Western Courier

Attempt to avoid the unthinkable

Editorial board

August 27, 2012

  It happened again.A student was sexually assaulted on campus late Saturday night.Sadly, sexual assaults occur on an all too frequent basis on college campuses across the country, including Western Illinois University.The ...

Campus Confidential

Victor Olson

August 24, 2012

This new semester has already brought about new experi- ences. In addition to under-standing the true definition of “swamp-ass” after having classes in Simpkins Hall, I had a truly mind- blowing conversation with a friend. Now, mos...

Back to school with gratitude

Joshua Terry

August 24, 2012

Now that the year is underway and return- ing Western Illinois University students get back into their routines and freshmen adapt to the new atmosphere, I am still in shock to even be here. The first thing people ask is, “How did you...

University life: Participation required

WC Editorial Board

August 24, 2012

The first week of the new semester is over. Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through the first week of a long semester. But, the college experience expands beyond the classroom. If you do nothing with your time but com...

Silly to miss syllabus

Professor Casey LaFrance Political Science Department

August 24, 2012

If this is your first semester, welcome to Western! If you are a returning student, welcome back!   While it is true that many of us like to ease into the semester with an overview of the syllabus and a round robin meet-and-...

Violence is no joke

Sean Dixon Interpersonal Violence Prevention

August 24, 2012

In preparing University staff for the beginning of the Fall ’12 semester, recruitment and retention were the goals held up as high on the priority list. As the newly appointed Interpersonal Violence Prevention Coordinator, I ...

What’s in a name: punctuation or patriarchy?

Bethany Bekas-Yarker Opinions Editor

August 24, 2012

It’s not very often in life individuals can take time to reflect on the basic principles of the English language: how we address others, names, pronouns and titles.  As some of the WC’s regular readers may have already noti...

Abortion gaff warrants campaign resignation

August 24, 2012

During an interview on Fox,Rep. Todd Akin gained instant notoriety when he clearly outlined how misinformed he was on the issues of women's reproductive health and abortion. The controversy arose after Akin was asked to explain ...


Victor Olson, Courier Staff

August 23, 2012

Editor ’s Note: Campus Confidential is a weekly column that normally runs on Fridays and contains some adult content. Greetings incoming and returning Western Illinois University students! For those unfamiliar with his column serie...

Dining closure means promise, not inconvience

Editorial Board

August 23, 2012

A quick drive around campus will tell you one thing: Western Illinois University’s Master Plan is in full swing. Students returning to Macomb this weekend will undoubtedly encounter construction in everything they do, wheth...

Does the shooting in Colorado demonstrate a need for harsher gun control laws?

July 25, 2012

C552497F-8AF0-0001-47A5128B15159C00 Yes 27 C5524980-27E0-0001-3653141093A0107F No 56 C5524980-A460-0001-24A31BE01CD0D220 It demonstrates the need for other social reform 12 ...

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