Western Courier

Math 99 should count as a credit

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

November 16, 2018

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As someone who has taken math 099 here at Western, I can say that, in my opinion, it should be a class that gives credit. For those who do not know about math 099, students who are placed in math 099 have math every day. Monday, ...

Should hate speech be criminalized?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 16, 2018

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For almost three centuries, freedom of speech has defended the right of the individual to freely express themselves without government intervention. This allowed the press to remain detached from government overreach, helped pr...

Continue to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

November 14, 2018

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The recent activity involving a Kansas based organization has been the talk of the town since its announcement. This organization is arriving in protest of a visiting football player who is openly gay. The group has been well known for i...

Ticket scalping needs to be fixed

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 14, 2018

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At some point or another everyone has purchased tickets for a sports game, concert, comedian or other form of entertainment. For less popular or local events the tickets aren’t usually too expensive and you’ll just buy them to g...

Show your Saturday love on

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

November 14, 2018

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As many of us are aware, The Westboro Baptist Church is coming to our campus this coming Saturday to protest the openly gay football player on the Indiana State team. When I first heard about this I was completely awestruck. The...

Back-to-back classes only cause problems

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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Since the beginning of your education, students have had class from 8 a.m. to about 3 p.m. every single day. Starting in middle school, you had more leeway as to what classes you would like to take and at which time. Althoug...

A dog happy hour would benefit everyone

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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The majority of students at Western probably love dogs and wish that they could have one in the dorms or their apartments. A way for the McDonough county animal shelter to make money is by implementing a happy hour-type deal for stud...

Should 14th Amendment be repealed?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 12, 2018

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The U.S Constitution is one of the oldest government doctrines that has maintained its originality and is still in use today. It declares the powers of government over the people, and separates those powers over three branche...

Listening to music in class may help students

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

November 9, 2018

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Listening to music is how some people are able to study. Some students, they listen to classical music in order to study. For some they listen to their favorite songs to help them prepare for homework and big projects coming up. So...

Neck Up, we are almost done

London Rivers, Courier Staff

November 9, 2018

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It’s that time of the semester where laziness and procrastination are at an all-time high, and seniors are anticipating graduation. However, even though fall semester is almost over, that does not mean that it’s time to quit ...

New drug Dsuvia, may cause problems for addicts

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

November 7, 2018

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people die each day from an opioid overdose in the U.S. That’s almost 42,000 people a year dying from an opioid overdose. Many politicians and health professionals have s...

Changes keep happening at Western

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

November 7, 2018

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As students at Western Illinois University, we have all heard the rumors about enrollment going down on our campus. I have talked extensively with my close friends about what they think the problem is here. We’ve all had our ...

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