Thursday, October 21, 2021

Trophy hunters not winning humanity any medals

"When laws are put in place without the means to enforce them, corruption can make a big difference in the effect that legislation has. This is a big deal when it comes to the lives of animals that have already become endangered due to sport hunting."

Three Webster elite snag a cumulative $195,000 in bonuses

Newly-released tax documents reveal the salaries and bonuses of Webster's upper administration.

Student poses as black, “beats” affirmative action… but his “social experiment” fails

Comedian Mindy Kaling’s brother, Vijay Chokalingam, recently revealed that he pretended to be black to get into medical school. Here's why his "social experiment" didn't work.

Snow Day

Controversy arose the morning of Feb. 16 when Webster University delayed canceling classes despite poor road conditions.

Anti-vaxxers: How badly do we miss polio?

"The anti-vaxxer movement is a symptom of widespread scientific ignorance, and unfortunately, a culture of suspicion."

#Oscarssowhite they “don’t see color”

The nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards go to... white people. Big surprise.

Calling Kroenke’s bluff

In response to "No Chance of a Comeback": Dane seems to believe our beloved Rams are moving out West and that football in St. Louis is over. But there is one problem with Dane’s theory: It’s wrong.
gamergate

GamerGate: Little boys throw controllers when girls join the club

The sexism and violent threats from a couple of extremists are keeping the gaming community from progress.
Catcalling

Catcalls aren’t compliments

"Newsflash, buddy, the 1950s are long gone." Kalani slams Steve Santagati for his ignorant comments defending catcalling, which were recently featured on CNN in response to a viral anti-street harassment YouTube video.
Alas, poor Yorick

To be or not to be an English major?

"The future of the English major is as grim as any Orwellian dystopia."

Marriage equality overshadows LGBTQ oppression

Internation Human Rights major Henrietta Campbell argues the stalemate for gay marriage with the supreme court is not a win. They believe LGBTQ rights to employment, safety and inclusion are more pressing issues.
metro probs

Editorial: Journal endorses Dolan’s Metro investment

The Journal supports District 5 County Council Candidate Patrick Dolan's policy on public transportation. We believe an investment to improve the Metro's accessibility would especially benefit Webster students.
Ebola: another false epidemic trend

Ebola: Another “epidemic” trend

Has Ebola in the U.S. become the next "epidemic" trend?
Internet fast lane

Internet fast lanes accelerate inequality

Opinions Editor Alexandria Lenzi argues the Internet fast lanes proposal is discriminatory and threatens net neutrality and free speech.
Cor Jesu discrimination

Cor Jesu: doctrine vs. discrimination

Over the summer, Cor Jesu Academy fired two gay faculty on the basis of Catholic doctrine. Guest Writer Anna Cruzen, an alumna of the school, takes the side of her fellow alumnae to protest this as a case of discrimination.