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  • Over one year ago, the first American was diagnosed with a virus that has become more than just a disease; it has become a symbol of fear, isolation and death. Endless lockdowns and mask mandates are what particularly characterize our perception of 2020. But has COVID-19 really brought only negatives to society, or are there perhaps even aspects about our life that were enhanced due to the global outbreak of a novel disease?
  • Movies have always been, and continue to be, among our most entertaining pastimes. The suspension of disbelief is a welcome distraction in the busy world we live in, especially during this past year of the pandemic. We asked MBU students about some of their favorite childhood movies, and this is what they had to say.
  • After prematurely closing in spring 2020, schools were back in session in the fall, but many were missing a familiar component of classrooms: student teachers and observers. As individual school districts decide whether or not to allow outside individuals into their buildings, the MBU School of Education is working through the challenges coronavirus has presented to their students to give them the in-person experience they need.
  • After a long string of tough seasons that didn’t end how the Spartans wanted, the MBU women’s basketball team achieved heights of success it hasn’t experienced in over 10 years and broke recorded program history as the threat of COVID-19 loomed ominously over the year. Now, the team is already looking ahead to how it can build on its achievements this year.
  • The death penalty has been a sensitive topic in the United States for many years. Although 28 states still allow the death penalty, more states have continued to abolish it. Over the past few decades, previously verifiable reasons for the death penalty have become more questionable. A poll taken in 2018 showed that 54% of Americans support the death penalty. A more recent poll conducted in 2019 shows that number has increased by 2% in America, bringing the total up to 56%. In 2020, are there still reasons to be in favor of the death penalty?
  • The women’s volleyball team at Missouri Baptist University has used this season during COVID-19 to grow as a team and as individuals. Led by Coach Chris Nichols, the team quickly approaches competing in the postseason as one of the best teams in the nation.
  • Let’s face it, 2020 and the first few months of 2021 have been nothing short of chaotic. Between a worldwide pandemic, civil issues resurfacing and natural disasters taking control of every corner of the globe, it can be extremely challenging to find moments of peace. Read about how these students at Missouri Baptist University turn to Jesus for a sense of peace amidst chaos and the unknown.
  • As Easter Sunday is upon us, we are able to reflect back on one of the most challenging years in history, and be thankful that an almighty God sent his son to die on the cross for our sins, and rise from the grave to give us all hope for a future. So the question we are asking our journalism students to blog about today is: In this particularly challenging year, what does Easter mean to you? These blogs are Part 2 of a two-part series.
  • Missouri Baptist University strives to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment. The third annual Faith and Learning Symposium allows faculty and graduate students from MBU and other universities to present their research within the context of faith and academic disciplines.
  • MBU Timeline Broadcast covers stories, events and announcements from across campus and around St. Louis.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Trial by Seventh-Grader

    One of the most frightening times of my life was when I found out that I would be in charge of the conduct, schedule and safety of a group of seventh-grade boys at a church ministry’s summer camp, but looking back on it, I wouldn’t change a thing.
  • Life Lessons from a Rock Climber

    Have you ever looked up at a big cliff with rock climbers dangling from what looks like threads and thought, “Wow, it really seems like they have life all figured out?” While I don’t have everything figured out, I have learned a lot of lessons during my time as a rock climber.
  • Ben Johnstone: The Coach Everyone Should Have

    Being an athlete comes with no shortage of challenges, and Coach Ben Johnstone recognizes that. During his time at MBU, Johnstone’s goal for the MBU women’s soccer team has been to inspire players to be both the best athletes and people they can be.
  • Spring Break or Bust

    From dog-sitting to mission trips, MBU students participated in many different activities and events over Spring Break from just catching up on projects and homework ... to maybe nothing at all.

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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.