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The Courier

Bee Bishop

Bee Bishop, Staff Writer

Content by Bee Bishop
COVID-19 Protocols for the New Semester

COVID-19 Protocols for the New Semester

January 21, 2022

With the start of the 2022 spring semester close at hand and the COVID-19 pandemic still raging in the background, COD is beginning to enforce the weekly testing guidelines they had put in place last November....

COD Starts Weekly COVID-19 Testing

COD Starts Weekly COVID-19 Testing

November 22, 2021

COD’s first week of COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students concluded with a total of 507 tests collected, a fraction of the estimated 7,000 tests administrators expected. Furthermore, only 4,661...

Calling all Writers! COD Writer’s Club Hosted its First Open Mic

November 15, 2021

It’s 6:32 p.m. in the Student Life Lounge. There’s a small group of individuals huddled around a stage, chatting with each other. Angel Jones is not among them. He has no idea who these people are...

COD Announces Start of Weekly COVID-19 Testing

COD Announces Start of Weekly COVID-19 Testing

November 8, 2021

COVID-19 testing will begin Nov. 15 at COD. Any person who is not fully vaccinated and who is taking an in-person class must test weekly. Students with medical and religious exemptions must also adhere...

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COD Theater’s Latest Show is Killing it

November 8, 2021

COD’s theater department opened their latest production “She Kills Monsters” on Nov. 4. The show is an action-packed, yet emotional, story about grief, 90s nostalgia and the escapism of the tabletop...

Breaking News: COD Weekly COVID-19 Testing Starts Nov. 15

Breaking News: COD Weekly COVID-19 Testing Starts Nov. 15

November 4, 2021

This afternoon, COD President Brian Caputo sent an email to students announcing COVID-19 testing will begin Nov. 15. Any person who is not fully vaccinated and who is taking an in-person class is required...

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Dear Hollywood, Please Stop Putting Tom Holland in Movies

November 1, 2021

Last week, Sony Pictures released the first trailer for “Uncharted,” a movie based off of the well-known video game series. As a fan of the game, I was pumped! I don’t necessarily have high hopes...

“Hocus Pocus” is the Must Watch Halloween Movie

“Hocus Pocus” is the Must Watch Halloween Movie

October 31, 2021

Halloween time. The spookiest scariest time of the year. Sitting right on the edge of a great part of fall, the airy chill as the leaves begin to turn, and the bad part of fall, before all the gross, cold...

COD Almost Ready to Begin Weekly COVID-19 Testing

COD Almost Ready to Begin Weekly COVID-19 Testing

October 25, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 testing of unvaccinated students, staff and faculty will start the first week in November. This delay from the previous projection of middle-to-late October is because of a lack of testing...

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COD’s Latest Show Came to Life on Oct. 7

October 11, 2021

College of DuPage Theater is putting on a showing of “The Living,” a play about London during the bubonic plague in the 1660s and the struggles of finding a community during a time of crisis. The show...

No Change to COD’s Refund Policy Due to COVID-19

No Change to COD’s Refund Policy Due to COVID-19

October 4, 2021

There will be no refunds for COD students taking 16-week courses who choose to not get vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.  In a personal interview on Oct. 28, Vice President Jim Bente...

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COD Moves Forward with COVID-19 Protocols

September 26, 2021

Editor's note: Due to new information we've received, students who test positive and require accommodations related to isolation or quarantining because of COVID-19 should work through the Center for Access...

Breaking News: COD Sets Oct. 1 Deadline for Students to Get Vaccinated

Breaking News: COD Sets Oct. 1 Deadline for Students to Get Vaccinated

September 21, 2021

COD’s administration released COVID-19 vaccination verification procedures for COD students late Tuesday afternoon. However, information about testing for students who decide not to get vaccinated or...

Screw You Texas, and Screw Your Abortion Ban, Too!

Screw You Texas, and Screw Your Abortion Ban, Too!

September 20, 2021

On Sept. 1, the Texas Heartbeat Act took effect, banning all abortions six weeks after insemination. The tricky part about the bill is that the patients receiving the abortion aren’t on the chopping...

COD Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Verification for Employees

COD Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Verification for Employees

September 20, 2021

COD’s administration released COVID-19 vaccination submission forms for COD faculty on Friday, Sept. 17. Still in the works are details for the testing procedure among other things, including consequences...

Breaking News: COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Now Open for COD Faculty

Breaking News: COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Now Open for COD Faculty

September 17, 2021

This afternoon, COD’s administration released COVID-19 vaccination submission forms for COD faculty. For those already fully vaccinated, the deadline to submit proof of vaccination is Sept. 24. Staff...

Tony Fitzpatricks murals in Downtown Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn Honors Artist and COD Alumnus Tony Fitzpatrick

September 13, 2021

College of Dupage and the Village of Glen Ellyn are preparing for artist and COD alumnus Tony Fitzpatrick’s upcoming exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art with the unveiling of two murals. The...

Vaccination/Testing Deadline for COD Students and Staff Extended to Sep. 19

Vaccination/Testing Deadline for COD Students and Staff Extended to Sep. 19

September 13, 2021

College of DuPage students, faculty and staff must show proof of vaccination or weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test to remain on campus for in-person classes or participate in clubs or activities...

COD Board of Trustees to vote on updating COVID-19 policy

COD Board of Trustees to vote on updating COVID-19 policy

September 6, 2021

College of Dupage’s board of trustees have yet to vote on whether the school will be adopting a vaccine mandate meaning COD will not be in immediate compliance with the latest gubernatorial executive...

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