Western Courier

GRADTRAC guarantees four-year graduation

Karl Phipps

August 24, 1998

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One of the most difficult questions incoming WIU students often ask is whether or not they will graduate with a degree in four years.Not only is it possible for a student to graduate in four years, WIU is taking steps to make ...

Electricity hooks up through the Internet

Karl Phipps

August 24, 1998

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Thanks to Ameren Union Electric and the Ameren Central Illinois Public Service Company, WIU students living off campus this fall will be able to have their power and heat turned on through the Internet.Recently, the two St. Lo...

Democracy is often the only opinion

Jared P. Miller

May 8, 1998

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There was once a man named Sam. Sam had a very nice house that was always open to whomever wanted to join his household. Orphans from all over the city wanted to live in Sam's house because they heard it was better than all the...

Female athlete of the year: Kinesha Davis

Jeff Reynolds

May 8, 1998

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Most freshmen coming into NCAA Division I programs go through an early struggle before finally excelling after a year or two of experience.Things were much different for the 1997-98 Western Courier Female Athlete of the Year, freshman ...

He said: What about casual sex

Nathan Robbel

May 8, 1998

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I'll admit right off the bat I'm not one for casual sex. I would have to say I'm more into formal sex. Let me explain.I like to start with a nice elegant dinner. It's the kind where you dress up in something just less than a tux...

Forum for VP search set for Monday night

Paul R. Bixby Jr.

May 8, 1998

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Students will have the opportunity to help choose the new vice president for Student Services Monday at 5 p.m. in the University Union Capitol rooms.The search committee has been actively seeking out candidates for the last two week...

WIU student expands horizons in France

Stefanie Frazier

May 8, 1998

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When it comes to studying abroad, most people travel to distant lands to learn about the culture, brush up on a different language and take courses that will satisfy their majors' requirements. However, Andi Cobb, junior French a...

Road Trips

Lisa M. Lipscomb

May 8, 1998

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As young children, car trips were seen as torture. Parents would wake their children up in the wee hours of the morning to get out on the open road. The destination was usually to visit a relative who never visits anyone.The jo...

Male athlete of the year: Aaron Stecker

Justin Conn

May 8, 1998

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After turning the WIU football record books into a personal autobiography, senior running back Aaron Stecker has compiled quite a trophy collection, including the Western Courier Male Athlete of the Year award.Recognized as th...

Birthright makes pregnancy easier

Shauna Allen

May 8, 1998

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Located in Macomb's Lutheran Student Center is a pro-life organization called Birthright, which pro vides support for women during pregnancy. Members of Birthright believe it is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and t...

Many students will miss Professor Villanueva

Holly M. Anderson

May 8, 1998

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Professor A.B. Villanueva has been teaching at WIU for nearly two decades, but this year his last class will truly be his last here.There is no doubt he has been looking forward to retirement for some time, but while giving his...

Students approve transit system

Paul R. Bixby Jr.

May 8, 1998

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WIU students made it clear Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that they want to "get on the bus" with their vote on the transit system referendum.According to Dave Wallace, Student Government Association attorney general and chairman of the SGA ...

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