Western Courier

There is no such thing as talking white

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

May 2, 2018

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I grew up in a predominantly White neighborhood but I have plenty of Black relatives and friends. I am from a suburb of Chicago. There are people who were born on the streets and speak so-called “street talk,” and are told...

There shouldn’t be a term limit

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

May 2, 2018

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In our country’s political divide, we all have mixed emotions on our political system; from impeachment, to illegal activity from our political officials, to a political officials term limit. Our current constitution and laws s...

Fame brings a lot of stress

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

April 30, 2018

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Fame is something that many people admire, but the harsh reality of what these stars go through is not something to be ignored. With fame comes a lot of stress, pressure and hardship that many of us regular citizens will never ex...

You should be proud of your parents

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

April 30, 2018

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College is hands down one the most expensive things one can spend in their lifetime. Whether it is community college, or a four year university, it can really add up. The costs can be overwhelming, and this could even be why some...

Kanye West has betrayed his fans

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

April 30, 2018

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Everyone has already suspected that Kanye West was a bit of a nut job. There was the time where he interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech at the 2009 VMAs. As well as his behavioral outbursts during public interviews with people l...

Enjoy your summer break

London Rivers, Courier Staff

April 27, 2018

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With summer right around the corner, it’s important that we don’t waste this precious three-month break that is if you won’t be graduating in May. Of course, it’s typical and recommended for us as students to get summer...

Prepare early for your finals

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

April 27, 2018

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Finals are right around the corner and it is the most stressful time of the year. For me the spring semester tends to be a lot harder than the fall semester. April is also the busiest month of the year because that’s when ...

Syracuse isn’t the Greek life norm

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

April 27, 2018

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Fraternity and sorority life is a large part of many students’ college experience. I myself am involved in a sorority on campus and I find it to be absolutely wonderful. However, a fraternity at Syracuse University has recently ...

Our schools need sex-ed

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 25, 2018

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The Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement last weekend laying out new policies for funding teenage pregnancy prevention programs. The new rules would fund more programs that would promote abstinence and pa...

Acknowledge James Shaw Jr, Donald

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

April 25, 2018

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The Tennessee Waffle House shooting was just another example of why military style weapons should not be distributed to civilians. Once again, a white male armed with an AR-15 rifle walked into a restaurant and began to open ...

A trade war would not be good

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

April 25, 2018

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There is a growing discussion of war, whether it’s an intervention war in Syria or a trade war with China. We already know what a Syrian intervention war looks like, now let’s inquire and discover what a trade war looks lik...

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