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The Forgotten History of Bloody Island

St. Louis history has been closely intertwined with American history since the founding of the city. But St. Louis is also connected with another, often overlooked, part of history, and that is the deadly practice of dueling, which often took place on a small strip of land in the middle of the Mississippi River.


Photo courtesy of Missouri History Museum

A map of the St. Louis riverfront and Mississippi River from 1837. Bloody Island is easily spotted as a prominent feature of the river at this time. 

Barista Girls Getting in the Swing of Things

This year, the Perk hired eight new baristas, four boys and four girls. This story features the four new girls who are getting in the swing of their new jobs as Perk baristas.

Photos by Haley Sandvoss

An exterior look at Missouri Baptist University’s coffee shop the Perk, on a recent snowy day. The coffee shop, the largest free-standing college coffee shop in the state, is extra popular as a gathering place this time of year.

Her Mission to Make Him Famous

“I feel like that’s specifically what God’s put on my heart, to write for the broken.”

Photo by Abigail Scanio

Maddi Sullivan sits on her dorm room bed in the MBU Apartments recently, honestly and openly sharing her difficult story of tragedy, challenges and, ultimately, triumph through Jesus Christ.

A Day in Chicago

A quick change of scenery can make for a much-needed day. It’s good to get away once in awhile, and one way is to take in the fresh urban life surrounding the city of Chicago.

Photos by Jessica Danielle Moore

Spartan Spotlight: Aliyah Reams

Missouri Baptist University beckons students of various backgrounds to engage in a well-rounded liberal arts education enhanced by a tight-knit community. Spartan Spotlight features incredible talent and stories that MBU offers.

Photo by Elizabeth Harris

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*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.”
   
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