Western Courier

Back-to-back classes only cause problems

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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Since the beginning of your education, students have had class from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. every single day. Starting in middle school, you had more leeway as to what classes you would like to take and at which time. Althoug...

A dog happy hour would benefit everyone

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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The majority of students at Western probably love dogs and wish that they could have one in the dorms or their apartments. A way for the McDonough county animal shelter to make money is by implementing a happy hour-type deal for stud...

Should 14th Amendment be repealed?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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The U.S Constitution is one of the oldest government doctrines that has maintained its originality and is still in use today. It declares the powers of government over the people, and separates those powers over three branche...

Listening to music in class may help students

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

November 9, 2018

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Listening to music is how some people are able to study. Some students, they listen to classical music in order to study. For some they listen to their favorite songs to help them prepare for homework and big projects coming up. So...

Neck Up, we are almost done

London Rivers, Courier Staff

November 9, 2018

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It’s that time of the semester where laziness and procrastination are at an all-time high, and seniors are anticipating graduation. However, even though fall semester is almost over, that does not mean that it’s time to quit ...

New drug Dsuvia, may cause problems for addicts

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

November 7, 2018

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people die each day from an opioid overdose in the U.S. That’s almost 42,000 people a year dying from an opioid overdose. Many politicians and health professionals have s...

Changes keep happening at Western

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

November 7, 2018

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As students at Western Illinois University, we have all heard the rumors about enrollment going down on our campus. I have talked extensively with my close friends about what they think the problem is here. We’ve all had our ...

I voted, did you?

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

November 7, 2018

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As most of us know on Tuesday voters all over the United States headed to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. The midterm elections provide United States Citizens the basis for electing our future senators, as well as...

Words matter, especially when you are the President

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

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Times have changed, political dialogue has devolved from decency to savagery. Before, it was unheard of to call the media the enemy of the people, now it is all too common. When before, to lie while holding office was kin to...

Give electric dance music a shot

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

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Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is a fairly new concept in Macomb. A few people have put together concerts either at their houses or at the local bars. Personally, I believe it should be an even bigger scene here in Macomb. Not ...

Sloths have feelings too!

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

November 5, 2018

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Today in society sloths are becoming a big trend. Everyone on instagram or facebook is holding sloths or taking pictures with sloths at tourist destinations. The problem is that sloths should not be touched or hugged. Many people do not k...

Should Macomb allow alcohol sales on Sunday?

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

November 2, 2018

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Macomb is known for many things and their bars and places to go out during the weekend is a big one. People say that there are specific places to go on each day as it may be the best day to see people and have the most fun. I...

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