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Arlen Britton proves age is just a number

Tabi Jozwick

Age is nothing but a number for Arlen Britton, who will be graduating from Western Illinois University this month at the age of 62. Britton, who is a Building Services worker at Western, will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. General Studies is a flexible degree for students wh...  Read More »

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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 cooking and no injuries were reported. •On Nov. 18 at 11:37 a.m. an individual reported damage to his vehicle that was parked in the Horrabin Hall parking lo...  Read More »

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Shoe Sensation Sends Socks to Soldiers

Lenisha Bolton

Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of family shoe stores, is running their annual “Socks for Troops” campaign. The event is designed to collect and donate military-approved and casual socks to active military personnel overseas. All of their 149 store locations are currently accepting sock donati...  Read More »

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Driver with weapon arrested

Nicholas Ebelhack

Phillip M. Mosier, 33, of Clay City, Indiana, was arrested by the McDonough County Sheriff’s night patrol at 1 a.m. on Dec. 1, on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, driving under the influence of alcohol, improper lane usage and illegal transportation of alcohol. According to a press...  Read More »

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Vehicles collide into traffic light on JacksonJAKE

Vehicles collide into traffic light on JacksonJAKE

A two-vehicle accident forces a white pickup truck into a traffic light at the intersection of Calhoun St...  Read More »

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Council discusses stop sign addition

Council discusses stop sign addition

Nicholas Ebelhack

Among items discussed at the Macomb City Council meeting on Monday was ammending the Municipal Code of Macom...  Read More »

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“Fantastic Beasts” makes for a fantastic film

Gwen Hanford

 The newest movie set in the Harry Potter universe has finally been released after five years. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is based around, of all things, a textbook found in the original series. The m...  Read More »

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Western film student documents battle for pain relief

December 5, 2016

 Adam Colgan, a film minor at the Western Illinois University Macomb campus worked in conjunction with the Film Club to host a screening of a ...  Read More »

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College football bowl preview and predictions

Adam Feiner

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. College football bowl season is upon us. Are you ready for 41 bowl games in 23 days? I know I’m not. Don’t get me wrong here. I love college football. But do I want to see teams w...  Read More »

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  • NFL Week 13: Brady passes Manning, Packers stay in NFC North hunt December 7, 2016
  • Women’s basketball wins shootout against Bradley December 7, 2016
  • Women’s hoops caps road trip with loss at Marquette December 5, 2016
  • Leathernecks fall in overtime at home to Chicago State December 5, 2016

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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