Saturday, April 10, 2021

Webster student Matthew Lesch feels the blues

A video game where gamers play a fake guitar inspired Webster University freshman Matthew Lesch to pick up a real one. That inspiration was the basis for a future in performing blues music around the St. Louis area.

Webster alumna Kimberly Steward hits big as producer on Manchester by the Sea

The film "Manchester by the Sea" won critics over after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The experience was especially emotional for producer Kimberly Steward, who graduated from Webster University in 2003.

Q&A: Webster Confessions administrator discusses the page, the confessions and the criticism

Megan Washausen, lifestyle editor, sat down with the administrator of the Webster Confessions Facebook page over fall break with the understanding that his or her identity would remain anonymous. Read what he or she had to say.

Alicia Graf Mack joins Webster as visiting professor of dance

Professional dancer Alicia Graf Mack has performed with the likes of Beyonce and John Legend. However, the highlights of her career are not those performances. It is working with local companies and teaching others.

Gospel choir director strengthens faith in wake of cancer battle

Webster University junior Robert Richardson believes a moment of clarity is all it takes for a life to change. That moment of clarity came while Richardson laid in a hospital bed, four years ago.

Student Megan Price brings political passion to Webster and beyond

Webster University student Megan Price first experience with politics was attending President Obama's inauguration in seventh grade. Her political interests have expanded ever since, including representing democrats at Webster University.

Alum starts Jimmy John’s franchise

Torrey Woodcock opened a Jimmy John's in Sullivan, Mo., making it the fourth Jimmy John's location since he started his own franchise.

‘There is always a story to be told’

Webster University adjunct Kent Martin goes from Washington to Webster in radio and teaching career.

SGA approves new ceramics club

Carrie Juenger was not allowed to have a horse when she was a child. Now, she is determined to have 1,000 horses.

Webster student premieres film at international film festival

Maalik Shakoor's first paying acting job was in a Missouri Lottery commercial. Now, he has just premiered his short film "He Who Listens" at the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Webster alumnae teach English abroad

Jenni Taylor said she first taught abroad in Iquitos, Peru while she was on a gap year between high school and college. She was...

Webster librarian takes experience statewide

Jodie Borgerding’s passion for libraries came from watching her mother. Borgerding’s mother, Kathleen, worked at Scenic Regional Library in Union, Mo. as a circulation assistant...

Students help recreate Beatles rooftop concert

The Beatles tribute band, Abbey Road Warriors, plays classics on the library’s rooftop patio for the 45th anniversary of the Jan. 30, 1969 rooftop concert.

Photography professor Susan Stang captures her story through photos

Photography professor Susan Stang showcases her new portfolio titled ‘Chasing Serendipity’

Busy schedules isolate Conservatory students from peers

The busy schedule of Conservatory students grants them little time to mingle with their non-Conservatory peers.

The road to recovery

Sisters Hayley and Kelsey Rightnowar were told to say their goodbyes to their mother Angie more than four years ago when she tripped and fell down the stairs, causing a traumatic brain injury. Since then, Angie has progressed in therapy and could possibly even walk again, all with the support and care of her daughters.