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  • Despite all of the clearly negative effects of COVID-19, it’s crucial that we try to look for a deeper meaning behind all of this. We must be able to come out the other side of this historic pandemic changed for the better.
  • As COVID-19 spread across the world, it brought lasting economic effects with it. The restaurant industry has been severely affected by the pandemic, and as many eateries struggle to stay afloat, many have closed, and many may never come back.
  • Concerts have been canceled and artists who live for the stage find themselves unable to perform for those who had already bought tickets to their shows as the coronavirus pandemic forced the cessation of live performances. However, musicians are finding live stream concerts on social media to be a way to connect and provide entertainment for their fans.
  • Specific aspects of college life like enrollment and group relationships are uncertain in this time of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and though it seems dark, there is light ahead. Despite what may be to come, a large group of friends at MBU is making the best of a bad situation and growing closer while remaining apart.
  • For many students, adjusting to life online has been an uphill battle, and could be again this fall. In effort to continue delivering quality education while pivoting to online classes and virtual sessions through apps like Zoom, MBU took serious actions to make the transition as seamless as possible. Meanwhile, a group of MBU students presented administrators with a petition to adjust grading policies to further assist the student community.
  • While many workers across the U.S. were laid off or began working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential employees faced increased workloads and additional demand for their services. Staff members at Delmar Gardens West in Town and Country, Missouri, discovered there are some benefits to being an essential worker and consider themselves fortunate to have the opportunity to work during this time.
  • While coronavirus disrupted the latter half of the spring semester and all summer terms for the MBU community, the pandemic altered the plans of MBU seniors at a time when they would normally be transitioning from college life into the working world. As they face unanticipated goodbyes, a delayed graduation and an uncertain job market, MBU seniors are remaining optimistic in the face of their challenges.
  • When the news broke that athletic operations would be suspended for the remainder of the semester, emotions of shock and grief were shared by all MBU athletic programs. These teams, despite the hardship, ended up finding support in each other and dug deep to keep their bond and sense of community intact.
  • Coronavirus has suspended life as we know it, and student-athletes’ last remaining games of the 2020 spring season have been taken away. As they mourn losing their opportunity to play, the NAIA has stepped up in a big way, granting all students who lost their season extra eligibility.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • 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.
  • How a Wild Mustang Opened My Eyes To God’s Sovereignty

    I never imagined that God would use a wild mustang to bring me closer to Him, but Outlaw was proof that the Lord works in mysterious ways. As I trained him I began to recognize correlations between our relationship and the relationship we have with Christ.
  • What I’ve Learned From Loss

    Life is full of loss, but we are called to move on and persevere by leaning on the Lord amidst the pain. After my father passed away from his battle with brain cancer, I gained a new perspective on life, and I am not the same woman I was.
  • MBU to MLB: One Spartan’s Big League Dream Coming True

    Josh Fuentes, who played at Missouri Baptist University over five years ago, is now the 11th-rated prospect in the Colorado Rockies organization, according to MLB.com, and he looks to continue his success after delivering a base hit in his first-ever Major League at-bat.
  • Dave Smith: The Man Behind the Guitar

    If you’ve seen a professor traveling around campus with his guitar in tow, then you’ve seen Dave Smith, an MBU math professor who exemplifies servant leadership and a heart of true worship on and off campus.

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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.