off campus, students often try to find other ways to become involved outdoors. We are more involved on campus,” Hofschroer said. Some outdoor activities may include snowboarding, setting up a camping trip, skiing, surfing and so on. Sometimes it may be the case that there is a lack of materials stu-

dents need for outdoor trails, so they often refrain from going out and purchasing expensive items they may only use once. For this reason the Community Life Office will be setting up a rental program which allows students to rent anything they might need for their outdoor adventures. This will be coming soon in the fall. Not only will these outdoor materials be available, but students can also purchase movie and Disneyland tickets at a reduced price. Both VIP Regal Movie Tickets and AMC tickets are $7.50 with no


The summer heat lingers but the school year brings promises of new and exciting adventures. What else lingers? The nervousness that comes from living with new and different people for the first time. Whether you have been “best friends forever” or are meeting for the first time, there are some crucial questions that you should ask before you get too comfortable. What decorations do you like/dislike in the apartment? It is always very important to keep communication open. Discussing decorating is a good ice breaker and you can get a feel for what their taste is like and whether or not you will be able to decorate further with them. What you do every day? It is important to know their daily schedule. Like what kind of a job they have, what time they like to shower (morning or night), what classes they have (who knows, you might get to share books) and what time they like to have dinner (an opportunity for some roommate bonding time). If any of these things bother you, it is best to get it out there before you get angry about it. What kind of things do you like to do for fun? Sometimes there are things that you can do together. Some things you just have to get used to over time and if you have something specific you both like to do it is easier to bond and grow a relationship with them. Do you snore? Now, this seems silly but there are some people who just do not know if they snore. It is important to get this out on the table from the very beginning. A good follow up question: Do I have permission to throw a pillow at you if you do? How do you want to distribute the chores? Responsibility is key. You are now living on campus. Mom is not around to clean up after you. It is best to have a chore chart somewhere in the apartment so that you can keep track of who is doing what during that week. This also helps prevent one

person from doing all of the cleaning in the apartment. That just creates animosity and no one wants that. What are your study habits? Since personal space is limited, it is always good to know when and how people like to study. That way you all can compromise so as to not bother everyone. Blaring music at 3 in the morning while others are trying to sleep and you are cramming for your Christian Studies class is probably not best. Do you have a significant other? This is mildly important, mostly for the girls on campus. In fact, it is probably one of the first things most girls will ask their roommates. However, the reason it is important to know, is because whether or not you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, personal space is needed for both parties. How do you feel about people coming over? The previous question leads to this one. Let’s face it, we all know a bunch of people and living on our own means having people over whenever we want (Well, for the most part. There is still a curfew). You and your roommates need to now the best time for visitors. It is good to know what the others are comfortable with. Again, its about personal space and compromise. What kind of relationship do you have with the Lord? This can be a very touchy subject, so we must all be understanding and patient. However, this is extremely important to the flow of the household. Jesus comes first in everything we do, so we must make sure that we undertstand the mind-set of your roommates. Is it okay to share? Let’s face it, we all take something of our roommates without asking. To avoid getting into the awkward situation of getting caught red handed, try asking if they are comfortable with it first. (i.e. cleaning supplies, clothes, laundry detergent) More questions will likely come up during the year. These are just starters to get to know each other better. Have fun!


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ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR California Baptist University’s International Service Project (ISP) and United States Projects (USP) participants spent their spring breaks and summer vacations serving overseas and at home. From travel difficulties to baptisms, they faced hardships and joys as well as endured in order to serve.



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East Asia Cultural Exchange – Cara Marsile and Ryan Falsetti Student leader Ryan Falsetti, senior and Applied Theology major, credits prayer and obedience to his team’s remarkable boldness to share the Gospel. “Through prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel matched with lives that reflect a love for God and others, 12 people came to know Christ and some were baptized,” Falsetti said. The team of 10 served in East Asia by connecting with students through classes, outings and by serving as language partners. “We got to be a part of discipleship, baptism and equipping the local church and through this the purpose of life is found,” said Falsetti. “It was my greatest honor to serve my King and partner with Him in what He is doing among the nations. What we saw happen over there, none can take credit for as we understand just how impossible this task was and continues to be. I got to see the Great Commission passage come to life and it is beautiful.”


