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Mathis humbled by collegiate experiences

Mathis humbled by collegiate experiences

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

Western Illinois University senior Sean Mathis, 21, of Chicago, Ill. is notorious for his headstrong, ...

WAVE to host Angel Tree program

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

Western Illinois University’s All Volunteer Effort (WAVE) is joining forces with the Salvation Army to give students the opportunity to provide gifts to children of all ages this Holiday season with their Angel Tree Program.  Participants can purchase items for the age groups 0 to 24 months, 3 to 9 and 10 to 1...

K-9 sniffs out psilocin mushrooms

K-9 sniffs out psilocin mushrooms

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

 McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker reported the arrest of Preston M. Bullard, 19, of Galesburg o...

Sexual assault remains prominent on campuses

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

Nearly every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. An alarming number of sexual assaults occur on college campuses.  Sexual violence is prominent in today’s culture. There are often violent rape scenes on major TV sitcoms that enforce rape culture, including the daily stories ...

Lahey uses SOAR to inspire students

Lahey uses SOAR to inspire students

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

December 6, 2017No Comments

Sophomore Derek Lahey’s main goal as a Western Illinois University student is to influence incoming stude...

Council discusses 2018 tax rates

Council discusses 2018 tax rates

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 6, 2017No Comments

At the forefront of the Macomb City Council’s weekly meetings was an ordinance to provide for the l...

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Leathernecks ground the Redhawks

Haley Richards, Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2017No Comments

The Western Illinois University Leathernecks women’s basketball team took on the Southeast Missouri State University Redhawks at home Tuesday and won 87-59. The Leathernecks move onto 8-2 on the season, while the Redha...

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Alyssa Hohman, Edge Editor

December 4, 2017No Comments

“The Greatest Showman” isa musical film that celebrates the life of P.T. Barnum and his vision. The storyof Barnum is a rags to riches story and it details the hardships that Barnum and his family endure before he fin...

Pitch Perfect

December 4, 2017

The Bella’s are back for one final tour in “Pitch Perfect 3.” The “Pitch Perfect” films have been wildly popular but it is rare fo...

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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.