Western Courier

Men’s soccer defies all odds to win fifth regular season title

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

November 11, 2019

TULSA, Okla. – The Western Illinois University men’s soccer team kicked off their season with an 11-game losing streak. They turned it around and went 5-1-1 in their last seven games of the season and 4-1 in the conference ...

SGA discusses search for new president

Marc Ramirez, News Editor

November 11, 2019

During Tuesday's Student Government Association meeting, Chair to the Board of Trustees Polly Radosh spoke to the delegation regarding the presidential search. Radosh started off by letting students know that the board needs t...

Men’s basketball takes on Stetson University Hatters in home-opener

Zach Remelius, Courier Staff

November 8, 2019

  The Fighting Leathernecks traveled to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in historic Assembly Hall on Tuesday. It was the regular season opener for Western Illinois and the Hoosiers and the Hoosiers came out on ...

Volunteers gather for Stuff the Bus

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 8, 2019

Faculty, students, volunteers and community members gathered in front of Sherman Hall on Wednesday for the annual Stuff the Bus food drive. Volunteers helped gather food from around Macomb in an effort to donate as much food a...

Men’s soccer falls 2-1 against Bradley Braves after last minute goal

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

November 6, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill.– An unusual 2 p.m. kickoff time on the Monday after daylight saving time brought the Bradley Braves (6-6-4) onto John Mackenzie Alumni Field to take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks (4-12-1). With ...

Military Appreciation Week is coming to Macomb

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

The Western Illinois University Leatherneck community will be celebrating Military Appreciation Week next week from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16. Before the Military Appreciation Week celebrations begin, the Macomb community will mourn...

“Our First Date” takes over Simpkins Theatre

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

November 4, 2019

This past weekend, the Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance put on a stunning performance of “First Date.” This Broadway musical comedy was originally written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics...

The future is bright for Leatherneck Marquis Smith

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

Western’s football team may not be winning on the field, but that does not mean the locker room is absent of talent and amazing student athletes. Enter Marquis Smith. He came to Western from Cincinnati University and was looki...

Football hosts second-to-last home game against South Dakota Coyotes

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

  The Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-8) take on the South Dakota Coyotes this Saturday. The Leathernecks have gone 10 games without a victory, dating all the way back to last season. The streak started against Sout...

SGA stresses importance of open sessions

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 1, 2019

Markeysha Marshall kicked off Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting by introducing a guest speaker from the Spin Bikeshare company to propose bringing them to campus. However, due to technical difficulties, the meeti...

Men’s soccer looks ahead to IUPUI Jaguars

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

The Western Illinois men’s soccer team (4-11) will take on the IUPUI Jaguars at 6 p.m. tonight in Indianapolis. The Leathernecks will be looking for their fifth straight win while the Jags will be trying to bounce back aft...

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