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restrictions applied and tickets at Mission Grove Theater can be purchased for $5.50, but some restrictions may apply. Similarly, Disneyland tickets are also reduced and can be purchased at the Community Life office for a total price of $75 as opposed to the normal $80 for 1 day 1 park admission. Students are given many opportunities to be involved both on and off campus and while it may be harder for commuter students to make time to spend on campus and become involved in these activities, the Community Life Office seeks to incorporate everyone. “We are not commuters or residential students, we are all Lancers,” Hofschroer said. However, there are several

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East Africa ESL (English as a Second Language) team – Amy and Chris Hofschroer With a desire to work with English students, this team joined forces with field workers based out of Sandals Church. This was CBU’s third time to partner with the field workers. Two weeks into being on the field, sophomore and christian studies major, Rebeccamay Derbyshire injured her back. She was flown to Kenya for medical attention. “I was with my team leader in a foreign place with no connection whatsoever and within the first few hours we’d arrived, people from all over came to help us,” Derbyshire said. Derbyshire spent five days in the hospital with a misdiagnosed muscle tear in her back before returning home behind her teammates. “God is great and it truly was amazing to see his body at work. I’m so thankful that I am continuing to heal but I am most thankful that I truly do serve an awesome God,” Derbyshire said.

a half hour trial but this is when God’s power and faithfulness was so evident,” Jones said. The trial unified the team, who served amongst “high alcoholism and suicide rates, coupled with sexual and physical abuse,” Jones said. “God is working powerfully in Alaska, healing wounded hearts and giving hope,” Jones said. “Many of us had amazing opportunities to share His love and message. LAX was worth it”.

USP Alaska – Kushi Jones and Adam Cook For the USP Alaska team, the difficulties began before they could leave CBU. After the ceremonial prayer at the Kugel, the shuttles expected to take the team to the airport did not arrive. Missing their flight due to their late departure and traffic, team leaders Kushi Jones, director of career services, and Adam Cook, spent six and a half hours attempting to get the group of 18 to Nome. “Needless to say, the vexation ebbed and flowed during this six and

SOS East Asia – Corrie Turley, Shellyn Beltran, Wiley Snedeker and Nicole Jessen “Doing a short term service project can be compared to being in a race,” Wiley Snedeker, junior and office of mobilization intern said. “A three week team is like a sprint and a 8 week team is like a half marathon. We must be constantly conscious not to burn ourselves out or become too tired to build relationships with the local people” said Snedeker. The team taught English at a college and built intentional relationships with the locals. They also did a special project for their fieldworkers creating a virtual tour of the city to give people in the States a better understanding of the area in which they served. “I kind of wanted to ‘test the waters’ and see if I could survive living overseas after college. SOS showed me the complete picture of what this looks like practically and realistically,” Corrie Turley, senior and psychology major said. “I was able to see the complete process of the work in which I have never been able to see in only three weeks before.”

events held throughout the year that are specifically designed to bring the commuter community together like Sidewalk Cafe, which offers commuter students free breakfast on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month and free giveaways. Along with events held for commuters the Community Life office will continue with all traditional events hosted on campus such as TWIRP, Midnight Madness, Homecoming, Fortuna Bowl and Yule. “This year Midnight Madness will be bigger and better than it’s ever been and so will Fortuna Bowl,” Hofschroer said. All students need to do is continue asking questions as to when these events will occur. They will be emailed and notified but it is important that they maintain close access to their planner to be aware

of these events. As is the custom, there will be Club Rush during October to introduce students to all campus clubs. This is a way students can become involved with not only academic but also fun club activities. There are many opportunities available to students as they start their college experience or continue on to complete their degree and the Community Life Office will continue making an effort to bring everyone together. To be updated at a quicker pace, you can follow Community Life on Twitter and become informed about the next event. “We Tweet about events and give-aways,” Hofschroer said. They will be giving free things to students that are constantly checking for updates. Look for them at CBU_COMMLIFE.

