Western Courier

Buckingham mixes music with civil rights

Sandra Sepaniak

October 5, 2011

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Music producer and four-time Grammy winner Steve Buckingham paid a visit to Western on Monday night and discussed how music has changed American society as a whole during the civilrights movement.Speaking to an intimate audie...

Major movies miss Macomb

Kathryn Brostowitz

September 28, 2011

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Despite being such a small town, Macomb offers Western Illinois University students a diverse range of weekend activities. Some students choose to party to unwind, whereas others take a more relaxing route and enjoy a movie at...

Blink-182 returns, (sort of) worth the wait

Pat Haynes

September 28, 2011

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The day is finally here. Eight years in the making. After fights, breakups and horrendous circumstances, Blink-182 has finally buried the hatchet and released their first studio album, titled "Neighborhoods" since 2003's self-t...

Artists on the horizon: Frank Ocean

Dave Comerford

September 28, 2011

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Frank Ocean is one of those artists that you should know about so you sound cool saying that you have already heard of him in three months when your bro-iest friend puts him on while getting ready for the bar. He is the type of ...

The King of Horror celebrates birthday

Kathryn brostowitz

September 21, 2011

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On this day in 1947, The King of Horror was born. Stephen King, often fondly known by the aforementioned nickname, has become synonymous with all things terror. He has steadily produced multiple horror novels every year since ...

Emmys bring a mixed bag

Elana Katz Courier Staff

September 21, 2011

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With most of the major award shows airing in February and March, there is just one reserved for fall, and it's a special one: the Primetime Emmy's. The 63rd annual broadcast aired Sunday, September 18 and started as any other fil...

Without Sheen, ‘Men’ still brings the ratings

A.J.Swenson Courier Staff

September 21, 2011

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Two and a Half Men premiered Monday and was welcomed by great ratings, without the help of Charlie Sheen.The sitcom drew 27.8 million total viewers to its season nine premiere, which introduced Ashton Kutcher as Sheen's replacemen...

Battle of the best series

Corey Walker Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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In the past decade, there have been two fantasy film franchises that have dominated the box-office and received critical acclaim.These franchises are "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings." Although it is safe to say that the "Lord...

TWLOHA seeks to spread awareness

Jaimee Buttgen Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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Western's chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is kicking off its second semester with a strong start. With an average of 10 members at each meeting last spring, the group was overwhelmingly excited to see over 70 names on...

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