Jacob Nason

Jacob Nason

Jacob Nason came to St. Louis from America’s second best Virginia in 2013 to study a major that actually makes him less employable than if he had no college education. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, binge watching TV, and pretending that the Onion is a real news website. His blog is a reflection of these things, particularly the poor grammar he picked up growing up in Appalachia.

Monday, 14 November 2016 09:28

Trump Protests in St. Louis

Traffic in downtown St. Louis was blocked Sunday afternoon by hundreds of demonstrators protesting against the election of Donald Trump. Here’s what the protestors had to say:

Friday, 04 November 2016 13:29

Tobacco 21

Tobacco21, a series of bills that would make it illegal for anyone under 21 to buy tobacco products in the city of St. Louis, cleared its first hurdle Thursday by being unanimously passed by the city’s Health and Human Services committee. The bill applies to traditional products as well as less traditional products like electronic cigarettes. So, do you agree?

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 09:58

Ball Park Village Expansion

Earlier this week, the St. Louis Cardinals proposed a $220 million, 550,000-square-foot expansion of Ballpark Village. The expansion, which is set to be completed in 2019, would bring a new office building and luxury apartments to downtown. So, what do you think?

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 10:30

Who Won the St. Louis Debate?

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:39

Top 10: St. Louis Zoo

Top 10 Reasons the St. Louis Zoo Was Named the Best Free Attraction in the US by USA Today:

  1. The award-winning human exhibit
  2. There’s something about caged tigers that makes us feel powerful.
  3. There’s always at least one llama climbing on top of another llama to “escape.”
  4. It’s the only zoo in the US to offer guests free peacocks.
  5. Gun ban prevents birds from committing fly-by shootings.
  6. It serves some of the freshest meat in the country.
  7. Its new corporate sponsor, USA Today.
  8. The last time a child snuck into an exhibit, we killed two gorillas.
  9. They got people to vote for them.
  10. Decent value for the price. 
Thursday, 06 October 2016 12:30

STL Reacts: Thrillest Apology

St. Louis was recently called “America’s most overlooked city to visit” by Thrillest magazine. The magazine apologized to the city for ignoring its values as a tourist attraction, which it blamed on St. Louis’s lack of gentrification and sprawling urban core. So, what do you think?

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 19:53

Local News on Trial: Snoop Dogg in StL

Occasionally, St. Louis is graced by a visit from a master of culture and grace. The city was recently visited by Snoop Dogg, a true master of, well, other things. The Riverfront Times covered Snoop's visit, and I was gracious enough to report on their account of his antics in the 314.

Monday, 22 August 2016 17:28

Pet Friendly St. Louis

WalletHub recently ranked St. Louis as America’s 10th most pet-friendly city. The rankings were based on the abundance of veterinarians, pet caretakers, and pet-friendly apartments. So, what are your thoughts on St. Louis’s love of pets?

Thursday, 18 August 2016 19:04

Looking Back At The St. Louis Olympics

The 2016 Olympics are underway in Brazil and the world has its eye on Rio De Janeiro. As the Olympics continue, let’s take a look back in time, to the St. Louis Olympics in 1904.

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