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.
No. I don’t get homesick, even though I am nearly 2,000 miles from my hometown of Turlock, California. In fact, St. Louis reminds me of California in a weird way. Nothing is the same between the Midwest and the West Coast, but the love I have for them individually is identical.
Photos by Trevor Chaney
The view from this little known spot along the California coast, called Sunset Beach and located 40 minutes north of Monterey, is incredible and one of a kind, but somehow the prairie views and rolling hills of the Midwest have grown on me, too. And the Arch is certainly something to behold.
If you’ve seen a professor traveling around campus with his guitar in tow, then you’ve seen Dave Smith, an MBU math professor who exemplifies servant leadership and a heart of true worship on and off campus.
Photo by Andrew Andersen
Professor Dave Smith smiles and plays the guitar with joy, playing for his students to brighten up their Monday morning. A softspoken Renaissance Man, Smith also enjoys running marathons. He runs over 2,000 miles each year. And he’s won the highest faculty award at MBU.
It’s a question that has been presented to college students for as long as there have been colleges: What do you plan to do with your life after you graduate? And, of course, it is a difficult question to answer because, when it’s all said and done, we often do not know exactly what we will do upon graduation.
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If you are like over 90 percent of students at Missouri Baptist University who have some type of loan debt, knowing how your loans work will save you potential trouble that many students are getting into down the road.
Photo by Brandon Boos
With so much information out there on financial aid, student loans, scholarships, tuition waivers, deferred loan payments and on and on, it is crucial for students to know exactly what they are getting in to before taking on debt to pay for college.