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UNDER CON EXTREME MAKEOVER: CBU Cart Barn Golf cart parking comes at a premium these days at California Baptist University. The Cart Barn project, however, aims to fix this issue. The new golf cart parking structure located between the James Building and Harden Square will house at least nine carts and is

scheduled for completion sometime within the first week of school.

Hawthorne House/PL Wellness Center The Wellness Center is now located in what used to be Diana Hall. Now, the property serves as CBU’s Wellness Center, which is home to both the Health and Counseling Center. Diana Hall used to be occupied by

At the corner of Magnolia Ave. and Monroe St. sits a bunch of dirt, some light fixtures and a very old house. The house is known as the Hawthorne House and is a historical item owned and preserved by California Baptist

University. The house will be home to the Facilities department and the lot will transform into a new parking lot, shrouded by orange groves.

Sandals Church offices before the church acquired its own building.


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School of Business The School of Business’ new building will be complete at

the end of August 2012. To lessen construction costs, the walls of the building, which will be located between the Alumni Dining Commons and the Collinsworth School of Music Building, are being built “tilt-up” style. This means the framework is being constructed on a level cement slab, currently occupying Parking Lot 3, and will later be set in place using a crane.

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Office Location Changes A portion of Lancer Arms, one campus living area, was refurbished and now provides office space for the Human Resources Department, Accounts Payable, the Office of Mobilization and Public Safety.

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arking lots around campus went under major renovation

is summer, creating approximately 1,000 new paved arking spaces. Parking lot 1 and 2, the main lots in front of e Yeager Center underwent expansion and now occupy arts of the front lawn. The layout of lot 4, behind Harden quare, was changed to accommodate for more vehicles.


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Twenty-three historic Harden Square palm trees were relocated this summer. Seventeen palms trees filled Palm Drive gaps or were moved to other locations in Harden Square. Six palms trees found a new home in the Simmons Hall South lawn area. Volunteer palms— those grown from windblown seedlings and of lesser quality—were pulverized.

Adams Connector The road providing access to Lancer Plaza, formerly “Adam’s Plaza,” from main campus, a project known as the “Adams Connector,” is complete.

Student Rec/Lancer Plaza The transformation of Lancer Plaza has begun. The

main focus of this construction project is a new student recreation center, which is to include a rock wall, running track, racquetball courts and more. Construction on the entire plaza is set to be complete by Fall 2012.

Ceramics/Harden In an attempt to create a more intimate atmosphere in Harden Square, a new building is being installed. The building will house a new area for the ceramics department and provide more space for a heating/cooling plant. Construction set for completion before Fall 2012.


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Going to a university can be an exciting and frightening time in one’s life. However, being away from family, friends and living in a new environment can be tough at times. Even though college is a time where students learn to be independent, it is completely normal to be homesick. These feelings of fear, separation anxiety and sadness are common but it is important to accept that things will be different. Acknowledging these feelings can make it easier to cope. If being homesick is too overwhelming to the point that it is hard to enjoy this pivotal time in your life; here are some tips to get through it. Tell it on the mountain Remember that you are not alone in this. God understands how you feel and He will never give you more than what you can bear. Whenever these sad feelings become too overwhelming,

pray about it. Make new friends Now is the time to make the most out of this experience by introducing yourself to new people. Who knows, you could make lifelong buddies but you will never know if you don’t get out there. Getting familiar with your surroundings and the people in it can make you feel more at home and reduce your anxiety. Be a busy bee Try to make the most out your college experience by joining clubs, participating in school activities or even playing intramural sports. Not only can this help you get established, you can create fun memories with new friends. By staying busy, your focus will less likely be on being homesick. Write it out Instead of bottling up these feelings, get it all out by a writing in a journal or a blog. Like art, writing can actually be a therapeutic experience because there are no limits. This method can even be helpful if you are not







