College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Demonstraters protest for a ceasefire at Michigan Avenue on Oct. 21.

More than A Viral Video: The Layers of Struggle Palestinian Journalists Endure

Palestinian journalists face unique challenges not just while reporting in deadly circumstances, but also through their mass media reception.
Areej Khalid, Staff Writer
June 3, 2024
Netflixs Damsel Movie Poster

Netflix’s “Damsel” Put Me in (Emotional) Distress

By the end, I was hoping the dragon would kill me too.
Marley Hamil, Staff Writer
June 3, 2024
Clash of the Hip-Hop Titans

Clash of the Hip-Hop Titans

The decade-long rivalry between rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar exploded into a historic rap battle, as the two greats traded numerous diss tracks and captured the attention of the world in the process.
Adam Belmares and Gabe Parker
May 13, 2024
Is Taylor Swift A True Tortured Poet? A TTPD Review

Is Taylor Swift A True Tortured Poet? A TTPD Review

Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album promises a lot of poetics, but Swift’s past prose have been much more successful.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
May 6, 2024
“Rules of Civility”: A Post-Depression New York City Tale

“Rules of Civility”: A Post-Depression New York City Tale

“Rules of Civility” is Amor Towles’ first and lesser-known novel, but remains a captivating read, rich in characters and atmosphere. The novel’s success gave Towles the platform to produce bestsellers “A Gentleman in Moscow” and “The Lincoln Highway.”
Gabe Parker, Staff Writer
April 29, 2024
Book cover of Some People Need Killing: A Memoir of Murder In My Country by Patricia Evangelista

“Some People Need Killing” Review: A Filipino Journalist’s Call For Justice

The nonfiction memoir about contemporary politics in the Philippines unwinds the complex political atmosphere of the Philippines' war on drugs, and the journalist's subtle demand for the humanization and justice of its victims.
Mariyam Syed, Managing Editor
April 15, 2024
The Gentlemen: Fun But Ultimately Frivolous

“The Gentlemen”: Fun But Ultimately Frivolous

The new Netflix crime boss TV series is somewhat entertaining, but does not have the substance necessary to revive the genre.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
April 15, 2024
Photo by Elizabeth Barbosa

Physical Books, E-Books or Audiobooks: Which is Better?

Different mediums of reading provide many benefits to college students as well as downsides.
Areej Khalid, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
Dune: Part Two Official Movie Poster

A Shining Sequel: Review of “Dune: Part Two”

Made for both die-hard fans and newcomers to the Dune series, Villeneuve’s film offers stunning visuals, compelling performances and a captivating story that faithfully adapts the essence of Frank Herbert’s original series.
Marley Hamil, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue - “Alarm Clock EP”

Killer Klassix: Midwest Blue – “Alarm Clock EP”

Given its more “independent” nature and very concentrated sound, the EP holds up against the very time it opposes thematically throughout the entirety of the album.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
April 8, 2024
“Eternal Sunshine:” Doesn’t Ariana Grande Know That The Internet Never Forgets?

“Eternal Sunshine:” Doesn’t Ariana Grande Know That The Internet Never Forgets?

Ariana Grande released her seventh album “Eternal Sunshine” about the highs and lows of being in love in an R&B, synth pop display.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
March 18, 2024
Demonstrators hold Palestinian flags at a Nov. 12 protest on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Ill.

Selective Sympathy Amounts to Hypocrisy

Varying media coverage of international adversities suggests bias when it comes to demonstrating sympathy.
Areej Khalid, Staff Writer
March 4, 2024
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