In the spring of 2019, MBU Timeline staff members compiled an eight-part series in commemoration of the Columbine Shooting’s 20th anniversary, reflecting on the tragedy and covering various topics related to school shootings in the U.S. Three weeks later, I found myself 45 minutes from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.
Photos by Stacy Rohan
On April 20, 1999, Columbine seniors Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13, injured 24 and then committed suicide. The high school reopened its doors after four months of extensive remodeling and raised the American flag that had flown at half-staff since the shooting.
Missouri Baptist University’s 2019 Homecoming proved to be bigger and better than ever as alumni, students, faculty and staff members turned out for a beautiful cool and sunny day in the Quad, with free food, games and the annual football game that followed.
Missouri Baptist University’s annual Homecoming event brings alumni, students and family members to campus each year, culminating with a football game and, the night before, thePerk , a concert in the Muncy Gym that features a local act, MBU talent and plenty of free coffee and food. This year the event featured the St. Louis band, We Are Root Mod.
When students enter college, they often have a vision for their lives and a plan for the path they want to take. However, their experiences and interests may change over time, leading them to a place they never imagined. MBU Timeline field reporter Dylan White interviewed MBU students who found their plans changed since they’ve been in college and learned you don’t need to have all the answers when you enter college.
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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.