Western Courier

Western community voice concerns with staff layoffs

Steven Barnum, News editor

March 8, 2019

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

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

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

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...

Men’s basketball look to continue winning ways

Titus Perez, Courier Staff

February 27, 2019

DENVER — This past Saturday marked the first win of the month for the Western Illinois University Leathernecks (9-18, 4-10 Summit) defeating Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles (10-20, 6-9 Summit) on senior night. The win for...

Western community helps dog mascots celebrate birthdays

Karla Foster, Courier Staff

February 25, 2019

Some might say a birthday party for your dog may seem a little off or weird. However, when you are the school mascot, or the heir to be the school mascot, a big birthday party is a privilege and a moment that you will never fo...

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