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Seniors present final art show of semester

As the Spring 2011 semester winds to an end, Monmouth College senior art students are presenting their work in the art gallery. While most seniors have been looking forward to…

Michael Cook leads double life in metal band

When you run into Michael Cook, a junior English major, on campus you will probably find him sporting a plaid lumberjack’s shirt and blue jeans. His sincere smile, as usual,…

Alison Krauss and Union Station soar with “Paper Airplane”

“Paper Airplane,” the opening and title track of Alison Krauss and Union Station’s latest album encapsulates Krauss’ shortcomings and her genius. Musically, the song is barely distinguishable from “Doesn’t Have…

Stretching for success

Before and after exercising, it’s important to stretch. Doing so can decrease the chances of pulling muscles. Stretching can also keep a person flexible and able to do daily things…

Time to clam up and calm down

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion article. Keep clam. No, that’s not a typo. Clams are the kings and queens of calmness. They simply sit on the ocean floor…

Men’s tennis hits 15-5 in quest for championship season

The Monmouth Fighting Scots men’s tennis defeated Illinois Wesleyan, the number 2 ranked doubles team in the region, 5-4 and Elmhurst College 7-2 this past weekend in Bloomington, Ill. By…

Softball team hopes to reach national tournament

The Monmouth College Fighting Scots Softball team rolled to a 5-0 record this past weekend in the Crossover tournament in Janesville, Wis., to put their overall record to 12-8 and…

Inside the head: Didier talks highs and lows of pole vaulting

“The Courier” recently spoke with senior pole vaulter, Whitney Didier to discuss how she got started pole vaulting and what she enjoys most about her sport. Farraher: When/how did you…