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The Rep and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to require vaccinations

Anyone attending performances will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The two organizations joined 14 others in announcing the...

Students starts petition after changes made to Commuter Meal Plan

Rachel Morgan started a change.org titled "Commuter Points Given to ALL Commuters" after Webster University limited the capacity of the Commuter Meal Plan to...

Webster University experiences drop in new student enrollment

Due to COVID-19, Webster could not send representatives to high schools last year. This fall, 593 new students enrolled at the university. As the school...

Webster University requires COVID-19 vaccination for students and staff

Dean of Students John Buck said the university is taking COVID-19 precautions seriously and expects everyone to do the same. Webster University faced a question...

Changes coming to Vehicle Stop Report to prevent inaccuracies

The 2020 Vehicle Stops Report will include data on residential zip code of pulled-over drivers.  In previous years, the Webster Groves Police Department (WGPD)...

Tina Turner nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You would be hard-pressed to find a more iconic name in music than Tina Turner, the ‘70s and ‘80s legend often hailed as the...

Lifestyle

Webster student Fahima Band Ali fundraises for Afghan refugees

Fahima Band Ali said moving to the United States from another country is difficult. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2017 and is now...

Webster student Anika Wagner places third at National Irish Dance Competition

Anika Wagner noticed an Irish dancing school when she was just 7 years old. Now, she is setting her sights on placing in the...

Dean of Students encourages on-campus involvement

During Welcome Weekend, dean of students John Buck gave a presentation to incoming students. He encouraged them to join at least one organization on...

Webster students enjoy in-person connection at ‘Comeback Tour’

Webster University hosted the "Comeback Tour" as students returned to campus. Students like Leah Dwyer believed the in-person atmosphere helped bring a sense of...

Stress Relief Week events met with low student turnout

No students signed up to attend Human iPod Night during stress relief week, and only a handful attended the nail painting event. Student event...

Conservatory produces ‘Urinetown: The Musical’

"Urinetown: The Musical" ran from April 29 through May 3. COVID-19 caused challenges as the Conservatory prepared for the musical, but it also presented...

Sports

Twinning is Winning: Webster men’s soccer team introduces two sets of twins to its roster

The men's soccer team has not one, but two sets of twins on the team - along with a third player whose twin cheers...

Webster soccer teams chase after conference championships

Both the men's and women's soccer teams are hoping to achieve a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win. The men's team is starting the...

Volleyball team is excited to have fans back for the 2021 season

Webster's Volleyball team is preparing for its new season. Junior defensive specialist Tori Cichelero is looking forward to having fans return to the stands. As...

Grandmaster and former student Liem Quang Le to be next chess coach

Grandmaster Liem Quang Le is the top-rated player in his home country of Vietnam and a former chess player at Webster. He will become...

Chess coach Susan Polgar to retire from Webster

Susan Polgar and her husband, assistant chess coach Paul Truong, are planning on moving to Florida. Liem Quang Le, one of Polgar's former students,...

Danielle Schultz wins individual cross country championship

Danielle Schultz did not imagine she would win a cross country race at Webster's women's cross country team's meet. Yet she finished 30 seconds...

Opinion

Texas abortion ban is unjust

Abortions have always been a thing, and if people don’t go to a doctor, they will try to figure it out for themselves. This...

‘Pokemon GO’ community stands up for accessibility and safety

Although Niantic believed the increased radius would discourage exploration, it encouraged players to visit previously inaccessible locations from a respectful and safe distance. Niantic’s controversial...

Cuba should be freed from United States embargo

It’s time for the U.S. to end its economic assault on Cuba. What are everyday Americans gaining from imposing hardships on a nation of...

The struggle between communism and individualism in the United States

Where capitalism says “every man for himself,” communism directs us to leave no man behind. In the United States, it's no secret that the word...

FedEx shooting shows Sikh struggle in US

Sikh hate is linked to a multitude of structures, including colonization, white supremacy, Islamophobia and anti-Asian hate. TW: Contains issues of mass violence and...

How you can overcome and defeat the dreaded backlog

It’s easier than ever to amass a large backlog of media - too easy, perhaps. Having too many options for entertainment is a minuscule...

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COVID-19 Coverage

School Announcements

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...

Webster announces graduation commencement ceremony will be virtual

The move to a virtual format is similar to that of last year's ceremony. Students will not be walking across The Muny's stage this year...

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...

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Webster student Fahima Band Ali fundraises for Afghan refugees

Fahima Band Ali said moving to the United States from another country is difficult. She immigrated to the U.S. in 2017 and is now...

The Rep and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to require vaccinations

Anyone attending performances will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The two organizations joined 14 others in announcing the...

Webster student Anika Wagner places third at National Irish Dance Competition

Anika Wagner noticed an Irish dancing school when she was just 7 years old. Now, she is setting her sights on placing in the...

Dean of Students encourages on-campus involvement

During Welcome Weekend, dean of students John Buck gave a presentation to incoming students. He encouraged them to join at least one organization on...

Twinning is Winning: Webster men’s soccer team introduces two sets of twins to its roster

The men's soccer team has not one, but two sets of twins on the team - along with a third player whose twin cheers...

Webster soccer teams chase after conference championships

Both the men's and women's soccer teams are hoping to achieve a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win. The men's team is starting the...

Volleyball team is excited to have fans back for the 2021 season

Webster's Volleyball team is preparing for its new season. Junior defensive specialist Tori Cichelero is looking forward to having fans return to the stands. As...

Texas abortion ban is unjust

Abortions have always been a thing, and if people don’t go to a doctor, they will try to figure it out for themselves. This...

‘Pokemon GO’ community stands up for accessibility and safety

Although Niantic believed the increased radius would discourage exploration, it encouraged players to visit previously inaccessible locations from a respectful and safe distance. Niantic’s controversial...

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