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Race shouldn’t matter in trials

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

April 2, 2018

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Recently, a video has surfaced in the media of OJ Simpson supposedly admitting to killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, as well as her friend, Ronald Goldman. “I loved her, but I wasn’t in love with her,” said Simpson,...

There are perks to a small school

Allison Young, Opinions Writer

March 30, 2018

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As of 2017, the enrollment at Western Illinois University was 9,441 students. Although that might seem to be like a lot of students, I do not feel like there are that many people that go to school here. I do not know about ev...

Don’t attack others for their opinions

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

March 30, 2018

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I feel like nowadays a lot of people get attacked for their opinion; I am one of those people. I feel like if people don’t agree on something, instead of attacking the argument, they go right to the person and put them down...

Plan your finances carefully

London Rivers, Courier Staff

March 30, 2018

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I’m sure it’s easy to become overwhelmed with fear thinking about our financial security, and stability after graduation. Growing up, I tried to be smart about money. I could stretch out $20 for an entire month if I had to...

Prioritize our national security

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

March 28, 2018

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Drawing a definite line to determine what is more important between our privacy and national security is very debatable. Our privacy is being able to keep our internet and web access to ourselves without the government being able to...

Corporations cause climate change

Conal Duffy, Courier Staff

March 28, 2018

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According to a report by CNN, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now three times the size of France. It is estimated that 20 percent of the huge, swirling garbage clump in the Pacific Ocean is debris from the 2011 Japanese Tsun...

Parents can be entitled too

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

March 28, 2018

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Parents of most recent generations seem to think that they are doing their children a favor by simply fulfilling their roles. They expect to be praised and credited for doing their parental duties. However, feeding, clothing and ...

It’s ok to have a drink once and a while

Donnetta Shanklin, Opinions Writer

March 26, 2018

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When one thinks of a college student, a common thought is that a lot of students binge drink. Binge drinking can be defined as the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time. This is super common ...

Take a break from technology

Karolina Orszulak, Courier Staff

March 26, 2018

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Recently I have done something that seems to be impossible to anyone in the 21st century and that is go a day without technology. Yes, all technology. I gave up my phone and laptop meaning I had no access to any social media ...

Western can help you stay healthy

Jason Adams, Courier Staff

March 26, 2018

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One of the great things about going to a bigger university like Western is the free perks and services that come with it. Like many universities, Western is big on giving its students the opportunity and the resources to keep thems...

The system failed Aniya Day

Destiny Kerr, Courier Staff

March 26, 2018

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For Mickhal Garrett, Child Protective Services had failed his daughter, who was tragically killed at the hands of her own mother. The tragic story of 4-year-old Aniya Day, is flooding the media after she was found unresponsive ...

Don’t get too stressed out

London Rivers, Courier Staff

March 23, 2018

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As college students, we can at times lose ourselves in our academics and extracurricular activities that we forget to take care of ourselves. When I came to college as a freshman in 2015, I was beyond excited for the new adven...

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