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Lil Dicky brings awareness to global issues

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

April 29, 2019

Lil Dicky, 31 year-old American rapper and comedian released a very special song for Earth Day last week. On April 18, 2019 Lil Dicky released his newest single “Earth.” Along with the release of the song was also the releas...

A monstrous battle is coming to the big screen

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

April 29, 2019

Godzilla is returning to the big screen and with him, a couple other iconic monsters or Kaiju will battle it out. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” will be the 35th film in the franchise (the third made by the US). Most pe...

Taylor Swift reveals her long overdue surprise

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

April 29, 2019

While Taylor Swift just nished up her Reputation tour last fall, she has already been hard at work on something new for her fans. In February, fans noticed that Swift had “rebranded” her Instagram. Suddenly it was ooded with brig...

Who else is excited for Homecoming 2019?

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 22, 2019

I know it seems like it’s forever away, but I think that it’s time to get excited because in 157 days from this article being published will be the kick off of Western Illinois University’s Homecoming Events! If you’re like me,...

The Clone Wars are back

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

April 22, 2019

When Disney bought Star Wars, the popular show Star Wars the Clone Wars ended. The creators of the show released the final 13 episodes on Netflix in an attempt to end the story but still, questions remained unanswered. After almost five ye...

Country singers hit the Grand Ballroom in less than two weeks

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

April 22, 2019

Students at Western Illinois University were waiting with anticipation to see who would be performing at West Fest 2019, following last years performers Jessie McCartney and Waka Flocka Flame. Students were excited to find that Dylan...

Hulu brings to light the true story of “The Act”

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 15, 2019

I recently started watching the short series, The Act, on Hulu and let me tell you, it is a good one. When I was first suggested the show I didn’t think much of it, but when I was told it was based off of a true story and sho...

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Pulls in Audience

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

The Star Wars saga comes to a close this Christmas. While that is still a ways away, Disney drew in fans of the beloved movie franchise this past week by releasing the teaser trailer for Episode IX on Friday. This trailer also ...

WrestleMania leaves fans with questions and wanting more

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

April 15, 2019

It's that time of year again over ve days of events that coincide with WrestleMania weekend including NXT Takeover, WWE Hall of Fame, WrestleMania 35 and the fallout episodes of RAW and SmackDown. Just like last year, I am going ...

Western lines up lots of Mom’s Day activities

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

April 8, 2019

Mom’s Day will be held this Saturday here at Western Illinois University. Mom’s Day T-shirts will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. The shirts will be sold in the University Concourse. If your mom is planning on coming ...

The Godfather director, Coppola turns 80

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

April 8, 2019

Yesterday marked Francis Ford Coppola’s 80th birthday. The director is most well-known for the Godfather trilogy, with parts I and II in the trilogy winning best picture in their respective years. Born in Detroit on April 7, 1939, Co...

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