Western Courier

1968: A mixed metaphor for 2016

Patrick Hostert

April 25, 2016

I recently read Julian E. Zelizer’s piece in Politico Magazine, “What Bernie Sanders Should Learn from Eugene McCarthy” and its analysis of the lessons to be learned from the 1968 election cycle confused me.  Let me lay out th...

SB 2059 Passes

Erika Ward

April 25, 2016

 The Illinois House and Senate passed SB 2059 on Friday morning, which aims to provide emergency funding to public colleges and universities in Illinois, as well as some MAP grant funding.  In the midst of a 10-month long budget im...

Bey is Bae

Savannah Whitley

April 25, 2016

 Note to the reader: The following article contains language that some readers may find offensive.  The Queen is back and bigger than ever. Giving fans the treat that they have patiently(ish) waited for, Beyoncé finally dropped her ...

Big test lies ahead

Big test lies ahead

April 22, 2016

Paris agreements offer new hope

Riley Addington

April 22, 2016

In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Kyoto, Japan. At the convention, a total of 84 countries opted to sign the documents that were drafted. These documents came to be known as ...

Linc-Wash Grote to Host Warrior Dog Dash

Baylee Brynteson

April 22, 2016

On Saturday, Lincoln, Washington and Grote residence halls will be hosting the second annual Warrior Dog Dash. This year’s race will have a mile-long obstacle course custom-built for the event. Drew Reyes, a residence assistant...

Getting back on track

Getting back on track

April 20, 2016

Time to raise education spending

Kyle Davis

April 20, 2016

The United States’ federal budget: How does it work? At first glance, we may imagine politicians throwing money around every which way to please people. While this is partially true, it is a lot more organized than many peo...

Rally time

Zach Martin

April 18, 2016

Small ball led to some big opportunities Sunday for the Western Illinois softball team. Down 4-0 after 2.5 innings, a bunt led to the biggest scoring output of the season. Three runs in the bottom of the second and eight in the...

States Where Physician-Assissted Suicide is Allowed

Joshua Defibaugh

April 18, 2016

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a criminal ban of physician-assisted suicide. This gave the government, led by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, one year to introduce a new law or stance favorable ...

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