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  • The year 2020 was unusual and difficult for people all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I myself never thought I would live in a time where everyone would be walking around with a face mask in public. Since the outbreak began one year ago, in January 2020, many people have questioned the effectiveness of face masks, and many recent studies have shown their true scientific effectiveness.
  • “Someone who only knows one country, knows no country.” Those were the wise words of the New Yorker, Seymour Martin Lipset, not in the context of international travel but in politics. Numerous Americans are still confident the world revolves around the USA and only around the USA. However, for those who find at least a bit of truth in Lipset’s statement, they will recognize democracy elsewhere in world, specifically in Germany.
  • Netflix’s shocking documentary released this fall, “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” delves into the story of a Colorado man, Christopher Watts, who brutally murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, in cold blood, and then left their lifeless bodies in an oil field where he was employed.
  • In the midst of a global pandemic, it is important to have some sort of escape that allows you to get your mind off of things. Rock climbing has become a great way for these students from Missouri Baptist University to get outside and enjoy creation. When they spend time on the rock wall all of the stress from the pandemic goes out the window for a bit.
  • In the somewhat crowded genre of television legal dramas, the original run of “Law & Order” continues to stand out years after it ended due to its memorable cast and great writing. The show ran for two decades and ended 10 years ago, but when found in syndication or on Peacock still manages to feel fresh.
  • “The Peanut Butter Falcon” is a Mark Twain-style adventure story of a boy with Down syndrome chasing his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler, and taking this unique journey with an unlikely friend.
  • “The Imitation Game” is less of a tragedy than a celebration of Alan Turing’s work life. An individual who has shown us heroically that “sometimes it is the people whom no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
  • The Lumineers released their third studio album, “III,” in September 2019, adding another release to their catalog of stripped back folk rock the band is known for. The record itself is an emotional journey through the story of a family and its generational battles with addiction and familial neglect.
  • During the worldwide peak of coronavirus in spring, the metropolitan streets were as empty as supermarket shelves, people feared leaving the house, and all restaurants and shops closed. With the promise of President Donald Trump to approve a vaccine soon and to steer society toward a normal life, one question must be raised: Will there be normal life as we knew it? One thing is clear, humans will survive the virus, but how will it affect our future and our perception of “normal”?
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Changing Perspective, Choosing Cheer

    Switching from field hockey to the cheer mat, Jennifer Marsh, former MBU cheerleading assistant coach, discovered a love that brought her to her alma mater to lead her former cheerleading squad. Along the way, Marsh discovered she’s also able to serve as an example to her athletes.
  • Why “BlacKkKlansman” Needs to Be Seen by All

    "BlacKkKlansman" was incredibly timely when it was first released in 2018 and actually could be even more relevant now, two full years later. Dealing head on with racism and discrimination, the brilliantly written film offers commentary and insight on contemporary racial issues.
  • Ocean Release Showcases "Endless" Talents

    Like the times, music is always changing, but classics have a way of surviving the tidal wave of new artists and their sound. The iconic Frank Ocean pioneers a whole new way in delivering an album to his loyal fans and all music lovers.
  • MBU’s All-American Athlete from Italy

    Caterina Cigarini, 23, has known since she was 12 years old that she would play volleyball, but the sport has brought much more to her life than she originally imagined, and she takes a look back at the relationships she made and the lessons she learned during her time as a Spartan.
  • Taking a Trip to "Astroworld"

    Whether you’re a fan of Travis Scott’s rap or not, “Astroworld” is 100% an album worth listening to. The extensive 17 track record appeals to many different hip-hop and rap tastes since one of your favorite musicians is likely among the 18 guest artists who make an appearance.

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RT @MBU_AT: CALLING ALL CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS We still have a full time position open. We are looking to fill is ASAP!

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RT @MBU_AT: Come join our team! We are looking for an assistant athletic trainer to start January 2nd! Email Meredith.dill@mobap.edu for mo…

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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.