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Council discusses ADA efforts

Council discusses ADA efforts

Isaiah Herard

The Macomb City Council began their biweekly Committee of the Whole meeting with discussions on the bids r...

April 26, 2017No Comments

Adviser discussion closed

Adviser discussion closed

Kirsten Edmunds

The Western Illinois University’s Student Government Association (SGA) went into a closed session after...

April 26, 2017No Comments

Emergency services team up to promote safety

Emergency services team up to promote safety

Kirsten Edmunds

Local area schools along with Western Illinois University students were given the opportunity to learn...

April 26, 2017No Comments

Faculty Spotlight

Tabi Jozwick

A love of animals has led Kimberly Sedgwick, account technician of the Centennial Honors College, to be one of the founding members of the Humane Society of McDonough County. “When I got here, there was not even an animal shelter to speak of; it was just a shack,” Sedgwick said. “A small group...

April 26, 2017No Comments

Sigma Pi presents Shots Against Suicide

Isaiah Herard

Western Illinois University’s chapter of Sigma Pi fraternity is planning their first annual philanthropy Shots Against Suicide, an event that will raise awareness and money for suicide prevention. Sigma Pi philanthropy chairman Marcus Taliaferro encourages all members of the Western Illinois communi...

April 24, 2017No Comments

Macomb supports Earth

Macomb supports Earth

Tabi Jozwick

In honor of Earth Day, several local environmental groups came to Earthfest to bring awareness to the enviro...

April 24, 2017No Comments

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Riot Fest will have big names headlining festival

Brie Coder

On April 19, Riot Fest announced its lineup for this year’s festival. Riot Fest will be held on Sept. 15-17 in Douglas Park. Nine Inch Nails will headline the first night. The band has not headlined in Chicago since 2014. ...

April 24, 2017No Comments

Heavy metal band continues to create relatable music

April 24, 2017

Mastodon’s newest album pays homage to cancer victims. Mastodon is an American metal band that has been around since 2000. Just last month, M...

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Softball poised to take the regular season crown

Softball poised to take the regular season crown

Campbell Atkins

With just three more conference matchups remaining in the regular season, the Western Illinois softball team (10-5 in Summit League play) is on the cusp of clinching the number one seed in the postseason tournament. The team...

April 26, 2017No Comments

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  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On April 8 at 6:24 p.m. Morgan Mroz, 19, of 1133 Tanner Hall, was issued a notice to appear May 9 for a Macomb City ordinance violation for illegal...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On March 29 at 7:10 a.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Olson Hall. No fire was found and no injuries were reporte...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Feb. 14 at 6:46 p.m. three students in the Higgins Hall parking lot were judicially referred for unlawful consumption of cannabis and possession...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Jan. 6 at 3:37 p.m. a University employee reported the theft of his parking hangtag, valued at $110. The incident is under investigation. •...

  • 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...

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