When students enter college, they often have a vision for their lives and a plan for the path they want to take. However, their experiences and interests may change over time, leading them to a place they never imagined. MBU Timeline field reporter Dylan White interviewed MBU students who found their plans changed since they’ve been in college and learned you don’t need to have all the answers when you enter college.
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As students returned to Missouri Baptist University this fall, they arrived with plenty to do, from sports practices to disc golf to Chapel and even a visit with the Stanley Cup. Today’s photo gallery, by MBU Timeline photojournalists, captures many of the sights around campus and around St. Louis.
Photo by Madelyn Shotton
Guitarist Katelynn Freese leads students in worship after completing a recent hour-long Sunrise Stretch class on the Quad. Students woke up early for the class, which met outside that morning, to take advantage of cool morning temperatures.
While the stereotypical view of the college experience involves moving away to college and living in dorms, there is a significant number of students at MBU who favor a different aspect of college life — commuting, even beginning the new Commuter Club.
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.