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The perks that come with living alone

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

August 21, 2019

After being required to live in the dorms for two years, I finally have the luxury of having an apartment all to myself. I have visitors quite often but it’s essentially all mine. Contrary to most people, I really didn’t mind...

3 fruits you need for survival

Sara Remar, Courier Staff

August 21, 2019

Fruit has been eaten by the majority of mankind for as long as anyone can remember. Fruit has also been paired with vegetables as the perfect combination of enriching vitamins and other nutrients that our bodies need for heal...

The issue with blackface

Samuel Ogali, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

The issue of blackface for the past several months has really been up for serious debate in our society. It truly started a conversation when former NBC host Megyn Kelly seemed surprised that people were upset that a woman had dar...

It’s time to make the most of your undergrad years!

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

August 19, 2019

All of us have had that inevitable feeling of being tired of school. The best way to combat that as we come into the new school year is to distract ourselves. You can do this by making friends with people, primarily the ones...

Get hip with your horoscope

Allison Young, Opinions Editor

August 19, 2019

If you are anything like me, I check my horoscope almost daily. It is a religious activity that I do because I find it very intriguing and sometimes it does help me push through a tough day. Some people have probably never even...

Brie reports one last time

Brie Coder, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

I’ll be honest, I think the hardest thing for any reporter to do is write an article about themselves. Sitting here coming up with what to say for my goodbye article is super hard. There is so much to say, which I hope I reme...

Steven Barnum: not a robot

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 3, 2019

I am preparing for the Western Courier to be the greatest job that I will ever have. When I first started working here, I was considering working at Domino’s to deliver pizza. Don’t get me wrong – I still ended up deli...

There is a student involvement crisis at Western

Rachel Greene, Opinions Writer

May 3, 2019

When scrolling through the Western Illinois University social media pages, there are a few faces that can be seen on a regular basis. Likewise, when attending an awards ceremony on campus, there are a few consistent names that ar...

Students should give recipes to dining centers

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

Eating in the dorms is great whether it's with friends or within the privacy of your room. The food sometimes leaves little to be desired especially in the actual dormitories. I believe if we get the students involved we may be abl...

Healthy food options should not be more expensive

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 1, 2019

Why are the healthier choices so expensive? Healthy foods are supposed to be good for the consumer and promote healthy living which is “good” by society's standards. Companies know that a profit can be made on what is still...

El Ranch should have closed a long time ago

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

Now that El Rancherito is closed, people will no longer have to weigh the pros of eating good food with the cons of potentially getting food poisoning. I used to go to El Rancherito every week. I loved their food, as much as ...

Why have there been so many religious shootings?

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

In the last month there have been a number of shootings and bombings at a variety of religious institutions. The worst of which being a church bombing in Sri Lanka that killed a minimum of 250 people. Synagogues and mosques h...

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