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Brie reports one last time

Brie Coder, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

I’ll be honest, I think the hardest thing for any reporter to do is write an article about themselves. Sitting here coming up with what to say for my goodbye article is super hard. There is so much to say, which I hope I reme...

Steven Barnum: not a robot

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 3, 2019

I am preparing for the Western Courier to be the greatest job that I will ever have. When I first started working here, I was considering working at Domino’s to deliver pizza. Don’t get me wrong – I still ended up deli...

There is a student involvement crisis at Western

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

May 3, 2019

When scrolling through the Western Illinois University social media pages, there are a few faces that can be seen on a regular basis. Likewise, when attending an awards ceremony on campus, there are a few consistent names that ar...

Students should give recipes to dining centers

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

Eating in the dorms is great whether it's with friends or within the privacy of your room. The food sometimes leaves little to be desired especially in the actual dormitories. I believe if we get the students involved we may be abl...

Healthy food options should not be more expensive

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 1, 2019

Why are the healthier choices so expensive? Healthy foods are supposed to be good for the consumer and promote healthy living which is “good” by society's standards. Companies know that a profit can be made on what is still...

El Ranch should have closed a long time ago

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

Now that El Rancherito is closed, people will no longer have to weigh the pros of eating good food with the cons of potentially getting food poisoning. I used to go to El Rancherito every week. I loved their food, as much as ...

Why have there been so many religious shootings?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

In the last month there have been a number of shootings and bombings at a variety of religious institutions. The worst of which being a church bombing in Sri Lanka that killed a minimum of 250 people. Synagogues and mosques h...

Women should be allowed to make decisions about their own bodies

Courtney Dalton, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

Abortion access and women’s reproductive healthcare is under attack in this country. Republicans have grabbed onto the hope that they can persuade the Supreme Court of the United States to revisit Roe v. Wade due to the new co...

Western should not have a competitive gaming club

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

Gaming is something that most people enjoy doing when they have free time and sometimes if you are good enough and the game is popular, you can even make money from it. However, I do not believe that there should be a competit...

Prisoners should be allowed to vote

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

April 26, 2019

On Monday, Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave a very surprising answer that made people very shocked and somewhat in awe. In a town hall meeting with CNN, Sanders was called out for his support on w...

It’s important to relax while also preparing for finals

London Rivers, Courier Staff

April 26, 2019

As strenuous as each day can be, it’s important to take some time to relax and create a calm and comforting space for yourself. With finals quicly approaching, seniors and graduate students looking forward to graduation, and many...

Are Snapchat streaks keeping us from connecting

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

April 26, 2019

It is a common thing nowadays to have “streaks” with your friends on Snapchat. Snapchat is a great way for people to stay connected, see what’s going on in someone’s life and to send fun photos. However, streaks have become a very stra...

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