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

Western Courier

Peace Corps Veterans tell their stories

Isaiah Herard

March 3, 2017

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Tuesday night, Western Illinois University hosted Peace Corps volunteers, who shared stories from their service. The returned Peace Corps volunteers had served in a number of countries, including Morocco, Mozambique, Tanzania...

Amp- “Bull” Cattle to attract herds of people in upcoming auction

Rodrigo Lopez

March 1, 2017

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Western Illinois University will host the 45th annual Performance Tested Bull Sale on Mar. 10 at the Western Livestock Center. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will offer cattle producers the option to purchase high-performance...

Student Spotlight

Isaiah Herard

March 1, 2017

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Due to abuse and suffering burns from his hand being placed on a lit stove, Western junior Terence McFadden faced adoption at the age of 7. McFadden, a native Chicagoan, overcame a hard family life to become the proud, astute,...

Duckworth visits Western

Duckworth visits Western

February 27, 2017

Students dig into the past

Rodrigo Lopez

February 27, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

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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, 2017

Filed under News, OPS Beat

•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...

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