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Madelyn Shotton

Madelyn Shotton

Madelyn Shotton is a staff journalist and news anchor for MBU Timeline. Majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast media, Shotton is also on the Spartan Line Dance Team. In addition, she works in Student Activities and is a student ambassador for Admissions. Shotton hopes to pursue a career in broadcast or professional events.

Krispy Kreme On A Monday

Student Activities surprised students with free Krispy Kreme donuts on a rainy Monday morning earlier this semester. Awakened by the morning thunderstorms, a donut and juice on students’ way to class was the perfect turn-a-round for the gloomy morning.

Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Joey Link, student activities coordinator, hands out a donut with a smiling face to a student.  Twelve dozen Krispy Kreme donuts were given out a Monday morning earlier this semester.

Being A Looney Tune All Summer Is, In Fact, 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.

Photo by Angela Farson

Alongside her pals, Bugs Bunny and Sylvester the cat, Madelyn Shotton found fun in escorting the gang just as much as being the character for the day. As an escort, Shotton answered guests’ questions about the park, took family photos and made sure the Tunes followed their daily schedule.  

A Day That Forever Changed our Perception of School Safety

— Part 1 of an 8-Part Series —

April 20, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School mass shooting, which was ranked the worst school shooting in U.S. history until the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 4, 2018, and was one of the deadliest episodes of school violence. Today’s story is the first in an 8-story series, and we are posting it at 12:19 p.m. local time (11:19 a.m. Mountain Time), which is exactly when two Colorado students walked into their high school two decades ago and began a killing spree that left 13 dead, before killing themselves, permanently altering our sense of security in schools.

 

Student Activities Events Continue as Spring Begins

Since the start of the semester, MBU Student Activities has hosted a variety of events, including the Welcome Back BBQ and a Spring Break trip, and there are even more to come, with plenty going on this week.


Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Lara Hines, director of student activities. and Ragan Duboise, student activities office coordinator, discuss the semester’s events in the Student Activities Office. Spring Fling is happening this week across campus.

Remember Summer? “Breezy” Clears Away Rain for Fantastic Show

After raining most of the day of the outdoor performance, the skies cleared for two MBU students to take their seats on the lawn to see Chris Brown. However, they found they had a harder time focusing on what was happening on the stage than the cameras filming the event.

Photo by Madelyn Shotton

Two MBU communications students, left to right, Madelyn Shotton and Haley Sandvoss, smile with excitement as they pose in front of the stage for a Chris Brown concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in July 2018.

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@TrevorChaney Or even farther back when coaches would actually use water as some sort of reward. Glad those days are gone.

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