All throughout St. Louis are hidden gems of beauty, you just need the adventure enough to find and capture them. With our current winter behaving more like fall or spring, now is the perfect time to venture out, get some fresh air and snap a few creative photos. Here are some of the most beautiful nature spots in St. Louis, all captured on an iPhone.
An elk standing majestically in the middle of Lone Elk Park, located a 1 Lone Elk Park Road in St. Louis, which is off I-44 North Outer Road west of Highway 141. Photos by Alex Menz
As we continue pulling out of COVID-19, we look back and note that many universities across the United States chose different paths to deal with the pandemic. With other schools closing down, or canceling on-campus activities, Missouri Baptist University made every effort to give students some kind of normalcy during those troubling times. This Photo Gallery highlights a few of the outdoor activities held in the fall semester of the 2020-21 school year.
MBU students and faculty members prepare to hand out hot dogs and brats during MBU’s Blue and White week earlier in the fall semester. The grillmaster on the far right, Dr. David Collum, assistant professor of education, is a fixture at tailgating events during normal times or pandemic times. Photos by Manny Garcia
The COVID pandemic has not only affected our schools, but non-profit organizations as well. Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis is a local non-profit that has risen above the challenge to help continue giving opportunities to children who would normally be left behind.
Scholar Kamren sits down to have a discussion with BHGH therapist, Brady Sullivan. Not only is the scholars’ academic performance a high priority in the program, but their mental health as well. Photos by Erin Dunnegan
While COVID-19 has been a major issue worldwide for over a year now, the burden it has placed on sports is hard to put into words. Whether it is athletics in junior high, high school, college or professional sports, COVID-19 has ruined countless games, seasons and careers. No one likes it, or thinks it’s fun, but in order to keep people safe and healthy the precautions that are being taken are helpful, as illustrated in this Photo Gallery spotlighting MBU volleyball during the pandemic.
Tom Young, head men’s volleyball coach at Missouri Baptist University, gets his temperature checked before workouts and practices, as part of the routine protocol so many coaches and athletes are going through each day. Photos by Jason Harman
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s lives in different ways. Businesses are no exception, as they have been forced to adjust to COVID-19. Some businesses can afford temporary shutdowns, while others have been forced to close their doors forever. Whether it is totally closing or shifting to online orders, St. Louis businesses are constantly working to navigate through this historic period, and this Photo Gallery spotlights this struggle in the STL business community.
The Apple Store in West County Mall, usually bustling with customers during normal times, recently had this sign posted in its window, stating simply, “Closed until further notice.” While Apple, one of the largest companies on Earth, can sustain the pandemic and has returned to at least allowing customers to pick up items they have ordered online, other businesses find themselves not nearly as fortunate. Photos by Carter Mize