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

Western Courier

Nicholas Stewart
Nicholas Stewart is a senior meteorology major at Western Illinois University. Stewart has been the editor-in-chief since May 2014. Before becoming top editor, Stewart started as a photographer in October 2011. He then started as assistant photo editor in August 2012 before becoming the photo editor in January 2013.   Stewart has won several awards through Illinois College Press Association, primarily for photography and page design. This includes taking first place in the 2015 "Shoot Chicago" photo competition.   Aside from working in journalism, Stewart is a storm chaser and severe weather researcher.   Stewart has an interest in broadcast meteorology and disaster mitigation as a career.  

Nicholas Stewart, Editor-in-chief

Dec 11, 2015
Stewart’s send–off (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Western is winning the games it needs to win (Photo)
Dec 08, 2015
Western anticipates layoffs as budget issues persist (Photo)
Dec 04, 2015
Do the women have enough intensity? (Photo)
Dec 02, 2015
It’s time for some December football ()
Dec 02, 2015
Women’s basketball’s upcoming week ()
Dec 01, 2015
Macomb honors its fallen officers (Story/Photo)
Nov 30, 2015
Four reasons why the football team is winning (Photo)
Nov 28, 2015
Defense downs Dayton (Photo/Video)
Nov 23, 2015
Western clinches playoff berth (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Bobby Jindal drops out of 2016 race (Photo)
Nov 16, 2015
PHOTOS: Dems rally in Des Moines (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Dems debate in Des Moines (Photo)
Nov 16, 2015
Illinois suspends acceptance of Syrian refugees (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Severe weather (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Women bring confidence to 2015 (Photo)
Nov 04, 2015
Decision 2016 Podcast 1: Nov. 2, 2015 (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Professor arrested for assault with spray paint (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Women run down Owls in exhibition (Photo)
Nov 02, 2015
Attack on Rubio falls flat (Photo)
Oct 30, 2015
Penguins marching to Macomb (Photo)
Oct 22, 2015
Decision 2016 (Photo)
Oct 24, 2015
Photos: Candidates descend on Des Moines (Story/Photo)
Oct 26, 2015
Trump lacks staying power (Photo)
Oct 23, 2015
Candidates descend on Des Moines (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
‘Nobody controls me’ (Photo/Video)
Oct 23, 2015
Battle for first place (Photo)
Oct 21, 2015
Students lobby for funding (Photo)
Oct 21, 2015
It’s time to go ‘all in’ on this team (Photo)
Oct 21, 2015
Apartment fire displaces 20 (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Politicians talk Illinois budget (Photo)
Oct 19, 2015
‘Enough is enough’ (Photo)
Oct 19, 2015
FIVE LONG YEARS (Story/Photo)
Oct 19, 2015
THREE IN A ROW (Photo)
Oct 19, 2015
Dangerous fire conditions Monday (Story/Photo)
Oct 17, 2015
Western’s upset win in photos (Photo)
Oct 17, 2015
Roseville field fire (Video)
Oct 14, 2015
A new test begins (Photo)
Oct 14, 2015
Same old MVFC only gets tougher (Photo)
Oct 12, 2015
UNDEFEATED (Photo)
Oct 06, 2015
Western Courier rappelling off Salle Hall with WIU ROTC (Video)
Aug 31, 2015
Drug bust (Story)
Aug 30, 2015
Men’s basketball schedule released (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
Two WIU students among four arrested in drug raid (Story)
Aug 28, 2015
Top Tips from Top Cops (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
MDMA and bath salts found (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
Smoke-Free Campus (Story)
Aug 17, 2015
Suspect leads police on a wild chase (Story)
Aug 06, 2015
MAP Grants suspended (Story)
Jul 28, 2015
Sherman Hall bell tower gets makeover (Story)
Jul 17, 2015
National Weather Service confirms seven tornadoes (Story)
Jul 17, 2015
Cameron begins long road to recovery (Story)
Jul 17, 2015
Tornadoes ravage west central Illinois (Story)
Jul 01, 2015
Taking the stage: The story of theater alumnus Janet Ulrich Brooks (Story)
Jun 26, 2015
Social media reacts to SCOTUS gay marriage decision (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
2015 Macomb Heritage Days Schedule (Story)
Jun 19, 2015
Firefighters respond to business blaze (Story)
Jun 18, 2015
