College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

Content by Ben Grote
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Rob Bailey and The Hustle Standard’s “Go”

March 11, 2015

Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard released their second EP, “Go” on Feb. 24. Despite not being signed onto a label, the group has had great success on iTunes, reaching the number one album spot...

Track athlete preps for outdoor season

Track athlete preps for outdoor season

March 4, 2015

Nkemjika Nwosu, a freshman at College of DuPage shared his training experiences and preparation for the upcoming outdoor season of track and field. He also discussed how he got involved in the sport, and...

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa giving a seminar for his Conscience Mind series at the College of DuPage from Feb. 25 though Feb 26.

“Urban Monk” educates, intrigues campus in exploration of Hinduism

March 4, 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, author of the book “Urban Monk,” visited College of DuPage as the keynote speaker of the Conscious Mind Fest hosted by the Living Leadership Program. His speeches varied in content,...

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Duel in the desert: Pacquiao and Mayweather to fight

February 25, 2015

This question has been asked by boxing fans and enthusiasts for years now. It will now be answered May 2 where the two will fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.   On Feb. 20, Floyd Mayweather...

Aspen, CO - January 22, 2015 - Buttermilk Mountain: Hannah Teter during practice for Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe at X Games Aspen 2015 (Photo by Gabriel Christus / ESPN Images)

What you missed during the Winter X Games

January 28, 2015

The Winter X Games took place on Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 in Aspen, Colo. The annual event featured three different sports: snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. Each sport contained separate events and competitors...

COD’s men’s basketball team earns victory over Harper

COD’s men’s basketball team earns victory over Harper

January 21, 2015

  College of DuPage defeated Harper College’s basketball team in a 74-51 victory on Jan. 17. In an attempt to avenge the loss the COD women’s basketball team’s loss against Harper, COD quickly...

Lady Chaparral Basketball players battling to rip the ball out of a harper player at the College of DuPage home court on Jan. 17. The Lady Chaps are on a four game losing streak in the conference.

COD endures harsh loss against Harper

January 21, 2015

College of DuPage’s women’s basketball team suffered a 58-66 loss against Harper College’s women’s basketball team on Jan. 17. The conference game was a close match and the scoreboard represented...

Chaparral Basketball player #24 Jonny Woolf taking a free throw after a personal foul at the College of DuPage’s basketball court on Dec. 4, 2014. The chaparrals won the game 84-53.

COD earns huge victory over Daley

December 10, 2014

College of DuPage defeated Daley College’s basketball team in a decisive 84-53 victory on Dec. 4.   At the beginning of the game, the scoreboard showed a promising, constant lead for the Chaparrals....

New Year’s fitness goals: things to keep in mind

December 10, 2014

With the start of the new year soon coming, this means New Year’s resolutions. For many people, it’s time to once again make a fitness goal. However, many do not seriously stick with their goal, so...

Aspiring sportscaster voices passion, ambition

Aspiring sportscaster voices passion, ambition

December 3, 2014

With the end of the semester soon coming, this means thousands of community college students preparing for the grueling task of transferring and creating a plan for their college career. For Erik Katz,...

Chaparral player #35 Madeline Bailie pulling a foul out of a post shot on Nov. 18. She had 24 points and 10 rebounds in this game.

Lady Chaps win against Trinity Christian

November 21, 2014

, College of DuPage’s women’s basketball team faced off against Trinity Christian JV’s women’s basketball team on Nov. 18 and earned a 63-56 victory. The game was a close match and each team seemed...

COD needs to add intramural sport programs for their students

COD needs to add intramural sport programs for their students

November 19, 2014

College of DuPage has a student body consisting of 28,627 students, the second largest school in the state of Illinois. In order to present itself as much more than an average community college, COD has...

Chaparrals kick off with comeback

November 12, 2014

College of DuPage’s men’s basketball team beat Oakton Community College in a 84-51 victory. Despite the huge margin, the win was not an easy one for the Chaparrals to attain.   Right at the...

Lady Chaparral Colleen Honn, No. 32, making a free throw shot after a foul from Oaktons Jazlene Gonzalez, No. 11, on Nov. 8, 2014. In the fourth quarter of the game, Jazlene was fouled out after delivering her fifth foul in the last couple of minutes of the game.

