Western Courier

UEFA Champions League announces quarterfinal draws

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 18, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The UEFA Champions saw some very one-sided round of 16 games. Some teams were absolutely run over in the first leg. Some of them came back, some of them embarrassed themselves, but every single game was exciting. I already wrote abou...

All hail “King” Trump

Juan Casas, Courier Staff

March 18, 2019

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

For the first time in the history of the United States of America, a president has had his emergency declaration challenged, and now faces a mutiny amongst his own party. Twelve Republican Senators, along with the entirety of t...

Final season leaves fans wondering

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

March 18, 2019

Filed under Showcase, The Edge

Two weeks ago, HBO displayed posters for “Game of Thrones,” which had 20 different characters sitting on the Iron Throne. HBO also launched a social media campaign along with these posters asking viewers to Tweet out a hashtag...

Leathernecks shock SDSU in improbable quarterfinal upset

Brad Piros, Sports Editor

March 10, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Western Illinois University men’s basketball team took down the South Dakota State Jackrabbits for the first time in three years. The Leathernecks narrowly won their quarterfinal matchup 79-76 to become...

Men’s team searches for “Cinderella Story” in Sioux Falls

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

March 8, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

MACOMB, Ill. — It’s March, and that means it’s time for playoff basketball in college hoops. College basketball teams all across the country will be looking to win their conference tournaments and lock up a spot in the N...

Western community voice concerns with staff layoffs

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

A crowd of members of the Macomb community gathered outside Sherman Hall to voice their concerns about the recent layoffs at Western Illinois University. Organizers planned the protest in the week leading up to Friday’s layoff...

The end of Real Madrid’s “Golden Era”

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019

Filed under Showcase

The three-time defending UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid made an absolute mockery of themselves yesterday in their 4-1 defeat to Ajax Amsterdam at home in the round of 16. Madrid had won their past five meetings agai...

Harper signs record breaking deal

Taylor Jordan, Courier Staff

March 4, 2019

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Bryce Harper has signed a record setting 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The 26-year-old MVP-winning outfielder has officially ended his seven-year journey with the Washington Nationals who...

Western Illinois University announces 132 faculty layoffs “Today is a catastrophe.”

Devon Greene and Steven Barnum

March 4, 2019

Filed under News, Showcase

Western announced 132 faculty and staff layoffs on Friday, the largest amount of layoffs in it’s 119 year history. “Today is a catastrophe. It’s a catastrophe for all these people who lost their jobs,” Union leader Bil...

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