Sometimes it feels more like failure, sometimes it’s an opportunity to learn through the challenges that life ultimately brings. But one thing is certain, we will all go through periods of adversity in our lives. Today’s blog topic for MBU journalism students provides personal commentary into what we do in and through these difficult times. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.
While cell phones have been around since the 1970s, the introduction of the first smartphone in 2007 changed the way we interact with other people and complete everyday tasks.
Photo by Krista Krekeler
Students compare phones new and old, ranging from a 2006 Pantech flip phone to the most recent and popular Samsung, to the Apple iPhone, whose introduction a decade ago changed the way we communicate, and changed the world forever.
MBU’s Inaugural Day of Service on Tuesday, Oct. 16, will give students the opportunity to serve with MBU student Lindsey Peters and her charity, Sharing Smiles, to make stuffed bears to brighten the days of children in hospitals.
Photos courtesy of Sharing Smiles
Community members stand with Lindsey Peters (center) at a Sharing Smiles community day at St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon, Missouri, showing off the colorful bears they just created.
MBU Theatre presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” the dark yet comedic story of a carnivorous, talking plant that promises fame and fortune to its unlucky victims in exchange for blood. The show opens this weekend in the Chapel.
Photos by Tyler Gruen
MBU Theatre students clown around with one of the puppets that will be used in this weekend’s play, “Little Shop of Horrors,” having a little fun with the Spartan statue during rehearsals.
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.