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Kyle Luzynski advocates for a vegan diet to combat climate change

Kyle Luzynski aims to make the Midwest vegan by 2056 through his work as the executive director of Project Animal Freedom. When Kyle Luzynski was...

Coldwater Creek suspected cancers are relentless, say members of the surrounding community

What if a fire burned only 600 ft. away from toxic waste? What if this was your community? There is a fire burning underground in...

Glaciers in the Arctic are melting, and it’s going to affect you

Randall Hyman, an adjunct professor at Webster, is also a photographer who has documented the Arctic. He said changes in the Arctic could be...

Illegal trash dumping in South St. Louis is causing harm to minorities

According to a report titled “Environmental Racism in St. Louis,” illegal trash dumping in St. Louis happens in areas with majority Black or minority...

St. Louis Thies Farm & Market struggles to shift to climate friendly tractors

Thies Farm & Market's Darrell Thies said solar and electric tractor options are too expensive for the business. Darrell Thies of Thies Farm &...

How the new Omicron variant affects 2022 study abroad plans

The Office of Study Abroad plans the spring 2022 semester study abroad trips to move forward. Students, however, are wondering if Omicron may change...

Lifestyle

Webster Art Coalition brings back print sale after absence

The Webster Art Coalition hosted the print sale on Dec. 9 and 10, giving student artists the ability to connect with peers and sell...

College of Arts and Sciences throws first Ugly Sweater Party

According to organizer Kathryn Watkins, more than 75 students attended the Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 9. Students roasted S’mores over an open fire,...

Webster professor Julie Smith works to make classroom unique for students

Julie Smith, a professor at Webster University's School of Communications, will bring her dog Millie to class. She also incorporates games and scavenger hunts...

McPherson Community Garden brings fresh food and fellowship

The McPherson Community Garden started as a way to make the area look nice, but has since grown into a source of fresh, healthy...

Local Elementary Students Pull “Wagon Train of Food” to Fight Hunger

Second-and-third-graders from The college School delivered over 3,000 nonperishable food items to Emmanuel Episcopal Food Ministry on Nov. 19. The sun was shining. The...

Winterfest 2021 brings ice skating and S’mores to Kiener Plaza

The event began on Nov. 20, after being held virtually last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 20, Winterfest 2021 opened at...

Sports

Chris Hrabe balances life as radio host and Webster instructor

Webster university adjunct professor Christopher Hrabe has been at Webster since 2019. He said sports radio and broadcasting are careers he has always been...

Boys & Girls Club of St. Louis plans to turn chemical waste lot into golf facility

The lot used to serve as the home of the Carter Carburetor Corporations factory but has been abandoned for more than 30 years. The Boys...

Missouri soccer players are drowning in unpredictable weather

As climate change is impacting the Midwest, soccer complexes in St. Louis have experienced extreme flooding over the last 20 years. Hockey rinks in...

Danielle Schultz becomes first national qualifier in Webster history

Danielle Schultz is a cross country runner at Webster University. She became the first person in cross country to qualify for the NCAA Division...

Women’s basketball team starts season off with historic undefeated run

Webster's women's basketball team started the season 7-0, becoming the first team to start a season undefeated. The Webster women’s basketball team made history...

Four Webster soccer players earn Division III All-Regional honors

Men's soccer players Justin Kohler, Aahman Murvin and Henok Moges earned All-Regional honors, along with women's soccer player Jordan Lande. Three Webster soccer players were...

Opinion

The ‘good guy with a gun’ narrative doesn’t prevent violence

After the most recent shooting at Oxford High School, I looked at numerous anecdotes and research which highlights the pitfalls of the “good guy...

There’s a lot to anticipate in 2022, so here’s what I’m looking forward to

Here are a few things happening in 2022 that I am excited about. Like we all said after 2020, 2021 was quite the year. With...

What will the Journal staff do to celebrate winter break?

As the fall 2021 semester ends, Webster University students are preparing for winter break. Whether it includes celebrating holidays, traveling with friends and family or...

McCarthyism and anti-communism remains in the US government

When Saule Omarova was questioned during her hearing, she wasn’t asked about policy or anything relevant to the position. She was asked if she...

Can ‘Nickelodeon All Star Brawl’ survive the golden age of platform fighters?

There’s a great game at its core, but Nickelodeon needs to properly support it. Despite the unprecedented attention surrounding it, “Nickelodeon All Star Brawl” has...

Review: ‘Arcane’ is leagues above other Netflix original shows

Riot Games’ Netflix series, “Arcane,” is both the best “League of Legends” story Riot Games has ever told and one of Netflix’s best offerings...

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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 Art Coalition brings back print sale after absence

The Webster Art Coalition hosted the print sale on Dec. 9 and 10, giving student artists the ability to connect with peers and sell...

College of Arts and Sciences throws first Ugly Sweater Party

According to organizer Kathryn Watkins, more than 75 students attended the Ugly Sweater Party on Dec. 9. Students roasted S’mores over an open fire,...

Webster professor Julie Smith works to make classroom unique for students

Julie Smith, a professor at Webster University's School of Communications, will bring her dog Millie to class. She also incorporates games and scavenger hunts...

Kyle Luzynski advocates for a vegan diet to combat climate change

Kyle Luzynski aims to make the Midwest vegan by 2056 through his work as the executive director of Project Animal Freedom. When Kyle Luzynski was...

McPherson Community Garden brings fresh food and fellowship

The McPherson Community Garden started as a way to make the area look nice, but has since grown into a source of fresh, healthy...

Coldwater Creek suspected cancers are relentless, say members of the surrounding community

What if a fire burned only 600 ft. away from toxic waste? What if this was your community? There is a fire burning underground in...

Glaciers in the Arctic are melting, and it’s going to affect you

Randall Hyman, an adjunct professor at Webster, is also a photographer who has documented the Arctic. He said changes in the Arctic could be...

Illegal trash dumping in South St. Louis is causing harm to minorities

According to a report titled “Environmental Racism in St. Louis,” illegal trash dumping in St. Louis happens in areas with majority Black or minority...

Chris Hrabe balances life as radio host and Webster instructor

Webster university adjunct professor Christopher Hrabe has been at Webster since 2019. He said sports radio and broadcasting are careers he has always been...

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