June 27, 2017

Lifestyle

Student practices ancient Middle Eastern art of belly dancing
EVA CONNORS/The JournalThomas Johnson and Jesse Neminger play the dragon while Kevin Ceres, dressed as a priest, tames the beast in the Dragon Dance. The dancers are members of the Nine Dragon Academy who learned the dance as part of their Kung Fu school requirements.

Webster celebrates Chinese New Year

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COLLEEN DOHERTY / The JournalAshreale McDowell, a junior dance major, Brad Mares, a senior at Truman State University, Louis Williams, a senior dance major and Gayin Alfred, a Fontbonne University alumni bombarded the opposing team during the Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser for Dance Club on Feb. 4 in the Grant Gymnasium.

Dancers hold tournament for trip

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SCOTT LAYNE / The JournalReggie Thomas of The Reggie Thomas Trio gives the crowd insight on the inspiration behind the songs chosen and perormed for the Black History Month Concert on Feb. 7 in the Winifred-Moore Auditorium.
Bernie Hayes (left), professor of media communications, has Kylie Schweiss, a senior photography major, recap the film from their previous Cultural Diversity in the Media class on Jan. 31. (Photo by Josh Maassen)
Domenic Mendoza, a freshman vocal music major, begins his Jan. 26 sermon, playing his electric guitar and singing, "Let It Rain." His bible sits beside him. Mendoza, a Christian rapper, goes by the name "DOMini" during his rap performances. He enjoys reaching out to other students through his music and ministry, but finds being a Christian can be a challenge on the Webster University campus. "At first I came to Webster because I wanted to do vocal music and then I got here, and that's one of the key things I want to do," Mendoza said. "But, I also feel like the absolute key thing that I want to do here is be a light to the campus." To listen to Mendoza's music, go to www.youtube.com/user/dominiofficialsite.

Freshman gives testimonial through Christian rapping

Mendoza then thought to put a beat under the poem. Tyler’s influence Mendoza went to the studio to record the poem, which was also his first Christian rap song, “Conversion,” about him converting to Christianity. “Conversion” became popular among his friends and Mendoza created a total of 12 rap singles.

EVA CONNORS/The Journal  Madison Ridgdill, a freshman animation major, sits in her dorm room wearing her large Blooper hat. Bloopers are the squid characters from the Super Mario video game franchise.