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Thank the overnight workers

Jason Adams

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

I realize that there has been a lot of political activity this past month that I could write about, but I’m honestly sick and tired of hearing and writing about it. Instead, I’m going to talk about something a little more...

Don’t associate with violence

Patrick Quinlan

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

After Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office last Friday at noon, the subsequent protests surrounding the controversial candidate were, in a word, volatile. While I’m sure many of the thousands of protestors did indeed wa...

Science is not a political tool

Joshua Defibaugh

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Nearly 50 years ago, research about the correlation, and eventual direct connection, between human nature and global climate began to surface. The Stanford Research Institute, a nonprofit research institute formed from the trus...

Trump will be a different president

Riley Addington

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Last summer, during the middle of July, it became clear to the American public that Donald Trump would become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee when his son, Donald Trump Jr., voted in favor of his father on behalf of ...

Explore new opportunities

Courtney Dalton

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

With a new semester comes new opportunities and experiences. In 2017, I plan to break free of my comfort zone, try new things, focus on my goals and become more involved on campus. With the vast array of clubs and organizations...

Follow the charity’s money

Lindsey Hecox

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The holiday season is often seen as a time to consider and show appreciation for what we have and think about those less fortunate than us. Some may extend their thoughts of giving into the new year with resolutions to give to ot...

Madigan assures destruction

Wil Gradle

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions

A special sort of hypocrisy has taken place in Illinois in the last week. For months now, Democrats, unions and all of Madigan’s cronies have been criticizing Gov. Bruce Rauner, nearly foaming at the mouth, crying foul that he ...

There are only six continents

Joshua Defibaugh

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Since the last time I wrote an opinion for this great newspaper, a lot of political events have happened. President-elect Donald Trump held what could best be described as a cacophonous press conference where he, among other t...

Adam Feiner is finally finished

Adam Feiner

December 12, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Growing up in Freeport, Illinois, about three hours north of Macomb, I had a neighbor named Don who moved into a house behind mine in high school. Every time I’d go in my backyard, Don was out cutting grass or trimming the ...

Tomlinson ends his tenure

Jacob Tomlinson

December 12, 2016

Filed under Opinions

This is my final article for the Western Courier. I am graduating with my Master’s Degree in Political Science, and this marks the end of my time at Western Illinois University. Undeniably, my time here has been amazing, and ...

Kayla Trail bids farewell

Kayla Trail

December 12, 2016

Filed under Opinions

When I was told that I had to move to Macomb in order to get my degree, I was devastated. I grew up in Davenport, Iowa — a town that has nearly 100,000 residents, so moving to a city that holds a little over 19,000, I immedi...

Consider useful gifts

Jason Adams

December 7, 2016

Filed under Opinions

We are just weeks away from the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season. Now, some feel it has already started and count Thanksgiving, but it’s really up to your own personal beliefs. Either way, the holidays are ...

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