Western Courier


Joshua Terry

September 21, 2012

There are many reasons why I chose social work as my major and why it’s so important to society. Two reasons stood out — both I’ve held onto for quite some time.  First, I should say that while in the process deciding w...


September 21, 2012

Law Enforcement and Justice Administration  I am majoring in law enforcement and justice administration and feel that it is necessary for me to get a college education in my field of study. I chose this major because I felt that...

Parenting is not for wimps

al rieger

September 21, 2012

We were at Chili’s when Lilly’s fate was laid out. I had the Buffalo wings and a beer. Angie, my girlfriend, had the fish tacos with a Sprite. It was either a Friday or Saturday — I don’t remember which — but the pla...

Cast a vote with your grocery cart

September 19, 2012

The jury is still out on organic foods. Recently, researchers at Stanford University said organic foods may not necessarily be healthier than non-organic foods. The scientists examined 200 peer-reviewed studies that have promo...

From the desk of the opinions editor

Bethany Bekas-Yarker

September 17, 2012

College is expensive, but hopefully worth the time, work and dedication students put into their degrees. Yet, the value of higher education continues to be critiqued. For instance, “Is College a Lousy Investment?” scrolls...

Why my Major Matters – Sarah Tomkinson

September 17, 2012

I mulled over this assignment. I thought it would be easy, but as I started to sit down and analyze the situation I found this to be more complex than expected.  Why will my journalism degree matter?  I know a lot of my friends...

Why my Major Matters – Alyse Thompson

September 17, 2012

It’s no secret — prognostications for the field of journalism have been bleak.  In the last few years, we’ve heard that newspapers are dying, radio is fading and television is departing from the earnest reporting of Walter Cr...

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