quite ready to spill your guts to your new friends just yet. Keep in touch Attending college does not mean you have to cut off contact from your family and friends. Keep in touch through Facebook, e-mails, letters, text messaging, Skype, postcards or even phone calls. However, do not overdo it to the point where it holds you back from focusing on your studies. Another way is to invite your family and friends to come visit you on campus. Bring a little piece of home Reminders of home such as pictures can be a huge source of comfort. However, it is important to find a balance and not become too dependent of these things because it can backfire and cause even more homesickness. Stay positive, look forward to your goals in life and accomplish them. Remember, you are here for a purpose and these feelings will pass. After all, college is supposed to be the best four years of your life.














































































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Snoring: every roommates nightmare Snoring can bring more than just noise BY BIANCA JOHNSON HEALTH EDITOR



It is completely normal to be homesick.

Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night because your roommate’s snoring is as loud as a buzz saw or have you been told that you snore? If so, your snoring could be a warning signal about your health. “It [snoring] causes problems with the family, it causes problems with your health and it doesn’t have to, it is a simple thing to fix,” Larry Twersky, CEO and founder of 1-800-snoring, said. Snoring is an issue that affects many people including those who snore because getting restful and restoring Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep throughout the night is not truly achieved. It also has a huge impact as it causes daytime drowsiness, irritability and a lack of focus. “This is a medical issue, it’s not a dental issue and while some dentists can really help out with this, it’s really a medical problem because it is about oxygen deprivation,” Twersky said. “Sometimes it is assumed that when people snore, they should know that it is happening however, snoring is an issue that cannot be self-diagnosed.”

The causation of snoring is more than just noise, it is actuality more serious than most people think. “Snoring is caused by the collapse of your airways,” Twersky said. “Basically the tongue is falling back at night; if people are sleeping on their back it causes it a little bit more. The tube collapses, it causes an airway stoppage and a lot of things can happen from that. So really that’s the cause and there’s a lot of ways to solve it.” According to the article, ‘Snoring’ by WebMD, there are simple ways to treat snoring just by making small changes such as sleeping on your side and not on your back or losing excess weight. Sometimes a stuffy nose can make snoring worse so try using nose strips, decongestants or a nasal steroid spray. Another option is to use an oral device that can help you breathe easier by pushing your tongue and jaw forward to increase airflow. However, if the snoring is to the point where you stop breathing, choke or even gasp during sleep, there might be a possibility of having sleep apnea, which is a serious problem. “The biggest effect and the most permanent is death,” Twersky said. “Sleep apnea is full closure of the airways. If people are getting their air-

ways closed and I have seen it happen in sleep reports, 60-70 times per hour per night, (meaning every hour on the hour) their airways are closing more than once a minute and those people are considered severe. Those people have a high likelihood of mortality at the same rate of mortality of dying as cancer and leukemia patients.” Twersky also stated that it can contribute, exacerbate or even slightly cause diabetes, heart attack, hypertension or weight gain. Sometimes the snoring can be so loud and unbearable that most people sleep in another room. However, Twersky points out that this type of arrangement is just ignoring the problem. “Sleeping in another room could be even more dangerous, because you’re not hearing the person stop breathing,” Twersky said. “If they are sleeping alone, then there is no one to monitor them. Have them get tested but don’t sleep in a separate room, that’s ignoring the problem not taking care of the problem.” If you or someone you know is a serious snorer, contact your doctor, dentist or call 1-800- snoring to take care of it.


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How to eat gluten-free on campus BY CRISTIN MASSEY AD TEAM

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The 5 essential items include your ID card, pens, laptop charger, cell phone and spare change.


