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Students ‘Step Up’ for awareness

Talis Shelbourne

 Step Up, a three-hour training program on bystander intervention, was held on Thursday in Stipes Hall.  Presenters Liz Toomey, a graduate student of public health, Madison Cirks, a graduate student of psychology, and Debbie Collins from Western Illinois University’s Beu Health Center all empha...  Read More »

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Native American culture celebrated

Joshua Defibaugh

Hundreds gathered at Wildlife Prairie Park near Hanna City on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate Native American culture.  The Seven Circles Heritage Center, a group of individuals with Native American descent centered on the teachings and customs of Native American life, started the blessing ceremony w...  Read More »

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Students channel their inner warriors

Students channel their inner warriors

Nicholas Sanderlin (left) a pre-business conditional supply chain management major, participates in Western Il...  Read More »

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Survivors Create New Collection for Clothesline Project

Lenisha Bolton

This past Friday, outside of the Multicultural Center, Western Illinois University’s Women’s Center and Victim Services hosted their annual Clothesline Project display, an event that pays tribute to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The Clothesline Project displays various t-s...  Read More »

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Macomb celebrates Earthfest

Macomb celebrates Earthfest

Baylee Brynteson

 Macomb community members gathered at Chandler Park to celebrate Earthfest, an annual event advocatin...  Read More »

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SB 2059 Passes

Erika Ward

 The Illinois House and Senate passed SB 2059 on Friday morning, which aims to provide emergency funding to public colleges and universities in Illinois, as well as some MAP grant funding.  In the midst of a 10-month long budget impasse with no funding going towards higher education, the small amount...  Read More »

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The Jungle Book is Wildly Entertaining

Riley Addington

 In 1967, Disney produced the household musical comedy experience that warmed our hearts with whimsical songs such as Baloo’s song “The Bare Necessities.” Then in 1994, a live action film production of Rudyard Kip...  Read More »

April 25, 2016 • 0 comments

Supergirl Soars in First Season

April 25, 2016

  Warning: this article will contain spoilers for the first season of “Supergirl.” If you do plan on watching this show you may want to stop...  Read More »

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Baseball falls in Fargo

Baseball falls in Fargo

Adam Feiner

It’s been a long, crazy week for the Western Illinois baseball team. They were supposed to play at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Wednesday, then travel overnight to take on the North Dakota State Bison. The weather d...  Read More »

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  • 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...

  • Campus Crime Reports

    On Oct. 12 at 1:26 p.m. Tiarra Clark, 19, of 506 Corbin Hall, was arrested for aggravated battery at Mowbray Hall. She was transported to the McDonoug...