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A sad so-long

Jessie Matias, Production Manager

December 8, 2017

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 After four long years of working for the Western Courier, first as the Assistant Photo Editor, then Photo Editor, and finally Production Manager, my turn has finally come to say goodbye. I remember reading Editor-In-Chief Elana ...

Good friends will be missed

Angel Strack, Photo Editor

December 8, 2017

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 Shannon Norris is forcing me to write a 300 word goodbye letter. I was very reluctant, because I didn’t want to take a mugshot, but I’m giving it a shot, anyway.  I just want to start off by thanking Shannon. If it weren...

Farewell from Sports Editor Mat McClanahan

Mat McClanahan, Sports editor

December 8, 2017

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 After two years spent at the Western Courier I am forced to give a bittersweet goodbye to all of my wonderful coworkers and only memories to reminisce on my experiences that only the Courier could give me.  During my tenure ...

Shannon says goodbye to the Courier

Shannon Norris, Opinions Editor

December 8, 2017

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Never in my years of media and theater did I ever think I would have the opportunity to work for a newspaper. And never did I think I would have the chance to meet the people I did. Don’t get me wrong, there are some people I...

Tackle finals like a professional

Joy Beckett, Courier Staff

December 6, 2017

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Everyone is painfully aware of the horrors of finals, which are the toiling days ahead of us. Resulting in eye bags, studying for long hours and not getting enough sleep. Not to mention other priorities in your life that can amplify ...

Macomb screams for ice cream

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

December 6, 2017

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream. This cold, sweet, delicious treat has been a staple of many American dessert tables for decades. Although commonly advertised as the perfect refreshing summer treat, don’t let this...

White Christmas becoming less likely

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

December 6, 2017

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 I’m sure we have all noticed that it is Dec. 6 and there is an obvious lack of winter weather. We have yet to have our first snowfall of the season, and we are not alone. Most of America currently remains practically snowless. ...

Take North Korean threat seriously

Joy Beckett, Courier Staff

December 4, 2017

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 Luckily for our generation, we only know the horrors and tragedies of war through textbooks. We learned about the hell that our ancestors and many others faced without actually being in their shoes, but that luck may soon ...

Dogs at library bring joy and good times

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

December 4, 2017

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On Nov. 30, three golden retrievers made an appearance in the Garden Lounge in the Library from 2 to 4p.m. They came from the organization Daisy and Friends, which breeds and trains golden retrievers to be therapy dogs. They frequ...

Republicans handle tax reform shadily

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

December 4, 2017

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was a lot of commotion and action on Capitol Hill. In a Republican effort to have a tax bill passed and on President Trump’s desk by the end of the year, Senate Republicans were scrambling to gather the votes to get the tax bill ...

‘America doesn‘t need a toddler in a suit’

Joy Beckett, Courier Staff

December 1, 2017

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Last Tuesday it was reported that President Trump hired undocumented immigrants, paying them $4 an hour for his demolition project. According to CNN there were hundreds of undocumented workers working for Trump back in 1980. Admitt...

Social media promotes good body image

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

December 1, 2017

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Is social media turning us millennials into narcissists? It's something the older generation has been accusing us of for a while now, and if makes sense why. There are who-knows-how-many Instagram models out there getting thous...

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