Western Courier

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 ...

FDA creates new law to curb underage smoking

Neil Kessler

March 7, 1997

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The Food and Drug Administration requires everyone who appears to be under the age of 27 to verify their age by showing photo identification as of Feb. 28.According to a publication by the FDA about tobacco regulations issued Feb....

Voter turnout down for SGA elections

Paul Bixby

March 7, 1997

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Student Government Association experienced a dramatic decrease in voter turnout in this years election held Tuesday and Wednesday.Current SGA President Matthew Bills and Vice President Lisa Hall were re-elected to their respect...

Alleged excessive use of force sparks investigation

Rebecca Bogler

March 7, 1997

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The use of pepper spray to control an alleged altercation at The Ritz early Saturday morning sparked an investigation by the Macomb Police Department to decide whether excessive force was used by the department.According to Ben ...

Edgar ensures WIU money

Lisa Lipscomb

March 7, 1997

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Gov. Jim Edgar passed several bills that were approved by the Illinois State Legislature which will ensure funds for WIU.The first bill Edgar passed was a bonding authority bill which will fund the renovation of Simpkins Hall...

The right to bear harm

Will Buss

March 7, 1997

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President Bill Clinton began to sharpen his quill when he took steps to ban ammunition sales to foreigners who haven't lived in the country for at least 90 days. But what the president needs to do is refile his pen and reload on ...

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