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Hulsizer focused on students and faculty during his time as interim dean

Michael Hulsizer said he will listen to students and faculty and find ways to meet their needs during his time as interim dean. He...

54% of schools did not have a pandemic plan before COVID-19

During the 2017-2018 school year, most schools did not have a written plan for a pandemic. Webster Groves School District was one of the...

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...

GameStop stocks see instability as Redditors challenge hedge funds

A subreddit called r/wallstreetbets had talked about GameStop’s stock in past years. In the winter of 2020, however, retail investors began buying up the...

Counseling and Life Development office working to offer a virtual COVID-19 support group

One student has expressed interest in the virtual support group so far, according to Patrick Stack. The group would meet virtually on Tuesdays at...

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...

Lifestyle

Program hopes to help young adults stay sober through art

Hope Creates was created after founder Kathie Thomas' own daughter's struggled with addiction. The program works to help others who are also in recovery...

For one graphic designer, love of music and art mixes together

In an assignment from kindergarten, Michael Doherty wrote, “‘I like art and moozic.'" Since then, he has been able to create art for his...

Webster students create clothing to connect with others

Webster student Taylor Zarr began thrifting and upcycling clothes out of her love for sustainability. She said her main motivation, even when sharing her...

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...

Sports

Student-athlete works to balance two sports as seasons overlap

COVID-19 pushed basketball season into soccer season. For two-sport athlete Mark Moore, the scheduling issue can make balancing different sports difficult. Wake up, workout,...

Ali Spohr earns a triple-double, one of only two in DIII this year

Ali Spohr is the third volleyball player to record a triple-double in Webster's history. For Spohr, however, the most important thing is helping the...

Webster track athlete named SLIAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Jacob Ridenhour won first in the 60m dash and the 200m dash during the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships on Feb....

Webster volleyball team wins its first game of the new season

Webster's Volleyball team won its first match of the season. The team had to push back earlier matches to give more time for its...

Sporting events return

The volleyball team won their first game against Fontbonne University on Feb. 13. The game came after months of practice and nearly a year...

Men’s basketball team aims to win big this year

Last year, Webster men's basketball beat Greenville in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. The team's first game of the 2021 season will...

Opinion

Biden bombs Syria: Imperialism breeds American ignorance

We can do better than imperialism. Nearly 100 years since his death, Vladimir Lenin’s theories of imperialism still hold weight. President Biden continues to bomb...

Pokemon’s virtual Post Malone concert leaves fans wanting more

Post Malone’s Pokemon Day virtual concert, like many virtual concerts before, wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been. That doesn’t mean virtual concerts can’t...

Disney’s removal of Gina Carano is too little, too late

When Gina Carano was removed from future Lucasfilm projects this week, fans saw it as evidence of Disney finally standing up against prejudice. As...

‘Euphoria’ special episodes offer viewers deeper look at characters

The special episodes serve a great purpose; to give a deeper understanding of Rue and Jules and address socially taboo topics for context outside...

‘Just say know;’ Knowledge is power when it comes to drug use

Dennis Caus believes a new method should be put in place during conversations around drug use: “Just Say Know.” There seems to be an innate...

Why United States’ capitalism is killing us

If we ever want to heal, we have to recognize what the sickness is: capitalism is the virus and it is killing our society.  A...

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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...

Majority of classes to shift to remote learning after Thanksgiving break

As COVID-19 cases in the area rise, Webster University announced new actions to limit community spread.  Webster University will be shifting most of its St....

Webster announces new safety measures to slow COVID-19 spread

Students returning to campus for the fall semester are expected to follow safety measures outlined in an email sent to students on July 31. President...

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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...

Shoppers turn out for Black Friday despite pandemic

COVID-19 could not keep people from searching for Black Friday deals. Photo series by Jennifer Sarti.

St. Louis couples marry as an act of protest

Cupcakes and pride flags were passed out on the steps of St. Louis City Hall the week of Oct. 12. Lot's Wife Trans and...

St. Louis Women’s March rallies downtown to protest Supreme Court Nominee

The organization met on Oct. 17 to protest the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

Podcast

Let's talk about the most recent edition of The Journal. The hosts speak about the news of COVID-19 vaccinations, the second impeachment of former president...
Susan Polgar qualified for what is now the World Chess Championship in April 1986. When Polgar qualified, however, the competition was called the Men's...

News

‘Let’s get to work;’ Alumni serve in Biden administration

Gen. Lloyd Austin III will be making history as both the first Black Secretary of Defense and Webster alum in a cabinet position. Jesse...

Winghaven campus to close May 31

Webster's Winghaven campus will close not close its doors for summer break in May. Instead, it will be closing forever. A decrease in enrollment...

Stimulus checks cause confusion among college dependents

Katie Bajaras couldn't afford her antidepressants at one point of the COVID-19 pandemic. She's one of many college students deemed ineligible for help from...

Lifestyle

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...

Webster student starts her own small business

Junior Kayla Calac has made $5,000 in the past five months from selling homemade products.  Junior Kayla Calac processed about 20 orders last week, and...

Sports

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...

‘Cross-country dad’ Dan Graber is named women’s cross-country coach of decade

Coach Dan Graber has worked at Webster for only seven years but still has been named cross-country Coach of the Decade after receiving the...

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Hulsizer focused on students and faculty during his time as interim dean

Michael Hulsizer said he will listen to students and faculty and find ways to meet their needs during his time as interim dean. He...

Biden bombs Syria: Imperialism breeds American ignorance

We can do better than imperialism. Nearly 100 years since his death, Vladimir Lenin’s theories of imperialism still hold weight. President Biden continues to bomb...

Program hopes to help young adults stay sober through art

Hope Creates was created after founder Kathie Thomas' own daughter's struggled with addiction. The program works to help others who are also in recovery...

Student-athlete works to balance two sports as seasons overlap

COVID-19 pushed basketball season into soccer season. For two-sport athlete Mark Moore, the scheduling issue can make balancing different sports difficult. Wake up, workout,...

For one graphic designer, love of music and art mixes together

In an assignment from kindergarten, Michael Doherty wrote, “‘I like art and moozic.'" Since then, he has been able to create art for his...

Ali Spohr earns a triple-double, one of only two in DIII this year

Ali Spohr is the third volleyball player to record a triple-double in Webster's history. For Spohr, however, the most important thing is helping the...

Webster track athlete named SLIAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

Jacob Ridenhour won first in the 60m dash and the 200m dash during the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships on Feb....

54% of schools did not have a pandemic plan before COVID-19

During the 2017-2018 school year, most schools did not have a written plan for a pandemic. Webster Groves School District was one of the...

Pokemon’s virtual Post Malone concert leaves fans wanting more

Post Malone’s Pokemon Day virtual concert, like many virtual concerts before, wasn’t as exciting as it could’ve been. That doesn’t mean virtual concerts can’t...

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