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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 »

May 6 • 0 comments

Senate sends new funding bill to house

Erika Ward

Yesterday evening, the Illinois Senate unanimously passed legislation that would allot approximately $454 million to higher education. Just two weeks ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed SB 2059, which plans to release $600,000,100 to public colleges and universities as well as MAP grant funding. T...  Read More »

May 6 • 1 comment

Block party draws in crowd

Block party draws in crowd

A block party behind the University Union brings students together to celebrate before final exams b...  Read More »

May 6 • 0 comments

Monumental rededication Saturday

Monumental rededication Saturday

Nicholas Ebelhack

 Macomb community members will have the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the renovations to the 1812...  Read More »

May 6 • 1 comment

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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

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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  • 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...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 4 at 12:33 p.m. nonstudent Kareem Spann, 21, of Calumet City, was arrested at his residence in Calumet City for burglary in connection with...

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