Western Courier

Say “Alola” to the newest generation of Pokemon

Nik Breslin

December 5, 2016

 After celebrating a successful 20 years of Pokemon, Gamefreak and Nintendo have finally released the seventh generation of Pokemon games, “Pokemon Sun” and “Pokemon Moon.” The new Pokemon games were released on Nov. 18...

Trump betrayed his supporters

Josh Defibaugh

December 2, 2016

Donald Trump, the new president-elect and long-time master of the Tweet, shifted his message toward the last leg of his presidential campaign. He told his supporters that, if elected, he would “drain the swamp” in Washington, D....

Panel Reviews 2016 Election

Josh Defibaugh

December 2, 2016

 A panel of political science professors from Western Illinois University explained the results of the recent presidential election, described the implications of election modeling and political polling and answered questions...

Covington moves into top 10 of Western career scoring list in loss at Miami University

November 28, 2016

OXFORD, Ohio — Western Illinois senior guard Garrett Covington scored a season-high 29 points and jumped into the top 10 of Western’s career scoring list during the Leathernecks’ 81-72 loss at Miami University  Saturday...

Black Friday shouldn’t exist

Joshua Defibaugh

November 28, 2016

In 2008, an employee at a Long Island Walmart died after being trampled under a Black Friday crowd. In 2011, 20 people were pepper sprayed in Black Friday crowds in North Carolina and California. In 2014, a brawl at a Californ...

Trump is just the reaction

Patrick Quinlan

November 16, 2016

With Donald Trump securing the nomination for President of the United States, there are quite a few items that are worth pointing out. Especially given the long shot odds most of the mainstream media gave him, the incredible vi...

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