Monday, December 6, 2021

News

‘Dear Webster’ hosts sit-in at University Center following protest

Organizers of the sit-in had a petition to start a student union, which gained 43 signatures. On Nov. 30, Webster students gathered in the University...

Phase two of ‘Sverdrup Re-Imagined’ scheduled to start in January

The renovations will focus on media production facilities in the School of Communications, such as a new soundstage and audio suite. Starting in January,...

COVID-19 task force member offers advice to students celebrating the holidays

Jody Spiess encouraged students to continue mitigation practices, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, during the holiday season. With winter break just around the...

Local High Schoolers attend Youth Summit on Police at Webster

On Nov. 5, Webster University hosted a Youth Summit on Police for local high school students. Students listened to a group of panelists before...

Webster introduces new antiracist classes in multiple schools

Webster University is offering two new courses that focus on race, racism and antiracism in the arts, education and psychology. Webster University is offering...

Sun Coffee Roasters receives warm welcome at the Cyber Cafe

The new coffee company replaced Kaldi's coffee after news outlets published stories where former employees of Kaldi's alleged that racism was a problem for...

Lifestyle

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...

Local holiday light attractions go up for the season

Throughout this month, both big businesses and small shops alike are celebrating the holiday season with extravagant light shows and decorations. If you’re looking to...

Old Webster Holiday Open House features Santa and carriage rides

On Nov. 14, Old Webster had its Holiday Open House. Visitors could see Santa, stop by local shops and hop on carriage rides. If...

Webster University Orchestra To Debut Composer Jorge Morel’s Aquarelle Latino

The Webster University Orchestra played the concerto for two guitars with a full string orchestra in a grant theatre hall. This was the way...

Campus Activities hosts ‘Black-Tie’ Casino Night at University Center

Prizes at Casino Night included essential oil diffusers, vacuum cleaners, a flat-screen TV and Nintendo Switch. Students got the chance to dress up to the...

Sports

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...

Record-breaking season comes to a conclusion for men’s soccer

Head coach Mike Siener said despite the loss after the first round of the NCAA tournament, the men's soccer team has had a great...

Addison Beussink dedicates her 1,000 career points to her family and teammates.

Addison Beussink said her sister convinced her to play basketball in high school and college. She said she and her family continue to inspire...

Webster volleyball player repeats as SLIAC Player of the Year

Junior Lauren Borik led the team with 323 kills this season. However, she still credits her teammates for her award.  At the conclusion of...

Opinion

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...

The system is killing people, it’s time to be politically active

With climate change looming and 800,000 COVID-19 deaths, I ask, “How is that working for you?” In January, Foreign Policy published a piece by Noah...

‘Santa VS The Snowman’ belongs on your holiday movie marathon

By all accounts, “Santa VS The Snowman” is filled with cliches. And I love every second of it. Every winter, entertainment writers revisit mainstream holiday...

‘Guilty Gear Strive’ deserved the Game Award for best soundtrack

"Guilty Gear Strive" sells the player on the world of Guilty Gear, while delivering a timeless collection of music for the players and people...

I wished for remakes and I regret my life’s choices

Having loved games since childhood, there are many games I wished would get a sequel, remake or port. Apparently, I made those wishes on...

What does the Journal staff think about Marvel’s “Eternals?”

After a streak of consistently popular films, “Eternals” is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most controversial installments, with mixed reception reflected by the...

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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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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...

Local holiday light attractions go up for the season

Throughout this month, both big businesses and small shops alike are celebrating the holiday season with extravagant light shows and decorations. If you’re looking to...

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...

‘Dear Webster’ hosts sit-in at University Center following protest

Organizers of the sit-in had a petition to start a student union, which gained 43 signatures. On Nov. 30, Webster students gathered in the University...

Phase two of ‘Sverdrup Re-Imagined’ scheduled to start in January

The renovations will focus on media production facilities in the School of Communications, such as a new soundstage and audio suite. Starting in January,...

COVID-19 task force member offers advice to students celebrating the holidays

Jody Spiess encouraged students to continue mitigation practices, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, during the holiday season. With winter break just around the...

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