Western Courier

Western is awarded $10 million for agriculture research

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 18, 2019

  Western Illinois University and the School of Agriculture held a press conference Tuesday to announce the selection of Agriculture Professor Win Phippen as the recipient of a $10 million federal grant for Integrated ...

Leathernecks edged out 23-14 by Montana State in home-opener

Christopher Bean, Assistant Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — Western Illinois University Leathernecks (0-3) hosted the 10th ranked team in the nation, Montana State University Bobcats (2-1). The Bobcats 23-14 win earned them their second win in as many years a...

5K honors Fallen Soldiers and Alumni through scholarships

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 16, 2019

Rain or shine, Western Illinois University’s eighth annual Fallen Soldiers 5K has been booked for Saturday, Sept. 21. Participants of all ages are encouraged to come out and honor those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for...

Leathernecks to bounce back against Bobcats in home-opener

Josh Purnell, Courier Staff

September 13, 2019

The Western Illinois University football team will have their first home game of the season tomorrow afternoon at Hanson Field against Montana State University at 3 p.m. This will be Western’s third matchup against Montana Stat...

Senators aren’t appointed, holds up business

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 13, 2019

  The past two weeks, the Student Government Association has attempted to conduct business; however, they were unable due to the lack of student participation. Senators in SGA are appointed by each of their different...

Women’s soccer faces tough weekend road trip against UWM and ISU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

  After a two-game home stand for the Western Illinois University women’s soccer team, they fall to 2-2-1 on the season. The team beat the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames 2-1 with a brace from sophomore forward Amy Andrews...

Students reflect on summer of service

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 11, 2019

Three Western Illinois University students, leaders and members of Pi Kappa Phi lived a summer of service as they participated in a cross country bicycling philanthropy event. Kyle Ramlow, Justin Brown and Derek Lahey packed their bags...

Western Illinois Football seeks a “Mile High” at Colorado State

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

September 6, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks (0-1) are set to face off against the Colorado State Rams (0-1) this weekend at Fort Collins. Both teams are off to rocky starts this season after losing t...

Getting to know acting President Abraham

Marc Ramirez, News editor

September 6, 2019

Thursday afternoon, Western Illinois University’s Acting President Martin Abraham visited the Western Courier office to meet with editors and answer questions and get to know the student production staff. Abraham attended Ren...

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