When Ethan Metzler graduated in spring 2019, he believed his time at MBU was over. However, when the position of resident director at Pillsbury-Huff Residence Hall became available, he felt the Lord call him to lead the building of young men he was a peer with just one semester before. Regardless of the position change, Metzler continues to deeply and meaningfully connect with everyone he is around at MBU, pointing to Christ through his actions.
Ethan Metzler works at his desk in his office at Pillsbury-Huff men’s dormitory, with his Colorado license plate in the background. Metzler, a Colorado native, has been in the MBU family as a student-athlete, and now as a valued staff member. Photos by Hannah Chaney
Specific aspects of college life like enrollment and group relationships are uncertain in this time of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and though it seems dark, there is light ahead. Despite what may be to come, a large group of friends at MBU is making the best of a bad situation and growing closer while remaining apart.
This story is part of an ongoing series of stories and analyses produced by MBU Timeline staff members, focusing on several aspects of what the COVID-19 pandemic will have changed long after it has passed. Our writers try to answer a question you may have asked yourself: what happens next? Photo courtesy of MBU University Communications — Graphic by Dylan White
The average coffee shop meets the average student’s needs, but Toasted Coffee House exceeds them. With its pleasant atmosphere and fairly inexpensive beverages, this one-of-a-kind coffee house is a necessary visit.
Photo by Stacy Rohan
Providing a cozy atmosphere and aesthetic decor, Toasted Coffee House in High Ridge, Missouri, is a necessary visit for students, families or anyone in need of a relaxing, productive afternoon. This one-of-a-kind coffee shop offers a variety of food and beverages, as well as an interactive corner of games, books and puzzles for people of all ages.