No. I don’t get homesick, even though I am nearly 2,000 miles from my hometown of Turlock, California. In fact, St. Louis reminds me of California in a weird way. Nothing is the same between the Midwest and the West Coast, but the love I have for them individually is identical.
Photos by Trevor Chaney
The view from this little known spot along the California coast, called Sunset Beach and located 40 minutes north of Monterey, is incredible and one of a kind, but somehow the prairie views and rolling hills of the Midwest have grown on me, too. And the Arch is certainly something to behold.
Over two years later, unplanned attendance at a performance transcended the experience to more than a memory as the tragic death of Malcolm McCormick, known to most as Mac Miller, changed my perspective on what it means to be a great musician, performer and human being, and his story continues to influence through advocacy.
Photos by NRK P3 — courtesy of Flickr
Mac Miller wearing a hoodie quoting good friend G-Eazy’s song from his “When It’s Dark Out” album. Miller died Sept. 7 of an apparent drug overdose in California.
Mokabe’s Coffeehouse, at 3606 Arsenal St. in South St. Louis, is about so much more than just coffee and snacks. Owner Mo Costello sees her shop as somewhat of a refuge for some, a meeting place for activists, a welcoming place for all.
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.