Missouri Baptist University offers the biggest on-campus coffeehouse in Missouri. In order to be such a popular spot to drink coffee and hang out, friendly barista boys are a necessity.
Photos by Haley Sandvoss
Senior Chance Ludy, business management major, and senior Mason Crabtree, health sciences major and double minor in communications studies and healthcare management, are two of four new barista boys at the Perk. Ludy and Crabtree share their experiences with making drinks and memories on the job.
Missouri Baptist University volleyball player Mason Crabtree came to MBU from a town too small to have a high school volleyball team, so he never played in high school, except working out with the girls team, but now he has managed to make the nationally ranked volleyball team at MBU.
Photo by Haley Sandvoss
Mason Crabtree played basketball and ran track in high school, but he always loved volleyball, even though his hometown of just over 100 people did not offer the sport at his high school. But through determination and sheer athletic ability, he caught the eyes of coaches at MBU, and the rest is history.
BLOG PART 3: On Oct. 1, 58 people were killed and 500 people were injured at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Then, just over a month later, Nov. 5, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire on attendees at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. For our MBU Timeline writers, a question to reflect on and blog about is: Are we ever safe anymore?
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.