Western Courier

Western will never be the same

London Rivers, Courier Staff

January 18, 2019

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As many seniors near graduation this upcoming spring, I can’t help but to reminisce about my previous years here at Western, and think about how things won’t ever be the same. Since I’ve been at Western for...

WIU should have a student thrift store

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

January 16, 2019

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Many college students are broke and cannot afford to buy brand new clothes that they may need for interviews or just for class. There is a local Goodwill in Macomb but its very small. I think Western Illinois Universit...

Does attendance serve a purpose?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

January 16, 2019

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I realize that this is a common opinion among many students and is a sore spot at the beginning of most semesters, but not much has actually been done on the subject. Grading attendance is a common, yet useless and c...

TSA Agents are still working for free

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

January 16, 2019

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We are currently in the longest federal government shutdown in history. Many government employees have gone weeks without pay, including members of the TSA. TSA agents are an important part of the airport system and ...

It’s been swell, but farewell-love Haley

Haley Richards, Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

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I am slightly sad that my last article in the Courier has to be a goodbye and not a sports article, but here we go. I came to Western Illinois as a transfer student, so from the start I have felt like an odd ball at the Univers...

What to do to finish the semester strong

London Rivers, Courier Staff

December 7, 2018

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Well we’re back again during that time of the semester where homework is becoming scarce and final exams are making a comeback. However, it’s important not to overwhelm ourselves as this semester comes to a close. Before you go crazy ...

Ensuring safe travels home for the holidays!

Justin Halas, Courier Staff

December 7, 2018

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With the semester coming to an end, a lot of us will be traveling home for winter break. I just wanted to take this time to encourage safe travels and to take necessary steps while traveling. Make sure to start your car prior to...

Do you need a study spot?

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

December 7, 2018

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As a student who has class all day, I can only study during the evening and night time. The library is a great resource, but sometimes I need somewhere different to study. Places like The Study on the square and other coffee ...

Traveling can bring us several opportunities

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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With the holiday season fully upon us, traveling is a lot more common. I am going to Germany over the holiday break, meaning I will be travelling a lot. Personally, I have been traveling my whole life due to having many military...

The importance of service dogs

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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As many of us know, George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America, died this past Friday. Bush served as president from January of 1989 to January of 1993. Many of us have seen the social media photo of Pres...

Should sororities be allowed to host house parties?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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Greek life is essential in American universities. The stereotypical university experience is rarely missing the notorious tales of late-night partying and next day cleaning, etc. For incoming freshmen students, the freedom that univ...

Managing mental illness is important

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

December 3, 2018

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Mental illness is something that a lot of people struggle with. Some people are more open about it and other keep it in the dark. Whatever the situation may be, there are a lot of people that encounter one another each day not ...

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