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Military Appreciation Week is coming to Macomb

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

November 6, 2019

The Western Illinois University Leatherneck community will be celebrating Military Appreciation Week next week from Nov. 11 to Nov. 16. Before the Military Appreciation Week celebrations begin, the Macomb community will mourn...

“Our First Date” takes over Simpkins Theatre

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

November 4, 2019

This past weekend, the Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance put on a stunning performance of “First Date.” This Broadway musical comedy was originally written by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics...

The future is bright for Leatherneck Marquis Smith

Michael Harms, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

Western’s football team may not be winning on the field, but that does not mean the locker room is absent of talent and amazing student athletes. Enter Marquis Smith. He came to Western from Cincinnati University and was looki...

Football hosts second-to-last home game against South Dakota Coyotes

Brendan Reidy, Courier Staff

November 1, 2019

  The Western Illinois Leathernecks (0-8) take on the South Dakota Coyotes this Saturday. The Leathernecks have gone 10 games without a victory, dating all the way back to last season. The streak started against Sout...

SGA stresses importance of open sessions

Marc Ramirez, News editor

November 1, 2019

Markeysha Marshall kicked off Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting by introducing a guest speaker from the Spin Bikeshare company to propose bringing them to campus. However, due to technical difficulties, the meeti...

Men’s soccer looks ahead to IUPUI Jaguars

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

The Western Illinois men’s soccer team (4-11) will take on the IUPUI Jaguars at 6 p.m. tonight in Indianapolis. The Leathernecks will be looking for their fifth straight win while the Jags will be trying to bounce back aft...

Macomb prepares for “Stuff the Bus”

Devon Greene, editor-in-chief

October 30, 2019

  Sodexo will be running the 14th annual Stuff the Bus food drive on Nov. 6 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Sodexo held their “Make a Difference Day” on Oct. 26 where they and volunteers went out to Walmart, Hy-Vee and Jackso...

Men’s soccer clinches postseason appearance after 2-1 win over EIU

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 28, 2019

MACOMB, Ill. — The Western Illinois University men’s soccer team (4-11) started their season on an 11-game losing streak with no real expectations of getting back to The Summit League Tournament. The good news, though, is t...

Student Government Association needs quorum to make change

Marc Ramirez, News editor

October 28, 2019

The Student Government Association held their weekly meeting Tuesday; however, no business was able to be conducted since there weren't enough senators present to make quorum. Speaker of the Senate Markeysha Marshall passed aroun...

Women’s soccer hosts Oral Roberts on Senior Day

Bradley Piros, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

  MACOMB, Ill. – The Western Illinois University women’s soccer team (6-9-1) will play their last home game of the year this Sunday against Summit League foe Oral Roberts University. The last home game of the season...

NRHH gets ready for annual Dodgeball for Diabetes event

Tea Wheat, Courier Staff

October 25, 2019

According to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, around 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States with Type 1, or juvenile, Diabetes. Currently, there is no cure for those with Type 1 Diabetes, though ma...

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