Western Courier

New Lego movie awes viewers in more way than one

February 18, 2019

I saw “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” this past weekend. Even though it’s a movie for kids, it has an important message for everyone. The whole time I was watching the film I was admiring the animation style. “The Leg...

Nintendo introduces new features to the Switch and 3DS

Conal Duffy, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

Nintendo is at it again with their Nintendo Direct video on YouTube, showcasing all kinds of new games for the Nintendo Switch and their handheld system, the 3DS. I’ll highlight my favorite trailers from the video. First, the popu...

Frozen II trailer leaves fans wondering

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

The stunning teaser trailer for one of Disney’s next up and coming films, “Frozen 2,” was released last week on the day before Valentine’s Day. This trailer was visibly different in intensity and overall mood than any...

A new nicktoons for the ladies

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

There have been a lot of weird shows in recent years, though as a kid from the 90's I don't have much room to talk. A few weeks ago, a show finally debuted on Nicktoons network that has been advertised for a while. “Rainbow Bu...

Who was Ted Bundy?

Conal Duffy, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

I watched all four episodes of “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” the new Netflix original documentary about the serial killer Ted Bundy. I must say this guy was psy chotic. He came off as good looking, char...

Can you get through the Escape Room?

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

February 11, 2019

Escape rooms are a straightforward concept. You just have to find clues hidden around the room to unlock the door. That’s how an escape room works. It’s a fairly simple task, right? But this isn’t an ordinary es cape room...

The Vagina Monologues partake in 20th year performance

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

Every year around this time, V-Day is celebrated throughout the world. V-Day is a worldwide movement to bring an end to violence against women and girls. Eve Ensler, who wrote “The Vagina Monologues,” created V-Day. All the proceeds...

Black Widow to be Rated-R

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

When Scarlet Johansson made her debut as Natasha Romanoff, codename The Black Widow, almost nine years ago in “Iron Man 2,” fans instantly fell in love with her. I'm not going to sugar coat it; the character herself is se...

Underground Cabaret hits Western

Conal Duffy, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

I went to the Underground Cabaret on Saturday. On the second floor of Simpkins Hall in that little dark theater, the WIU theatre and dance department really put on an impressive talent showcase. This show is put on to honor professor Eme...

Aquaman splashes to the top of the charts

Tea Wheat, Entertainment Writer

February 4, 2019

“Aquaman” was released on Dec. 21, 2018, and since then has been climbing the charts. “Aquaman” is nearing $1.1 billion in box office sales. “Aquaman” is quickly surpassing the profit of both “Suicide Squad” and...

The Joker is back

Brie Coder, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

For a very long time now, fans of the DC Universe have been picked on for supporting the comic book company and it’s not so great live action movies. This might change, however, because DC is creating a new live action film...

“A Throne of Glass” is a must read series

Evan Williamson, Courier Staff

January 28, 2019

I am not much of a reader, but about a week after winter break started I discovered a series that I instantly fell in love with. As I am writing this I am on the last book of the series and it is amazing. I’m someone that doesn’...

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