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How do you feel about the new tobacco law in Illinois?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

August 28, 2019

How do you feel about the new tobacco law in Illinois? Personally, I think it is a smart way to prevent young people from getting addicted to nicotine. However, I also see some flawed aspects that could have been different. I...

The impacts that social media has made

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

August 26, 2019

Social media is something that has taken over completely. Nowadays, people can’t live without it. It’s scary to think how impactful social media will be in the years to come. There are all forms of social media like Face...

Has the weather been affecting your mood?

Allison Young, Opinions Writer

August 26, 2019

Picture this, you are laying in your bed right after your alarm goes off and you happen to notice that it is storming outside. You can hear the rain drops hitting the window, there is very little light shining in and you can h...

What happens to Spiderman now?

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

August 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, it was announced that the Spider-Man franchise would be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe after both Disney and Sony failed to reach an agreement to still be a part of it. Many fans were, and still are, disap...

Vine should make a comeback

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

August 23, 2019

On January 17, 2017 at 10:01 p.m., tragedy struck; the Vine app was shut down. The app was founded by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll and was later purchased by Twitter for $30 million. The app was officially launched...

Do you need an emotional support animal?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

August 23, 2019

Typically, when college students hear the words "emotional support animal," they think of that person they know that is way too attached to their pet. You would assume people throw around that title just so they can have thei...

Do you have what it takes to be a WIU cheerleader?

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

August 23, 2019

“N-E-C-K-S! Let’s go necks!” If you’ve ever been to a sporting event where there are cheerleaders, this may be a cheer you’ve heard before. You may be wondering why in the world I would be incorporating cheers into m...

Explore your housing options

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

August 21, 2019

When you first get to college, a big adjustment comes with living in the dorms. For at least the first two years, you don’t have the choice of living off campus. A big question among students is once you get the chance, shoul...

The perks that come with living alone

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

August 21, 2019

After being required to live in the dorms for two years, I finally have the luxury of having an apartment all to myself. I have visitors quite often but it’s essentially all mine. Contrary to most people, I really didn’t mind...

3 fruits you need for survival

Sara Remar, Courier Staff

August 21, 2019

Fruit has been eaten by the majority of mankind for as long as anyone can remember. Fruit has also been paired with vegetables as the perfect combination of enriching vitamins and other nutrients that our bodies need for heal...

The issue with blackface

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

The issue of blackface for the past several months has really been up for serious debate in our society. It truly started a conversation when former NBC host Megyn Kelly seemed surprised that people were upset that a woman had dar...

It’s time to make the most of your undergrad years!

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

All of us have had that inevitable feeling of being tired of school. The best way to combat that as we come into the new school year is to distract ourselves. You can do this by making friends with people, primarily the ones...

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