Western Courier

‘Necks lose despite Hutchison’s play

Cassina Sanders

October 26, 1998

The tennis Singles Round Robin Invitational took place Oct. 16 and 17 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The teams in the four-flight competition were WIU, Bradley and Lindenwood universities and host UIC. Bradley won Fligh...

Higher education bill gives students a break

Leslie Gray

October 26, 1998

Students that receive federal financial aid will now get a break thanks to a higher education bill passed by Congress and signed last week by President Clinton.Student loan interest rates have been slashed to their lowest rates ...

Necks cruise into first place

Marvin Holman

October 26, 1998

Mark Zanders has plenty of time to get rid of the ball on Saturday afternoon in the Leathernecks 37-10 victory over ISU.-Mark Kennedy/Photo EditorA game that was supposed to be a battle for the Gateway Football Conference lead tu...

Suspensions not working; schools are responding

October 26, 1998

Some public school districts in Chicago are taking matters of discipline into their own hands, and it's a reaction that is long overdue. While out-of-school suspensions may have worked as a deterrent for bad behavior before, t...

Childhood reading gratly improves adult literacy

Tedra Newman

October 26, 1998

Think back to when you first began reading. Remember that first book you read or the one you enjoyed so much you read it over and over again? Most of us probably enjoyed reading at a younger age and perhaps still do today. Maybe ma...

WIU recieves $646,800 grant for facility repairs

Josh Monninger

October 26, 1998

A $646,800 state grant for WIU Jim Edgar released was announced by State Rep. Rich Myers, R-Colchester Oct. 14. "That money is what we call Capital Renewal Money," Jim Barnett, director of WIU Physical Plant, said. "It's to repai...

MTV presents Third Eye Blind, an opportunity to live in ‘The Real World’

Rob Carroll

October 26, 1998

Those wanting a chance to be on MTV's "Road Rules" or "The Real World lined up by the hundreds at the MTV Campus Invasion Sunday afternoon at the north side of Hanson Field."I would want to be on either show. I think that it wou...

Faculty receives three awards for education

Karin Lewis

October 26, 1998

WIU's School of Extended and Continuing Education Rewarded By: Karin Lewis WIU's School of Extended and Continuing Education recently received three awards from Region IV of the University Continuing Education Association. Recipient...

A family’s support is necessary, but isn’t always easy

Paul R. Bixby Jr.

October 26, 1998

"Get up, boy!" he said. It's just past 9 a.m. My class isn't until 11. I had absolutely no plans to get up. "I want you to look into joining the National Guard," my father bellowed in the deep baritone voice he has when he is eith...

LEJA career fair introduces students to post-WIU options

Bradford P. Nadziejko

October 26, 1998

On Tuesday, over 104 judicial departments jammed into the University Union Grand Ballroom for the annual law enforcement and justice administration career fair.Police departments, probation offices, law schools, security businesses, corr...

‘Necks win clears up Gateway picture

Karl Phipps

October 26, 1998

It was supposed to be a heavyweight battle between the top two contenders in the Gateway Football Conference, but in the end it was the Leatherneck football team who delivered a knockout punch Saturday afternoon at Hanson Fie...

Greek life at WIU is a worthwhile experience

Brandon Eckenrode

October 23, 1998

Last year, a student wrote an article in the Western Courier expressing his personal views of the Greek system. He successfully pointed out he didn't approve of Greeks and shared many of the stereotypes Greeks have been label...

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