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SGA discusses student fee changes

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 27, 2019

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas spoke at Tuesday’s Student Government Association (SGA) meeting about Western’s future financial status. Thomas said that it’s easy to focus on the negativity surrounding t...

Professors share terrorism research

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 25, 2019

Western Illinois University professor showcased his latest research in a recent terrorism- focused seminar. Dean Alexander is the Director of the Homeland Security Research Program and a professor in the School of Law Enforcemen...

Western community helps dog mascots celebrate birthdays

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 25, 2019

Some might say a birthday party for your dog may seem a little off or weird. However, when you are the school mascot, or the heir to be the school mascot, a big birthday party is a privilege and a moment that you will never fo...

Guest speaker brings mental health awareness to Western.

Kayla Curless, Courier Staff

February 22, 2019

On Monday, Western Illinois University’s Agriculture Department and the Andrew Wedekind family presented guest speaker Sam Eaton for a Night of Hope. Eaton is an elementary school music teacher from Minneapolis who started th...

Knoblauch Cafe will open next week

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

Western Illinois University will open the Knoblauch Café on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Located in corporate dining room number 239 in Knoblauch Hall, the café will offer students and faculty entrees, beverages and dessert for $7 per cu...

Associate Provosts speaks to SGA about the future of Western

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 20, 2019

After not meeting for three weeks, the Student Government Association met this Tuesday in the University Union Capitol Room. The meeting began with a guest appearance by Associate Provost for Budget, Planning and Personnel, Ru...

Macomb City Council announcing winning bids for street repair projects.

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 20, 2019

Alderman-at-Large Dennis Moon led the city council on Tuesday night’s meeting, which featured four unanimous votes. In the first vote, the City of Macomb decided to award the De- Bold family with a lease for 314 E Lafayette S...

Western wins Google challenge money

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

Can you smell that? The scent of fresh air and the soft cut green grass. Another thing that also smells is the sackload of cash to the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs (IIRA) for completing the Google Impact Challenge. The Google Impact Ch...

Western Livestock judging team finishes first at National Western Stock Show.

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 18, 2019

The Western Illinois University Livestock judging team finished first at The National Western Stock Show. This win marks another in a long history of competing as one of the top-five nationally competitive judging teams. The sh...

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