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.

Tax documents reveal President, Provost and SPICE coach receive bonuses

Chess coach Susan Polgar receives the highest paid bonus for the 2013-2014 fiscal school year, equal to President Elizabeth Stroble.

Historians Seek Stories of the Pandemic

By Sarah Hammeke The COVID -19 pandemic and its impact on society will forever be in the history books as the Missouri Historical Society (MHS)...

Alumna challenges gender roles in Jerusalem

Samantha Thal used leadership skills and her love for Judaism to become a female rabbi.  Webster Alumni Samantha Thal traveled across the world to pursue...

Mental health urgent cares provide relief for patients and hospitals

SSM Health Behavioral Health Urgent Care opened on Aug. 24, offering patients specialized treatment for mental health crises. Mental health crises are traditionally and increasingly...

Students concerned over COVID-19 take initiative

A senior created a petition to make in person classes voluntary, and the Conservatory created its own COVID-19 Task Force. In each case, students...

Letter to the Editor: President Stroble, if diversity matters Webster must protect it

Webster University English major Alexandria Lenzi writes to President Elizabeth Stroble regarding a letter from the President and Provost on Civil Discourse following the United States presidential election.

Former student Gabriel Violett successfully auditions for The Voice

Seventh time was the charm for Gabriel Violett, who managed to turn two chair around during his audition for the hit NBC show The Voice after trying to get to that stage multiple times. Violett is the brother of director of student engagement Jennifer Stewart.

Webster releases response to Trump immigration order

Webster University has released a statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven “countries of concern” in North Africa and the Middle East.

“March for Our Lives” organizer’s friend shot two weeks into planning

One of the organizer's best friend was killed two weeks into the planning of the St. Louis "March for Our Lives." The shooting was what "hit the nail in the head."

Conservatory students to perform ‘Big Love’ in Havana, Cuba

Webster University student and actor Robert Riordan told his mom he was going to Cuba to perform with the Conservatory of Theatre Arts’ production...

Update: Westboro Baptist Church cancels demonstration at Webster’s home campus

Westboro Baptist Church cancelled its plan to demonstrate at Webster University.
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Journalists need to do better

Journalists, and the internet, need to stop bringing the underage children of political figures into the fight. We must start considering the ethics of...

Black history month event rescheduled

After canceling due to a personal emergency, Ilyasah Shabazz is rescheduled to speak about her life as the youngest daughter of Malcolm X.

Webster alum participates in 42 Doors of Hope project for cancer awareness

A doorway painted by Webster alumni Byron Rogers sits outside the Visual Arts Studio. The door is one of 42 which aims to raise...

Expanding ‘The Living Space’

Webster Modern dance major Melanie Harvengt created a performance called "The Living Space" for her capstone course. Now, she is preparing to take that performance to Kranzberg Arts Center.

SGA approves student vote on smoking ban

Webster’s Student Government Association (SGA) voted 13-to-two to move toward a student vote that could make Webster a smoke-free campus.