Western Courier

When it‘s English, “It‘s all good”

Alexis Kathalynas courier staff

October 8, 2012

Naturally, languages change over time, because nothing ever stays the same. Too much change can cause conflict because it then becomes difficult to distinguish between correct and incorrect ways of communicating. The spoken language h...

Are you registered to vote?

October 5, 2012

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CC: The real truth about contraception

Victor Olsen courier staff

October 5, 2012

Editor’s note: The statements made in “You Deserve to Know the Truth: Contraception” are not supported by the Newman Center and do not necessarily reflect the views of all Catholics. This column contains some graphic content...


Sandra Sepaniak

October 5, 2012

A lot of Western students say that they hail from the Quad Cities area, and I’m no exception to this. Though I was born in Geneseo — a small town a few miles east of the Quad Cities, I’ve spent my whole life in the are...


Jennifer Wilson

October 5, 2012

I grew up in Galesburg, which is less than an hour north of Macomb. Most people my age who live there spend a majority of their time trying to figure out a way to escape. After transferring here last year, I realized that my...

Don’t smoke

Garrick Hodge sports editor

October 1, 2012

As I woke up Sunday morning, I couldn’t help but mutter to myself “son of a gun — only I didn’t say gun — I’m an idiot.”  While anyone who has been in college for any extended period of time has probably used thi...

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