In the midst of a global pandemic, it is important to have some sort of escape that allows you to get your mind off of things. Rock climbing has become a great way for these students from Missouri Baptist University to get outside and enjoy creation. When they spend time on the rock wall all of the stress from the pandemic goes out the window for a bit.
Missouri Baptist University alum Wesley Smith, from Quincy, Illinois, makes his way to the toughest part of the climb up a vertical rock wall at West Tyson County Park in Eureka, Missouri. Smith, who is currently enrolled at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, was one of several men from MBU to venture out recently for a day of climbing. Photo by Patrick Griffey
Setting aside the heat, working for the Entertainment Department at Six Flags was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Photo by Angela Farson
Alongside her pals, Bugs Bunny and Sylvester the cat, Madelyn Shotton found fun in escorting the gang just as much as being the character for the day. As an escort, Shotton answered guests’ questions about the park, took family photos and made sure the Tunes followed their daily schedule.
It’s that time of year again for festive decorations and glowing lights distracting you as you drive down the streets. I’ve driven all around St. Louis in search of some of the best Christmas lights around, and this is what I’ve found.
Photos by Jessica Danielle Moore
Here are just a few of the houses that caught my eye as I embarked on this mission beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Some went all out and others kept it simple and personal to their home. Hopefully, they give you a little motivation to spread the Christmas cheer and decorate with lights this year.
For the third year in a row Missouri Baptist University is hosting the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Championship. In addition to large live crowds at the SRC, games will be streaming on the NAIA Network and also ESPN3. The Spartans, who have won the coveted championship two years in a row, have their work cut out for them as they go for an unprecedented three straight.
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.