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  • Following beloved fairytale characters like Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood, “Into the Woods” is a fun, fast-paced musical that challenges the audience to consider moral questions about good and evil as small, hidden elements of the Gospel message propel the story.
  • John Smith fell through the ice of Lake St. Louis over five years ago and spent 15 minutes submerged under its frozen surface, leaving him dead for over an hour. However, the power of hundreds of prayers produced a miracle as Smith was revived without explanation and fully recovered from the incident. Two firefighters involved in the rescue operation, Christopher Fay and Joseph Morrow, were firsthand witnesses to the events depicted in the movie “Breakthrough,” released in 2019.
  • The 2020 Oscars air this Sunday, Feb. 9, and blockbuster films from 2019 like “Joker,” “1917” and “The Irishman” are all heavily favored for the coveted categories of best picture, best cinematography and best adapted screenplay. In preparation for the Academy Awards, MBU journalism students went into the MBU community to discover the all-time favorite movies of students, faculty and staff.
  • Quentin Earl Darrington, a Tony Award-winning actor and Grammy-nominated performer, is first and foremost a Christian, and he will be working with theatre students on campus to discuss how he manages those two distinctions, while also evaluating their work during a master class that is open to the public.
  • After a season that started in the balance for the MBU women’s soccer team, with no wins and disagreements even among players, the team pulled together, bonded and ripped off a 10-game winning streak, concluding with a trip to the AMC Championship game.
  • Lone Elk Park, covering 546 acres of land and open every day from 8 a.m. to sunset, is a wildlife management area and county park located in Valley Park, Missouri. Home to bison, wild turkey, elk and deer, Lone Elk features up-close animal viewing and several walking trails.
  • In commemoration of the Columbine Shooting 20th anniversary, the Timeline staff compiled an eight-part series in Spring of 2019, reflecting on the tragedy and covering various subtopics of school shootings in the US. Three weeks later, I found myself 45 minutes from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
  • When students enter college, they often have a vision for their lives and a plan for the path they want to take. However, their experiences and interests may change over time, leading them to a place they never imagined. MBU Timeline field reporter Dylan White interviewed MBU students who found their plans changed since they’ve been in college and learned you don’t need to have all the answers when you enter college.
  • The MBU Spartans took on the St. Xavier Cougars at the university’s annual Homecoming game Oct. 19. The Spartans’ offense was productive, led by quarterback John Lux, who threw 22 completions for 370 yards and four touchdowns.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • A Season of Change for MBU

    Last year was a time for change at MBU. Most significantly, President Keith Ross was inaugurated as Missouri Baptist’s seventh president in October 2018, and is now completing his first full year in the position.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Society’s Influence on an Active Shooter

    In the U.S., school shootings have grown in frequency in the last five years, forcing Americans to search for the internal cause of these horrific acts of violence. We blame everything from TV shows to video games to movies, but is that valid? Are these credible concerns?
  • Looking Back at Tool’s “Lateralus”

    Lateralus, an album that requires multiple listens … years of listening. In order to capture the true message, you need time, an open mind and some mathematical skills.
  • Making a Joyful and Jazzy Noise

    The Missouri Baptist University Jazz Band has grown exponentially under the direction of Shane Williams, who leads the bands at MBU and teaches in the Fine Arts Division. For this band of talented student musicians, the sky is the limit.

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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.