Western Courier

College isn’t for everyone

London Rivers, Courier Staff

February 1, 2019

College is supposedly the “next step” after high school to ensure our place in the corporate world; however, as more opportunities present themselves beyond a college career, more people are choosing alternatives opposed to th...

Is it time to impeach President Trump?

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

January 28, 2019

It is time for President Donald Trump to be impeached, since he is not upholding the oath that he took to serve as president of the United States. Not only is Trump being investigated due to the Russia meddling, but there are ...

Professors should ditch textbooks

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

January 28, 2019

As we all know textbooks are overpriced, bulky and at times can be a complete waste of money. If one were to buy all their textbooks from the schools’ bookstore, you could spend up to $400 or more. In addition to textbooks, some stu...

Turn Q-Lot into an ice skating ring

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

January 28, 2019

During the last few years winter has seemed pretty mild, but it has become apparent that this winter will not be a light one. After our third blizzard and freezing temperatures, the short walk to campus requires a parka or ot...

Should McDonough county offer I-bonds?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

January 25, 2019

Currently, it's county policy to not offer I-bonds for low-income individuals who have been charged with a crime, misdemeanor or felony in McDonough County. An I-bond is a type of bail that allows individuals charged with certai...

It’s okay to NOT party in college

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

January 25, 2019

College is all about experience. It’s about expressing yourself and figuring out what’s best for you. It’s about figuring out who your friends are, accommodating to school and the new environment shift from high school. ...

Social media has several effects on our daily lives

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

January 25, 2019

Social media has so many positive and negative effects on people, their relationships and professional lives. When social media was invented, it was meant to be a way for people who live far away to connect and share their live...

This generation is missing out on creativity

London Rivers, Courier Staff

January 23, 2019

As a child born in the 90s, I have witnessed firsthand how trends and fads have come and gone, and I can wholeheartedly say that almost nothing is valued with meaning anymore. While scrolling on social media, I’ve noticed...

Time to get organized

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

January 23, 2019

Organization is super important and something that future students should know. Time management is also a crucial aspect that people often look over. These two qualities go hand in hand with each other, and one will not survive...

Easy ways to make some extra cash

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

January 23, 2019

We all could use a few extra dollars while in college, but we do not always have the time. With some students, having hectic schedules might make it hard to hold an inperson part time job. There are so many ways to make money...

Western will never be the same

London Rivers, Courier Staff

January 18, 2019

As many seniors near graduation this upcoming spring, I can’t help but to reminisce about my previous years here at Western, and think about how things won’t ever be the same. Since I’ve been at Western for...

WIU should have a student thrift store

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

January 16, 2019

Many college students are broke and cannot afford to buy brand new clothes that they may need for interviews or just for class. There is a local Goodwill in Macomb but its very small. I think Western Illinois Universit...

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