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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...

Your mental health is important

Taylor Gean, Opinions Writer

March 23, 2018

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Mental health is a subject that may be difficult to discuss for some but it is essential in today’s society to be educated and aware. As a child growing up, mental health was rarely ever brought up in the K-12 school system...

Racism is still a problem today

Allison Young, Opinions Writer

March 23, 2018

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Growing up I never had to deal with racism or inequality in any form. I went to a school that was predominately white students. When I learned about the Civil Rights Movement we only focused on Martin Luther King Jr. or Rosa P...

We need better gun control

Mark Tolliver, Courier Staff

March 23, 2018

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During the first 11 weeks of the new year of 2018, the United States has had a total of 17 mass school shootings that were publicized; the total of shootings equal out to about 1.5 shootings a week. This number of 17 shootings ...

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