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University Art Gallery holds event for high school students

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

May 1, 2019

As the school year ends, that means that the current seniors who attend Western Illinois University for the art program will make room for the new artists to come in with their ideas and talent. Recently, the Art Gallery hoste...

City Council discusses lift station repairs

Steven Barnum, News editor

May 1, 2019

Public Works Director Scott Coker shared with Macomb Aldermen on Monday evening that there’s a leak at the University Drive lift station. The public works department discovered the leak on Easter weekend during a routine inspec...

Calle Murray returns to Western’s campus

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 29, 2019

The Calle Murray event celebrated its fourth year of bringing cultural awareness to Western Illinois University on Saturday. For four years, the event has been providing food, dance and culture to the campus and community in ...

Khalen Saunders drafted 84th overall to Kansas City Chiefs

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

With the 84th pick overall in the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive tackle and former Western Illinois starter, Khalen Saunders. The 6-foot, 324-pound senior was the Chiefs final pick in the third round of the ...

Sigma Sigma Sigma crowns the 19th annual Mr. Greek/ Mr. WIU

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 26, 2019

The Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority held their 19th annual Mr.Greek/Mr. WIU male beauty pageant Wednesday night in the Heritage Room of the University Union. One representative from each organization competed in rounds such as talen...

El Rancherito shuts down after 24 years in Macomb

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 26, 2019

The McDonough County Health Department shut down El Rancherito after the restaurant’s track record of committing healthcode violations. Since 1994, the establishment has been operating at 1514 W Jackson St. After a brief tem...

Broadcasting and Journalism professor to retire after 30 years

Steven Barnum, News editor

April 24, 2019

Mike Murray is retiring after more than 30 years at Western Illinois University. The Fulton, Ill. native worked at radio stations in Minnesota and Wisconsin before coming to Macomb to begin his teaching and advising career. W...

Student leaders express the need for change is now

Marc Ramirez, edge editor

April 24, 2019

The Western Illinois University Student Government Association held a Special Session and hosted the annual State of the Student Address on Monday in the University Union Heritage Room. The purpose of the State of the Student Add...

“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...

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