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More Than Just Gamesmanship

As the federal government shutdown has now reached the one-month mark we are coming to see all too clearly that real lives are being affected by each new day of the stalemate. Paychecks are not being issued to more than 800,000 federal employees, leaving many to wonder how they are going to pay their mortgages, rent, car payments and utility bills. And the ripple effect is being felt across many related industries. Even though furloughed employees will eventually receive their back pay once the government reopens, it’s not much consolation in the here and now. Today our student journalists are blogging on their thoughts about the historic shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

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Change Can be Positive, but Remember Who You Are in Christ

Change. There are times in our lives where we are at our highest high and times where we can even be at our lowest low. Change. Living life with a constant struggle of what can be right and what can be wrong to do in our lives to make ourselves happy. Change. Don’t be afraid of change, but also realize there are some things you should not change.

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The Double Standard in the Fight for Equality

Black Lives Matter, the Black Panther Party and the Civil Rights Movement all have one common theme: liberation for blacks in America. However, black liberation always seems to be met with an exorbitant amount of opposition from the media, law enforcement and even the government. The same cannot be said for other movements.


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Behind the Scenes of Media Talk 2018

Did you know what really went on at the Media Talk with Gov. Mike Parson? If not, here is a little info about what really happened, as told from the personal perspective of one of the governor’s interviewers, Colin Baillie.

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Interviewers Colin Baillie, left, and Ross Munroe, right, pose for a quick photo with Gov. Mike Parson after the 2018 fall Media Talk, in which the two MBU communications majors interviewed the governor in front of a packed Chapel.

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About MBU Timeline

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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.