ASSISTANT FOOD & CULTURE EDITOR Summer is ending and it is time to get into school mode. You might be well prepared on the first day of school but, like most of us, we forget something in our dorm room on occasion. Here are five items that slip our minds when we rush to get to class on time. ID card/room key Most living areas use student ID cards as apartment keys and some living areas like Smith and Simmons Halls require an ID card to enter the building. Forgetting this important item will not only lock you out of your room but it also will prevent you from receiving chapel credit or gaining entrance into the Alumni Dining Commons. If you go to chapel and forget your ID card, you receive up to two free passes and a notice through Lancermail. After that you will not receive credit. Also, if you forget your ID card when going to the ADC, you will need to go to Campus Life and ask for a temporary card for the day but they only give two temporary cards per semester. Go to Campus Life for more details. If you need to get into your room without your card, you should call your roommate for help because most RAs will charge you $2. Talk first to your RA about their rules on this issue. One helpful idea to not lose it is to punch a hole in it so it will stay with the rest of your keys. Cell phone For many students at California Baptist University, the worst feeling in the world is not having your phone. CBU might be small but it’s big enough

to where it can be a challenge to find someone you are looking for if you do not know your location. Keeping in contact with people is important, whether you are calling to meet up with a friend at Brisco’s or your roommate forgot his or her key and needs to get into your apartment. Pens and paper Students who still focus hardcore on their work take notes with pen and paper. Many teachers conduct in-class assignments and you do not want to be the student who comes to class emptyhanded. Remember: you are in school, so it is expected that you take your supplies with you. Laptop charger If you are one of many students who bring laptops to class or the Annie Gabriel Library, remember to bring your charger. It would be tragic to have your laptop die in the middle of an assignment. You can find outlets in most classrooms; there is easy access for charging laptops in class. Spare change If you do not have a printer, you can print homework assignments or whatever you may need in the library or the Computer Lab in the Yeager Building. They will charge you 5 cents for every two pages. Next time you see a dime on the ground, pick it up because it will pay to print your homework. It is important to stay organized and keep track of your school work and other responsibilities. Classes have started, so this is the chance for you to make this school year what you want it to be. As students adjust to the fall semester, remember these little items. If forgotten, they will cost you.

Gluten-free eating has become a popular lifestyle choice for many Americans. Those with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine, avoid gluten altogether to ensure proper digestion and to prevent intestinal cancers. Those with wheat allergies avoid gluten as well. Whether eating gluten-free foods for fun or for a required diet, there are many options available for on-campus dining. Health benefits of eating glutenfree include better sleep and digestion. Even body aches and migraines can disappear. Avoiding gluten has also been linked to improvements with those diagnosed with autism and attention deficit disorders and helps athletes gain a competitive edge with stabilizing blood sugar levels during exercise. This in turn fosters growth, the strengthening of muscles and energy production. When attempting to live a gluten-

free lifestyle, you must avoid wheat, barley and rye, which eliminates pizza, the most common food group for many college students. However, there are plenty of other naturally gluten-free food options to delight your palette. California Baptist University offers three different on-campus food venues, the Alumni Dining Commons, Wanda’s Café and Brisco’s Café, they all accommodate a gluten-free lifestyle. The ADC makes it simple to navigate for gluten-free foods because there are a variety of options for students. The salad bar offers many naturally gluten-free items, including vegetables, fruit and cheese, that can be enjoyed with no worry of coming into contact with gluten. French fries are golden – as long as they are fried in a separate fryer, feel free to indulge. If sweets are what you crave, the soft serve frozen yogurt is 100 percent gluten-free. Although there are no gluten-free pizza substitutions available yet, there are plenty of choices that are just as enjoyable. Wanda’s has plenty of gluten-free choices. Coffee drinks are gluten-free.

Occasionally, gluten-free cookies or brownies are offered and are packaged separately to avoid crosscontamination. Corn is a safe glutenfree alternative from wheat. Wanda’s offers nachos, tacos, beans, rice and salads can be enjoyed without worry. Make sure to use caution with salad dressing, many of them have gluten. Check labels for any wheat products because gluten can hide in unsuspecting areas like salad dressings and ruin any hard work of avoiding gluten. Brisco’s, the newest food addition to the CBU community, can be harder to navigate. However, there are plenty of delicious, prepackaged snacks that are gluten-free, including hummus and carrots, chips, salads and celery and peanut butter. Want a sandwich without the bread? Just ask for your sandwich ingredients to be placed on a plate and you can still enjoy the flavor without the gluten. With on-campus options for gluten-free eating, one thing is certain — you will have no problem finding something to curb your appetite.

