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  • 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.
  • Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that hardens and tightens skin and connective tissue, affecting 0.1% of people in the United States, or just one out of every 1,000 people. There is no known cure for the disease, and while many patients live full lives with scleroderma, it can be fatal. Ashley White is an MBU regional learning student in Jefferson County, Missouri, working toward a degree in middle school education in science, and in addition to her schoolwork, she must deal with the complications of being one of the few afflicted by scleroderma. Here is her story.
  • To protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, families across America isolated themselves in their homes, finding creative ways to pass the time and learning important lessons along the way. In today’s blog, MBU journalism students provide their personal experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and how they are dealing with these difficult times. This is Part 3 of a three-part series.
  • To protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, families across America isolated themselves in their homes, finding creative ways to pass the time and learning important lessons along the way. In today’s blog, MBU journalism students provide their personal experiences during the coronavirus pandemic and how they are dealing with these difficult times. This is Part 2 of a three-part series.
  • 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

  • My Friend Max: Losing a Pet is Never Easy

    When you grow up with your dog being one of your best friends, it can be difficult to say goodbye when they grow old, but you can rest assured the memories you have made together over the years will last forever.
  • Being a Looney Tune All Summer Is All Fun and Games

    Setting aside the heat, working for the Entertainment Department at Six Flags was one of the best decisions I ever made. It allowed me to cross off an item on my bucket list and create a magical experience for the children and our guests.
  • Letting Go for God

    MBU broadcast media student Kati Attaway opens up about a difficult period of her life as she dealt with an abusive and unfaithful relationship, death and a transformation into a person she didn't recognize. However, when she came to MBU, she rediscovered the person she was called to be. 
  • Mellow Mushroom, My New Favorite Restaurant

    Is there such a thing as Chicago style deep-dish pizza in St. Louis? And could you possibly get that in a gluten-free version? Maybe even dairy free? And will it actually taste great? Mellow Mushroom has everything your pizza-loving taste buds crave.
  • Are Offensive Statues Protected by the First Amendment?

    In this third blog of a series, students were asked to evaluate the delicate and sometimes contentious balance between First Amendment rights and protecting our human sensitivities in relation to the recent and ongoing removal of Civil War Confederate statues across the nation.

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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.