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Baseball serves as gateway to St. Louis for refugee

The Cardinals unite St. Louis, but for many who came here from other countries, baseball helped them learn America and feel American. Each Sunday this July, columnist Benjamin Hochman will capture the story of a new St. Louisan, who now [...]

July 6, 2016 Stories

Ado Jahić Called in by Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Congratulations to Abdulah “Ado” Jahić of SLSG Academy and Mehlville, who has been called in for a three day camp in Zenica to train with the Bosnia & Herzegovina national team coaching staff. It is a special camp targeted to [...]

February 14, 2016 Stories

I was a refugee

Imagine your family being forced out of your home in the middle of the night and making your way to a refugee camp in another country, not once but twice. [...]

November 25, 2015 Stories

A Helping Hand, From One Refugee To Another

Note: Last names of Syrian refugees interviewed are withheld by request. Dzemal Bijedic knows what it’s like to be a refugee. He was just a kid when the bombs started falling on the Dalmatian city of Dubrovnik, his mother’s hometown. [...]

November 24, 2015 Stories

Breakout game by Sabic helps Mehlville knock off Northwest

Tom Harper said Alem Sabic struggled at first this season, because he had a hard time adjusting to the speed and physicality of varsity soccer. [...]

September 3, 2015 Stories

Mensur Koso Selected As a Senator for American Legion Boys Nation

St. Louis, MO – Mensur Koso, an incoming senior at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri, has been selected as a senator for American Legion Boys Nation in the Washington, D.C. area, July 17-24. [...]

July 16, 2015 Stories

Ibrahim Vajzovic Joins Midwest BankCentre Legal Board of Directors

St. Louis, MO (June 29, 2015) – Ibrahim Vajzovic, president of Vajzovic Real Estate, LLC has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre Legal Board of Directors.  [...]

July 14, 2015 Stories

Remembering Mirela Ahmetovic

I had the honor of sharing the stage last week with Elvir Ahmetovic, who survived the war and genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago this month by living in a small cellar with his parents and [...]

July 14, 2015 Stories

‘Unfortunately help always comes a little too late:’ St. Louis Bosnians remember Srebrenica massacre

Elvir Ahmetovic, 33, is a teacher in the St. Louis public school system. Twenty years ago, he was a child living through an event that has been called the largest civilian slaughter on European soil since the holocaust. [...]

July 10, 2015 Audio, Stories

A Bite of Culture – Saeger Middle School hosted its Celebration of Nations

With the increasing amount of connectivity, the world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. The importance of understanding and appreciating the cultures of those around us has been heightened because of that. The United States of America is known as [...]

May 29, 2015 Bosnians in St. Louis, Stories