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“Purple and Gold Day” returns to Western

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 22, 2019

“Purple and Gold Day” is making its return to the Macomb and Moline communities on Wednesday. Through the campaign “The Purple and Gold Challenge”, alumni are encouraged to make donations to their former schools. Wester...

Western recognizes Chris Ramsey for advising work

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 22, 2019

Chris Ramsey was named academic advisor of the month at Western IllinoisUniversity. Ramsey has worked at Western for the last 29 years. She started as an accounting clerk in Sherman Hall, moved into a bill collector position ...

Scott Harris talks to students about agriculture

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 19, 2019

Scott Harris, the Vice President of Case IH North America, spoke to students in Stipes Hall about his experience working in the agricultural industry. Harris is a 1985 graduate of Western Illinois University, where he received a...

Student Government Association announces election results

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 19, 2019

Last Friday, the Student Government Association announced the results of the SGA elections that ran the duration of last week. Kelly Rodger, Attorney General took the podium and announced the newly elected president, vice presid...

Macomb will add a second Starbucks

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 19, 2019

A second Starbucks is on its way to the east side of Macomb. The Seattle, Wash. based coffeehouse chain will open another restaurant at 1736 E Jackson St., which will fill one of the city’s vacant buildings. Ponderosa Steakhouse...

Western graduate will perform on Broadway

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 17, 2019

A 2009 graduate of Western Illinois University is now a cast member in the Broadway show “Waitress.” Melody Betts will play nurse Norma on the show, which will run now through August. Previously, Betts landed roles on “Chicag...

Macomb names replacement for Dean Torreson

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 17, 2019

Macomb’s City Administrator Dean Torreson will vacate his seat after his second term in the position. Torreson, a native of Iowa, spent eight years as the city administrator before retiring in 2016. After Sue McLaughlin’s ...

Meet Alderman At-Large Dennis Moon

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 15, 2019

From living in Macomb for his entire life, Dennis Moon is able to see the challenges that lie ahead for the town. The Alderman At-Large was the first person to serve in the position after its creation in the early 2000s. At one poin...

WIU students present business ideas

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 15, 2019

The Illinois Small Business Development Center organized a competition that allowed aspiring entrepreneurs to present their business ideas. Noah Postin hosted the event, which took place last Thursday in Stipes Hall. Postin i...

FYE Proposal and uTech initiatives brought before SGA

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 12, 2019

  Mark Mossman and Lori Baker-Sperry opened the Student Government Association weekly meeting to discuss the First Year Experience Proposal for the upcoming academic year. Following them was Rebecca Slater, the Chief I...

McDonough District Hospital recognized for work ethic

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 12, 2019

The Grateful Patient Program recently recognized the hospice team at the McDonough District Hospital with the “Healing Hand Award.” Terminally-ill patients who wish to be treated and potentially cured often rely on hospice tea...

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 12, 2019

In an effort to take Western Illinois University in a more promising direction, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed an entirely new Board of Trustees (BOT). The University has been unsuccessful in moving away from the black c...

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