Tuesday, August 9, 2022

News

Students notice missing ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner outside of Sverdrup

Webster University has a long history of supporting and advancing social justice issues. Still, as the spring 2022 semester began, students couldn’t help but...

Student Leadership Awards recognize student and staff achievements

For 29 years, the Student Leadership Awards have provided an opportunity for Webster University students and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of those devoted...

St. Louis air quality score decreases

The American Lung Association released its 2022 “State of the Air” report on April 20. The report found “mixed results” for St. Louis air...

Graduation back on campus for first time since 2003

On a day that would normally be full of relief and celebration, almost-graduate Jennifer Stewart’s cardboard graduation cap drooped over her eyes as she...

Lavender graduation brings colorful celebration to LGBTQ+ students at Webster

Note: This article was printed in a Journal issue on Apr. 20, 2022. Some Webster students will be swapping the Gorlok blue and gold for...

SGA presidential candidates weigh in on current topics

Note: This article was printed in a Journal issue on Apr. 20, 2022. The Student Government Association (SGA) is holding its election for the 2022-2023...

Lifestyle

Brief: Student Dance Ensemble

Xi Zhao, adjunct faculty and artistic director of Webster University dance ensemble, choreographed the international dance performance (one of six sets) staged April 29...

Local Women’s Garden Association to host first outdoor plant sale

Flowers, ferns and trees will cover the First Congregational Church parking lot on May 7 for the Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association (WGWGA) annual...

Students showcase talents at Choral Ensembles concert

The auditorium fell silent as the Webster University Chorale took the stage in all-black attire and began the first song of an evening full...

Localhost gaming cafe offers St. Louis community a place to play and compete

Localhost, a gaming cafe located in the Brentwood Promenade, aims to get gamers out of their homes and into creating a community. “I want people...

Ukrainian band performs at The Sheldon in St. Louis

Incorporating a mix of traditional musical instrumentation and cultural style, Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha has been carrying a political message through music since 2004.  Recently,...

Hunt Gallery presents Earth Works, focuses on environmental art

Using nature as the subject of art, Earth Works is the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery’s latest exhibition. The exhibition had its opening ceremony on April...

Sports

Ben Swords breaks all-time hit record for Webster Gorloks

In the spring of 2018, filled with nerves, Ben Swords walked up to the plate for the first time with the Webster Gorloks. The...

Will Hocker headed to NCAA tournament to defend title

At the national golf championship for National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Will Hocker walked onto the range for the last day of competition. He...

Softball team looks for second consecutive conference title

Working as a team with a competitive edge is the path to victory. Webster University’s softball team, which is ranked second in preseason polls for...

Danielle Schultz breaks school record at nationals

She exceeded all her expectations and reached her goals at nationals. Danielle Schultz, a Webster track and field athlete, used to beg her coach not...

Albert Pujols returns to St. Louis for final season

The Cardinals have signed 42-year-old and former Cardinal Albert Pujols to a one-year $2.5 million dollar deal. This will be Pujols’ 12th year with...

St. Louis native brings Major League Soccer home

Matt Sebek speaks to the Sports Analytics club about the development of the new Major League Soccer team coming to St. Louis. St. Louis City...

Opinion

Review: Come back for a second serving of ‘Bugsnax’

With its console exclusivity lifted and ports released for all major platforms, there’s no excuse anymore. You’ve all been sleeping on “Bugsnax” since its...

‘Health begins in the soil’ at EarthDance farm

Tucked inside the suburbs of Ferguson, Missouri, lies the EarthDance Organic Farm School, the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi River. These 14...

Society isn’t prepared for metaverses

With the unfathomable evolution of computers in a short period of time, some wonder: what will come next? Well, the metaverse is here and...

Review: ‘Tokyo Vice’ nails the art of investigative slow-burn

With information, there is always a cost. The classic vice unit-style crime show has been on the backburner of American television for quite a while...

ABORTION DUELING OP-ED: To truly support life, be pro-choice

Note: This dueling op-ed was printed in a Journal issue on Apr. 20, 2022, before the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. For the opposing...

ABORTION DUELING OP-ED: Protect unborn life

Note: This dueling op-ed was printed in a Journal issue on Apr. 20, 2022, before the Supreme Court ruling on abortion. For the opposing...

COVID-19 Coverage

School Announcements

Webster professor Bill Barrett dies after battle with pancreatic cancer.

Webster University photography professor Bill Barrett died yesterday at 2:30. His wife, Laurel Hayes, shared the news of his death on CaringBridge. Barrett has...

Webster organizes vaccine opportunities for students

Webster will be bussing residential students to The Dome April 15 and 16. The school will then host a clinic for other students, faculty...

