Western Courier

Perks vs. disadvantages of having a meal plan

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

Most of us have to live on campus, and because we live on campus, we are required to have a meal plan. The meal plan gives students a set amount of money on their university ID card for each semester. The money on the card can ...

The Western recreational center needs to be fixed

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

November 20, 2019

As a college student, it can be difficult balancing school and health all at once. On campus, Western Illinois University provides students with a recreation center that is open to all students on and off campus. The rec center inclu...

The problem with modern infrastructure

Anesha Wheaton, Courier Staff

November 18, 2019

The state of disrepair in this country is astronomical. Highways and bridges that were built 50-60 years ago are in a state of disrepair with an average rating of D+. Some are on the verge of collapse, yet millions of Americans drive...

The fight between KSI and Logan Paul

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

November 18, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul fought for the second time in their pro-boxing debut; after watching the highlights and the overall aftermath for two inexperienced fighters, I believed it was a pretty good...

Undecided on your major? Consider teaching!

Alex Ourth, Courier Staff

November 18, 2019

Many university students across the nation struggle to determine what major course of study and career path they should pursue. While completing their first year at the university, these students explore potential fields that m...

Cleaning is the best way to stay sane

Allison Young, Opinions Writer

November 15, 2019

Picture this: you are having one of those days where you just do not feel like doing anything. You are down in the dumps and nothing seems to be going your way. You look around and your house is a disaster. You really do not feel l...

Campus parking is absurd

Peyton Finnegan, Courier Staff

November 15, 2019

One of the worst feelings a college student that drives to class can face is walking to their car to find a parking ticket under the windshield wiper. I personally have experienced this more times than I would like to admit, and...

Can we have winter activities before Thanksgiving?

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

November 15, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! No, I don’t mean Christmas season or even Thanksgiving. This most wonderful time of the year is not wonderful at all. In fact, it is full of arguments and disagreements ove...

Sleep is better than caffeine

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

November 13, 2019

As we continue our daily routines, it is inevitable that we stay up later than we previously intended. This can mean that we won’t get adequate sleep. Since most of us can’t or won’t sleep in, people tend to rely on caffe...

Why should children play sports?

Andre Whitley, Courier Staff

November 13, 2019

Putting your kids in sports at a young age can teach them many different life lessons. When it comes to being on a team, the kids are already learning how to interact in groups, they develop leaderships skills and they will dev...

Bring Chipotle to Macomb

Jiana Barrera, Courier Staff

November 13, 2019

Western Illinois University is a school full of students with all different and unique backgrounds. Whether students are from rural or nonrural areas, I believe that we all have similar wants and needs when attending this universi...

Rodney Reed awaits his execution

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

November 11, 2019

In 29 of the 50 states in the U.S., the death penalty is still used. Many advocates would argue for the death penalty as a measure to execute criminals who have committed heinous & unforgettable crimes. Well, in this instan...

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