Lady Chaps dominate first game of season

November 12, 2014

College of DuPage’s women’s basketball team earned a 67-38 victory playing for the very first time this season against Oakton Community College. The tip-off was at 1 p.m., and from the very start of...

Chaparral soccer wins region playoff game

October 28, 2014

Playing against Madison College for the third time this season, the College of DuPage women’s soccer team won their regional playoff game in a 3-0 victory. This win for the Chaparrals allows COD to move...

Kyndal Pringle, No. 46, practices his batting swing. The College of DuPage baseball team has been preparing for their spring season which starts in February.

Baseball team already prepping for season

October 28, 2014

While many people may be excited for winter, College of DuPage baseball coach Kevin Tyrrell hopes we continue to get warm weather. This is because his baseball team that soon has to move indoors to...

Chaps dominate final conference match

October 22, 2014

On Oct. 15, College of DuPage played against Madison Community College on COD’s football field, resulting in a 3-0 win for the Chaparrals. This was a very important win for the Chaparrals because they...

Offensive push leads Chaps to impressive victory

October 15, 2014

The Chaparrals shut out Moraine Valley Community College on Oct. 12, ending the game with a 4-0 victory. The game started and ended very well for the Chaparrals, with all of COD’s players smiling with...

Chaps continue winning season in defeating Joliet

October 15, 2014

College of DuPage’s women’s soccer team beat Joliet Community College in a 3-0 victory during a conference match on Oct. 8.   The game started out in stalemate between the two opponents, with...

College cheerleaders bring on spirit

October 8, 2014

If you were at College of DuPage’s homecoming game, you probably noticed the spirit team in front of the student section. The goal of the team is simple; make the crowd roar and get everyone amped...

Flying Lotus brings unique fusion for new album

October 8, 2014

In the past few years, electronic music has grown increasingly popular. With genres ranging from dubstep to hardstyle, it gets confusing knowing what an artist labels themselves as. Flying Lotus is...

The Georgia Military Bulldogs face off against the College of DuPage Chaparrals on Sept. 28, 2014 at CODs McDougall Field.

Bulldogs obliterate Chaparrals

September 27, 2014

The Chaparrals endured a harsh 52-6 loss against the Georgia Military College Bulldogs during College of DuPage’s first homecoming game in nearly 40 years. The Chaparrals started off the very beginning...

Chaps v Bulldogs: A Comparasion

September 24, 2014

  On Saturday, Sept. 27, College of DuPage’s football team will face Georgia Military College for a homecoming game. Can the Chaps deliver a victory? Here’s a comparison between both teams...

Women’s volleyball team cancelled for season

September 24, 2014

For the first time in John Pangan’s 19 years of coaching at College of DuPage, he has had to cancel the women’s volleyball team. Pangan simply didn’t have enough players who can make the commitment...

Second half efforts not enough to win match

September 24, 2014

  Playing against Rock Valley, College of DuPage’s women’s soccer team suffered its first conference match loss this season, ending the game with a score of 4-3.   The first half of the...

Campus tobacco ban still not deterring some

September 24, 2014

It’s a rule that is well-known throughout the school. Stickers and signs are posted throughout the campus, reminding students and faculty to abide by the tobacco-free policy. Implemented in 2012,...

Mens soccer team suffers fourth loss of season

Men’s soccer team suffers fourth loss of season

September 17, 2014

Playing at College of DuPage's stadium, the men’s soccer team suffered a fourth setback this season losing against Carl Sandburg College in a 5-1 loss. In the first half of the game, the Chaparrals...

Quarterback Zachary Mahoney passes the football to a receiver during the Sept. 7 home game. The Chaparrals defeated the Illinois Wesleyan Titans in a 31-0 victory.

Chaparrals dominate in second game of season

September 10, 2014

The Chaparrals are off to a great start this fall by anyone’s’ standards with two consecutive wins. The Chaparrals’ talent and teamwork was evidently was carried into their second home game on...

Women’s tennis team aims to bounce back this year

September 10, 2014

Playing on College of DuPage’s newly installed courts, the women’s tennis team suffered a loss of 1-7 against Illinois Valley Community College in their first season game on Sept. 6. Despite the...

Cross country athletes train hard to get desired results

Cross country athletes train hard to get desired results

September 4, 2014

By definition, a Chaparral is a roadrunner, and like the Chaparral, the cross country team members are roadrunners themselves. Using his own experience in the sport, cross country coach Matt Wilhite...

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