Rumors of ghosts inhabiting the Webster campus in St. Louis have been around for years. The following articles on ghosts have appeared in various publications, including the student newspaper:

Atherton, Kelley. (2006, November 2-8). Ghosts wander campus. The Journal, vol. 60, no. 10, pp. 6-7.
Cole, Heather. (1991, October 31). Helpful ghosts save lives in Rep. The Journal, vol. 29, no. 9, p. 2.
Drexel, Lisa. (1987, October 29). Ghosts at Webster. The Journal, vol. 21, no. 8, p. 7.
Ghosts, curses and superstitutions. (1991). The Repertory Theatre 25th. St. Louis: The Wednesday Magazines.
Hall, Adriane. (2002, October 31). [Article discusses rumors of the nun ghost]. The Journal, vol. 52, no. 9, p. 8.
Higdon, Meghan. (2003, Fall). Legends of the fall. Ampersand, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 4-9.
Hooven, Laurie. (1991, October 31). Ghost writer inhabits Journal. The Journal, vol. 29, no. 9, p. 2.
Pudlewski, Chris. (1990, April 5-12). Ghosts walk campus, haunt dorms. The Journal, vol. 26, no. 11, p. 10.
Pudlewski, Chris. (1991, October 31). Loretto ghost denies rumor of pregnancy. The Journal, vol. 29, no. 9, p. 3.
Tierney, E.J. (1972, February 22). Exclusive Broadside interview: the ghost in the chapel talks. The Broadside, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 2.
Renick, Kevin. (1981, October 29). Do evil spirits dwell at Webster? Only your Ouija board knows… The Journal, vol. 11, no. 8, p. 3.
Zhang, Yue. (2016, November 3-17). The haunted history of Webster. The Journal, vol. 70, no. 5, p. 7. (read the article)

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