College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Taylor Swift; The Eras Tour Movie Poster taken from the Eras Tour Official Website:

Karma is the Icon On the Screen

Why the announcement of Taylor Swift’s concert film has rattled the movie industry and saved your local cinema.
Marley Hamil, Staff Writer
September 18, 2023
The main entrance of the Student Services Center (SSC) at College of DuPage is one of several locations on campus set to evolve.

COD Redesign: Renovations Deliver New Function and Image for the College

In a recent presentation from leaders on the project, the COD community was given new information on how the college’s redesign will bring bold new changes and foster student success.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
September 18, 2023
Used by those who come from all walks of life, one 4 milligram bottle of Narcan spray can mean the difference between surviving an opioid overdose and death.

Narcan Overdose Medication Approved for Over-The-Counter Purchases

Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, no longer requires a prescription now. This increase to its accessibility brings a positive change in the fight against addiction.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
September 11, 2023
Photos provided by Joseph Sheehan

College of DuPage Green Lights Cannabis Cultivation Certificate

Out of 48 community colleges in Illinois, College of DuPage becomes the 20th institution to approve cannabis education for its classes, heightening a student’s chances of gaining an entry-level position in the industry.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
September 4, 2023
North American Firearms, a family run gun shop out of  Lombard, Ill. puts police tape over rifles thatve been banned by the Protect Illinois Communities Act.

Assault Weapons Ban: Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Brings Debate

With the green light from the Illinois Supreme Court, the 'Protect Illinois Communities Act' brings discussion into the balance between public safety and constitutional rights.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
August 28, 2023
Members of the CODFA rally in front of the COD building before the Board of Trustees meeting.

COD Faculty Union Authorizes Potential Faculty Strike

COD full-time faculty Union president David Goldberg discusses the most recent step in the union's negotiations with COD administration and what that means for students.
Bee Bishop and Nick Karmia
August 28, 2023
Local Scouts stand behind speakers as they give their remarks.

Photo Gallery: Memorial Day in DuPage County

The 2023 Memorial Day Ceremony in Glen Ellyn featured speeches and live music, hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution and Glen Ellyn American Legion Post 3.
Elizabeth Barbosa, Photographer
June 5, 2023
In the Midst of Mental Health Month, COD Announces Controversial Counseling Changes

In the Midst of Mental Health Month, COD Announces Controversial Counseling Changes

COD's plans to cut all part-time counseling positions and shift to a 'case-management' model raises concerns. Is the institution sacrificing access to vital mental health resources for higher completion rates?
Nick Karmia and Devin Oommen
May 15, 2023
An image that illustrates the College of DuPage board of trustees meeting.

“This Won’t Be Forgotten”: Leadership Vote Divides Board of Trustees

A contentious COD board of trustees meeting saw sharp exchanges as members clashed over the election of new leadership, exposing deep divisions within the board.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
May 1, 2023
Luis Medina poses for a picture with newly elected Phi Theta Kappa officers.

Luis Medina Elected PTK International Vice President

Luis Medina's meteoric rise from College of DuPage student to international vice president in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society showcases the transformative power of embracing opportunities and the potential for leadership within every student.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
May 1, 2023
A graphic that shows a student preparing to enter the cannabis industry in dupage county or beyond.

COD Enters the Growing Field of Cannabis Education

COD's horticulture department is blazing a new trail with a course that delves into the anatomy and physiology of the cannabis plant, preparing students for jobs in this booming industry.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
April 24, 2023
A Red Roof Inn repurposed into an Interim Housing Center by DuPagePads, located in Downers Grove, Ill.

DuPage County Homelessness and Its Link To COD

Most recent estimates place over 50,000 people below the poverty line in DuPage County, while issues like high housing costs and overcrowding affect more than 100,000.
Nick Karmia , Staff Writer
April 10, 2023
Load More Stories