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.
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.
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.
Photo by Madelyn Shotton
On a windy and rainy Tuesday night Mellow Mushroom, located just off Lindbergh in the Sunset Hills area, is the perfect place to fill your belly with a warm pizza, whether in the traditional form or gluten free.
In hopes of creating lifelong friendships, hosting outstanding events and raising awareness and money through philanthropy, MBU’s sorority is in full swing of the new school year.
Photo by Kelsey Dotson
The sorority gathers for Bid Day to recognize the newest members of Gamma Delta Sigma. Front row, from left to right, Allison Horrall, Kelsey Dotson and Madison Smith serve as the executive board. The theme of the 2018 Bid Day was “We Mermaid for Each Other.”
HLHS is something I’ll live with forever. In a way, it makes me who I am, but I don’t let it define me.
Photo by Jaylen Early
The American Heart Association states that congenital heart defects are present in 1 percent of live births. Within that 1 percent, HLHS ranges from 4.8 to 9 percent. I have lived my life with little to no limitations after surviving this rare defect.
Christmas morning is one of the best mornings of the year to a child, and as a junior in high school, one gift made me fall in love with a place I had never heard of.
Photos by Madelyn Shotton
“Fly Girl” is written on the side of the boat, which I didn’t realize until well after the picture was taken. It has become an inspiration to me after the fact. I took this photo while waiting to dock our rented dinghy boat for the day.
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.