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Be thankful for your college experience

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

After Thanksgiving break, everyone is feeling the blues. Primarily because we are back in school to take finals after going back home and enjoying ourselves. Even so, we should be happy that we have survived the semester beca...

Now is the time to save money for the future

Anesha Wheaton, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

College students are notoriously known for being broke. It is a stereotype that is true because college is expensive and people do not have enough money to spend on things besides necessities. Students need to pay rent, utilities, gr...

Our modern architecture is lacking creativity

Cameron Dillefeld, Opinions Writer

December 2, 2019

The story of a city or a country can be described with the art surrounding it. Rome has ancient works that provide a backbone for its culture, Egypt has the pyramids, Paris has the Eiffel Tower and Chicago has the Willis Tower ...

Take care of yourself before finals

Allison Young, Opinions editor

December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to give us college students a chance to relax and to have some home cooked food, but what no one talks about is how exhausting Thanksgiving break can be as well. I don’t know about everyone else, but I...

The Hypocrisy of Black Friday

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

This past weekend marked one of the biggest ironies that occurs in America each and every year. This irony is that of the Thanksgiving-Black Friday combination. Only in America could we turn a once-meaningful holiday focusin...

Winter weather worries

Cameron Dillefeld, Opinions Writer

November 22, 2019

As we near the end of the semester, colder temperatures are on the horizon. This is fun for snowmen and getting into the Christmas spirit, but winter weather can bring its own problems. It's all of our responsibility to take steps...

Buttigieg has the edge!

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

Almost a year ago, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had announced his candidacy for president, and outside of South Bend, nationwide not a lot of people knew who he was, yet alone knew how to say his name. As Buttigieg ...

Why does recognition matter?

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

Recognition is a hard subject for many to comprehend. The word itself can seem foreign, and make the task at hand seem even farther out of reach. By dictionary definition, according to the Oxford dictionary, recognition is the ...

Take Thanksgiving as a break

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

As the cold wintery months pass, students find themselves accumulating more and more stress. Thanksgiving break is the perfect amount of time for students to take that break that they need to recollect all of the knowledge that they ...

Perks vs. disadvantages of having a meal plan

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

Most of us have to live on campus, and because we live on campus, we are required to have a meal plan. The meal plan gives students a set amount of money on their university ID card for each semester. The money on the card can ...

The Western recreational center needs to be fixed

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

As a college student, it can be difficult balancing school and health all at once. On campus, Western Illinois University provides students with a recreation center that is open to all students on and off campus. The rec center inclu...

The problem with modern infrastructure

Anesha Wheaton, Courier Staff

November 18, 2019

The state of disrepair in this country is astronomical. Highways and bridges that were built 50-60 years ago are in a state of disrepair with an average rating of D+. Some are on the verge of collapse, yet millions of Americans drive...

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