Second opportunity for relief funds available

Students need to apply by March 31 to be considered for the funds. Time is ticking for Webster students to cash in on the Higher...

Multimedia

Photo Series: Inmates protest at St. Louis City Justice Center

On April 5, inmates at the City Justice Center in St. Louis protested. They broke windows and chanted as people gathered on the street...

Playing while Black: A look into Black student-athletes’ lives

All photos in this series were taken by Vanessa Jones.

COVID-19 inspires need for animal companionship

Crestwood Animal Shelter broke its record for cat adoptions in 2020 with 103 cats adopted. Sarah Deneau, a pet foster parent and a supporter of...

From voice memos to EPs, student Keshon Duke has grown as an artist

Keshon Duke taught himself how to play bass and drums in middle school. Now he has released an EP titled "love letter." In one of...

Webster Groves restaurants find ways to adapt in spite of pandemic

Ghost kitchens. Delivery service. Curbside services. These are just some ways restaurant owners have had to get creative in the face of the COVID-19...

Witchcraft gains popularity through TikTok

Throughout history, witches have turned to seclusion and faced being hunted and killed. Today, Gen Z has embraced witchcraft and is sharing their knowledge...

Podcast

Vaccine clinics, the student government association and favorite businesses are all included in this last episode of The Journal On-Air. For one last time, the...
The Journal On-Air talks about the most recent news Webster has to offer. Global connections and campaigns await, as well as sports interviews and...

News

Second opportunity for relief funds available

Students need to apply by March 31 to be considered for the funds. Time is ticking for Webster students to cash in on the Higher...

Webster faculty helps vaccinate St. Louis community

Nursing Professor Mary Ann Drake looked at her patient after vaccinating them against COVID-19. The patient had tears in her eyes; she was a...

Schools shift to alternative method of learning when snow hits

Around the St. Louis area on Feb. 15, students woke to a blanket of snow covering the ground. A list of school closures scrolled...

Lifestyle

Witchcraft gains popularity through TikTok

Throughout history, witches have turned to seclusion and faced being hunted and killed. Today, Gen Z has embraced witchcraft and is sharing their knowledge...

LGBTQ+ students find support on campus while encouraging growth

Senior John Wallis credits some of his comfortability with coming out to Webster. Yet, he wants to see Webster continue to have tough conversations...

K-SHE legend shares his expertise with students

School of Communications student media coordinator Jim Singer found his passion for radio at a young age. He wants to help the next generation...

Sports

Webster sports fans forced to support the team virtually

This season, sporting events will look different. Fans who normally crowd the stands will have to watch games virtually via live streams. Strapped with...

Webster Classics: Volleyball team dominates with winning streak

Abby Sanson and her team were extremely focused in their 2009 season. They had a winning streak on the line and they weren't going...

Loks Performance Center offers new spot for athletes’ training

The Loks Performance Center is long-awaited and has lived up to its hype according to student-athletes. Webster University has a new training center for Gorlok...

Latest Articles

Review: Come back for a second serving of ‘Bugsnax’

With its console exclusivity lifted and ports released for all major platforms, there’s no excuse anymore. You’ve all been sleeping on “Bugsnax” since its...

‘Health begins in the soil’ at EarthDance farm

Tucked inside the suburbs of Ferguson, Missouri, lies the EarthDance Organic Farm School, the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi River. These 14...

Society isn’t prepared for metaverses

With the unfathomable evolution of computers in a short period of time, some wonder: what will come next? Well, the metaverse is here and...

Review: ‘Tokyo Vice’ nails the art of investigative slow-burn

With information, there is always a cost. The classic vice unit-style crime show has been on the backburner of American television for quite a while...

Brief: Student Dance Ensemble

Xi Zhao, adjunct faculty and artistic director of Webster University dance ensemble, choreographed the international dance performance (one of six sets) staged April 29...

Local Women’s Garden Association to host first outdoor plant sale

Flowers, ferns and trees will cover the First Congregational Church parking lot on May 7 for the Webster Groves Women’s Garden Association (WGWGA) annual...

Students showcase talents at Choral Ensembles concert

The auditorium fell silent as the Webster University Chorale took the stage in all-black attire and began the first song of an evening full...

Localhost gaming cafe offers St. Louis community a place to play and compete

Localhost, a gaming cafe located in the Brentwood Promenade, aims to get gamers out of their homes and into creating a community. “I want people...

Ben Swords breaks all-time hit record for Webster Gorloks

In the spring of 2018, filled with nerves, Ben Swords walked up to the plate for the first time with the Webster Gorloks. The...

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