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The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Bridget Kingston

Q+A: A chat with our student trustee

October 11, 2016

Luzelena Escamilla was officially inducted into the board of trustees as the student trustee in May, and recently sat down with The Courier’s news editor to discuss how her term has gone thus far. Her...

Contract gives groundskeepers unified voice

Contract gives groundskeepers unified voice

October 4, 2016

It’s been a year since the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board certified the College of DuPage Buildings and Ground Staff Union, and a contract is now in place to finalize the negotiations. The...

Bon Iver astonishes with unexpected new sound

Bon Iver astonishes with unexpected new sound

October 4, 2016

The pitiful woes of unwanted fame have never sounded so superb. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has unapologetically chucked his chilly Wisconsin cabin and acoustic guitar for his stunning third album, “22,...

Trustee Charles Bernstein, President of the Audit Committee at a news conference the day the audit was released.

Audit reveals 19 points for improvement for College of DuPage

October 4, 2016

The Illinois Auditor General released its performance audit on College of DuPage on Wednesday Sept. 28, offering 19 recommendations for the Board of Trustees to improve oversight, operations and transparency....

Charlotte shooting: video leaves most important questions unanswered

September 27, 2016

Nearly a week of riots and protests over the fatal shooting of an African American man in Charlotte, North Carolina led to the anticipated release of the police footage on Saturday. To the country’s...

COD to aid in cleanup of the ITT Tech crisis

COD to aid in cleanup of the ITT Tech crisis

September 20, 2016

In response to the recent wave of stranded students after the abrupt closing of ITT Technical Institute, College of DuPage will host an Educational and Career Planning opportunity on Sept. 22 in SSC 2206...

COD struck with first armed robbery in 5 years

COD struck with first armed robbery in 5 years

September 20, 2016

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Monday Sept. 12, two males approached a female student in the Fawell D parking lot and threatened her with a handgun to obtain her purse and backpack. They fled on foot...

“This is one of the most important environmental issues of our time.”

“This is one of the most important environmental issues of our time.”

September 14, 2016

The infamous BP oil spill of April 2010 dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The coasts of our southernmost states are still facing its detrimental effects to this day and environmentalists...

Developmental math continues to necessitate much concern

Developmental math continues to necessitate much concern

September 14, 2016

Six years of stats add up to one key truth about College of DuPage students: They just aren't that good at math. In the fall semester of 2010, only 43 percent of roughly 4,500 College of DuPage students...

Auditor’s report not expected to be made public until end of 2016

Auditor’s report not expected to be made public until end of 2016

September 7, 2016

College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau mistakenly announced during the Aug. 18 Board of Trustees meeting that the Illinois Auditor General’s report had been received and was ready to be looked over...

Q+A: Rondeau’s call to action for campus wide engagement

Q+A: Rondeau’s call to action for campus wide engagement

August 30, 2016

College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau recently sat down with the Courier to share her thoughts on the upcoming fall semester. Trust and accountability, lack of student engagement and a hope for heightened...

Restructuring of SLC to promote accurate student representation

August 30, 2016

In an effort to add more informed votes to their board, the Student Leadership Council will appoint eight student representatives to their council this September. The representatives will become an integral...

Cleve Carney Art Gallery puts spotlight on studio art faculty

Cleve Carney Art Gallery puts spotlight on studio art faculty

December 9, 2015

The work of many College of DuPage faculty members was unveiled on Thursday, Dec. 3 with the opening reception of Found / Made, hosted in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. The exhibit showcases new work from...

COD Distinguished Alumni Mariam Paré shares her incredible story

COD Distinguished Alumni Mariam Paré shares her incredible story

December 9, 2015

It started as a day like any other for artist Mariam Paré, until a tragic event single handedly changed the course of her journey forever. In 1996, a then 20-year-old Paré was focused on her imminent...

“We could have a generation free of AIDS”

“We could have a generation free of AIDS”

December 2, 2015

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel,” COD student Jacklyn King said on the AIDS issue our generation faces every day. “If everyone would get tested regularly and know their status, there...

Morton Arboretum Illuminations Lighting Display

Christmas in Chicago

December 2, 2015

Now that we’ve all had our turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie fix for the year, it’s finally acceptable to get excited about Christmas. Let’s face it- pumpkin spice lattes can’t last forever, and...

This moving message is a must for the millennial generation

This moving message is a must for the millennial generation

November 18, 2015

From edited perfection to raw, natural vulnerability, Australian blogger Essena O’Neill has made one heck of a statement in the social media world. From the time she was 15, the bubbly, sun-kissed blonde...

Courtesy of Matthew Kulpa

“You’ve just got to look on the bright side”

November 11, 2015

College of DuPage first year student Matthew Kulpa enlisted for the Marines in 2011, at the age of 18. He served nearly four years of active duty as a lance corporal, with seven months being spent overseas...

Sweat it out

November 11, 2015

Exercise is one of the most emphasized de-stressers out there. We’ve been hearing all our lives about the wonders physical activity can do for the mind and body, and with good cause. Nothing quite beats...

Courtesy of Jose Alferez

Manager of Veterans Services strives to provide more support

November 11, 2015

Jose Alferez, manager of Veterans Services at College of DuPage joined the Marines in 2003 at the age of 18, and was stationed in Twentynine Palms, California. After two tours of Iraq during his four years...

