Western Courier

Movie equality finds women in leading roles

Brandon Eckenrode

October 9, 1998

The classical portrayal of women in movies used to feature them as minor characters, always causing trouble for the leading male actors.The women would always look in a closet for a killer instead of running away from him. That i...

Your Ma

Lisa Lipscomb

October 9, 1998

I believe in the possibility of life on other planets. This thought is not crazy or off-the-wall once you think about it critically. There is so much dark space out in the universe and our instruments can only investigate so far...

IHC tries to make students aware of future programs

Scott Owens

October 9, 1998

The Inter-Hall Council meeting this week was geared toward making students aware of programs coming to WIU and addressing their concerns about problems they may experience on campus.Katie Styles, from the WIU Women's Center, s...

Video conference discusses hazing

Leslie Gray

October 9, 1998

Students from various Greek organizations met in the Sandburg Theater of the University Union Wednesday afternoon to discuss hazing issues via an interactive video conference.The program, "Broken Pledges: Fraternities and Sorori...

Remembering FloJo:

Cassina Sanders

October 9, 1998

What's it like to have an idol stripped from you in an instant? A role model and hero, gone as fast as one of her races. Florence Griffith Joyner, one of my two role models (the other is Jackie Joyner-Kersee) died Sept. 22.FloJo...

Debate tourney to be held this weekend

Shauna Allen

October 9, 1998

WIU's debate team, reigning champions since last year, will be defending its title in a debate competition this weekend.WIU will play host to an invitational debate tournament today and tomorrow in Morgan Hall 109. This tourname...

‘Our Town’ comes to Macomb

Doug Hoepker

October 9, 1998

Thornton Wilder's classic play "Our Town" will be performed in Simpkins Theatre Oct. 13 through 17 at 7:30 p.m.On the surface, "Our Town," written as a play within a play, is a reminder of the myth of small-town Americana, a tim...

EMS serevice available for WIU students in trouble at night

Karin Lewis

October 9, 1998

When seeking help, students have the option of calling WIU's own Emergency Medical Service, located on campus. "Western's EMS is going into its sixth year of operation," Bob Baxter, EMS adviser, said. "Our EMS is a group of WIU s...

WIU professor publishes novel

Brian Bradley

October 9, 1998

In 1970, John Hallwas began his career at WIU as a professor of English. During his 28 years, he has had 20 books published which he either wrote or edited. This past August, his latest book, "The Bootlegger," hit the stands and ...

Vinson maintains hope for Mid-Con season

Marvin Holman

October 9, 1998

The Westerwind volleyball team traveled to Chicago Tuesday to take on Loyola University and, unlike last Friday's match against another Chicago team, Chicago State University, lost in three sets. In the first game, the 'Winds...

Spirit in the Sky holds fashion show

Dana Evert

October 9, 1998

Spirit in the Sky, 924 W. Jackson St., has been solely owned by Celene Cross for the past five years. Cross worked off an impulsive decision, inspired by retail shops in the Twin Cities and Venice Beach, and created what the WIU co...

Privacy laws remain undefined by supreme court

Holly M. Anderson

October 9, 1998

The Clinton scandal has brought to the table a variety of topics we may have thought otherwise unnecessary in public discussion. Among the most frequently discussed, but perhaps least vivid in the minds of most Americans, is the...

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