Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tattoos of Webster

In the spring of 2016, The Journal set out to create a gallery chronicling the different tattoos that students and employees at Webster have on their bodies. Every tattoo holds significant meaning to those that get ink, and The Journal wants their stories to be heard.

Webster human rights students, faculty visit Rwanda

Dr. Elizabeth Sausele, Dr. Lindsey Kingston and students traveled to Rwanda for two weeks as part of a human rights hybrid course. The group experienced the land and culture of the country including Azizi Life and the Kagali Genocide Memorial.

Webster University celebrates student backgrounds at Encountering Differences Film Festival

The differences between borders were the theme of a new film festival called the Encountering Differences Film Festival that brought together students from around the world.

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...

Randy Holmes Quintet performs at Winifred Moore

The Randy Holmes Quintet, a five-person jazz ensemble, performed Monday, Jan. 25 at Webster. The performance brought jazz lovers and students from around the area to the Winifred Moore Auditorium to listen to the group’s arrangement in the first concert of the Spring season. Frontman Randy Holmes has been playing jazz for over 40 years.

Webster class washes away their senses at FLOAT STL

Lying down in a closed tank of water in silence for 90 minutes is the basis of what local FLOAT STL does. However, its salted water has become a popular mainstay for the way it relieves tension and relaxes the body and mind.

Community Music School turns 90

One St. Louis piano teacher’s vision paved the way for the Community Music School (CMS) at Webster University, which is celebrating its ninetieth anniversary.

Studying abroad leads to culture shock for students

Webster offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to its students. There are so many reasons that studying abroad may seem daunting to some: leaving your friends and family, moving to completely unfamiliar territory, language barriers, visas and finances. Others might be excited to thrive in a different environment, meet new people, benefit from campus-specific courses, and have a fresh start. For me, it was a bit of both. 

Stories of survival: ‘New World’ encourages empathy toward St. Louis refugees

'New World' follows three refugee women before, during and after they fled to America in search of a new life. The play will be the final event of Webster University's Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

Webster University Gospel Choir express faith through song

Every Tuesday and Friday, the Webster University Gospel Choir meets in the presentation room at the University Center to practice for concerts they hope will spread the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Kings and queens take the spotlight at circus-themed Drag Ball

Drag Ball celebrated its 21st year with a circus theme. As two senior prepare to leave, they look back on the learning experience the annual tradition has been.

Figure drawing models strip in the name of art

Figure drawing models discuss what it is like to pose nude for art students.

Students ‘toon’ in to Kinematifest

Staff and students gathered at Webster on April 15-16 to celebrate the ninth consecutive year of Kinematifest, where participants appreciate art and animation, as well as meet people working in the industry.

Webster community weigh in on pros and cons of pursuing specialized degrees

A big debate in higher education is about getting a broad degree for more job opportunities or a more specific degree that is closer to what someone wants to specialize in for the rest of their lives.

The art of ‘effortless effort’

Saint Louis Symphony Associate Concertmaster and violinist Heidi Harris said a performer has to learn to be one with their body. Harris is teaching a master class at Webster University teaching yoga to help students enhance performance.

Saturday Night Live regular Aidy Bryant performs at Webster’s Community Music School

Students gathered in the Community Music School and laughed along with Saturday Night Live regular Aidy Bryant as the fall headliner. Bryant performed with College Humor veteran Streeter Seidell on Sept. 8.

Organizations stay afloat despite COVID-19 restrictions

Webster clubs are finding ways to stay connected during COVID-19 restrictions. The Wonderful World coordinates facemasks when the members cannot be together in person. As...