WANDA’S: MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO EAT Commuters flock to Wanda’s to eat, study and snooze BY NEIL MORGAN MANAGING EDITOR

Commuters at California Baptist University and most universities overcome obstacles to get to class each day. A few challenges are rising gas prices, traffic-jammed freeways and lack of sleep due to extended travel time. Wanda’s Café is an on-campus eatery that is an oasis for the commuters of CBU. Wanda’s is the on-campus coffee shop that originally opened in 1991 as Wanda’s Place. It is located in the Johnson Student Services wing of the Yeager Center directly next to the campus bookstore and across from the Associated Students of California Baptist University office. In addition to serving coffee to sleep-starved students, Wanda’s offers a lounge area where students can gather with friends to study, socialize or even sleep. This makes Wanda’s a commuter favorite. “It offers a great place to catch a nap between classes,” joked Josefina Llanes, Liberal studies major. “But in all seriousness it is a good place for commuters to meet to study and socialize.” Another reason why the dining area has become popular with commuter students is because it offers delicious, affordable food selections

without requiring a meal plan. Its ability to appeal to commuters has helped entrench Wanda’s in CBU’s campus culture. Most menu items at Wanda’s range from $1 to $5, making them affordable and filling. The cafe also offers cuisines from varying cultures on their “Global Eats” menu so there will always be different options to try. Burritos, grilled cheese, club sandwiches and CBU bowls are among commuter students’ favorite menu items. For those who are on the go, Wanda’s offers refrigerated lunches with options, including sandwiches, salads, fruit and vegetables. “My favorite menu item is their Lancer Club because it is amazingly delicious,” Llanes said. Wanda’s is an alternative to the

Alumni Dining Commons and Brisco’s Café. The coffee shop features a laidback atmosphere with low lighting and music from various mainstream Christian artists but also has a busyness about it due to its location in the middle of a crowded student area. “Wanda’s allows all students to eat whenever they want to since they do not always need to eat on campus or have a meal plan,” Alex Dabney, Nursing major said. “Also, it is always nice to have their coffee in the morning.” Wanda’s provides an excellent atmosphere for new commuter students to get acclimated to campus and CBU culture and it is a great place to meet new people.

Photo by Jacob Armstrong

Commuters can be seen at tables outside Wanda’s catching up on studies between classes.


September 9, 2011 · Volume 59 · Issue 1

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CBU shopping hotspots BY PILAR ORELLANA

ASSISTANT FOOD & CULTURE EDITOR As fall approaches and students settle into life at California Baptist University, now is the chance to find the hot spots Riverside has to offer. While on the search for entertainment and leisure, have you ever thought about where the best shops are? As college students, we want to find the best prices that are close to campus. They can be found at department stores like Forever 21 and thrift stores just down the street. Forever 21 is an American chain of clothing retailers that specializes in affordable chic apparel and accessories for both men and women. It is a great choice if you are looking for bargain prices and a store that carries all of your necessities. Women can buy shoes, handbags, eyelash curlers and other necessities. Men can find great deals within their 21Men brand such as basic T-shirts, jeans and suit blazers starting at $53.90. You can also find basic T-shirts for up to $10 and their signature yellow tag sales and $21 deals. Jewelry is another great save. Unlike most stores, jewelry at Forever 21 starts off at $5.95. Earrings can even start off as

