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College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Carlos Peterson
Low Return: The Tragedy of Modern Dating

Low Return: The Tragedy of Modern Dating

June 22, 2018

The room is spinning like a merry-go-round, Sam Smith’s “Stay with me” is playing in the background and all I can think is “Please make it stop.” In hindsight, the fourth glass of bourbon was...

The Courier is Everything

The Courier is Everything

May 15, 2018

“Everyone looks at the job and thinks that it’s a lot less than it actually is, but it can eat you alive if you’re not careful.” The recollections that transpired in my moments of vulnerability...

Final Courier Mock Draft

Final Courier Mock Draft

April 26, 2018

The draft is upon us and now the Courier is providing its final Mock Draft.   1 Cleveland Browns- Sam Darnold QB, Southern Cal No change in this pick. Darnold is the best fit for Cleveland...

Courier Mock Draft 1.0

Courier Mock Draft 1.0

April 20, 2018

The draft is upon us and now the Courier is providing one of it’s two mock drafts of the talent evaluation season. The final one will be next Thursday the morning of the draft. 1 Cleveland Browns-...

Josh Rosen: Misunderstood Wunderkind

Josh Rosen: Misunderstood Wunderkind

April 16, 2018

Josh Rosen doesn’t care about the opinions of those who don’t know him. He’s here to light up the league. The NFL is a brutal league that demands a lot out of its players, many of which are out within...

Stejskal Presents Best Presidential Candidacy

Stejskal Presents Best Presidential Candidacy

March 12, 2018

Election season is a trying one. Listening to the opinion of candidates you’re not sure of brings about feelings of the unknown. Students all want the same thing - the most beneficial education heading...

Jones vs The NFL’s Iron Fist

Jones vs The NFL’s Iron Fist

March 7, 2018

Power is a finite entity in this country. Understandably, people will do anything to hold onto the small amounts they have. Jerry Jones, however, is no stranger to possessing power and influence in the...

Editor-In-Chief for the Courier Student Newspaper

New Beginnings

January 30, 2018

For most of my life writing seemed like a burden placed on me by the educational establishment. It was the bane of my academic existence. Trying to articulate my thoughts on to paper was never an activity...

We Hear You Ladies

We Hear You Ladies

January 29, 2018

Here we are again. Last spring, I wrote a piece that evoked a lot of unbridled loyalty from many Penn State alumni, telling them that the money and power is too large in our university athletic and academic...

Enjoy LeBron. Well never see this again.

Enjoy LeBron. We’ll never see this again.

December 12, 2017

LeBron James is now in his 15th season in the NBA and has been the best player in the league for a little over a decade. His production and ability to elevate others needs to be appreciated before we wish...

Quarterback Asher OHara led the Chaps to victory during the 2017 Red Grange Bowl

Getting to know COD Quarterback Asher O’Hara

December 9, 2017

Getting to Know Quarterback Asher O’Hara I caught up with COD quarterback Asher O’Hara over the weekend to talk about his life in and out of football and some of the things he’s looking to do...

Red Grange Bowl showcases Chaps in blowout

Red Grange Bowl showcases Chaps in blowout

December 4, 2017

There was a buzz Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn where College of DuPage was host to the annual Red Grange Bowl, a game dedicated to Harold Edward “Red” Grange, a Wheaton native, who is a former Illini...

The Chaps Can’t Hold off Prairie State Runs

The Chaps Can’t Hold off Prairie State Runs

November 20, 2017

The Chaparrals (1-3) entered the game on Saturday looking to get within one game of .500 against the Prairie State Pioneers (2-4). Despite some tough losses early in the campaign, they were determined...

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach John Fox of the Chicago Bears looks on as his team takes on the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Sunday was the Nail in the Coffin for Fox

November 20, 2017

The Chicago Bears came into the 2017 campaign expecting to build upon their horrid 2016 season. Now with their guy under center in Mitchell Trubisky, the Bears have something they haven’t had in a long...

