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Kaylee Ascher

Kaylee Ascher

Kaylee Ascher is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. She is a broadcast media major and journalism minor. Ascher works in the production studio on campus and dabbles in nature photography. After graduation, she plans to continue working in post-production.

Christmas Lights at Silver Dollar City

With 6.5 million Christmas lights, Silver Dollar City takes the award for the ultimate Christmas lights show experience. Located in Branson, Missouri, Silver Dollar City attracts thousands of visitors every Christmas season not only for the riveting rides and live shows, but also for the spectacular display of Christmas trees, wreaths, and miles of ribbon and garland spread throughout the park.

Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like hot chocolate, presents and family gatherings, but also a colossal sign is a good way too. This gigantic “Merry Christmas” sign greets visitors as they enter Silver Dollar City in Branson. All photos by Kaylee Ascher

Pinning Their Hopes on Becoming All-Americans

Three athletes on the Missouri Baptist University women’s wrestling team left the NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Invitational with All-American honors.

Jessica Corredor, Josette Partney and Karoline Ortiz represent the Missouri Baptist University Spartans well as they finished their wrestling season as NAIA All-American athletes. Photos courtesy of MBU Athletics

What is Your Spirit Animal?

All across the globe, people have taken various personality tests like the Myers Briggs or the popular Buzzfeed quizzes in order to help them learn more about themselves, so I thought it would be fun to use all this information we acquired and put it to good humor by going around to different spots on campus and asking MBU students one simple question: What is your spirit animal and why?

Graphic created by Kaylee Ascher

MBU Video Production Students Getting Real World Experience

Eight Missouri Baptist University video production students had the sole responsibility of directing, producing and editing six interviews with MBU faculty members to use as promotional videos for the fourth annual Faith and Research Conference held April 7-8, 2022, in the Pitch Room of the Learning Center. Click here to see the post where the interviews can be viewed.

Kaylee Ascher interviews Dr. Jason Jordan while Kamryn Bell works as a grip holding a reflector to create a shadow on the right side of Jordan’s face and Jazz Terrell works as the camera operator.        Photo by Dr. C. Allin Means

Missouri Baptist University’s Tartan Embodies a True Spartan

Just like the American flag gives its citizens a sense of loyalty and pride for their country, so is the hope for the Spartan Tartan, that when students and faculty see it around campus, they understand it is more than just a pattern, but rather it makes them feel like they belong to a community that is dedicated to education and centered around Christ.

The MBU flags bearing the university’s Spartan Tartan pattern wave in the background as Lowell Pitzer delivers a few words of appreciation during his retirement speech last fall at Spartan Field. The officially commissioned Spartan Tartan design adorns many items across campus, such as flags, banners and various promotional materials.     Photo courtesy of Missouri Baptist University

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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.