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Creating a life of mindfulness

Courtney Dalton, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

There is something to be said about creating a life that centers around mindfulness. We have to stop the cycle of wondering why bad things happen in our lives. In the past year, mindfulness has become so important to me when ...

There’s going to be another Kardashian in the courtroom

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

In 1995, an attorney named Robert Kardashian was in the headlines defending O.J. Simpson in one of the biggest cases in the last few decades. Coming 2022, we could see another Kardashian in the courtroom, except this time itâ...

Is College the right path for you?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

We all ask the burning question, probably too many times, throughout our college careers: is college the right path for me? I know I have asked this question more times than I could count. College is a difficult time for most...

College cheating scandal continues

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

April 12, 2019

On March 12, 50 people were charged in a $25 million college cheating scheme; this scheme primarily involved wealthy parents illegally taking measures to secure their children's admission into elite universities like the Univ...

You don’t have to define your sexuality in college

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

April 12, 2019

A lot of people are coming to terms with who they are, and some people are not. Some people are okay identifying themselves within the LGBTA+ community. Some people are still hesitant to admit their sexuality, while some have alr...

It’s not what you know, It’s who you know.

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

April 12, 2019

A majority of teenagers these days are either planning to or are attending college. Attending college is seen as a prerequisite to a successful career as well as comfortable living. However, I see college as a networking opportunity. ...

Vote Justin Brown for SMBOT

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2019

Over the course of the Student Government Association election, I have come to the conclusion that it isn’t only our civic responsibility to vote, it is our duty to do so, that way as students we are properly represented across the Un...

Do roommates change your college experience?

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

April 10, 2019

What does having a roommate teach you? And is it necessary or unnecessary? Most of the time just due to the sheer size of a college, you may end up with a roommate, plain and simple. Even if you do have the opportunity not to then y...

I want the voting age to stay at 18

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 10, 2019

There’s been an increasing number of people who support lowering the voting age to 16, but I don’t think that would be appropriate. I don’t think there’s any universal age where we can guarantee that everyone in that...

Pence is shooting for the moon

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 8, 2019

Towards the end of March, Vice President Mike Pence discussed plans to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon. He stated this plan is backed by President Trump and has allowed NASA to do what it takes to meet this goal with an ...

Stay motivated till the end of the semester

Melanie Kelly, Courier Staff

April 8, 2019

After spring break is the time when you realize there is only about a month and a half of school left. It is very easy to lack motivation to study and do schoolwork when the weather turns nicer and all you want to do is be outs...

Western should have a laptop initiative

Rachel Greene, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

In almost every class you go to, you see a couple of things. Usually there is: a professor, students, papers, pens and as of recent years, laptops. A large majority of students on the Western Illinois University campus use th...

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