During this time of year, it’s easy to think about what you’re thankful for with holidays dedicated to finding joy and thankfulness. I think the art of giving thanks goes beyond just the holiday and should be an everyday practice.
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.
MBU students talk about their plans for Thanksgiving. (In order from start) Tim Koppel will be watching football, Emily Morton will be going to see family and Jim DuBois will be eating turkey. Erick Ocampo’s plans are pending soccer outcomes, and Chris Buzzell will be eating a meal with his basketball team.
Join MBU Timeline Talk field reporters Jerica Marie Drago and Brittany Gammon as they discuss the holiday season. To Julien Soucy stuffing is a Thanksgiving tradition, while Dustin Raney explains the unique fish dish he consumes every November. Toni Stang expresses her love for cheesy cauliflower and Jake Triulzi fantasizes his mashed potatoes and gravy. What is your favorite side dish?
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.