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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 driving on a suspended license. He was transported to the McDonough County Jail at 2:30 p.m. where he was lodged pending bond. On May 26 at 10:17 a.m. OPS...  Read More »

Jul 18 • 0 comments

Representatives visit Macomb

Representatives visit Macomb

On the last day of the fiscal year, the Illinois General Assembly came together and passed legislation...  Read More »

Jul 18 • 0 comments

Macomb celebrates its heritage

Macomb celebrates its heritage

  Macomb community members enjoy the attractions of Heritage Days in the Macomb Square June 22-24...  Read More »

Jul 11 • 0 comments

BOT approves elimination of four degree programs

BOT approves elimination of four degree programs

During a meeting on June 10 at the Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus, the Board of Trustees...  Read More »

Jun 11 • 1 comment

Final First Wednesday brings in students

Talis Shelbourne

The final First Wednesday of the semester was hosted in Garwood Hall and the Heating Plant Annex (HPA), where community members came to see what Western Illinois University’s art department had to offer. According to Professor Jan Clough, the art department’s academic advisor who teaches drawing ...  Read More »

May 6 • 0 comments

Student Spotlight: Cody Hardy

Shannon Norris

Originally from Wyoming, Illinois, Cody Hardy, a senior Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) major is all about the outdoors. Hardy’s small town of Wyoming with a population of 2,000 has only one school. “It’s pretty small. The entire county goes to one high school and we only had ...  Read More »

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Reagan gets controversial script

Meghan Haupers

 Hollywood liberal Will Ferrell was set to play a role as conservative icon Ronald Reagan in the upcoming political comedy, “Reagan.” However, due to uproar and controversy stemming from the former president’s famil...  Read More »

May 2, 2016 • 0 comments

Civil War Kicks off the Summer

May 2, 2016

 The time is nearly here for all superhero fans. The biggest blockbuster of the summer, “Captain America: Civil War,” is being release...  Read More »

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Softball closes regular season at home

Zach Martin

It all comes down to this. For the Western Illinois softball team, there’s a lot at stake: the opportunity for the third seed in the Summit League tournament, the opportunity to end the season on a high note, and an opp...  Read More »

May 6, 2016 • 0 comments

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  • Now I can finally move on May 6, 2016
  • Looking ahead to next year May 4, 2016

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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.