The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.

Western Courier

Nicholas Ebelhack
Nicholas Ebelhack is a junior double major in history and journalism at Western Illinois University. He began writing for the opinions and sports sections of the Western Courier in September of 2014, and then expanded into news writing in January of 2015. In May of 2015, Ebelhack was hired as assistant news editor for fall 2015, during which he covered Macomb City government and Western’s Student Government Association. He then was promoted to news editor for the spring 2016 semester. Ebelhack’s current news interests are the state budget and local government.

Nicholas Ebelhack, News Editor

Dec 04, 2017
BOT to address negotiations (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Top 20 best Christmas movies: according to Nick (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Call of Duty goes back in time, forward in progress (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Kendo Club adds to Campus Recreation (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Don’t knock the documentaries: Netflix has many to offer (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
It’s not okay: Talent is not an excuse for sexual assault (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Western takes back the night (Photo)
Oct 23, 2017
One of Us” portrays Hasidic isolation (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Hold our refs to higher standards (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Western on the brink of greatness (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Cuphead is a fun and affordable game for all (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
MPD knuckles down on crime (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
“Big Mouth” illuminates change with laughter (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
U.S Cellular burglars arrested (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
Western sells 60th street building (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Weekend firearm discharge (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Mediator called for help: Western and UPI still in negotiations (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Stop over scheduling the semester (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
C-store prices on the rise (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
SGA suspension violates rules: Questionable quorum quandary leads to review (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
SGA suspends rules (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
“BoJack Horseman” back with a bite (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
‘Reaching the next level’ Smash players sign contracts with MESA’s first traveling esports team (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
New directors bring new opportunity (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Western moves past impasse (Story)
Aug 20, 2017
Samberg gets big laughs from short sport mockumentary (Story)
Aug 20, 2017
Thomas: Western’s status is ‘okay’ (Story)
Aug 20, 2017
Solar Eclipse to fall over Macomb (Story)
Aug 07, 2017
Leathernecks round out STATS FCS poll (Story)
Jul 06, 2017
Approved spending plan appropriates $87.4 million to Western (Story)
Jun 08, 2017
Aspen Court filing for bankruptcy (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
Western responds to sustained budget impasse (Story)
May 25, 2017
Professor emeritus killed in collision with Amtrak train (Story)
May 01, 2017
STARS receiving a facelift (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Western student contracts mumps virus (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Western continues to snuff out smoking (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Waste Management contract discussed (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
Cybercrime Strikes Students (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
K–9 trades big house for dog house (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
‘There is no way to justify this’ (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Amtrak looks to Macomb for pilot program (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Four trustees reappointed by Rauner (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Dance Marathon Prepares for Kids’ Halftime Show (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Western gets pumped for weight lifting competition (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
MPD says to stay safe over break (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Arrest made after abuse allegations (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
ISP provides update to Camaro accident (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Driver with weapon arrested (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Council discusses stop sign addition (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
ISP warns winter drivers (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Western in good shape for emergency Administration confident in funds facing crisis (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Funds shortage suffocating Facilities Management Western’s infrastructure deteriorating due to insufficient state funds (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
uTech proposals up for decision (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Torreson to return from retirement next week (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Dance Marathon asks for City’s help (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Western students bring hookah back to Macomb (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
_estern loses another letter ‘W’ stolen from frequently vandalized sign (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Vigezzi appointed to Second Ward (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
BOT approves budget plans (Story/Photo)
Sep 12, 2016
Balloons at night, kites take flight (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Enrollment down, administrators remain positive (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Alderman search starts now (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
Citizens pass by City Hall for hearing (Story)
Aug 31, 2016
Chief and Administrator answer race questions (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Campus Rec wants students to stay active (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
UTech Store Closes, Repair Services Limited (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
Wailand to vacate Second Ward mid-term (Story)
Aug 22, 2016
MESA brings community together through gaming (Story)
May 06, 2016
Monumental rededication Saturday (Story)
Apr 22, 2016
BOT authorizes use of auxiliary funds (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
BOT authorizes University to use Auxiliary Facilities Systems funds (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Council passes housing ordinances (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Students walkout to end impasse (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Chavez inspires students (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Walkout plans get attention (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Svirupskaite Ticket Wins Election (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Committe discusses rezoning ordinance (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
New alderman sworn in (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
TEDx Talks Coming to Western (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
Community marches against impasse (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Council discusses FY17 budget (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Memorial Service to be Held for Nancy Foote (Story)
Mar 30, 2016
Burglary bust at Mosaic (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
Burglary bust at Mosaic (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
Tornado Alert Fails (Story)
Mar 25, 2016
Western Illinois Museum Undergoes Renovations (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
Museum to host “Liquid History” tour (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Torreson honored at council (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Panel answers faculty’s furlough questions (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
Tribes Leave A Lot To Be Desired (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Gradle to Host State of the Student Address (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
Torreson retires from City Administrator (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Committee talks dogs and musuem (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
UPI hosts march for MAP grants (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Council talks parking restrictions (Story/Photo)
Feb 08, 2016
