Western Courier

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 10, 2018

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The death of Pittsburg native rapper, Mac Miller, this weekend served as a wake-up call for many around the world. Miller was one of the most beloved artists of this generation, but it wasn’t enough to keep him away from su...

Attendance policy is useless

London Rivers, Courier Staff

September 10, 2018

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Why is attendance factored into the grading system if I’m paying for my education is the question I’m sure many of us ask ourselves. This isn’t high school anymore where my schooling was payed for by the public school ...

Short hours for large stomachs

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

September 7, 2018

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Have you ever returned from class and realized you haven’t eaten all day? I have, and usually when I make this realization the dining halls are closed. While I very much appreciate the fact that we have dining halls all ove...

Can money buy happiness?

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

September 7, 2018

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Lacking enough money to cover your basic needs can cause stress in even the strongest of people but is there a correlation between money and happiness? There have been examples where the meaning of basic needs have been looked...

Tattoos shouldn’t be taboo

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

September 7, 2018

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Have you ever talked to someone for a long time and realized that they are not the person you thought they were? This can be a positive or a negative thing. What I mean by this is, have you ever talked to someone who was dress...

We need to stay together

London Rivers, Courier Staff

September 5, 2018

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Although being a part of a big institution can seem too widespread to come together as one and support one another, it’s important that we do in hopes of staying together. I’ve always said that college was like a big hig...

Greek life is more than parties

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

September 5, 2018

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Why did I choose to go Greek? I’m not going to lie, I knew I wanted to go Greek before I entered college. A lot of people think that Greek life is just about partying and paying thousands of dollars to walk around campus i...

Nike kneels with Kaepernick

Devon Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 5, 2018

Filed under Opinions

On Monday evening, Nike announced a new campaign featuring the ostracized NFL player, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick has been at the center of a debate over disrespecting the American flag and national anthem after he began kneeling ...

DeVos redefines sexual assault

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

August 31, 2018

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We have just recently learned that not only does Betsy DeVos know nothing about the education system, she also knows nothing about being a decent human being in general. In recent news, New York Times has reported that DeVos i...

Take college at your own pace

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

August 31, 2018

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A lot of people are in a rush to get out of college, they do their four years, and get out as soon as humanly possible. They try to do their general education classes as fast as they can, and then get to their core classes so th...

Who should lead the free world?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

August 31, 2018

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Since the inauguration of the new president, the United States has all but abandoned its unofficial position as the leader of the free world. The United States international foreign policy of being the world's police force has co...

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