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Women’s basketball seeks revenge against Oral Roberts

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

January 17, 2020

  Perhaps a revenge game is on the horizon, as the Golden Eagles of Oral Roberts University (7-10, 2-2) will make the trip to Western Hall on Saturday afternoon to take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks (9-9, 3-2). It...

24th annual Macomb MLK march and service set for Monday

Devon Greene, News reporter

January 17, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Local leaders will gather Monday as the Mount Calvary Church of God in Christ hosts its 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in Macomb. The day kicks off with a march at 9:30 a.m. from ...

Men’s basketball looks to make it two in a row against Oral Roberts

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

January 15, 2020

  The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks will host the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles tomorrow night. Western Illinois will be honoring Martin Luther King Jr. for MLK night partnered with the Multicultural Center. T...

Interim President Martin Abraham addresses the future of WIU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham met in the University Union Grand Ballroom to address the current state as well as the future of the university on Monday afternoon. The event was live streamed on Face...

Leathernecks fall after late push by Illinois State Redbirds

Alex Staab, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

  NORMAL, Ill. — Western Illinois (4-5) (0-0) got off to a hot start, but the host Illinois State Redbirds (6-1) found their rhythm and kept it en route to a 78-65 victory over the Leathernecks at Normal’s Redbird Ar...

Western takes leaps with new scholarships for incoming freshmen

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

December 6, 2019

This year, Western Illinois University has introduced many new scholarships for incoming freshmen for the 2020-21 school year. As many know, scholarships are often a deciding factor in where students choose to go to college. M...

Leathernecks look to grab big road win against ISU Redbirds

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

  After a dominant 21-point win over Missouri Baptist University at home over Thanksgiving break, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team will head on the road for two games. The Leathernecks will start that ...

Squeezing lemons to save lifes

Marc Ramirez, News editor

December 4, 2019

Love Your Melon will be pairing with Alex’s Lemonade Stand in efforts to raise money for the Foundation for Childhood Cancer from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Macomb Courthouse. “Love Your Melon is an apparel brand ...

Women’s basketball victorious over break in front of record setting crowd

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — While students and faculty were back home for Thanksgiving Break, the Western Illinois women’s basketball team still had some work to do before the holiday. They took on Drake University back on No...

The National Residence Hall Honorary Searches For The Top 1%

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

December 2, 2019

The National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH, is an honorary that accepts the top one percent of student leaders on campus. The organization focuses on values of recognition and service and also encourages growth for their members...

Women’s basketball loses big at home against Bradley Braves

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 22, 2019

MACOMB, Ill. - The Western Illinois women’s basketball team took on one of their toughest opponents of the season on Wednesday night in the form of the Bradley University Braves. They were unable to outduel the Braves and lo...

Western recognized as Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

November 22, 2019

  At 8 a.m. on Nov. 15, 10 students from Western Illinois University, along with two advisors, loaded up two university vehicles and departed from Macomb. These students and advisors were headed to the Great Lakes Affiliate...

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