Western Courier

Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina welcome new and returning studentsBy Danny Davis

Danny Davis

August 31, 1998

With fall semester classes underway, both the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and Casa Latina held open houses last week for new and returning students.The open houses were designed to show students some of the services both facilit...

Involvement helps build professional skills

Matt Bills

August 31, 1998

Without a doubt, one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences students can have at WIU is co-curricular involvement. It is called co-curricular because it goes hand-in-hand with the primary reason you are here - to rece...

Freshmen are trying too hard to blend into the crowd

James Weime

August 31, 1998

The other day, as I sat in my first class on the first day of my second try at this school thing, I met a very nice and enthusiastic young woman. As I talked to her, she told me all about where she was from and what she was stud...

Area youth showcase football talents

Jeff Reynolds

August 31, 1998

Punt, Pass and Kick Area youths convened at Macomb Junior-Senior High School Saturday afternoon to vie for the title of NFL Gatorade Punt, Pass and Kick champion.Boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15 were eligible to compe...

‘Necks search for tests; NFL season set to kick off

Marvin Holman

August 31, 1998

Thursday the Leathernecks will open their season against Division II St. Cloud State University, another "challenging" opening game.I understand that we must open the season with a win, but at the expense of this poor team? Before any...

WIU recieves national recognition

Shannon Brennan

August 28, 1998

For the second consecutive year, WIU has been ranked in the second tier of regional universities in the U.S. News and World Report's America's Best Colleges Edition."Last year we advanced to the second tier for the first time in rec...

Your Ma

Lisa Lipscomb

August 28, 1998

These summer months gave me a lot of free time and some of that free time, I'm sad to say, was spent in front of the television.One good thing about it, however, was that I remembered why I hate it. Actually, it's more of a st...

SHE SAID

Dana Evert

August 28, 1998

Pamela Anderson Lee and Jenny McCarthy have one thing in common besides being bold, beautiful and a little on the crazy side: They share a decision that many women have made in the last 10 years. They have breast implants.Why ...

WIU welcomes record number of new faculty

Danny Davis

August 28, 1998

WIU, including the Regional Center in Moline, Ill., has hired 80 new faculty members in the last year, with additions to each of the departments.Between this year and last, there have been more than the average number of faculty hired, with t...

HE SAID

Zed Bartlow

August 28, 1998

It seems to me cosmetic surgery in this day and age has moved into the emergency room.You know what I'm talking about. You have all seen them - breast implants. I personally think breast implants are totally unnecessary. Why w...

Insurance office addresses students’ needs

Rebecca Bogler

August 28, 1998

An examination of students' medical needs has resulted in a reevaluation of the student health insurance offered by the university.The revised policy includes new and additional covered services, an increase in maximum benefit cover...

iMac, just how good is it

Lisa Lipscomb

August 28, 1998

With 30 million Macintosh users on the planet, the introduction of the iMac is rocking their world harder than a 7.0 Los Angeles earthquake.You may have seen the advertisements on television or in magazines such as Newsweek, Time or ...

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