Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Webster alumna turns passion into a career

Although Balloni has doubts about her change in career, she ultimately thinks it was worth it.

Opinions on tattoos differ by religion

Though religions take various stances on tattoos, Webster students sometimes do not take their beliefs into account.

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.

Trauma and PTSD still affect Bosnian community

Imagine your hometown turning into a warzone, having to leave and losing friends and family along the way. For many Bosnians in St. Louis,...

Civilians should not romanticize war

From the Opinions Section: It is not easy being a veteran in civilian life. Tom's death is proof of that. Rest in Peace, Tom.

Daughter of Webster University’s first black student shares mother’s story

Webster's first African-American graduate underwent struggles with the Catholic community as well as national segregation issues.

The heroic life and traumatic death of Tom Palozola

Tom was thought of as the strong one. The one who was the rock for everyone around him. Tom Palozola committed suicide after a battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. This is his story.

Ex-convict finds new opportunity in tattooing

LT Woods thought he would never tattoo after his teenage years. Then it ended up saving his life.

Tattoos mimic therapeutic benefits

Psychologist claims tattoos help patients similar to cognitive behavioral therapy.

Former mayor of Kirkwood Arthur McDonnell recalls victims, community adversity in the wake of...

Art McDonnell continues his life despite the tragedy he lived through. Even so, he remembers the victims he knew personally.

Higher education welcomes tattoos in the workplace

Webster's professors weigh in on how surprised they were that their tattoos were welcomed at the university.

Kirkwood and Meacham Park residents still feel separate 10 years after shooting

Meacham Park residents remember Kirkwood shooter as a friendly neighbor. They are also aware of some of the social issues that may have led to his actions.

After 50 years, one of Webster’s first male grads reflects

Ryan was one of Webster University’s first male graduates. Ryan said he found his love for building sets and props while he attended Webster College. He reflected on his time at Webster as one of the first male students.

Service dogs assist veterans through mental illness

Tom Palozola relied on his dog Basilone, who helped him cope with anxiety and stress. Organizations like Missouri Patriot Paws match veterans with service dogs specifically trained to help them combat PTSD and emotional trauma.

‘They call me the little Indian princess’: Immigrants’ children face identity crisis

Children of immigrants learn to incorporate the cultural identities of both their country of origin and the new homes of their families.

Former Meacham Park resident dedicates herself to helping her community

Patricia Clark never allowed her busy schedule to stop her from being involved. She plans to work in her community and her church for many years to come.

We cannot be desensitized to gun violence

When mass shootings happen in the dozens, it is easy to dismiss their depth. But we cannot let that happen.