Historic downtown St. Charles, Missouri, hosts the St. Charles Christmas Traditions every Christmas season, giving thousands of families wonderful memories and creating traditions for many locals. The event includes characters such as Santa Claus, USO Fighters, characters from “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” and more. Characters hold collectable cards which have pictures of themselves as well as information about the character for all to take home as memorabilia.
The transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas is a much-debated topic in the U.S. today. In this article, Jill Burroughs discusses the lead up to Christmas with various MBU students. Her feature story is paired with Matt Williams’ opinion piece discussing when Christmas music is appropriate on the radio.
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.