June 20, 2019

Author: The Journal

Like it or not, Americans need Al-Jazeera

The recent explosion of democracy-flavored protests across the Middle East has been cause for pause over the last several weeks. As media outlets worldwide fight for the most in-depth coverage of the movements in Tunisia, or more recently, Egypt, an interesting question about media coverage is being posed.

The Journal survives Snopocalypse 2011

The end of the world has come … or at least that’s what the weathermen would have had us believe during the storm of a lifetime — “snopocalypse.” However, once The Journal staff got close to campus we wondered, “What’s the big deal?”

The Social Network World

Social media is a phrase invented and implemented since the inception of websites like MySpace and AOL instant messenger over 10 years ago. But it wasn’t until the juggernaut of Facebook and even more recently, Twitter, that we began to understand what it truly meant.

Not in our backyard

College towns. The image brings to mind endless dorm buildings, 3 a.m. bars and bad parking. Webster Groves, however, the home and birthplace of Webster University, neither looks nor feels like the typical college town.

Language Barrier

In a Jan. 4 New York Times article, a New York City chancellor at a Bronx school said she believed that Mandarin Chinese should be taught in schools. As Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, The Journal thought this was a sound suggestion — after all, most countries of the world teach at least two languages.

VIDEO: African Night

By Dameena Cox (Webster Groves, MO – Nov. 24 , 2010) - The sound of beating drums filled the Sunnen Lounge at Webster University.  There were dancers.  Fashion models. Musicians.  Poets.…