College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Bee Bishop

Bee Bishop, Editor-In-Chief

Content by Bee Bishop
Cori DiCarlo demonstrates the use of VR technology for chemistry classes

[Photo] The Next Generation of Learning Technology Arrives At COD

September 4, 2022

Cori DiCarlo demonstrates the use of VR technology for chemistry classes

The Girls are Back in Town! “Harley Quinn” season 3 review

The Girls are Back in Town! “Harley Quinn” season 3 review

August 1, 2022

Harley Quinn is one of those characters who had cemented her place in pop culture very early on in her career. She was funky and zany and was seemingly the perfect counter to the mayhem the Joker caused....

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COD Goes Under the Sea for the Summer Musical

July 14, 2022

Get your swimsuits and diving gear ready; SpongeBob Squarepants has arrived at Glen Ellyn! COD theater is putting on “SpongeBob the Musical” for its summer programming.  “SpongeBob the Musical”...

How Much Plot is Too Much Plot?: “The Umbrella Academy” Season 3 Opinion

How Much Plot is Too Much Plot?: “The Umbrella Academy” Season 3 Opinion

July 4, 2022

Even after Pride Month ends, it’s important to shed light on important moments and victories in the LGBTQ+ movement. And the fight for proper media representation is one that I want to highlight today.  Elliot...

Did Aurora Pride Step Out of Line? No. Not at all.

Did Aurora Pride Step Out of Line? No. Not at all.

June 20, 2022

June is Pride Month, meant to be a celebration of the progress of the advancements in LGBTQ+ rights as well as a reminder that there is still more progress to be made. Pride marches are oftentimes as much...

American Flag by Chris Yarzab is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Who’s Who in the Gubernatorial Race? Get to Know Your Candidates

June 6, 2022

Midterm elections are this year. Everything from the federal to the local to the state level is running the election race. One of the most coveted positions is the gubernatorial position. The governor...

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Get Inspired At The Student Art And Design Showcase

May 16, 2022

With the semester coming to a close, students and professors are gearing up for summer. And what better way to finish the semester than browsing leisurely, taking the time to appreciate music, acting and...

The Epidemic Of Abuse Against Native Women

The Epidemic Of Abuse Against Native Women

May 9, 2022

May 5 is national day of Awareness for the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girl movement. It is a day dedicated to stopping the violence targeted at Indigenous women and girls. COD hosted its...

Provided by Rex Howard Photography Pictured: Actors Lisa Dawn (far left), Robert Jordan Bailey (center left), Kelli Walker (center), Whitney Dottery (center right), and Ravi Kalani (far right)

Grab A Drink With BTE’s Production Of “Naperville”

May 2, 2022

Living in the suburbs can feel a bit mundane. The relentless monotony of going to work, going to school, driving past neighborhoods after neighborhoods and getting your everyday cup of coffee. But there...

Photo by Danny Olivares

Photo Gallery: Gayla is Back!

April 25, 2022

College of DuPage’s Pride Alliance hosted its first Gayla after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is a second chance prom for members of the LGBTQ community who didn’t get the chance...

What Does BLM Activism Look Like Across the Sea?

What Does BLM Activism Look Like Across the Sea?

April 21, 2022

In 2004, Baye McNeil moved to Japan to start a career in teaching. After living a few years in Japan, McNeil discovered his voice as an anti-racism, pro-Black activist. He started a blog, called Loco in...

Graphic provided by COD Pride Alliance

Get Your Dancing Shoes On, Gayla 2022 is Coming!

April 18, 2022

LGBTQ students often don’t get to experience prom as a joyous occasion. COD’s Pride Alliance aims to fix that with this year’s Gayla, a second-chance prom for members of the LGBTQ community.  Prom...

Photo by Bee Bishop. Pictured: Emcee Ariko Kaba

An Evening of Storytelling: How to Build a Better Writing Community

April 11, 2022

For any individual who is looking to pursue a writing career, the Writers of COD may be the club for you. The club is composed of a  group of writers who help each other grow and focus on becoming a communal...

Graphic by Zainab Imam

Learning about Trans Day of Visibility

March 20, 2022

Most people are aware of and accept June as Pride month, a month dedicated to celebrating and protesting for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. However, those who support the LGBTQ+ community say that...

Graphic by Zainab Imam
Pictured: Kaila Johnson (Top Left), Rachel Fernandez (Top Right), John Paris (Bottom Left), Joy Tiedemann and Nell-Lee Hawpetoss-Tiedmann (Bottom Right)

How Residential Schools Stripped Native Americans of Their Identities

March 14, 2022

Nell-Lee Hawpetoss-Tiedmann is a member of the Menominee tribe, located in Northeastern Wisconsin. At a very young age, she was enrolled in a residential school– these were schools across the country...

Graphic by Zainab Imam

Myths, Monsters and Gods – COD’s New Club

March 7, 2022

For anyone interested in Greek mythology, COD is welcoming a new club made just for you! The Greek Mythology club, or Greek Mythers, are having their introductory meeting Tuesday, March 8 and are looking...

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Pictured: Actors Alyson Meyers (far left); Nicholas Washington (center left); Monica Rosales (center right); Lilly Zuniga (far right)

Sit Down with COD’s Latest Theater Production

February 28, 2022

COD’s latest theater endeavor is a production of A. R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room.” The plot follows people throughout multiple decades in dining rooms across America in a collection of vignettes....

Graphic by Zainab Imam

What is Prairie Light Review, and How it Can Make You Famous

February 21, 2022

Works of art can take a long time to complete - finding the right medium, mixing the correct color and making sure the work is just on the other side of perfection. Yet, despite all the hard work artists...

Graphic from Zainab Imam

COD Masks, Vaccines and Testing All Hinge on Governor

February 14, 2022

With the COVID-19 spike caused by the Omicron variant waning, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that he anticipates lifting the Illinois mask mandate at the end of the month. COD Vice President Jim Bente said...

Faculty Union President Weighs-In on CODs Handling of the Pandemic

Faculty Union President Weighs-In on COD’s Handling of the Pandemic

February 7, 2022

Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly two years ago, there’s been a lot of things that have changed the education system, particularly at the collegiate level. With the latest edition of Gov. J.B....

Graphic by Zainab Imam

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...

Hollywood Sign by Changr is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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...

Zainab Imam

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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