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

Banner Ad

ROTC hosts Valentine’s Day shoot

ROTC hosts Valentine’s Day shoot

The Leatherneck Battalion hosted a Valentine’s Day couples shoot, where a friendly competition between othe...  Read More »

Feb 17 • No Comments

Students named finalist in acting scholarship

Isaiah Herard

As the Kennedy Center Acting Competition comes to a conclusion, two Western Illinois University Master of Fine Arts acting students have been named finalists for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Brett Olson and Jeffrey Young have gone through many rounds of acting competitions to be named to one...  Read More »

Feb 17 • No Comments

Students swing into dance club

Tabi Jozwick

Western Illinois University students looking to get into the swing of things this spring can come to the Swing Dance Club’s meetings. According to Swing Dance Club Vice President Aaron Deneckere, swing dancing involves expressing yourself on the fly and communicating with your partner. “It’s...  Read More »

Feb 17 • No Comments

Ugly produce shows inner beauty

Ugly produce shows inner beauty

Kirsten Edmunds

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about 40 percent of food supply is wasted in ...  Read More »

Feb 17 • No Comments

Area schools compete in Science Olymiad REgional Competition

Rodrigo Lopez

The 30th annual Illinois Science Olympiad Regional Competition was held at Western Illinois University, with 10 junior high school teams and seven high school teams participating. Two divisions, consisting of the B Division for junior high students and C Division for the high school students, competed...  Read More »

Feb 15 • No Comments

‘There is no way to justify this’

Nicholas Ebelhack

Martire and Stanley present on insufficient higher education funding

Read More »

Feb 15 • No Comments

View All »

La belle et la Bete

Abbi Seul

Fans eagerly await new rendition of classic tale

Read More »

Feb 6 • No Comments

February 6, 2017

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the College of Fine Arts and Communication put on their “First Wednesday” concert. The concert was free for the publi...  Read More »

View All »

Women’s hoops maintain first placeLeathernecks top Jackrabbits in electric win

Campbell Atkins

The Leathernecks (21-6, 11-3) now stand alone atop the Summit League after Wednesday’s 83-77 win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (19-7, 10-4) inside a raucous Western Hall. The first place squad has now won six g...  Read More »

Feb 17 • No Comments

  • Baseball looks to start the season with a win in Starkville February 17, 2017
  • Blumer shoots her way into the record books February 17, 2017
  • staffMen’s hoops come up just short in valiant come back February 15, 2017
  • Women’s basketball soars to first place in the Summit February 15, 2017

View All »

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Jan. 6 at 3:37 p.m. a University employee reported the theft of his parking hangtag, valued at $110. The incident is under investigation. •...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 16 at 5:58 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Thompson Hall. The alarm was activated by smoke from cookin...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 7 at 9:10 p.m. a student in Olson Hall reported $1,120 missing from his residence hall room. The incident is under investigation. •On No...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Oct. 15 at 8:52 p.m. Asher Goldberg, 18, and Byron Hill, 18, both of 1011 Henninger Hall, were each given a notice to appear Nov. 15 for a Macom...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Oct. 8 at 12:14 a.m. four students near Higgins Hall were judicially referred for behavior On Oct. 8 at Tanner 1:39 a.m. two students in Tanner Ha...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Sept. 24 at 3:14 a.m. Benjamin W. Roza, 20, of Oswego, IL, and nonstudent Nicole A. Thompson, 19, of Oswego, were each issued a notice to appear...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Sept. 10 at 10:35 p.m. two students in Thompson Hall were judicially referred for possession of cannabis. On Sept. 11 at 1:11 a.m. nonstudent Nath...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On Aug. 30 at 4:27 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Tanner Hall. No smoke or fire was found, and no injuries we...

  • Campus Crime Report

     On Aug. 9 at 7:37 a.m., an employee reported four letters were stolen (sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 8 and the early morning hours of Aug. 9) from t...

  • 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...

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