Western Courier

Communication is essential to succeed

London Rivers, Courier Staff

April 1, 2019

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College is already stressful enough with the lack of sleep, excessive workloads and constant worry about the future. So, when professors and students lack proper communication and understanding, that stress can soon multiply. No...

The new laws in Brunei are questionable

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 1, 2019

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Recently, there has been a lot of controversy in the news about the small country of Brunei. I have never heard of this country before so I looked it up, and it is a small Asian country located on an island near Malaysia and ...

What happens behind closed doors?

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

April 1, 2019

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The trend regarding children in the past couple of years has certainly been a positive one; children are valued from the time they are in the womb to the time after their birth. Gender reveal parties begin the process of not only t...

The effects of munchausen by proxy

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

March 29, 2019

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Munchausen by proxy is a mental health problem, in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child, an elderly adult or a person who has a disability. Dee Dee Blanc...

Jussie Smollett cleared of charges

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

March 29, 2019

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On Tuesday, all 16 felony charges were dropped by the Cook County State Attorney’s office against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in his alleged involvement in staging a hate crime against himself. For several weeks, prepar...

The long road to fixing politics

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 29, 2019

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If you’re like me, you’re repulsed by how our political process works. The road to fixing it is a long journey, but I have several possible solutions. Firstly, the 2020 Presidential Election is 20 months in the future, but...

Talking to your family all the time is healthy

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

March 27, 2019

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Growing up, it was embarrassing when your mom or dad kissed you before you went off to middle school. Some people didn’t even acknowledge their parents when they started becoming of high school age. When kids were in kindergart...

Joe Biden for President in 2020

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

March 27, 2019

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The Democratic field for president for the 2020 election cycle has gotten full with characters across the political spectrum from far left Democratic Socialists like Bernie Sanders to more moderate Democrats like Corey Booker....

Is technology detrimental to our lives?

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

March 27, 2019

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Is our access to technology detrimental to us? If so, should there be less technology usage? What would that look like? The battle between technology and society is constant, which is why all these questions will be answered i...

People have to earn their money

Donnetta Shanklin, Courier Staff

March 25, 2019

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Not everyone is handed their money. Sometimes people don’t just get to pick whatever they want. Not everyone is able to get money from their parents, and not everyone even has parents to do so. For those who are able to get money...

Are we becoming too sensitive?

Steven Barnum, Courier Staff

March 25, 2019

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In most cases, our society is becoming too sensitive. I will never fault us for our passions. There is no shortage of that quality, when it comes to standing up for inequality or for causes that we believe in. It’s a very us...

Alcohol sales on Sunday will help Macomb economy

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

March 25, 2019

Filed under Opinions

It was reported last week that the Macomb City Council voted to allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays for locations that purchase a special Sunday alcohol license. Previously, the only Sundays where you could buy alcohol from ...

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