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Phi Sigma Sigma hosts annual Phi Singled Out

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 15, 2019

Wednesday night the ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority held their annual philanthropic event Phi Singled Out to raise money for the National Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. Phi Singled Out is based off of an old MTV show “Singled Out...

Downtown grant coming to Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 13, 2019

The Macomb City Council will be continuing ongoing discussions about how downtown businesses can receive money for improvements. A renovation grant offers financial help to downtown businesses who are looking to make altera...

Western’s athletic training students win quiz bowl

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 13, 2019

Western Illinois University’s Athletic Training (AT) students celebrate after taking home first place in the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association College Jeopardy Quiz Bowl. This team becomes the third in WIU program histo...

Western recognized for environmental contributions

Kayla Curless, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

For its seventh consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been awarded the Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Since 2008, the Tree Campus USA program has acknowledged colleges and universities that effectively m...

University Art Gallery hosts “First Wednesday” event

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 11, 2019

  They always say that art is one of the best ways one can express themselves, now people can do that every first Wednesday with First Wednesday! The smooth yet energetic atmosphere provides the best inspiration for young ...

Western to hold annual food drive

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 8, 2019

For the 14th consecutive year, “Stuff the bus” is making its way to the Western Illinois University Macomb campus to help those in need. Since 2006, stuff the bus has been a university-wide food drive filled with events t...

Anthropology Department hosts Field School Info Session

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 8, 2019

Western Illinois University anthropology professor Andrea Alveshere will be hosting an Archaeological Field School Info Session Friday from 12 - 12:50 p.m. Students who attended last years Field School in Fulton County, Ill...

Multicultural Center will host women’s activism event

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

February 4, 2019

The Women’s Center at Western Illinois University will be participating in in the global activist movement, V-Day. V-Day’s purpose is to stop violence against women and girls and raise funds and awareness through benefit produ...

Attorney and former Leatherneck publishes novel

Tyler Moseberry, Courier Staff

February 4, 2019

Like most undergraduate students, Jason Schutte did not have his whole life already written in stone. Schutte is a native of Payson, Ill. and a graduate student of Western Illinois University, where he was a law enforcement ...

Macomb community welcomes Chick-fil-A to Western

Steven Barnum, News editor

February 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A opened its doors to the public with an official, ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday evening. University Housing and Dining Services hosted the event, which also included discounts for the University Bookstore. With more than 2,200...

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