Western Courier

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...

Emergency alert system helpful or harmful?

Emma Johnson, Courier Staff

October 5, 2018

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At approximately 1:18 p.m. central time on Wednesday, almost all of the cell phones throughout the United States lit up with a familiar text alert that probably came as a surprise to many of us. The text acted as a test of the nat...

Should the second amendment be repealed?

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

October 5, 2018

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When you hear and see people die from gun violence on the news it leaves behind an eerie feeling of anger and sadness. People die every day, that is what we always hear when another tragedy hits social media. So, the question ...

Less plastic more planet

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

October 5, 2018

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During the summer, Starbucks started offering lids for their coffees instead of straws. Since this movement arose, other companies are hopping on this trend in hopes of creating a better environment and an environmental milestone. Th...

Macomb needs more clothing stores

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

October 3, 2018

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Macomb has an abundance of grocery stores, which is always nice when you buy food because you have more options and you can compare prices. Macomb also has a great selection of fast food restaurants, dine-in restaurants and quality s...

When will Western provide healthier food?

Sara Remar, Courier Staff

October 3, 2018

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“What’s for dinner?” Unfortunately, I now associate this question with disappointment. No matter the day of the week, the time of the day, I find myself eating the steamed vegetable, the not-so-grilled chicken, and if ...

Sleep leads to success

London Rivers, Courier Staff

October 3, 2018

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Sleep is indeed very crucial for everyday survival; however, when you’re a college student, sleep seems almost impossible when there is something constantly in need of being done. College, for me, has been rather smooth in c...

Should college education be free?

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

October 1, 2018

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There are many states that offer a free public school education until students complete the 12th grade; once higher education becomes an option, then tuition fees and cost becomes a factor that affects people’s decision to p...

It is time for a change of style

London Rivers, Courier Staff

October 1, 2018

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We all have our own unique clothing styles, especially as college students, but it doesn’t hurt to change it up a bit as we mold into adulthood. Now one would ask, who am I to speak on such a topic when my closet is oversto...

A little school spirit goes a long way

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

October 1, 2018

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Recently I have discovered that since I have become a college student, my favorite time of the year is during the football season. Football may not be my favorite sport to watch in my free time, but the atmosphere at games is ...

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