Western Courier

Message of poet lost when it is restrained

Leslie Gray

September 30, 1998

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Poetry, like painting or sculpture, is an art.Many people feel that restraint has no place in art, that it can take away from the message the artist is trying to convey, while some feel restraint is necessary to "protect" the m...

Big-name performers fail to give campus a show

September 30, 1998

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For the second time in the last four years, WIU has lost another Hollywood celebrity who was scheduled to perform for Homecoming.Comedian Kathy Griffin, who plays the redheaded character Vicki on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan,...

Civil Liberties Union assistsSGA with Social Security bill

Steve Sonneveld

September 30, 1998

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With the help of Civil Liberties Union, Student Government Association passed a measure Sept. 22 which states the "University must provide incoming students with a random number" to be used for identification, as opposed to the ...

Crime and punishment

Leslie Gray

September 30, 1998

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Students that violate WIU's policy on alcohol and underage drinking will face some very sobering penalties.According to the Code of Student Conduct, any student that uses, possesses or distributes alcoholic beverages, in a manner...

Alcohol-free halls attemptto curb underage drinking

Rob Carroll and Heather Esrig

September 30, 1998

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Ask almost any college student what two words he or she would associate with college and the answer would be "parties" and "alcohol." When it comes to drinking in the dry dorms - Wetzel, Bayliss, Henninger and Thompson halls - t...

Season of excellence,expectation comes to an end

Jeff Reynolds

September 30, 1998

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One year after the most exciting World Series in our generation of baseball, the most exciting regular season comes to an abrupt close ... or does it?The Cubbies rode every inch of Harry's thick frames to hold off their own late...

‘Winds come up short at NIC

Jeff Reynolds

September 30, 1998

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Twenty of the top collegiate softball teams from the midwest region converged on Moline, Ill., at the Green Valley Softball Complex at the National Invitation Championship tournament.The teams were designated into five-team pool...

Student Recreation Center celebrates birthday

Matt Bills

September 30, 1998

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Happy birthday Student Recreation Center! Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the opening of the Student Recreation Center and the staff of Campus Recreation have planned a day-long celebration. The Center will be open all day...

Students tour various European businesses

Tricia Tortorich

September 30, 1998

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WIU students got a firsthand view from other students who participated in the International Business Tour this past year. From May 26 to June 6, students toured top international businesses in Belgium, France, the Netherlands ...

Myers speaks to SGA

Danny Davis

September 30, 1998

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At the SGA meeting Tuesday, Rep. Rich Myers, R-Colchester, spoke about current politics concerning the district, the city and the university.His focal point of the forum was the money he has brought to WIU. Myers, a WIU alumnus, said ...

Ghost of Harry can Caray Cubs no further

Ed Cabello

September 30, 1998

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The end was indefinite with the Cubs surrendering three runs in the ninth; the only thing that would have made it more Cub-esque was if closer Rod Beck had blown the game. It is September and the Chicago Cubs will not be watc...

Kathy Griffin cancels

William Lee

September 30, 1998

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Griffin cancels The cancellation of Kathy Griffin's show has placed a large hole in an otherwise eventful Homecoming week."Her management felt that ticket sales weren't moving fast enough," Luis Moreno, assistant director of th...

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