Western Courier

Staying safe on a college campus

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

August 22, 2018

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The school year is now officially in full swing, and this also means thousands of students are moving to the Macomb area. The excitement of being back with your friends and getting a fresh start with a new school year can be o...

Is a college degree needed

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

August 20, 2018

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With another school year upon us, it is important that we understand a college education is extremely vital. Mastering a college degree is everyone’s top goal and a great milestone that many want to achieve. Yet, the risin...

Censorship through social media

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2018

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Conservative radio host Alex Jones was cleansed from several media outlets last week, after spewing his hateful speech for what seemed like centuries. During the first week of August, Jones’ show, “InfoWars” was pulled...

Welcome back to Western

London Rivers, Courier Staff

August 20, 2018

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With welcoming faces and new possibilities to come throughout this school year, it’s important to find what works best for you and not what the crowd is into. As a freshman, I remember how anxious I was to join a new club, meet ...

Bye-bye by Baylee

Baylee Brynteson, Entertainment Editor

May 4, 2018

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I had a wonderful time working as the entertainment editor for the Courier. I never thought I would ever do anything that involved writing, because I am not very good at it, but I enjoy entertainment news and it just kind of ...

It’s been good, Courier

May 4, 2018

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Last semester, when I first started writing at the Courier, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I just wanted to get paid to be opinionated. But as the semester went on, I started to realize how amazing it was to h...

Keep it cool Western

Valerie Clemens, Courier Staff

May 4, 2018

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In the short two years that I have been attending Western Illinois University I have created so many memories, as well as learned countless life lessons. As a freshman I was over eager to take in all the experiences I could,...

Thanks for all the memories

Nicholas Ebelhack, editor-in-chief

May 4, 2018

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After well over 300 issues, hundreds of articles and countless late nights behind the desk, my time at The Western Courier ends today. It’s a tad bittersweet to leave after running the news desk for the better part of the last...

Don’t forget the Labor movements

Ryan Zurek, Opinions Editor

May 2, 2018

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Yesterday was May 1, a day that is celebrated in most of the rest of the world as the International Workers Day, a holiday that seeks to commemorate the struggles of theLabor movement. Although the United States does have a L...

There is no such thing as talking white

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

May 2, 2018

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I grew up in a predominantly White neighborhood but I have plenty of Black relatives and friends. I am from a suburb of Chicago. There are people who were born on the streets and speak so-called “street talk,” and are told...

There shouldn’t be a term limit

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

May 2, 2018

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In our country’s political divide, we all have mixed emotions on our political system; from impeachment, to illegal activity from our political officials, to a political officials term limit. Our current constitution and laws s...

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