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COVID-19 quarantine in Bayliss Hall

Devin Brooks, NEWS3 Reporter

October 26, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS 3) — Bayliss Hall was once the home of freshman students at Western Illinois University. It is now housing students who have tested positive or have come in contact with the Coronavirus. Students who test...

Six Presidential Search finalists selected

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 26, 2020

The search for Western Illinois University’s 12th President is underway and six finalists have been selected. In an interview with Student Member to the Board of Trustees Justin Brown, he explained the process and gave some ins...

Fall farmer’s market in the square

Sara Remar, Photo Editor

October 19, 2020

There’s nothing like a Farmer’s Market to start off the Fall Season in Macomb. On Saturday, vendors came from the surrounding area to showcase their goods and talents. Among these vendors was a beekeeper, a group of college...

Discrepancies in COVID-19 dashboards

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2020

As Western Illinois University reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID Dashboard was created to report cases among students on campus. While the data collected is technically correct, some technical flaws cause it to misrepr...

“Cheesy with DZ”

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2020

Delta Zeta is hosting their annual “Cheesy with DZ” philanthropy event on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The philanthropy event began as a way to give back to Delta Zeta’s National Philanthropic Organization, the Starkey...

Student response to COVID-19

Emma Garcia, Assistant News Editor

October 19, 2020

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has become a major disruption to colleges and universities across the country, with most institutions canceling in-person classes and moving to online-only instruction. The pandemic has significantly alte...

COVID-19 causes local businesses to close

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 9, 2020

While struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 epidemic, many restaurants and businesses in Macomb have been forced to reduce hours, staff or shut down altogether. The Subway on East Jackson Street suddenly permanently ...

Virtual Homecoming weekend

October 9, 2020

Macomb,Il- Western Illinois University's Homecoming Part I – a virtual celebration – happens this weekend (Oct. 9-10), with Part II scheduled (tentatively scheduled as in-person events), April 16-17, 2021.   This year's...

“Students for Trump” group causes stir on campus

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 7, 2020

On Friday Oct.2, the official “Students for Trump” organization’s Twitter page posted, “Public university officials of Western Illinois University and radical leftist students, blocking our chapter’s tabling efforts. Co...

Poplous pleads not guilty in Thompson Hall shooting

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

October 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct.6, Kavion K. Poplous went in front of a judge for his preliminary hearing following the shooting at Thompson Hall that occurred Sept. 15. Poplous pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, which include two...

New details emerge in Breonna Taylor’s Grand Jury tapes

Emma Garcia, Assistant News Editor

October 7, 2020

Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old African American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky apartment on March 13, 2020, when police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove forced entry into her home...

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