Breitbart Left a Legacy of Cutthroat Honesty

Breitbart Left a Legacy of Cutthroat Honesty

November 13, 2017

Fake News. It’s a term that gets tossed around a lot these days but in the media landscape where the democratic media complex runs rampant it’s easy to see how these terms and movements come about....

Meme-ingless Culture

Meme-ingless Culture

November 13, 2017

Gunfire ricochets off billion dollar enterprise as blood is pouring into somber desert grass. Thousands run, hundreds bleed, and over 50 take their last breath. Live on the scene of Las Vegas, CNN reports...

Peace and the Chaps Stand Up Well to Pressure

Peace and the Chaps Stand Up Well to Pressure

November 12, 2017

Looking for their first win of the season, the Chaparrals men’s basketball team faced a tough Kishwaukee team, looking to pester the DuPage guards. Full-court press right out of the gate is a very unorthodox...

Kicking Back with Volleyball’s Mackenzie Moss

Kicking Back with Volleyball’s Mackenzie Moss

November 8, 2017

This week I was able to sit down and talk with Mackenzie Moss who is a young and integral part of the Volleyball team. We delve into everything from how her experience as a student athlete at COD has been...

Florida AD Stricklin is right, “It’s about more than football”

Florida AD Stricklin is right, “It’s about more than football”

November 6, 2017

The University of Florida is a place that athletic success is no stranger to, in fact it has a permanent residence in the athletic department there in Gainesville. However, as of pretty recently their...

Editor-In-Chief for the Courier Student Newspaper

Meet your Editor-In-Chief!

November 1, 2017

If you were stranded on a desert island, and could only bring one IKEA item with you, what would you bring? I would definitely bring the MALM. What’s your most played song? My most played song would...

Bears lack of offensive talent is offensive

Bears lack of offensive talent is offensive

November 1, 2017

The Chicago Bears traveled down to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this past Sunday to play one of the hottest teams in the league in the New Orleans Saints. Coming into this game after off an ugly win against...

Chaps Men’s Soccer Thoroughly Dominated in Regional

Chaps Men’s Soccer Thoroughly Dominated in Regional

October 29, 2017

The COD men’s soccer team has had an excellent season this fall however it did not end the way they would have liked it to. Against a tough Waubonsee team the Chaps opened up the regional semifinal with...

Big Day for Jackson propels Bears to ugly win

Big Day for Jackson propels Bears to ugly win

October 24, 2017

Takeaways are the lifeblood of an elite NFL defense, something the Chicago Bears have struggled to do under Head Coach John Fox. Ranking in the bottom three in the league in takeaways, the Bears while...

Chaparrals Struggle in Red zone early but Explode Late

Chaparrals Struggle in Red zone early but Explode Late

October 16, 2017

After a month away from Glen Ellyn, the Chaparral football team returned home for a matchup against the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks. Coming into the game with a record of 4-2, it was crucial for the...

Trubisky Plagued by Offensive Inconsistency in First Start

Trubisky Plagued by Offensive Inconsistency in First Start

October 10, 2017

The future is here and it created an excitement that Chicago hasn’t felt in quite a long time. This past Monday, the Chicago Bears started their rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the first time...

Pitino out at Louisville but problem of NCAA remains

Pitino out at Louisville but problem of NCAA remains

October 3, 2017

My father once jokingly told me during the course of a college football game when the topic of sanctions came about that, “If you don’t cheat, you don’t care.” Perhaps the most illuminating and...

He is Still the King

He is Still the King

October 3, 2017

Kevin Durant stole the show in the 2017 NBA finals against LeBron James’ Cavaliers, winning its Most Valuable Player, leaving the remainder of the league scrambling to figure out how it’ll attack this...

Wheaton Hazing Representation of Larger Problem

Wheaton Hazing Representation of Larger Problem

September 26, 2017

The American collegiate athletic system has a track record of doing what’s best for their school, not necessarily what is right. Five Wheaton College football players are facing felony charges after...

