Western Courier

Will there be another government shutdown?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

February 13, 2019

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The historic 35-day partial government shutdown sent shockwaves throughout the United States and the world. Almost one million federal workers went weeks without pay and had been asked and overall were demanded to work without ...

Why freshman year you isn’t who you are supposed to be.

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

February 13, 2019

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Any upperclassman will say, “Oh I miss freshman year of college” or, “I hated myself freshman year”. Freshman year of college is difficult for everyone. I am a second semester junior, and I am a completely different per...

Vaccinations are the way to go

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

February 13, 2019

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A recent news story that is going viral on the Internet and social media is about an 18 year old from Ohio who has just gotten his vaccinations. He was never vaccinated as a child due to his parents’ beliefs and after doing r...

Rock through the ages

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

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The history of rock music has been unpredictable because the genre has constantly redefined and reinvented itself since its emergence in the late 1940s. Pioneering rock artists of the 1950s such as Chuck Berry leaned heavily o...

What do tigers have to do with Valentines Day?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

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Later this week we have the most divided holiday in the history of mankind and greeting cards; Valentine’s Day. For some it’s a holiday of love, chocolates and romantic dates in candlelight (or at Chick’s); for others it...

Should Western should allow pets on campus?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

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When I wake up for class in the morning, it is usually to the sound of my cat meowing at me, asking for food. While I have my cat in my dorm room because she is my emotional support animal, I think the dorms should allow pets fo...

The GOP loses three powerhouses

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

February 8, 2019

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The fall of three long-standing GOP Republicans in the House of Representatives has shaken the political landscape in more ways than previously imagined. Duncan Hunter, Chris Collins and Steve King have all been exiled from ...

Does the TV show “You” romanticize stalking?

Rachel Green, Opinions Writer

February 8, 2019

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It feels as if the entire world is watching “You,” the new Netflix series. Upon its release to Netflix on Dec. 26, Twitter and seemingly the world became instantly enamored with not only the show, but with Joe (Penn Badgley)...

Should Western cancel classes more often?

London Rivers, Courier Staff

February 8, 2019

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As the weather continues to fluctuate in Macomb, it’s quite noticeable to see that conditions are becoming more dangerous for students and staff on Western’s campus. I shouldn’t be walking out of my house, or be hesitant...

Animal print is back

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

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Whether you like it or not, animal print is back. Resurfacing in the 2018 fall collections of many designers, leopard print has ignited a movement. The movement of animal prints. When styled correctly, animal print conveys decad...

It’s too cold for models to do photoshoots outside

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

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The weather seemed to have warmed up this past weekend. For those of us that have made it through the polar vortex, now is the time to reflect and be grateful that we only had to put up with the cold for a week. While most people di...

Should the death penalty be legal?

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

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The death penalty has and always will be a controversial topic and an interesting one to discuss as well. It is especially controversial when it comes to minors. Yes, there is the term that everybody makes mistakes, but there a...

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