Western Courier

US should provide free college

Joshua Defibaugh

December 7, 2016

With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to remember that in order to show how much we love the ones around us, it depends on what we buy for them, right? That is what we are told to believe in America. We are led to...

Women’s hoops caps road trip with loss at Marquette

Danny Frey

December 5, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Western Illinois (5-3) women’s basketball wrapped up a four-game road swing with a 77-61 loss at Big East foe Marquette on Friday night. The Leathernecks struggled from the field, shooting a mere 29.6 p...

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...

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