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

Western Courier

Students dig into the past

Rodrigo Lopez

February 27

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Western Illinois University anthropology professor Andrea Alveshere will lead the 2017 excavations at Orendorf and Lake Terrace sites from June 5 until July 28, where Western students and faculty will be digging. Orendorf sits...

Hamm helps discover potential bacteria species

Tabi Jozwick

February 27

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Fifteen potentially new bacteria species have been identified with the help of Paris Hamm, a Western Illinois University graduate research assistant. “This is a part of my graduate thesis,” Hamm said. “It started with...

Genealogical Society looking for submissions

Isaiah Herard

February 27

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At the January meeting of the McDonough County Genealogical Society, members voted to sponsor the writing and publishing of a book-length history on McDonough County. With the history of the county undocumented for over 25 years,...

Cybercrime Strikes Students

Nicholas Ebelhack

February 27

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Reports of email scams directed towards Western Illinois University students have prompted University Technology (uTech) to respond to the student body’s concerns about phishing scams. Phishing, a process in which a cybercrime...

Horn Field offers students opportunities

Robby Barlow

February 27

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One mile south of Macomb there is a 92-acre section of Western Illinois University that includes prairie, forests, miles of trails for students and community members to enjoy. side. Horn Field Campus is a unit of Western’s...

Campus Crime Report

February 27

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•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 of alcohol. •On Feb. 14 at 8:44 p.m. one student in Tanner Hall was judicially...

COFAC collects funds

Rodrigo Lopez

February 27

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The College of Fine Arts and Communication is hosting a fundraiser for students from the Western Illinois University Department of Fine Arts to attend the Southern Graphics Council International in Atlanta, Georgia, being held...

Student Spotlight

Rodrigo Lopez

February 22

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For Western Illinois University Fire Science major, Andrew Churchill, serving his country has always been on his mind. “I enlisted in the army in January 2016,” said Churchill. “I graduated from West Aurora High School...

League of Women Voters Tackles Media-Government Relations

February 20

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On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m., The League of Women Voters of McDonough County (LWVMC) along with the Western Illinois University Departments of Broadcasting and Journalism, Political Science and History will be sponsoring a ...

Niemann crowned Miss Macomb 2017

Isaiah Herard

February 20

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As the 58th annual Miss Macomb Scholarship Pageant came to a conclusion, Miss Macomb contestant Angelica Niemann and her counterpart, Miss Macomb Outstanding Teen contestant Emily Jones, were elated after emerging victorious an...

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