Sen. John Sullivan will not seek re-election (Story)
Jun 17, 2015
Macomb’s July 4 Celebration Scheduled (Story)
Jun 17, 2015
MDH expansion nears completion (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Center for Performing Arts scaled back (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
New rule changes coming to women’s basketball (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Big NCAA men’s basketball rule changes (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Macomb Police looking for two suspects (Story)
May 06, 2015
Four arrested in Macomb meth bust (Story)
May 06, 2015
Washed Out (Story)
May 01, 2015
Proposed $16 million* cut (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
Two injured in rollover accident (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Car crash claims life of Western student (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Student arrested for video recording in bathroom (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Four pounds of cannabis collected, 10 arrested following search warrants (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Men’s season ends in blowout (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Macomb’s plan for derailment: A Western Courier special report about the dangers on rail (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Three students charged for alcohol theft (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Western’s plan for disaster:Nicholas Stewart A Western Courier Special Report about the dangers on rail (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
A disaster waiting to happen (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
Chew Toy set to rock Macomb (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
President to host meetings (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Western continues to play the blame game (Story)
Dec 17, 2014
Sanctions against BSA, students suspended (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
Names released of those arrested during Friday night’s brawl (Story)
Dec 13, 2014
Three arrests made following Murray Street brawl (Story)
Dec 11, 2014
Guadalajara’s health inspection released (Story)
Nov 30, 2014
12/01/14 Sudoku Solution (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
Four-alarm fire fought (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
Solar eclipse stirs excitement (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
You do your job, let us do ours (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Student tragedy hits Western (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Thompson’s temporary turmoil (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
Mobile website launched (Story)
Sep 17, 2014
’The tree exploded’ (Story)
Sep 15, 2014
‘Whose Line’ Stars leave Western laughing (Story)
Sep 05, 2014
Balloon Rally flies back (Story)
Aug 26, 2014
Your friendly, neighborhood Rocky (Story)
Jul 27, 2014
$1 Million project begins (Story)
Jul 25, 2014
The Cafe one of top Illinois bars (Story)
Jul 20, 2014
Anytime is too long to be in a hot car (Story)
Jul 16, 2014
2014-2015 basketball schedule released (Story)
Jul 03, 2014
Western Hall gets new court (Story)
Jun 26, 2014
Macomb Announces Fourth of July Festivities (Story)
Jun 26, 2014
Macomb Heritage Days starts today (Story)
Jun 23, 2014
“The Last Ship” comes first in ratings (Story)
Jun 17, 2014
Top games from E3 2014 (Story)
Jun 11, 2014
Active shooter simulation at Macomb High School (Story)
Jun 06, 2014
Cicada invasion coming to western Illinois (Story)
Jun 04, 2014
‘Watch Dogs’: The city is your weapon (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
Battle of the Simulators:Goat (Story)
Feb 19, 2014
Council talks construction (Story)
Feb 16, 2014
Winters are costly for Western (Story)
Nov 15, 2013
Weather worries (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Foul frenzy in Idaho (Story)
Oct 21, 2013
High flying concerns (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
Macomb is on Doppler‘s Radar (Story)
Sep 20, 2013
What happens in Vegas… Leathernecks optimistic for UNLV (Story)
Sep 04, 2013
Pedestrians: know your place (Story)
Mar 01, 2013
‘Rocky’ rocks Macomb (Story)
May 02, 2012
Celebrate triumph over terror (Story)
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