Saturday, November 27, 2021

Former Webster University student detained by ICE, threatened with deportation

Francis Ladege immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan when he was nine years old. He has been a U.S. resident for 18 years. After several run-ins with the law, Ladege finds himself faced with indefinite detainment and possible deportation.

Kamala Harris is a prison abolitionist’s worst nightmare

Kamala Harris spent 27 years enforcing laws that target Black and brown communities through mass incarceration. These laws include the “three strikes law” implemented...

OPINION: St. Louis-area food deserts clearly demonstrate systemic racism

So often we take for granted where our food comes from. If you live in South St. Louis County like I do, I’m betting...

Black history is deeply rooted in formation of Meacham Park in Kirkwood

Meacham Park is a historically black community, but most of the current residents don't know much about the area's past, according to Darren K. Smotherson.

Transgender actress Dominique Jackson shares struggle to find acceptance

"I was so determined to prove I wasn't this abomination everybody said I was," Jackson said at the Oct. 17 fall headliners event. From fleeing...
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Canceled: ‘Music’ highlights issues with Sia’s ableism

Diversity includes disability, and if anyone says otherwise, it’s time for them to face the music. To the average onlooker, the controversy surrounding Sia’s new...

Biden’s stutter is not dementia and it’s definitely not a joke

In her first speech after the 2020 presidential election, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Joe Biden as “a man with a big heart.” In...

Softball player travels 4,420 miles, finds home away from home

German Anna Muecke has not seen her family in almost two years but her softball teammates have helped her create a new one at...

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...

Marijuana continues to plant its roots across the nation

Missouri's first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in St. Louis in October, but CBD Kratom has been selling Delta-8 THC since last year. On Nov....

Student finds quiet places to take Zoom classes

Commuter student Logan Nguyen takes an online class the same day as an in-person class. Over the first few weeks, Nguyen explored places to...

The Past, Present and Future of Psychedelics

Fifty years after psychedelics were deemed as one of the most dangerous things in America, research on their potential benefits has once again begun....

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...

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...

Beware of St. Louis haunted houses

While many haunted attractions close at the end of the month, there are still plenty of spooky events going on the weekend following Halloween...

Drag queens protest in state capitol

Drag queens protesting in the state capitol caused the Westboro Baptist Church to make an appearance in Jefferson City. The queens remained focused on...

Avatar vs. Legend of Korra: the Feminist Debate

Hands down, Korra would beat Aang in a fight. Women simply cannot be heroes without the inevitable debate of who is better: the male protagonist...