Western Courier

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...

Finish out the school year strong

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

April 25, 2018

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As the school year is quickly coming to an end, we are all excited to get out of the classrooms and be homework free for the summer! If only it was as easy as packing your bag, throwing out all your old papers and hitting the r...

Its time to legalize marijuana

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

April 25, 2018

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There are 29 states where medicinal marijuana is legal and nine states where recreational marijuana is legal. The controversial question today is should marijuana be legal both for medical and recreational reasons all over the ...

Letter to the Editor

The Editorial Board

April 23, 2018

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Dear Editor, Early this year, a city official made the comment: Macomb is moving forward. So you brought in 3 or 4 minimum wage food joints. All this has done is create more stress and hardship in the eating-places already he...

Macomb is too small

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

April 23, 2018

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This weekend I took a trip to Peoria for the first time. I was astonished by how much the small town had to offer. There was a variety of stores, a shopping mall and an abundance of restaurants and food places. In comparison to...

Professors deserve better

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 23, 2018

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It’s almost impossible to be anywhere on campus in the past week and not hear about the potential union strike that could be looming in the near future. After over a year of contract negotiations without any result, the local c...

Letter to the Editor

The Editorial Board

April 23, 2018

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Dear Editor, Like all WIU students, I received an email from Kathy Neumann, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, to offer the University’s spin to the news that faculty have voted to authorize a strike. In this ...

It’s no secret why we go to war

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

April 23, 2018

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What is war good for? Depending on your political views it is either good for absolutely nothing or everything. Whether the war in the Middle East has already been fought and won or fought and lost is also dependent on a per...

Letter to the Editor

The Editorial Board

April 20, 2018

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Dear WIU Students, As you may be aware, the University has been negotiating with WIU faculty since October 2016, and the University remains committed to reaching a sustainable and fiscally responsible agreement with our UPI Local 41...

Strikes on Syria were justified

Allison Young, Opinions Writer

April 20, 2018

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As most may know, on Friday April 13, Donald Trump decided to bomb Syria because of the horrific chemical attacks the people of Syria were experiencing. As someone who does not pay much attention to politics, I still believe that ...

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