Police bust meth lab (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Alderman finishes his service on Council (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Men’s tennis program axed (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Liquor license awarded (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
Student Spotlight (Story)
Dec 04, 2015
Thomas to address budget (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Council discusses snow zones (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Senator resigns in protest (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
‘Robust debate’ over bills (Story)
Nov 14, 2015
Visiting professor talks diplomacy (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Search for CA continues (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Festival of Lights unifies WIU (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
New transfer legislation discussed (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Snow removal decision made (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
Faculty senate chair at SGA (Story)
Oct 30, 2015
MPE conventions continue (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Council discusses snow removal (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
MPE turns ugly (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Council swears in officers (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Western begins Mock Election (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Council analyzes MACVB spending (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
SGA plans to take Springfield (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
SGA discusses goals for new year (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
BCA Brings the Stars to You (Story)
May 08, 2015
Department shift causes stir (Story)
May 06, 2015
Finals week not all bad (Story)
May 01, 2015
Final track meet at Redbird Invite (Story)
May 01, 2015
Universal Book Program infringes on students’ textbook decision rights (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Stop human trafficking (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Gluten free diet fad serves no real purpose for average consumer (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Smoke Free Task Force (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
On to round two: Crawford or Darling? (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
EA ruining ‘Star Wars’ game (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
“Fuller House” full of expectations (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Illinois Twilight offers tough field (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Those who can are Renaissance men (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Students wish on stars for Disney class (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Are kids’ menus ruining the taste buds of children? (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Shadow writers ruin academic integrity (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
Women’s golf finishes fourth in Terre Haute (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
‘SpongeBob’ breaks audience age barrier (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Predicting the NHL playoffs (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Scars are more than wounds (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Veterans speak out (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Kansas welfare not doing so well (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
’Necks battle strong field at Big Blue (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Television feeds society’s ancient need for violence (Story)
Apr 06, 2015
Roller derby team rises in Macomb (Story)
Apr 06, 2015
My Strange Addiction: I can’t stop checking Facebook (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
Brown University ‘safe room’ shelters students from reality (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Foreign accent may bring new perspective to “The Daily Show” (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
500 eggs egg-cellently hidden (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
Blackhawks have some work to do (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
Christianity might surprise you (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
Trashing Tanner taken too far (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Starbucks “Race Together” campaign fails to start any real conversation (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Bike lanes lead the way to safer sidewalks (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
First Amendment is not an excuse (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Advocates and carnivores can coexist (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Genetic engineering new hope for the future (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Prepare for disaster (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Reaching 100 takes more effort than anticipated (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Bike safety needed on Western’s campus (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Leathernecks finish fifth in Daytona (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
A look back at 2014-15 (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
School lunches in U.S. fail to impress (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Brownlee continues to make strides (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Sneaky advertising invading air time (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Dogs in the dorms? (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Will McCown return to Chicago? (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Truth over patriotism for students (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
In memory of Steve Montador (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Sleep deprivation major issue for college students (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
How will swimmers fare at conference meet? (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
My two cents about the penny (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
Spreading the word on ‘manspreading’ (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Yelling is not a sign of bad coaching (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Leathernecks end season in defeat (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Coffee is the answer (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Swimmers pick up seven first place finishes in St. Louis (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Internet may become utility (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
Maher is crucial for Leathernecks (Story)
Feb 02, 2015
Trendy vaccination choices put children at major risk (Story)
Jan 30, 2015
Richardson looks to step up program (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Black male mugshots used for target practice (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Hollopeter and Rosenhauer notch victories (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Men’s swimming shines at home (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Satanic coloring books bring out school’s true colors (Story)
Dec 08, 2014
Recent events highlight distrust of police forces (Story)
Dec 03, 2014
Miller makes Honorable Mention in final year (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
What’s next for Leatherneck volleyball? (Story)
Nov 21, 2014
Denied coverage creates million dollar baby (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Volleyball splits final two contests (Story)
Nov 14, 2014
Sam Simon gives away fortune after terminal diagnosis (Story)
Nov 12, 2014
Volleyball losing streak reaches five (Story)
Nov 10, 2014
Volleyball falls to NDSU on senior day (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Students could learn from Blair (Story)
Nov 05, 2014
Denver wins over Western in three sets (Story)
Nov 03, 2014
Oral Roberts battles back for 3-2 win (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Vandalism has extra costs (Story)
Oct 29, 2014
Volleyball picks up 3-1 win in Fort Wayne (Story)
Oct 27, 2014
Trick-or-treater discrimination (Story)
Oct 24, 2014
New law targets pregnant women (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
Leathernecks fall short in final set (Story)
Oct 20, 2014
Jaguars defeat Leathernecks in three sets (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Yakkers attack on Yik Yak (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Western runs over Rabbits (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Prosthetics give a “leg up” to competition (Story)
Oct 08, 2014
Leathernecks lose to Bison in four sets (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
Volleyball sweeps IPFW for first Summit League win (Story)
Oct 03, 2014
Is “buying pink” really worth it? (Story)
Sep 29, 2014
Credit cards may become too dangerous to use (Story)
The independent student newspaper of Western Illinois University. Serving Macomb since 1905.