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Student Spotlight: Wil Gradle

Kaylee Gunding

Senior economics major Wil Gradle serves as the student member to the Board of Trustees, holding the highest elected office position available to a student on campus. The Board of Trustees is the main governing body of Western Illinois University. They perform actions such as manage university prop...  Read More »

Sep 14 • 0 comments

Western Illinois University Counseling Center offers free depression screenings

Kayla Trail

 Western Illinois University students can get a confidential depression screening tomorrow at the Counseling Center in room 102 of Memorial Hall.  The screening will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and offers the chance for students, faculty and staff to learn more about what to expect with ...  Read More »

Sep 14 • 0 comments

Wailand gives parting remarks

Wailand gives parting remarks

Tabi Jozwick

 Macomb Mayor Mike Inman honored outgoing Second Ward Alderman Steve Wailand with a certificate of ...  Read More »

Sep 14 • 0 comments

Quinlan elected Speaker Pro Tempore

Quinlan elected Speaker Pro Tempore

Shannon Norris

 During Tuesday's Student Government Association (SGA) meeting, Senator at-Large Patrick Quinlan was el...  Read More »

Sep 14 • 0 comments

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 were reported. •On Aug. 31 at 8:23 a.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Beu Health Center. No smoke or fire was found and no ...  Read More »

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Faculty Spotlight

Chris Ginn

 Richard Ness is a professor teaching film in the English Department at Western Illinois University; however, he was hired in the Department of Communication at Western in 2000 as part of the Broadcasting division.  Ness taught for four years at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and prior ...  Read More »

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Battlefield 1

Logan Coulter

 Oct. 21 marks the release of the newest entry in the “Battlefield” franchise. The new game is strangely titled “Battlefield 1,” although it is the 14th entry in the series. The setting of the new “Battlefield” i...  Read More »

September 12, 2016 • 0 comments

Sausage Party: Overdone

September 12, 2016

 With Seth Rogen being a co-writer along with Jonah Hill and Evan Goldberg, it wasn’t a surprise that “Sausage Party” is a foul-mouthed, ru...  Read More »

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Men’s soccer wins second straight match

Zach Martin

The Western Illinois men’s soccer team felt good before Tuesday’s match kicked off at John Mackenzie Alumni Field. A couple days after beating Bowling Green, the Leathernecks continued their winning ways against Mount Mer...  Read More »

September 14, 2016 • 0 comments

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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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