Western Courier

Pete Lee Gets Weird

Savannah Whitley

April 4, 2016

 What’s better than having a beer with your mom while watching a small man with spikey hair make fun of himself all night?  Comedian and entertainer Pete Lee kicked off mom’s weekend with a few laughs with his performan...

The joys of living off campus in college

Wil Gradle

April 1, 2016

There are those who would characterize off-campus living accommodations as “sub-par” or “unsafe” or “inadequate,” and those folks, my friends, are wrong. You see, there is much more to the off-campus experience than...

Prairie Star pummeling

Prairie Star pummeling

March 30, 2016

Negative interest rates spell trouble for savings

Patrick Quinlan

March 30, 2016

Recently in the United States, central bankers have thrown around the idea of negative interest rates; that is, paying investors to take out loans from banking institutions and charging people to keep money in their savings ac...

Factory Farm

Josh Defibaugh

March 28, 2016

 A proposed Confined or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), commonly referred to as a “factory farm,” in Lewistown Ill., violates multiple aspects of the Livestock Management Facilities Act. The proposal has multiple...

Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Dissapointment

Alex Montoya

March 28, 2016

 The biggest gladiator match in the history of the world sounds like the most epic event to ever happen. Luckily, I was able to get an early viewing of the film, and I must say this film does not hit all expectations and leave...

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