MILO Back in Full Force with “Dangerous”

MILO Back in Full Force with “Dangerous”

September 26, 2017

Stop being fat. Stop being poor. Stop being ugly. It’s time for your liberal arts prescribed triggering self-realization. In the world of Milo Yiannopoulos the greatest feeling you can get is from getting...

NFL Fantasy Football Tips 2017

NFL Fantasy Football Tips 2017

September 20, 2017

Now that football season is finally here, it’s time to address the most important thing for the fans, fantasy football. I’m here to bring you the best tips to make your fantasy football season the...

Who will win the UEFA Champions League?

Who will win the UEFA Champions League?

September 20, 2017

POINT/COUNTERPOINT Vandy: No team is ready to spray champagne in the locker room other than Manchester United. They are the favorite to win the 2018 UEFA Champions League. In Europe’s elite soccer...

Chaps start fast in win over Kankakee

Chaps start fast in win over Kankakee

September 12, 2017

The Chaparrals took the field this Saturday against the Kankakee men’s soccer team and started the game off with excellent pace. Belgoni Basunda and Librado Olivares jump-started the offensive attack...

Maron Keeping it Real in “Too Real”

Maron Keeping it Real in “Too Real”

September 12, 2017

The loud and neurotic comic Marc Maron returns to Netflix with an all-new special, “Too Real.” A follow up to his previous hit special “Thinky Pain,” Maron returns in “Too Real” with material...

Mitch Trubisky: Manifestation of Bears Dysfunction

Mitch Trubisky: Manifestation of Bears Dysfunction

May 10, 2017

In absolute Bears fashion, they selected North Carolina Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, whose rise has been somewhat surprising but intriguing considering his physical skill set. Standing a modest 6 foot...

Catching Up with Softball’s Bailey Engel

Catching Up with Softball’s Bailey Engel

May 4, 2017

I was able to catch up with Bailey Engel, the second year softball player, who enjoys her time with teammates both on and off the diamond. It was a fun conversation about being a student athlete, future...

Marc Maron: A Show and Trip for the Ages

Marc Maron: A Show and Trip for the Ages

May 2, 2017

Some of the most telling and humorous things can be found when delving into the pit of self. Nobody does that better than Marc Maron, whose existential style of comedy will allow you to open yourself up...

Courier Mock Draft

Courier Mock Draft

April 27, 2017

The NFL Draft is upon us and the Courier sports presents it's lone mock draft of the season. 1 Cleveland Browns- Myles Garrett Edge, Texas A&M No fluff here the Browns get the best player in...

Aaron Hernandez: Story of Disappointment not Tragedy

Aaron Hernandez: Story of Disappointment not Tragedy

April 25, 2017

This past week former New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his cell from what appeared to be a suicide by hanging. Hernandez, 27, was facing life in prison without parole, leaving...

Bears History with Drafting Quarterbacks Shows Watson as Best Option

Bears History with Drafting Quarterbacks Shows Watson as Best Option

April 25, 2017

The Chicago Bears franchise, while storied, has it’s share of demons, one glaring demon would be the quarterback position that has not seen a pro bowler since Jim McMahon in 1985. While McMahon was solid...

Chaparrals Overcome Early Mistakes For Win

Chaparrals Overcome Early Mistakes For Win

April 18, 2017

Keeping errors to a minimum is one of the many demands of a baseball coach. Unfortunately for our Chaparral baseball team on Thursday, mistakes were made early and often. In what was the second game of...

Removal of Penn St. Board Member Lord Shows That Nothing Has been Learned

Removal of Penn St. Board Member Lord Shows That Nothing Has been Learned

April 17, 2017

On November 5, 2011, former Penn State defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, was charged with 40 counts of molesting 8 boys from 1994-2009, in a moment where time seemed to stand still. In the months...

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