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How 2007 Changed the World

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.

Student Loans, Do We Know Enough?

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.

Hey, You There … Look UP!

Social media has turned us into a society that looks down. We are captivated by life on a screen and missing out on the life right in front of us. But, is this all-consuming social media causing more damage than simply missing special moments? Is it changing us for the worse?

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, graphic by MBU Timeline

Internet: Democratizing Utopia or Cesspool for Trolls? –part 1

PART 1 IN A SERIES: While the original ideal of the internet was a space for unregulated democracy-encouraging dialogue, it has devolved to a place where trolls get thrills by abusing people, while hiding behind screen names. When MBU Timeline’s staff writers read the Time magazine article Tyranny of the Mob by Joel Stein, they decided to blog about their thoughts and feelings regarding internet trolls. 

Cyber-bully Graphic by Matt Williams

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RT @MBUAthletics: Breaking News: MBU women's golfer Macey Mooneyham won the individual title at the Park University Fall Classic in Kansas…

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