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

Western Courier

Stop going to the booth for coaches

Marvin Holman

January 31

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There is a new trend in the National Football league these days and I'm getting very sick and tired of it.The trend is for teams that are major losers for years and years to hire coaches from the broadcast booth. This practice ...

Rams May not return to Macomb

Neil Kessler

January 29

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Macomb could lose the St. Louis Rams summer training camp to Wisconsin because of a change in the leadership of the organization.Rams head coach Dick Vermiel said in a St. Louis press conference that he was interested in moving ...

Program guarantees graduation in 4 years

Joseph Poulos

January 29

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Many college students do not expect to graduate in four years, but WIU, following the lead of many other universities, is working on a new program to ensure timely degree completion. The program is called Gradtrack, and it will ...

SGA’s progress must deal with its past

Jeff Green

January 29

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As students at WIU, we are very fortunate to be part of an institution that is making attempts to move in a positive direction both academically and socially. Despite the recent rise in optimism for WIU, we must put all of this back p...

Students celebrate King legacy

Lisa Lipscomb

January 24

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The memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not confined to just one day of celebration.The 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration took place Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the University Unio...

Clinton should not be sued

Rahim Owens

January 24

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While President Clinton has been accused of womanizing, taking money from the Indonesians and other such ethical and/or moral misconduct, such has been the case for Newt Gingrich, Bob Packwood and others in recent years.The fac...

Macomb requests more police officers

Tom O'Neil

January 24

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The Macomb Police Department is proposing a staff increase for the upcoming year and the next two years. According to Police Chief Steve Williams, the proposal calls for adding a community service officer, a secretary and two ...

Necks, Winds crusade to Valpo

January 24

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The Leatherneck basketball team will face the wrath of a familiar foe Saturday as the 'Necks travel to Indiana to tangle with Valparaiso University in a key Mid-Continent Conference clash.Both teams come into Saturday's game h...

Professor examines newspapers in study

Helen Spencer

January 24

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In modern days with television, computers, the World Wide Web and other non-media activities, there's not much time for printed material.Bill Knight, assistant professor of journalism at WIU, recently totaled these figures in a com...

Thunderbirds crush Leatherneck cagers

Matthew Johnson

January 24

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Plagued by tentative defense and poor second-half shooting, the Leathernecks' dropped what should have been an easy victory to Southern Utah University 75-71.From the way the Leathernecks (10-6) played in the first half, one ...

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