Western Courier

What makes you an adult?

Allison Young, Opinions editor

January 17, 2020

We are told our whole lives that turning 18 years old makes us a real adult. So, as a child we look forward to our 18th birthday so we can celebrate adulthood. Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t feel like a...

Brace yourself, winter is coming

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

The beginning of the year brings with it many new and exciting classes and opportunities for returning Western Illinois students. However, the start of the spring semester also comes with one not so exciting aspect: the brutally ...

Bernie vs. Warren

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

Both Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are currently embroiled in a “feud” over Sanders allegedly telling Warren that a woman could not be elected president in late 2018. I, for one, think th...

The benefits of drinking water every day

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2020

Water; we all know how important it is to have water in order to live. In most parts of the United States, we are fortunate enough to have clean water to drink every single day. But, if you are like me, I have never had a good ha...

Make a lasting impression

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

January 15, 2020

College is a different experience for everyone. Some people have a great time while others do not. Many, though, end up having a limited amount of connections. This does not have to be the case. Making connections and networkin...

The Importance of building your resume

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

January 15, 2020

Being an active college student can be extremely stressful at times. Between the loads of schoolwork and the social life, students easily forget to get involved in on or off campus organizations. College is the perfect opportunity t...

Keep your friends in mind this holiday season

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

December 6, 2019

The holiday season is often seen as the most exciting, holly-jolly time of the year. It’s hard to imagine that this time of the year could feel any other way but happy and merry and bright. Though, for some, this time of the y...

Production manager passes on the torch

Jimmy Pierson, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

A few years ago, I never would have believed that this would be where I am today. I never thought that I would be at a university, let alone Western Illinois University. I never thought I would be a marketing major, and I never t...

Down goes Kamala Harris

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

When California Senator Kamala Harris first announced her presidential bid, especially on Martin Luther King Jr. day, her candidacy for me felt very symbolic. A female candidate of both Jamaican & Indian descent from the b...

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 ...

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