Western Courier

Abandon the Electoral College

Tiffany Geer

November 14, 2016

The Electoral College is made up of pre-selected electors from each state. The Electoral College exists because the Founding Fathers did not want ill-informed citizens to elect a president and vice president they know nothing ...

Beta Alpha Psi collects gifts for kids

Kirsten Edmunds

November 14, 2016

 This holiday season, Western Illinois University’s Accounting honorary Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and the Department of Accounting and Finance will host the annual Angel Tree program for its 23rd year in a row.  The Angel Tree pr...

Has Barack Obama’s presidency been beneficial for America?

Jacob Tomlinson

November 11, 2016

Was Barack Obama’s presidency beneficial for America? On the whole, the answer to the preceding question is no. I want to preface this article, though, by stating quite plainly that I do not intend to argue that absolutely, 1...

Has Barack Obama’s presidency been beneficial for America?

Joshua Defibaugh

November 11, 2016

Barack Obama’s presidency has been, by nearly every economic and social measure, an unequivocal advancement for the American political landscape. Beyond becoming the first African-American to be elected to the presidency, pre...

Don’t ignore human trafficking

Tiffany Geer

November 9, 2016

Believe it or not, there is human trafficking occurring in the United States. Every year, between 14,500 and 17,500 human traffic victims are brought to the United States. There are so many stories about the FBI bringing down a ...

“We missed our mark.”

“We missed our mark.”

November 7, 2016

GOP should keep principles

Jacob Tomlinson

November 7, 2016

I was recently asked during a political discussion if I was a Republican. To this, I replied, “Yes, I am a Republican.” A follow-up question ensued: “Did you vote for Donald Trump?” To this, I reacted without hesitation a...

Western Celebrates Military Community

Kirsten Edmunds

November 7, 2016

 This week is Military Appreciation Week, and Western Illinois University will be setting up events and activities throughout the week to honor and support the active service members and veterans.  Kathy Meyers, the assistant director of t...

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