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Keep your friends in mind this holiday season

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

December 6, 2019

The holiday season is often seen as the most exciting, holly-jolly time of the year. It’s hard to imagine that this time of the year could feel any other way but happy and merry and bright. Though, for some, this time of the y...

Production manager passes on the torch

Jimmy Pierson, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

A few years ago, I never would have believed that this would be where I am today. I never thought that I would be at a university, let alone Western Illinois University. I never thought I would be a marketing major, and I never t...

Down goes Kamala Harris

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

When California Senator Kamala Harris first announced her presidential bid, especially on Martin Luther King Jr. day, her candidacy for me felt very symbolic. A female candidate of both Jamaican & Indian descent from the b...

Be thankful for your college experience

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

After Thanksgiving break, everyone is feeling the blues. Primarily because we are back in school to take finals after going back home and enjoying ourselves. Even so, we should be happy that we have survived the semester beca...

Now is the time to save money for the future

Anesha Wheaton, Courier Staff

December 4, 2019

College students are notoriously known for being broke. It is a stereotype that is true because college is expensive and people do not have enough money to spend on things besides necessities. Students need to pay rent, utilities, gr...

Our modern architecture is lacking creativity

Cameron Dillefeld, Opinions Writer

December 2, 2019

The story of a city or a country can be described with the art surrounding it. Rome has ancient works that provide a backbone for its culture, Egypt has the pyramids, Paris has the Eiffel Tower and Chicago has the Willis Tower ...

Take care of yourself before finals

Allison Young, Opinions editor

December 2, 2019

Thanksgiving is a time to give us college students a chance to relax and to have some home cooked food, but what no one talks about is how exhausting Thanksgiving break can be as well. I don’t know about everyone else, but I...

The Hypocrisy of Black Friday

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

This past weekend marked one of the biggest ironies that occurs in America each and every year. This irony is that of the Thanksgiving-Black Friday combination. Only in America could we turn a once-meaningful holiday focusin...

Winter weather worries

Cameron Dillefeld, Opinions Writer

November 22, 2019

As we near the end of the semester, colder temperatures are on the horizon. This is fun for snowmen and getting into the Christmas spirit, but winter weather can bring its own problems. It's all of our responsibility to take steps...

Buttigieg has the edge!

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

Almost a year ago, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg had announced his candidacy for president, and outside of South Bend, nationwide not a lot of people knew who he was, yet alone knew how to say his name. As Buttigieg ...

Why does recognition matter?

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

Recognition is a hard subject for many to comprehend. The word itself can seem foreign, and make the task at hand seem even farther out of reach. By dictionary definition, according to the Oxford dictionary, recognition is the ...

Take Thanksgiving as a break

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

As the cold wintery months pass, students find themselves accumulating more and more stress. Thanksgiving break is the perfect amount of time for students to take that break that they need to recollect all of the knowledge that they ...

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