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Student Spotlight

Kayla Trail

Although senior Zachary Hershey has been all around the world, he  chose to settle down in Macomb, Illinois, to attend Western Illinois University for its law enforcement and justice administration (LEJA) program.  The LEJA program is described on Western’s page as “the largest criminal justice...  Read More »

Aug 26 • 0 comments

Campus Rec wants students to stay active

Nicholas Ebelhack

Milly MacDonell, the Director of Campus Recreation, wants students to know about the opportunities available for them at Western Illinois University through Campus Recreation.  “We always have open activities, so people can come into the Recreation Center, and your (student) ID is like your tick...  Read More »

Aug 26 • 0 comments

Knavel composes cloth koi creation

Knavel composes cloth koi creation

Shannon Norris

 Jenny Knavel, a professor at Western Illinois University, was able to put on an art exhibit with the...  Read More »

Aug 26 • 0 comments

UTech Store Closes, Repair Services Limited

Nicholas Ebelhack

While Western Illinois University’s computer store may be closed, rumors of UTech’s total closure can be dispelled. The store, which closed on July 29, was located in the University Union on the food court level.  Kevin Morgan, Director of University Technology, explained where the rest of UTech’s...  Read More »

Aug 26 • 0 comments

Norine Hammond

Shannon Norris

 Norine Hammond, Republican State Representative of the 93rd district, was able to take time after presenting a donation from the Illinois Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus to the 4-H Shooting Sports Program to discuss details of her upcoming campaign, the fiscal budget for higher education in 2017 (FY17...  Read More »

Aug 24 • 0 comments

Western’s pride glows in the dark

Western’s pride glows in the dark

New students gathered at Hanson Field to participate in Western Illinois University’s annual Rocky ...  Read More »

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Swift vs Yeezy

Erika Ward

This summer, Taylor Swift broke the hearts of many of her fans, including mine. I’ve been a Swiftie since I was in fifth grade. I met her and her mom after a Rascal Flatts concert and fell in love with her music and ever...  Read More »

August 22, 2016 • 0 comments

Editor’s Pick

August 22, 2016

“Summer Games Done Quick” – “Speedrunning is playing a videogame as fast as possible, and “Summer Games Done Quick” is an event w...  Read More »

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Johnson begins first season as women’s soccer coach

Zach Martin

Initially, the Western Illinois women’s soccer team thought they would have to get to know a new coach. When Dr. Eric Johnson was named the Director of Soccer in February, thus taking the reigns of both soccer programs...  Read More »

August 26, 2016 • 0 comments

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  • Summer OPS Beat

    On May 24 at 2:22 p.m. Christian Bridgewater, 27, of Rushville (IL), was arrested at the intersection of Western Avenue and West Adams Street for driv...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On April 18 at 8:45 p.m. a WIU student reported her car had been hit in the Corbin Hall lot sometime between April 10-15 and damage was visible on the...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On March 26 at 2:32 a.m. one student near the Lincoln and Washington ravine was judicially referred for behavior (activating beacon alarm) and ille...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Feb. 22 at 4:17 p.m. a student reported two sets of hair clippers, valued at $130, were stolen from his unlocked Thompson Hall room sometime aft...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Feb. 15 at 11:45 p.m. non-student Lennon W. Racine, 18, of Pecatonica, IL, was issued a notice to appear March 22 for a Macomb City ordinance vi...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Feb. 9 at 11:04 a.m. a student reported someone caused damage to her vehicle (estimated at $600) sometime between 9-10:45 a.m. Feb. 2 while it w...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Jan. 30 at 3:35 a.m. Tristin Decker, 19, of 1008 Henninger Hall, was arrested in Olson Hall for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. He wa...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Dec. 31 at 8:52 a.m. an individual reported that a third floor window at Henninger Hall had been damage. Damages were estimated at $311. •On ...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Nov. 29 at 9:27 p.m. Jaquise Wesley, 18, and Kayla Stanback, 18, both of 738 Tanner Hall, were each issued a notice to appear Dec. 28 for a Maco...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Nov. 11 at 6:27 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Bayliss Hall. No smoke or fire was found and no injuries we...

The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.
The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.