Western Courier

Take time yourself before final

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

December 3, 2018

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With it being almost the end of the semester all I can think about is all the Christmas lights around my town, all the homemade food my mom will be making and the stressless days I will be having without schoolwork. But before I ...

I want you.. To start taking your job seriously!

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2018

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At the beginning of the semester I started a new job as the opinions editor at the Western Courier. This job has provided me many opportunities and has taught me so much about working with people. Some days my job can be very c...

Are dogs as smart as everyone thinks?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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A recent study from 2018 states that dogs really are not that smart compared to other animals. Researchers looked at a dog’s sensory, physical, spatial and social cognition, as well as self-awareness. The findings were then com...

What does life after college look like?

London Rivers, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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As a senior, I am more than excited to graduate in May. However, I’m not looking forward to the worries that come after graduation. I often find myself thinking about what I’m going to do after I leave Western. In all honesty...

Are tattoos becoming acceptable in the workforce?

Justin Halas, Courier Staff

November 30, 2018

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At previous jobs I have been asked to wear long sleeves to cover up my tattoos, and at other jobs, the employers did not care as long as you were a good worker. While looking for a job in Macomb earlier this semester, I had a ...

Is America winning the trade dispute with China?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 28, 2018

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The current administration has taken a protectionist stance on trade against China and its own allies across Europe and even Canada. Tariffs have been issued on all sides, from aluminum and steel tariffs to America against Chin...

Are unions still beneficial for teachers

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

November 28, 2018

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Unions have helped improve worker conditions and wages for over a century, yet there is growing concern over the continuing need of this bureaucracy. For example, the teacher's union in Chicago has, for some decades now, seen lit...

Stay safe in the snow!

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

November 28, 2018

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This week has been crazy considering the fact that the university was closed on Monday due to weather. Luckily, I made it back early enough to miss the storm, but others were not as fortunate. Several people I am friends with were s...

Aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections

Kyle Ranlow, Courier Staff

November 27, 2018

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The 2018 Midterm Elections are one for the books. Most of you may about just move on not really caring what happened, but some of you are either celebrating or upset over the results. The Illinois election saw a huge shift in th...

All high schoolers should take self-defense

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

November 27, 2018

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Unfortunately in the world we live in, abductions, rape and murders of young women have become what some would call a trend. For as long as I can remember my parents have taught me to be aware of my surroundings when I go any...

College education should be free?

Sara Remar, Courier Staff

November 27, 2018

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If college was free it would mostly benefit those who struggle financially. Harvard Law of Education claims that if college was free to students it would mean that states would be funding anyone attending universities. There would still be...

Start saying no to using plastic straws

Sara Remar, Courier Staff

November 16, 2018

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Restaurants, fast food chains, even households hold one of the deadliest pollutants that fill our oceans. Day after day, drink after drink, humans use over 500 million straws a day. We put straws in our orange juices, smoothies...

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