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Sexual assault remains prominent on campuses

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 8, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

Nearly every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. An alarming number of sexual assaults occur on college campuses.  Sexual violence is prominent in today’s culture. There are often violent rape scenes o...

Heroin becomes emerging problem

Isaiah Herard, News Editor

December 6, 2017

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Over the course of the year Macomb has seen a bevy of drug arrests, however, the most prominent drug in McDonough County is known as Heroin. In an interview with the McDonough County Voice, McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooke...

Western commemorates World AIDS Day

Tabi Jozwick, Courier Staff

December 4, 2017

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 To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Beu Health Center’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center organized Western Illinois University’s World AIDS Day event at the Multicultural Center on Friday. According to Peace Corps Fel...

“Thank you for everything”

Devon Greene, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior wide receiver Jaelon Acklin’s time in a Western Illinois University Leatherneck uniform was nothing short of tumultuous. Acklin’s first three years were underwhelming as he only caught a total of 21 passes and two ...

UHDS works with SGA on dining

Emily Stieren, Courier Staff

November 29, 2017

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 The Student Government Association (SGA) hosted guest speakers Ketra Russell and John Biernbaum of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) to discuss Western Illinois University’s dining, student fees and what is to com...

Illinois enters deer hunting season

Emily Stieren, Assistant News Editor

November 27, 2017

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The State of Illinois’ first firearm deer season was Nov. 17 – 19. Although hunters have different motives for engaging in the outdoor sport, they all have one thing in mind, to shoot and kill a deer.  Brandon Weidner, 2...

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