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The importance of exercise

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

April 24, 2019

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Exercise is extremely important, not only on a physical level but also on a mental level. When done correctly you get the benefit of losing weight. Working out is great, but you must make sure you continue going to the gym. D...

Earth day may be over, but you can still make a difference

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

April 24, 2019

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As Earth Day has come and gone, I feel the need to talk about the movement happening to protect our Earth. With so much pollution around the globe, it is a difficult topic to talk about. In the efforts to reverse the damage we...

There is a lack of trust in the journalism field

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 24, 2019

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It’s become increasingly frustrating to witness respect for journalists dwindle to what seems to be an all-time low. With the transformation of how we get news thanks to the Internet, there is still a lot of adjusting to be ...

Macomb doesn’t need a second Starbucks

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 22, 2019

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The former Ponderosa Steakhouse has sat vacant on Jackson Street for quite some time now. Many would see the abandoned property and had dreams and fantasies about what it could become. So much potential for that space, so man...

Suicide is never the answer

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

April 22, 2019

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Going through college can be hard let alone doing it while losing a loved one or friend. Murder is one thing but losing someone to suicide is even harder. Some people say suicide is a part of the circle of life but perhaps it...

The negative impacts of Juul

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

April 22, 2019

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Whether or not you have ever owned a vaping device it is probable that you have heard someone say, “Yo can I hit that?” This is because vaping has recently become extremely popular among today’s youth. Mango, mint, fruit medle...

Show your support to philanthropies

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

April 19, 2019

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Oftentimes on campus, you will see various organizations advertising for their philanthropies. Philanthropies are events hosted by organizations that are based on service or donating to others. There are so many going on at a...

Male privilege is happening right before our eyes

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

April 19, 2019

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From the perspective of a female, the problem with male privilege is that it’s a never-ending issue. In the past few months, it has been revealed more times than I can count, even in my small friend group. While this is a case...

Should WIU consider a new president?

Courtney Dalton, Courier Staff

April 19, 2019

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter to President Jack Thomas about some of my specific thoughts towards the recent layoffs at our University. I was extremely disappointed in his response and lack of action taken after my letter, so...

SGA winners announced

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

April 17, 2019

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Friday night was a time that was eagerly awaited by the candidates of the Student Government Association election. From the time voting opened on Monday, it was all that was on any of our minds. As we waited for the results to...

Does Macomb need more entertainment?

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

April 17, 2019

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College is a place of learning, and as students, that should never be something that we stray from or get distracted from. Having things to do after a hard test or on the weekend is nice because everyone wants to be rewarded s...

Wealth privilege remains an issue

Steven Barnum, Courier Staff

April 17, 2019

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Privilege has always existed in the United States, but wealth especially, allows people to get away with more than they should. For years, we’ve seen wealthy people break laws and find a way to get out of serving time in p...

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