It was one of the most difficult decisions I had ever made — or ever will make — moving from my home country Brazil to the United States of America in order to earn a college degree. Each day hope pushes back regret, and I look toward the future.
It’s not only about 11 vs. 11 players on the field chasing the ball trying to score a goal, as many people think it is. Soccer is history, philosophy, indeed, a life-changing sport. Every country has its own way to build up their histories. Brazil and the United States have different backgrounds regarding this passionate sport and it can be explained based on how these countries deal with soccer in the past decades.
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.