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Do your part, save a life

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

Since 1970, in an effort to increase the number of blood donations in the winter season (a time when blood donations are normally low due to increased illness and severe weather), January has been deemed National Blood Donor M...

Becoming a more conscious person

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

Everyone has things they like and goals they want to accomplish. Even if some of these goals are similar or the same on the surface level, people will accomplish their goals in their own way. What is even more unique about people ...

Western needs to become pet friendly

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

January 24, 2020

Being a college student is not only exhausting, but it can also be lonely at times. If students are not commuting, there is a high chance that they live far from home and it could be difficult to travel often. Homesickness c...

What are personal pronouns and why do they matter?

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

January 22, 2020

I’m sure everyone remembers being in elementary school and learning about pronouns. When we were taught pronouns in elementary school, it probably was not in much detail, just the definition and then some practice with how to u...

Rewriting the ending of Friends

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2020

The first episode of the beloved show “Friends” aired on Sept. 22, 1994. I am sure that the producers of the show never expected it to be as big as it was. Today, reruns from all 10 seasons are still being played on vario...

Getting to know the Democratic Party

Anesha Wheaton, Courier Staff

January 22, 2020

The Democratic Party has been around since 1828, almost 200 years. It is most notoriously known as the party that started the Civil Rights Movement with the progression of minorities in American society. When most people think ...

What makes you an adult?

Allison Young, Opinions editor

January 17, 2020

We are told our whole lives that turning 18 years old makes us a real adult. So, as a child we look forward to our 18th birthday so we can celebrate adulthood. Well, I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t feel like a...

Brace yourself, winter is coming

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

The beginning of the year brings with it many new and exciting classes and opportunities for returning Western Illinois students. However, the start of the spring semester also comes with one not so exciting aspect: the brutally ...

Bernie vs. Warren

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

Both Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are currently embroiled in a “feud” over Sanders allegedly telling Warren that a woman could not be elected president in late 2018. I, for one, think th...

The benefits of drinking water every day

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

January 15, 2020

Water; we all know how important it is to have water in order to live. In most parts of the United States, we are fortunate enough to have clean water to drink every single day. But, if you are like me, I have never had a good ha...

Make a lasting impression

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

January 15, 2020

College is a different experience for everyone. Some people have a great time while others do not. Many, though, end up having a limited amount of connections. This does not have to be the case. Making connections and networkin...

The Importance of building your resume

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

January 15, 2020

Being an active college student can be extremely stressful at times. Between the loads of schoolwork and the social life, students easily forget to get involved in on or off campus organizations. College is the perfect opportunity t...

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