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College classrooms need a makeover

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

October 17, 2018

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Sometimes a classroom setting can be repetitive and boring for college students. I believe that if some classes had irregular settings for the classroom more students would do better in those classes. For example, instead of normal thre...

Walmart’s biggest competition is now Amazon

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

October 17, 2018

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Walmart is undoubtedly one of the most well-known shopping center giants in the world. Founded back in 1962, Walmart has grown to be a 24-hour, one stop shop, that millions of people shop at daily. With products and services ...

Parental education is a necessity

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

October 15, 2018

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For the majority of recorded history, prospective and new parents have learned how to be good parents from the elders of their communities. For thousands of years, expecting mothers learned how to raise their daughters by fol...

Finish senior year stronger than ever

London Rivers, Courier Staff

October 15, 2018

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Senior year of college is supposed to be exciting, which it is. Yet, the motivation that I’m supposed to have in hopes of graduating soon is slowly fading away. I often find myself just wanting to sleep all day. The energy I ...

Are children using to much technology?

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

October 15, 2018

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The next time you go out to eat with your friends, family, or roommates, pay extra attention to the people around you. Most importantly pay attention to the children with their families. One thing I noticed when I am in a family...

Managing what is already on your plate

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

October 10, 2018

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School is stressful enough on its own. Adding work and extracurricular activities is hard, too. For some, managing things is not that hard, but for others, it’s nearly impossible. Every story is different and not everyone h...

What should be required to graduate?

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

October 10, 2018

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General education courses should not be required in college. I believe that if you have a high school degree or a GED, you should be allowed to just take courses that pertain to your major. A few reasons I believe this are beca...

There is importance behind voting

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

October 8, 2018

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As we begin to embark on midterm elections, let’s take a look at voting in America: the importance of voting and the voting age. We live in a democratic society, allowing us all the opportunity to vote and voice our opinion i...

Macomb needs more beauty supplies stores

London Rivers, Courier Staff

October 8, 2018

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As an African-American female with natural hair, it would be helpful for Macomb to have more beauty supplies that are suitable for my hair type and texture with affordable prices. Growing up, there were certain products that I co...

Safety policies are helpful but also harmful

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

October 8, 2018

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As we learn more about safety and health risks, we are seeing more and more health and safety practices. We’re seeing it now in business, medicine, sports and even retail. Most safety measures are meant to promote safety and...

LGBTQ+ Community overlooked at Western

Kalen Stanford, Courier Staff

October 8, 2018

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On our own campus at Western Illinois University, there are so many issues that no one is addressing. As someone who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community, it enrages me that there are still issues with hate in 2018 and on my own...

Students should give teachers grades

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

October 5, 2018

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When going through college, one should be able to grade their professors just as harsh as they grade their students. Obviously there’s teacher evaluations at the end of one’s course, but that’s not enough. Sometimes the evalu...

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