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The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Bethany Berg
Studio Art Faculty Exhibit

Studio Art Faculty Exhibit

December 8, 2016

The creativity of the College of Dupage’s art faculty know no bounds, art reaching from digital to drawn, printed to sewn and much more. The works are on display at the Cleve Carney Art Gallery from...

4 Games to Play Over Break

4 Games to Play Over Break

December 7, 2016

Lieve Oma – $4 An hour-long experience of a story about cherished family members in a humble narrative, “Lieve Oma” is a masterpiece of a thank you to grandmothers. The player takes the form of...

ORWELL REVIEW: who’s watching you?

ORWELL REVIEW: who’s watching you?

November 9, 2016

How private are you on social media? Is your Facebook profile available to everyone, or just friends of friends? Is your Twitter page locked? Is your Instagram private? When you Google your name, does...

Virginia Review: defining the line between movies and video games

Virginia Review: defining the line between movies and video games

November 1, 2016

Imagine going into a movie theater and becoming the main character. Living the story through their eyes, feeling the mixed cauldrons of emotion as they do, never knowing the full story. It’s an interesting...

Abzú Review: Into the Abyss

Abzú Review: Into the Abyss

October 26, 2016

There is so much beauty in the world that we see every day. The changing leaves, the cloudless blue sky, all patterns and art and color. It’s a commonality to our lives, something we can share with one...

Firewatch: a Spark that Sizzles Out

Firewatch: a Spark that Sizzles Out

October 18, 2016

When we think of going camping, we think of escaping the suffocation of society and revisiting our wild roots: the wide expanse of stars, breathing the fresh air. But for me, it’s always been how many...

Gallery: Do you have cents for nonsense? I have cents for sensitive.

Gallery: Do you have cents for nonsense? I have cents for sensitive.

October 18, 2016

Cleve Carney’s newest gallery is one that has more to be seen beyond what hangs from the walls. In an effort to consume less to produce her art, Selina Trepp hasn’t bought any new art materials since...

Pixel vs. iPhone: which tech giant built the better phone?

Pixel vs. iPhone: which tech giant built the better phone?

October 11, 2016

After Google’s reveal of Pixel, the debut to their new line of smartphones, users that aren’t too excited about the iPhone 7 may be considering switching over. Here’s a breakdown of some major differences...

What makes you Human?

What makes you Human?

September 21, 2016

Are you a robot? Obviously not, is probably your initial reaction. There’s proof - pictures of you, videos and audio of you throughout your life. So you’re not made from code. But if you were, do you...

How to Hack: the Game

September 14, 2016

Mr. Robot, the growing and ever-popular hacking-based television series you may or may not have heard of, now has its own mobile game. If you haven’t heard about it, here’s the gist: it’s the love...

No Man’s Sky holds an existential crisis for us all

No Man’s Sky holds an existential crisis for us all

August 30, 2016

Fifty years ago, our parents had Pong, the two-dimensional simulated ping pong arcade game that provided a relaxing and yet challenging experience. Today, we have No Man’s Sky – a three-dimensional,...

No Man’s Sky: lonely, repetitive, and utterly beautiful

No Man’s Sky: lonely, repetitive, and utterly beautiful

August 30, 2016

When looking up No Man’s Sky before its release in early August, most results were overwhelmingly positive. This game was going to make history and bank, if the record-breaking almost 300,000 pre-orders...

Five indie games to look forward to this summer

Five indie games to look forward to this summer

May 25, 2016

Over the course of this year, I’ve reviewed various titles that I believe were fantastic games which challenged, inspired and intrigued players, including myself. These are the titles I’m looking forward...

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the super showdown you’ve been craving

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is the super showdown you’ve been craving

May 10, 2016

“Captain America: Civil War” stands as Marvel and Disney’s 13th building block for global domination: the result of Marvel’s shared universe experiment, which combines superheroes from all of your...

