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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...

Student Government Association results

Webster’s Student Government Association (SGA) elections came to a close on April 16. The results are as followed: Hannah Jirousek is the new president with 96.5%...

St. Louis residents protest conditions at St. Louis Justice Center

The "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY" demonstration, which took place on April 19, drew nearly 50 protesters. The attendees chanted for better prison conditions and...

Webster plans COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Webster students, along with the Webster community, can sign up to be vaccinated at the Luhr Building on April 24 or April 29. Webster...

School of Communications’ staff member organizes food drive

School of Communication's assistant to the dean, Susan Napoleon, worried about children's access to food as summer draws near. So, she decided to set...

Lifestyle

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...

Q&A: Webster business owners hopeful for return to normal after pandemic

Three business owners in Webster Groves reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their businesses. One year after the COVID-19 pandemic halted normal...

Stephanie Beatriz closes out the Virtual Headliner Series

Stephanie Beatriz spoke with Webster students virtually on April 12. The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star talked about representing LGBTQ+ and Latina communities in entertainment. On April...

Dance major learns to spread his wings at Webster

David Porras struggled as he grew up, but finally feels like he can be himself at Webster. Butterflies are beautiful, yet they cannot see their...

‘Stories of Resistance’ resonates with students, seeks global connections

"Stories of Resistance" at the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum resonated with Webster student Keshon Duke. The exhibition highlights a global view of resistance. Webster...

Sports

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...

Webster baseball team beats Spalding University after player’s home run

Webster's baseball team was tied 0-0 with Spalding University. Then, webster player A.J. Smith hit a home run. The team won the four-game series...

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

All photos in this series were taken by Vanessa Jones.

Despite smaller team, women’s basketball aims to be SLIAC champions

Even with the smaller roster, women's basketball player Julie Baudendistel said the team has great chemistry.  Walking into the Grant Gymnasium, any St. Louis Intercollegiate...

Opinion

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...

Former Yugoslavia citizens reflect on market-socialism

Amedhin Karaman came to the U.S from the former Yugoslavia. “You got eight hours a day of work,” Amedhin Karaman said. “The rest of your...

Letter from the Editor: Please get vaccinated

With the availability of the vaccine, we urge you to please get vaccinated. Dear Students and Faculty at Webster University, As of April 19, COVID-19...

Veteran shares struggles in returning to individualistic society

We always say that we “miss the people,” and that is most certainly true. Yet, I find myself missing something else: I miss the...

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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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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)...

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...

Bosnia Civil War refugee helps immigrants

Amela Muftarevic fought to keep her children safe during the Bosnian Civil War. When she got to America, she helped other Bosnians do the...

Trauma and PTSD still affect Bosnian community

Imagine your hometown turning into a warzone, having to leave and losing friends and family along the way. For many Bosnians in St. Louis,...

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...

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...

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...

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