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Ben Randolph

Ben Randolph

Ben Randolph is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. Randolph is a student-athlete, studying public relations and starting for the Spartans soccer team. The St. Louis native loves to use his free time traveling whenever he can, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

A Performance Worth More than a Memory

Over two years later, unplanned attendance at a performance transcended the experience to more than a memory as the tragic death of Malcolm McCormick, known to most as Mac Miller, changed my perspective on what it means to be a great musician, performer and human being, and his story continues to influence through advocacy.

Photos by NRK P3 — courtesy of Flickr

Mac Miller wearing a hoodie quoting good friend G-Eazy’s song from his “When It’s Dark Out” album. Miller died Sept. 7 of an apparent drug overdose in California.

Social Innovation or Communicative Regression?

Technological advances have changed the way people communicate and made the world a much smaller place, but the convenience of these advances may be making face-to-face communication a lost skill.

Photo by Ben Randolph

Whether making a call, sending a Snapchat, indulging in social media or getting a ride from Uber, the convenience of reaching for a cell phone has replaced hours of time with the tap of an app.

Expectations Were High — it Met Nun

High hopes for the release of “The Nun” were left unsatisfied as the film failed to piece together a compelling story worthy of its predecessors in “The Conjuring” franchise.

Copyright-free photo by TheHillaryClark — Courtesy of Pixabay

A rendition of a nun’s silhouette in a church similar to the demonic nun in the haunted abbey in Romania where “The Nun” was set.

Ministry as a Lifestyle

After 25 years of ministry, Terri Adams unexpectedly found herself fulfilling her desire to help guide youth with her position at MBU, while also providing new opportunities for her family.

Photo by Ben Randolph

Terri Adams sitting in her office in the Dale Williams Fine Arts Center, where students always know there is an open door and a familiar face welcoming them with a smile.

Exceeding the Role

Two-time captain of the Missouri Baptist University men’s lacrosse team has set the example both on and off the field for his teammates as he leads them toward a third straight NAIA National Invitational Tournament appearance in his senior season. The National Invitational is set for May 7.

Photos by Ben Randolph

The Spartans take a knee during an injury timeout in their game against Reinhardt University. Left to right are: Senior midfielder Austin Dahl, junior attacker Andy Coulter and freshman defender Richie Graham.

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