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Use a filter if you drink Macomb‘s water

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

October 18, 2017

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 When I first came to Macomb ,I was blind to many things. I thought all Taco Bells were open 24 hours only to find out that I was wrong. I thought every store sold alcohol on Sundays. Once again, I was wrong. I thought Chicks ...

#Me too affects more people than we realize

October 18, 2017

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I’m sure just about everyone has heard of Harvey Weinstein, his sexual harassment and the prevalence of it in Hollywood. But Hollywood is not the only place where sexual harassment is highly prevalent. Anyone who has been on Faceboo...

Find ways to combat anxiety

Joy Beckett, Courier Staff

October 16, 2017

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Studies from the American Psychological Association have shown that anxiety remains the highest mental health concern for college students, with 41.6 percent of those surveyed reporting they have experienced anxiety. This mean...

Say “Yes” to girls in Boys Scouts

Grayson Stoik, Courier Staff

October 16, 2017

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 Last Wednesday, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) board of directors unanimously to welcome girls into the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, allowing them the opportunity to obtain the highest rank of Eagle Scout.  “This...

Pets in the residence hall aren’t as good as it seems

Rebecca Ruder, Courier Staff

October 13, 2017

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Just about everyone has either heard stories or knows someone who has kept a pet while in college. As we all know, keeping a pet in a dorm room is against the rules at pretty much all colleges. Although some schools, including Wester...

Nazis don‘t deserve the same platform

Ryan Zurek, Courier Staff

October 13, 2017

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My article published on Monday has caused a little bit of a controversy, which I am glad about. However, I feel there are a few things I wanted to clear up about the article.  The point I was trying to make, and still stand behind, is...

Coffee does the body well

Coffee does the body well

October 13, 2017

Letter to the editor: Wil Gradle

October 12, 2017

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Dear Editor,  As a student, I feel compelled to speak out against the disturbing trend I’ve seen on Facebook and overheard in faculty offices over the past several weeks. It’s no secret that the effects of the Illinois bu...

Communication is key

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

October 11, 2017

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Preschool is a very important time in our development as we learn many important life lessons that help us become better children during our growing years and productive adults in our society. Probably the most important lesson we lea...

Don’t let social media stop your future goals

Joy Beckett, Courier Staff

October 11, 2017

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 In recent years, our appreciation for social media has spread vastly and now we have many ways of contributing so that the rest of the world may see the same things we do. There’s an endless possibility to how we can sha...

Deactivate your account

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

October 9, 2017

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This past weekend, we watched news coverage as the reports of the mass shooting in Las Vegas came in and still continue to come in. Over 50 killed and over 500 wounded, and the emotional and psychological damage is still yet to be full...

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