Western Courier

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 ...

Walkout plans get attention

Nicholas Ebelhack

April 18, 2016

 Talks of the planned April 19th walkout has caused many people across campus to voice their concerns, both with the state government and with the event organizers themselves.  Interdisciplinary Studies major Ryan Mills, one o...

Corbinstock

Corbinstock

April 18, 2016

Loving the game

Loving the game

April 15, 2016

Ignore the student walkout

Wil Gradle

April 15, 2016

In the midst of these extraordinary and unprecedented times, I feel compelled to express my sincere and profound feelings of admonishment for the class walkout planned for next week. In order to properly articulate why it is tha...

Western Offers Crisis Hotline

Joshua Defibaugh

April 15, 2016

 Western Illinois University began offering its own crisis hotline in the spring of 1971 after Macomb was recognized as having one of the highest suicide rates in the state.  The WIU Student Hotline is available for students to call seven d...

Slow return to action

Slow return to action

April 13, 2016

Logic lost on the campaign trail

Patrick Quinlan

April 13, 2016

At this point in the presidential election, many people on both sides have already thrown their support behind one candidate or another. Citing economic troubles or voting solely based on social issues, it seems people on bot...

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