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Claire Donohue

Claire Donohue

Claire Donohue is a junior public relations and marketing major at Missouri Baptist University. She is a member of the women's lacrosse team, and came to the university on an athletic scholarship. Donohue's goal is to go into advertising once she graduates with her dual degrees, but for now she works in customer service at her local Shop 'n Save and as a nanny.

Presidential Alert Causes Alarm

It has been over a month since millions of people across the United States received the first-ever Presidential Alert as a text message sent to their phones, and people find themselves still asking the question, “What does this mean for the future of government alerts, and how will they affect me?”


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An Athlete Turned Athletic Trainer

Lindsey Knapp is no stranger to the rough-and-tumble world of competitive sports as she played on the men’s lacrosse team in high school since her school in Arnold, Missouri, did not have a men’s team, and now she is helping others stay in the game.

Photo by Claire Donohue

Lyndsey Knapp, an athletic trainer for MBU who is finishing her master’s degree in fitness management this month, has enjoyed the one-to-one interaction with athletes as she has helped them work through injuries to get back into competition, and now she is moving on to her next challenge in life.

Cold-Blooded Killer

Atomic bomb-era radiation has been found throughout St. Louis in recent years, and one area in particular, Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County, has risen in attention to the point where an HBO documentary has been produced about this once seemingly innocent creek where adults now dealing with severe medical issues once played as children.


Photo by Claire Donohue

Women’s Lacrosse Finishing on a Strong Note

The Missouri Baptist University women’s lacrosse team, under new leadership and with a new direction, is coming down the home stretch of its season, with a game today, Thursday, April 12, against Lindenwood University-Belleville, and Senior Day quickly approaching.

Photos by Claire Donohue

Yikes! I Have the Yips!

When the “yips” strike, athletes struggle with doing something they’ve done for years, but most athletes don’t know what the condition is or what causes it.


Photo courtesy of Eglin Air Force Base

A softball pitcher stretches out before beginning a game. Pitchers are among the many athletes who find themselves suddenly unable to perform a task — like pitching — which they have done hundreds or thousands of times before.

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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.