low as $1. Shopping at Forever 21 is perfect for the average college student who wants to save money but also dress in the latest trends. There are two Forever 21 retailers within 10 minutes of CBU’s campus: the twostory at Riverside Plaza and the store at the Galleria at Tyler (which will be a two-story this fall). Cotton On is up and coming Australian retail chain that came to the United States to offer casual yet fashionable clothing for a ridiculously affordable price. You can find men’s apparel and children’s apparel alongside women’s clothing and accessories. Cotton On is the ideal choice if you want to take simple items and create a dual day/night outfit out of them. They always have great finds, such as 2 for $25 skirt deals, ballet flats for $9.99 and men’s jeans starting at $20.99. They also work with different world organizations. Currently, if you add $2 to your purchase, the proceeds will go to end poverty in Uganda and they will also give you a small canvas bag as a gift. Cotton On is located at the Galleria at Tyler. T.J. Maxx is an American retail chain that serves the needs of men, women, children, the home

and more. It is known for selling designer brands for up to 60% off department store prices. This is a great choice if you want to find all of your needs in one trip. T.J. Maxx stays current in their selection so it accommodates every season. T.J. Maxx is split up by section to make it easier for customers to search for what they need. From hair products to apartment decorations, you will find everything you need at a low prices. You will find T.J. Maxx off of 390 N. McKinley St. that opened at the beginning of 2011. Thrift stores also surround Riverside. The Salvation Army Thrift Store, Riverside Hospice Thrift Store and Robs Vintique are located on Magnolia Avenue. From Goodwill to small vintage boutiques, you can find incredibly low prices. It is all about fashionrecycling, so you must search deep for items that will give you the look for which you are searching. It is not always about where you go but what you find. Always look through racks, be patient and be creative. You can take your average summer attire and give it a twist to re-purpose it for fall. Remember: just by adding a cardigan or spicing up your summer clothing with leather boots, you will save money for your next outfit.

Shopping wisely brings treasures; good clothes come from great bargains.

Photo by Lisette Nichols




Photo by Chris Hardy

Summer releases keep students hanging on artist’s every word.

COUNTRY Chris Young’s “Neon” Surrounded by Country hit-makers like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Eric Church, Chris Young is the underdog. “Neon” contains wonderful lyrical quality and seamless production that Young will be a big winner at the Academy of Country Music Television Music Awards. Standout tracks include “Tomorrow” and “She’s Got This Thing About Her.” Fans of recent American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will love this album. ALTERNATIVE The Nearly Deads’ self-titled EP California Baptist University students who love female-fronted bands like Paramore and Flyleaf will love this new alterative band from Nashville. Their self-titled extended play was released in March and the band’s exposure grew significantly over the summer. Their influences are Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters,

Garbage, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance and No Doubt. Their best songs include “Fact & Friction”, “Special” and “Reasons.” Their fans have dubbed themselves as Zombies, modeled after the Little Monsters that follow Lady Gaga. R&B Beyoncé Knowles’ “4” The summer’s most highly anticipated album was Beyoncé Knowles’ “4”, which was released in June and debuted at no. 1. Out of every album in this list, it’s the sole album in which each track is stellar. Knowles’ vocal performances, its A-list songwriting and superb production affirm that “4” is a masterpiece inspired by the soul music and R&B from the ’70s and ’80s. Two of many standout tracks on “4” are “Best Thing I Never Had” and “1+1.” POP Christina Grimmie’s “Find Me” Not only did 17-year-old YouTube phenomenon Christina Grimmie release her first extended play of original material and appear on Billboard’s

Social 50 chart, her album “Find Me” debuted at no. 35 on the Billboard 200 without a record contract, huge for any independent artist. “Find Me” is a focused, mature album that is easy on the ears and will stay with you long after the first listen. Standout tracks are “Liar Liar”, “Unforgivable” and “Find Me.” Themes on the album include love, self-empowerment, heartache and confidence. ROCK David Cook’s “This Loud Morning” After a long wait, American Idol champion David Cook’s reinvents himself and his sophomore album delivers far above expectations. The focus of “This Loud Morning” makes a homerun as its songs connect to themes of escape, love, rejection and waking up to reality. Though standout tracks on this album are everywhere, “Circadian”, “Fade Into Me” and “Paper Heart” are the absolute best. If fans thought his self-titled debut was grand, then Cook’s new album will assure them they may have spoken too soon.

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