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  • When Ethan Metzler graduated in spring 2019, he believed his time at MBU was over. However, when the position of resident director at Pillsbury-Huff Residence Hall became available, he felt the Lord call him to lead the building of young men he was a peer with just one semester before. Regardless of the position change, Metzler continues to deeply and meaningfully connect with everyone he is around at MBU, pointing to Christ through his actions.
  • One of the founding tenets of our country is the right of the citizens to have a role in their government, and they do this by voting. Today, too many people are giving up the right to have their voices heard, especially in local and municipal politics. Low voter turnouts and disengaged demographics have led to important elections being decided by a meager percentage of eligible voters.
  • Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, 2020, much has been made of the possibility of President Trump nominating and having a new justice confirmed before the upcoming election. This unexpected Supreme Court vacancy has heightened tensions between the two political parties in what is already a volatile election cycle.
  • Orlando Olivera is among a small percentage of athletes who have found success in a game of failure, and he added consistency to his success by being named first-team All-American twice during his college career. Along the way, he established himself as one of the best players to wear the Spartan uniform.
  • The R&B singer’s latest release is a true work of art with jazz, hip-hop, R&B and Latin influences forming a unique platform to pour her heart out about the struggles and challenges many people experience but won’t dare speak of.
  • Some are calling the Nov. 3 Presidential Election the most important vote in modern history, others are saying nothing much will change in the United States of America regardless of the outcome. But what about college students, and specifically college journalists? What do our MBU Timeline writers say about this topic?
  • Some are calling the Nov. 3 Presidential Election the most important vote in modern history, others are saying nothing much will change in the United States of America regardless of the outcome. But what about college students, and specifically college journalists? What do our MBU Timeline writers say about this topic?
  • Since I have become an adult and began immersing myself in politics, I have heard many comments from people who do not have opinions or simply choose not to vote because of their lack of knowledge in political candidates and topics. Thankfully due to our technologically advanced world, we are able to watch televised debates to better shape our opinions, educate Americans to prepare for elections and proudly cease excuses of political ignorance.
  • Time is always interchanging and as 2020 comes to a close we should reflect on the several examples of how social injustice has grown prominent. From George Floyd to Jacob Blake and others, we must keep the issue of social injustice front and center as we move forward together as a nation.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • A Heart for the Orphan, a Love for the Lord

    From Missouri Baptist University alum, to employee, to young bride and foster parent, Emily Blackford continues to make her mark on MBU through her passion for students and her new position.
  • An Advocate For Women and Children

    Karen Kirk, a servant for non-profit organizations for 20 years, is currently executive director at Lydia’s House, an organization whose vision is a world without domestic violence, beginning with providing safety and independence for domestic abuse victims.
  • The Forgotten History of Bloody Island

    St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since its founding. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.
  • MBU to MLB: One Spartan’s Big League Dream Coming True

    Josh Fuentes, who played at Missouri Baptist University six years ago, has been logging time in the Big Leagues for the Colorado Rockies as a first baseman, and he looks to continue his success as he currently has the highest batting average on the team, according to MLB.com.
  • Part of the 0.1%

    Scleroderma is a potentially fatal autoimmune disease that hardens and tightens skin and connective tissue, affecting just 0.1% of people in the U.S. Ashley White is an MBU regional learning student in Jefferson County, Missouri, and she must deal with the complications of scleroderma.

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About MBU Timeline

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DID YOU KNOW?
   
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
   
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
   
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.