Western Courier

Black Student Association Hosts Peaceful Protest Rally

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 9, 2020

  The Black Student Association at Western Illinois University is fighting back after racist and derogatory remarks were made on the Facebook post of a student.   After a news story broke from WGEM.COM late last week entitled, “West...

NFL’s Top 10 Quarterbacks

David Koier, Courier Staff

September 9, 2020

With the NFL season kicking off this Thursday and with the reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Houston Texans, it seemed fit to look over the NFL’s signal callers and rank who looks the best...

Baramidze Named Chair of WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

September 4, 2020

  MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Professor Victoria Baramidze has been named chair of the WIU Department of Mathematics and Philosophy, according to College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sue Martinelli-Fernandez. ...

Adjusted College Football preseason top 10

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sport Editor

August 31, 2020

This weekend starts the first week of college football. Yes, you read that right. College football will be played this year. Yes, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the season, like what happens if an outbrea...

Pandemic shuts down the party

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

August 31, 2020

Saturday, The Forum, which is usually filled to capacity with music blaring, remained empty and silent. In a photo posted to their Twitter account, the popular nightclub said, “After reflecting on the number of Western Illino...

It’s not time to allow fans back in stadiums

David Koier, Courier Staff

August 28, 2020

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) announced in a press release on Aug. 20 that limited tickets were on sale for the wrestling promotions weekly live show DYNAMITE on Thursday. AEW hosted live fans at the open-air Daily’s Place amphi...

COVID outbreak strikes on campus

Rachel Greene, Editor-in-chief

August 28, 2020

As the first week of classes concludes, there is another new beginning on campus: the start of the Western Illinois University COVID-19 outbreak. As students flooded back to campus for the start of the fall semester, there was no indicat...

MLB continues chaotic season

Christopher Gibson, Courier Staff

August 26, 2020

This summer was a rough one: COVID-19 was running rampant and cancelling sporting events left and right, including baseball. But, now that America’s pastime is back, you can’t help but wonder if the game will revert back t...

Western Illinois fall sports postponed until the spring

Christopher Bean, Sports editor

August 24, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois fall sports have been canceled. On Friday, Aug. 7, the Missouri Valley Conference postponed confernce football games and postseason play until the spring. Two weeks ago on Aug. 10, The Summit Le...

Western Illinois University confirms first COVID-19 case

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois University Interim President Martin Abraham sent out a ‘Notice to Campus Community’ email Thursday afternoon confirming that a student residing off campus has tested positive for COVID-19....

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