“That Dragon, Cancer” is a brutal, heartbreaking inspiration

“That Dragon, Cancer” is a brutal, heartbreaking inspiration

May 3, 2016

Loss is a difficult thing to confront. We can cope and try to continue with our lives the best we can, but it’s difficult to talk about, to go through and to continue on after experiencing. “That Dragon,...

Hyper Light Drifter: unlike any other game

“Hyper Light Drifter:” unlike any other game

April 20, 2016

Take the role-play of “Legend of Zelda.” The hack-and-slash combat mechanics of “Dark Souls.” Sprinkle in some old-school game aesthetics. Add in never before seen storytelling. Throw it all in...

“Lost Tracks” will get you back on track

April 12, 2016

Have you ever sat alone on a train, in the hallway, or even in class, and suddenly felt this urge to talk to someone new, but can’t bring yourself to do it? Students from The Animation Workshop at VIA...

After ‘Hamilton’ success on Broadway, here comes ‘Trump’

After ‘Hamilton’ success on Broadway, here comes ‘Trump’

March 30, 2016

NEW YORK --  American history has been highlighted in hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” since late 2015, and many have seen it’s success reach from coast to coast. One unexpected person in particular...

Becoming the detective that I’ve always wanted to be

Becoming the detective that I’ve always wanted to be

March 16, 2016

What’s so good about mysteries? What makes stories like “Sherlock,” “And Then There Were None,” or “Gone Girl” so popular? Is it the need for answers? The search for a solution? Or is it...

Concert Review

Concert Review

March 9, 2016

Middle-of-the-week concerts are as foreign to me as downtown Chicago itself, and for this concert, I got a night of both. The shivering line of almost-adults and indie experts that led into the Bottom...

An artists rendition of an objects mass on the fabric space-time.

Einstein’s last theory proven

February 17, 2016

Just 4 months after the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, scientists at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made an announcement last week that...

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Which is right for you?

Spotify vs. Apple Music: Which is right for you?

February 17, 2016

Music is a very personal topic. It’s selective, which is why someone can love a song or an album and play it repeatedly for three weeks straight, and then suddenly never want to hear it again for months....

“Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks”

“Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks”

February 10, 2016

“Lumpy Morsels, Hot Rocks” was created by Claire Ashley, a veteran artist of 20 years who has adapted her style of painting to become more than just a flat canvas. She sculpted these inflatable...

Winter Welcome Week + Photos

Winter Welcome Week + Photos

February 3, 2016

Winter Welcome Week, run by Student Life and partnered with Alter-Ego Productions, greeted new and old students with a week full of fun events, great music and everyone’s favorite: free food. The activities...

COD Alumni show off work at Wings Student Art Gallery

COD Alumni show off work at Wings Student Art Gallery

February 3, 2016

From Jan. 11 to Feb. 26, the Wings Student Art Gallery, located in SSC 2210, will be hosting the College of DuPage Alumni Exhibition. The exhibit will be presenting the work of Alumni Larry King, Brenton...

Oxenfree Review: A roller coaster that only goes multi-dimensional

“Oxenfree” Review: A roller coaster that only goes multi-dimensional

February 3, 2016

Five teenagers of Camena High’s junior class sneak away to the semi-remote Edwards Island for the night, a last hurrah to celebrate their new high school senior status. Seems like your everyday teenagers-making-stupid-decisions...

Killing people with kindness is, surprisingly, an option

Killing people with kindness is, surprisingly, an option

January 8, 2016

Games, alike movies, books and anything with a plot, after a while, become predictable. They all – to a point – follow the same plotline routes, easily seen in superhero or horror movies. They all...

11/16/15

Do you feel the Paris attacks purposely overshadow other world tragedies?

November 18, 2015

As Paris mourned the loss of its 129 civilians in the terrorist attacks late Friday night, the rest of the world followed. In the hours after the attacks, support erupted: tech companies alike Skype, Airbnb,...

Nightmares ‘til Dawn

October 28, 2015

After years of experiencing horror movies, we all know how they go. The generic tropes of over-simplified teenagers that cause viewers to yell at their screens, pinpointing mistakes that they would never...

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