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Jazz Terrell

Jazz Terrell

Jazz Terrell is a broadcast media and journalism double major, minoring in English. He is a sophomore student athlete playing on the football team. He is the media director on the executive board for the Association of Black Collegians at MBU. Terrell enjoys reading, writing, playing sports, watching movies and spending time with the people closest to him. He plans to pursue a career in screenwriting.

Ocean Release Showcases Artist’s “Endless” Talents

Like the times, music is always changing, but classics have a way of surviving the tidal wave of new artists and their sound. The iconic Frank Ocean pioneers a whole new way in delivering an album to his loyal fans and all music lovers.

Frank Ocean performs in a 2012 concert, demonstrating then what he continues to exemplify today, an uncanny ability to adapt and evolve as a musician and performer.       Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Crown

How does a poor American kid from California become one of the most influential kingpins in England? Guy Ritchie takes us into the world of London’s crime life in a fascinating movie, “The Gentlemen.”

When you think of gangster movies, you might not automatically think of the setting being Jolly Old England, but London is where Matthew McConaughey shines as an American West Coaster in a UK landscape that proves to be ripe for the picking.      Photo by Eva Dang

The Elephant in the Room

Time is always interchanging and as 2020 comes to a close we should reflect on the several examples of how social injustice has grown prominent. From George Floyd to Jacob Blake and others, we must keep the issue of social injustice front and center as we move forward together as a nation. 

Police, lined up in riot gear, are spraying water into the crowd. In the ever-changing political climate around the country, a great divide has formed between the people and those in authority.     Copyright free image provided by Pixabay


About MBU Timeline


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.