“Recto / Verso” slices its way into Cleve Carney Art Gallery

“Recto / Verso” slices its way into Cleve Carney Art Gallery

October 27, 2015

Vibrant colors, sharply cut edges and interplaying spaces are just a few of the tactics artist Zoe Nelson utilized in her first solo show “Recto / Verso.” Nelson’s playful installation pairs cut...

Innocence in its purest form

Innocence in its purest form

October 27, 2015

Emma LaMorte was born with Down’s Syndrome and a major heart defect, resulting in 4 heart surgeries before the tender age of three. After being placed on the Autistic Spectrum, Emma’s family sought...

Don’t break the bank

Don’t break the bank

October 20, 2015

College students worship few things more than discounts and free stuff; this is a well known fact to all. Wish we might, but empty pockets and barren wallets don’t change the fact that cars still need...

Walsher Clemons launches debut album; continues to branch out

Walsher Clemons launches debut album; continues to branch out

October 20, 2015

When funk-pop band Walsher Clemons first spoke with the Courier this past February, they were getting ready to perform at the House of Blues, working on their debut album, and focusing on establishing...

International students open up about experience at COD thus far

International students open up about experience at COD thus far

October 14, 2015

Every Thursday morning at 8 a.m., students from around the world come together in one classroom here at College of DuPage, to discuss life, school, and the fact that they are all a very long way from home....

Concert review: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Concert review: Catfish and the Bottlemen

October 14, 2015

Giddy teenagers and hipster adults alike filled the House of Blues to capacity Saturday night, all to get a glimpse of the ever intriguing, up-and-coming band, Catfish and the Bottlemen. The enigmatic...

Chew on this

Chew on this

October 7, 2015

I have never eaten a steak in my life, up until this past week, that is. I’ve had some rational as well as irrational fears of eating meat for as long as I can remember. Pair that fact with one too many...

Students explore horror and romance through foreign language

October 7, 2015

Filmmaking and foreign language merged fluently during the 2015 Short Film Contest that took place throughout the week of Sept. 28. As part of College of DuPage’s Euro Film Fest, sponsored by the European...

An epidemic of a genetic condition?

September 30, 2015

William Walsh PhD, FACN visited College of DuPage on Sept. 23 as a guest speaker in the Autism Expert Speaker Series, hosted by the Autismeria club. Walsh gave an in-depth presentation on his own research...

English field study class replaces passive learning with passion

English field study class replaces passive learning with passion

September 30, 2015

Professors undeniably deal with indifferent students every semester, especially if they teach general education classes like English 1101 or 1102. With this in mind, College of DuPage Professor Carly Huegelmann...

Mending through music

September 30, 2015

College of DuPage graduate Elizabeth Malouf returned to campus on Sept. 25 to share some insight on her career as a board certified music therapist. Music therapy is an established health profession that...

Lana rehashes Hollywood and heartache in “Honeymoon”

Lana rehashes Hollywood and heartache in “Honeymoon”

September 23, 2015

Lush, cinematic strings open title track “Honeymoon” with a somber sigh. Lana Del Rey’s silken voice coos the opening lyrics “We both know that it's not fashionable to love me,” and so it goes....

Inside scoop on COD’s very own recording studio

Inside scoop on COD’s very own recording studio

September 23, 2015

College of DuPage’s recording studio is a metal box, in its simplest form. Surrounding the room are eight-inch thick walls stuffed with rock wall and fiberglass, forming the room’s essential structure....

Take a trip with The Arcs in “Yours, Dreamily,”

Take a trip with The Arcs in “Yours, Dreamily,”

September 16, 2015

Bluesy garage-rock, soulful jazz, and splashes of psychedelic funk effortlessly merge in The Arcs’ debut album, “Yours, Dreamily.” Although this is the band’s first album, released on Sept. 4,...

Jim Belushi and Joe Collins shake hands at the MAC on Sept. 12.

According to Jim

September 16, 2015

College of DuPage alumni Jim Belushi was on hand at the McAninch Arts Center on Sept. 12 for the  “MAC Motown: Signed, Sealed, Delivered” concert. In addition to celebrating and benefiting the many...

Upcoming performances at the MAC

September 11, 2015

The McAninch Arts Center, located right here on College of DuPage’s campus, has many events lined up for the upcoming season. With a rich variety of performances ahead, the MAC will surely keep people...

Spotlight on self-taught art

September 11, 2015

The Cleve Carney Art Gallery opened its doors to spectators on Sept. 3 with the exhibit “Past Time: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Jim and Beth Arient.” This collection features art from four...

Comedians and singer unite for free concert

September 11, 2015

Stand-up comedians T-Murph and Calvin Evans joined forces with multi-talent performer Julian Keyz for a free concert on Sept. 4. Presented by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Student Leadership...

VMA’s 2015

VMA’s 2015

September 2, 2015

  With much anticipation and hype, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards aired at 8 p.m. on Aug. 30. Hosted by none other than Miley Cyrus, the overarching theme for the night could be interpreted as...

Speaker series sheds light on living with Autism

September 2, 2015

  The Autism Expert Speaker series is already underway here at College of DuPage, with the help and collaboration of the Autismerica club. Featuring a renowned panel of experts in Autism, these...

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