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

2016-2017 Staff

Kayla Trail

Assistant News Editor

Kayla Trail is a senior at Western Illinois University majoring in journalism and minoring in psychology. She began writing for the Western Courier as a junior in the spring semester of 2015, and became assistant news editor in... 

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Shannon Norris

Assistant News Editor

Shannon is a sophomore law enforcement and justice administration major and military science minor. She began working for the Western Courier in October of 2015, first writing for opinions and in the entertainment section before... 

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Nicholas Ebelhack

News Editor

Nicholas Ebelhack is a junior double major in history and journalism at Western Illinois University. He began writing for the opinions and sports sections of the Western Courier in September of 2014, and then expanded into news... 

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David Dunn

Opinions Editor

David Dunn is a junior at Western Illinois University majoring in Economics. Dunn has been the opinions editor since August of 2015. Prior to heading the opinions staff as editor, Dunn wrote weekly political columns for the Western... 

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Erika Ward

Editor-in-chief

Erika Ward is a junior journalism major at Western Illinois University, minoring in political science and creative writing. Ward began writing for the Western Courier in October 2014 and became assistant news editor in January... 

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