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The Veggie Club comes to WIU

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

The Veggie Club, a new student organization at Western Illinois University, is about providing companionship and education to anyone interested in improving the environment through their eating choices. Peter Cole, the club’s advisor, says this new organization will allow students with similar concerns...

October 18, 2017No Comments

OSA and WAVE hosts MADD

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

 The Office of Student Activities (OSA) and Western Illinois University’s All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) will be sponsoring the annual Make a Difference Day on Oct. 28 with check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. in the University Union Lamoine Room.  “Make a Difference Day is nationally a day of service,...

October 18, 2017No Comments

Rules suspended, Avila appointed

Rules suspended, Avila appointed

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

The Student Government Association (SGA) failed to meet quorum for the third time in the 49th legisla...

October 18, 2017No Comments

Council approves city fee increase

Council approves city fee increase

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

 The Macomb City Council approved an ordinance to amend the city fees for Alcohol Licenses, Rental R...

October 18, 2017No Comments

Western gathers to remember Thurgood Marshall

Doni Purifoy, Courier Staff

Western Illinois University celebrated the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court and his legacy with a ceremony in the Gwendolyn Brooks Multicultural Center on Wednesday.   The guest speaker was Western alum Robert E. Weems Jr., of Wichita State Universit...

October 16, 2017No Comments

Thomas prepares for Brown Bag conversations

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

To improve communication between the Western Illinois University and the Macomb communities, President Jack Thomas will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch Conversation on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Union Bratton Lounge.  According to Thomas, the Brown Bag Lunch Conversations throughout the academic yea...

October 16, 2017No Comments

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America’s pastime belongs in the past

America’s pastime belongs in the past

Devon Greene, Assistant Sports Editor

Baseball, the “American pastime,” is engrained within us from a young age. I’ll go out on a limb and say that most people have played t-ball or little league. It seems inevitable that baseball would be one of the m...

October 18, 2017No Comments

  • Western on the brink of greatness October 18, 2017
  • Volleyball drops sixth conference game October 18, 2017
  • Women’s soccer winless on road trip October 18, 2017
  • Necks storm back against Bears October 16, 2017

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Cuphead is a fun and affordable game for all

Nicholas Ebelhack, Editor-in-chief

“Cuphead” needed to be amazing to live up to over three years of hype after being announced at 2014’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, and fortunately, it exceeds those expectations by finding the sweet spot between...

October 16, 2017No Comments

Star Wars : The Last Jedi

October 16, 2017

This past Monday,  during halftime of the Bears-Vikings game the trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” premiered. The trailer was cha...

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  • Campus Crime Reports

    •On April 8 at 6:24 p.m. Morgan Mroz, 19, of 1133 Tanner Hall, was issued a notice to appear May 9 for a Macomb City ordinance violation for illegal...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On March 29 at 7:10 a.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Olson Hall. No fire was found and no injuries were reporte...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •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...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Jan. 6 at 3:37 p.m. a University employee reported the theft of his parking hangtag, valued at $110. The incident is under investigation. •...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 16 at 5:58 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Thompson Hall. The alarm was activated by smoke from cookin...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Nov. 7 at 9:10 p.m. a student in Olson Hall reported $1,120 missing from his residence hall room. The incident is under investigation. •On No...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Oct. 15 at 8:52 p.m. Asher Goldberg, 18, and Byron Hill, 18, both of 1011 Henninger Hall, were each given a notice to appear Nov. 15 for a Macom...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Oct. 8 at 12:14 a.m. four students near Higgins Hall were judicially referred for behavior On Oct. 8 at Tanner 1:39 a.m. two students in Tanner Ha...

  • Campus Crime Report

    •On Sept. 24 at 3:14 a.m. Benjamin W. Roza, 20, of Oswego, IL, and nonstudent Nicole A. Thompson, 19, of Oswego, were each issued a notice to appear...

  • Campus Crime Report

    On Sept. 10 at 10:35 p.m. two students in Thompson Hall were judicially referred for possession of cannabis. On Sept. 11 at 1:11 a.m. nonstudent Nath...

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