Western Courier

Traveling can bring us several opportunities

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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With the holiday season fully upon us, traveling is a lot more common. I am going to Germany over the holiday break, meaning I will be travelling a lot. Personally, I have been traveling my whole life due to having many military...

The importance of service dogs

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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As many of us know, George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America, died this past Friday. Bush served as president from January of 1989 to January of 1993. Many of us have seen the social media photo of Pres...

Should sororities be allowed to host house parties?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

December 5, 2018

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Greek life is essential in American universities. The stereotypical university experience is rarely missing the notorious tales of late-night partying and next day cleaning, etc. For incoming freshmen students, the freedom that univ...

Managing mental illness is important

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

December 3, 2018

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Mental illness is something that a lot of people struggle with. Some people are more open about it and other keep it in the dark. Whatever the situation may be, there are a lot of people that encounter one another each day not ...

Take time yourself before final

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

December 3, 2018

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With it being almost the end of the semester all I can think about is all the Christmas lights around my town, all the homemade food my mom will be making and the stressless days I will be having without schoolwork. But before I ...

I want you.. To start taking your job seriously!

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2018

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At the beginning of the semester I started a new job as the opinions editor at the Western Courier. This job has provided me many opportunities and has taught me so much about working with people. Some days my job can be very c...

Are dogs as smart as everyone thinks?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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A recent study from 2018 states that dogs really are not that smart compared to other animals. Researchers looked at a dog’s sensory, physical, spatial and social cognition, as well as self-awareness. The findings were then com...

What does life after college look like?

London Rivers, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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As a senior, I am more than excited to graduate in May. However, I’m not looking forward to the worries that come after graduation. I often find myself thinking about what I’m going to do after I leave Western. In all honesty...

Are tattoos becoming acceptable in the workforce?

Justin Halas, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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At previous jobs I have been asked to wear long sleeves to cover up my tattoos, and at other jobs, the employers did not care as long as you were a good worker. While looking for a job in Macomb earlier this semester, I had a ...

Is America winning the trade dispute with China?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 28, 2018

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The current administration has taken a protectionist stance on trade against China and its own allies across Europe and even Canada. Tariffs have been issued on all sides, from aluminum and steel tariffs to America against Chin...

Are unions still beneficial for teachers

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 28, 2018

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Unions have helped improve worker conditions and wages for over a century, yet there is growing concern over the continuing need of this bureaucracy. For example, the teacher's union in Chicago has, for some decades now, seen lit...

Stay safe in the snow!

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2018

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This week has been crazy considering the fact that the university was closed on Monday due to weather. Luckily, I made it back early enough to miss the storm, but others were not as fortunate. Several people I am friends with were s...

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