Western Courier

WIU Spring Commencement honors students

Kari Payne

May 8, 1998

More than 1,400 undergraduate students and nearly 400 graduate students who have completed degree requirements, along with an honorary doctorate recipient and a distinguished alumnus, will be recognized at the upcoming WIU Spring Comm...

Technology fair educates Illinois youth

Michael Renne

May 8, 1998

The recent trend in the growth of technology has been focused primarily toward the business and entertainment markets. We hear of stunning new technologies which can cut business costs by nearly half and entertainment systems th...

FDA creates new law to curb underage smoking

Neil Kessler

March 7, 1997

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Sallee Hall closes from power outage

Brian Plath

March 7, 1997

Sallee Hall closed down Tuesday morning due to a blown circuit breaker which controlled the air-conditioning system on the third floor."We noticed this problem about a week ago, when the circuit breaker was burning warm," Jerry ...

The Whitewater overseas

February 24, 1997

Just as the air around our nation's capitol seemed to blow over an unsettling plain, as it frequently has throughout President Bill Clinton's terms in office, someone has finally voiced some sense with regard to the political plagu...

‘Necks lock-up #3 seed for tourney with TSU win

Dewain Hulett

February 24, 1997

It seems to be a reoccurring theme for the WIU Leathernecks basketball squad: Every time it appears they can be counted out, they come back with an outstanding performance to silence the critics.The Troy State University Trojans ...

Experts question level of gang activity

Neil Kessler

February 24, 1997

Serious gang activity in Macomb might be limited now, but it has the potential of developing gang activity due to gang members in town who market drugs."Gangs do exist in Macomb and are a community problem. So any gang activity ...

‘Winds get swept away by Lady Trojans

February 24, 1997

The Westerwind basketball team engaged itself in quite a dogfight Saturday afternoon while confronting Troy State University in Western Hall before suffering an 83-63 defeat.The 'Winds had an explosive first half as they stri...

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