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Looking for a Class Syllabus? Find it in (or add it into) the Courier’s Database

Courier Staff April 10, 2023

Have you ever wanted to see the syllabus for a class before taking it? Students registering for classes often have to wait until the class starts to see a class syllabus. The Courier and the Student...

WATCH: A College of DuPage discussion about white privilege

Courier Staff July 3, 2020

Members of the Black Student Alliance and Student Leadership Council at the College of DuPage joined with faculty, staff and administrators for a discussion about white privilege.

The Courier Staff’s Favorite “Karaoke Classics”

Courier Staff March 4, 2020

The Rolling Stones “Paint it Black” Her little naïve, kaleidoscope heart couldn’t accept their world of monotone. Through their grey apathy and shadeless pain, colours defiantly bled from her...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite “Boy Band” Songs

Courier Staff March 13, 2019

I’ve Got You by McFly - Joey Weslo To untangle the rhyme of a young girl’s heart, is to hold the keys of every promise the world has to offer. Unlocking the padlock, barbed in secrecy, tinged in...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite “Social Justice” Anthems

Courier Staff March 2, 2019

Working Class Hero by John Lennon -  Joey Weslo There are no coincidences. There’s only oppression, subjugation and rules designed to keep people in their place. Do not speak out of turn. Do not...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite “Happily Single” Songs

Courier Staff February 21, 2019

Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin - Joey Weslo Bachelor on the prowl. Devil in the white hot city. A burning undercurrent pulsates from their heaving bodies. My love is vengeance. The alleys and streets...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite Love Songs

Courier Staff February 12, 2019

Butterflies by Samsa - Miguel Angel Contreras III Love songs are trite. They’ve been produced since before humans could record, and there will be thousands of them fluttering in the wind and relicing...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite Disney Songs

Courier Staff February 5, 2019

I’m Still Here (Jim’s Theme) from Treasure Planet - Miguel Angel Contreras III This track hails from one of Disney’s most under appreciated cinematic masterpieces: Treasure Planet. The underlying,...

The Courier Staff’s Favorite Guilty Pleasure Songs

Courier Staff February 5, 2019

Believe by Cher - Joey Weslo I don a pair of scandalous trousers so tight, they create audible gasps as I strut through the bar. If you got it, flaunt it. After careful consideration, I AM too good...

Were hiring!

We’re hiring!

Courier Staff January 17, 2019

Like to write, take pictures or create graphics? Come work with us at the Courier! We are now hiring for the spring semester. Click HERE to fill out the official job application.

The Courier Staff’s Favorite Nostalgic Songs

Courier Staff December 5, 2018 Honeymoon Avenue by Ariana Grande- Alison From Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly” (2013.) This came out my sophomore...

The Elgin Symphony Orchestra has won Illinois Professional Orchestra of the Year a record-setting four times. Here they raise the thunderous tumult of Wagners Ride of the Valkyries

The Courier staff’s favorite classical music pieces

Courier Staff November 15, 2018 The Nutcracker, Act I: The March by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky- Alison A nostalgic tune for me, it reminds me of when I was...

Rondeau announces departure from COD

Rondeau announces departure from COD

Courier Staff October 10, 2018

Greetings College of DuPage Community: Our College President Dr. Ann E. Rondeau has accepted an official request from the Secretary of the Navy to serve as president of the Naval Postgraduate School—effective...

Watch COD President Ann Rondeau deliver commencement address at Rosalind Franklin University

Watch COD President Ann Rondeau deliver commencement address at Rosalind Franklin University

Courier staff June 1, 2018
College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau delivered a keynote address to graduates of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Friday that called on those receiving diplomas to find and rely on their courage and hearts as they try to change the world.
Help us improve by taking the Courier reader survey!

Help us improve by taking the Courier reader survey!

Courier staff May 1, 2018

We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments to answer a 10-question reader survey. Your responses will help us improve our efforts to be your go-to source for College of DuPage news and events. Take...

The Technology Education Center at the College of DuPage

COD President: No bridge to TEC building coming in the immediate future

Courier staff March 9, 2018
College of DuPage President Ann Rondeau announced in an official letter Friday afternoon there will be no bridge between the east side of campus and the TEC building in the immediate future. Read the full letter here.
Spotify playlist: May 11

Spotify playlist: May 11

Courier Staff May 11, 2016 Since I Left You The Avalanches Genre: Plunderphonics Similar to: Animal Collective This song is summer. The...

Courier staffs ultimate finals studying tips

Courier staff’s ultimate finals studying tips

Courier Staff May 11, 2016

QUIN, SPORTS EDITOR'S TIP Quin’s super secret study tip: while you're studying, record yourself reading all of the material with your phone. All smart phones have voice recording apps nowadays. Record...



Courier Staff March 29, 2016

Pisces – The stars are working in your favor this month Pisces. A new opportunity at your job may open up, but knowing your fear of leadership positions, you’ll most likely pass on it and end up with...

Staff Pick-Up Lines

Staff Pick-Up Lines

Courier Staff February 10, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, The Courier staff has gathered their best pick-up lines. OK, we admit these are really lame. But choose one anyways: “On a scale of one to free...

Youtube/Clash of Clans

The Ad Bowl

Courier Staff February 3, 2015

Take a look at The Courier's picks for Super Bowl 2015 ads. Budweiser Toyota Camry BMW i3 Nationwide Nationwide Clash...

Slush blankets the sidewalks at College of DuPages main campus on Nov. 24, 2014.

COD main campus, regional centers closed Monday

Courier Staff February 1, 2015

College of DuPage and its regional centers will be closed Monday, Feb. 2. COD's mass alert system sent emergency calls and messages Sunday saying "severe weather" was to blame. COD will reopen Tuesday,...

Our spring 2015 playlist

Our spring 2015 playlist

Courier Staff January 29, 2015

"Our music is so diverse, we call it the melting pot." At least that's what our photo editor said about our spring 2015 playlist. Discover new music and classic favorites in our soundtrack to spring....

The crowd of district 502 citizens at the Board of Trustees meeting in the Student Life area of the College of DuPage on Jan. 28.

Trustees reaffirm Breuder’s buyout

Courier Staff January 28, 2015

The College of DuPage board of trustees reaffirmed President Robert Breuder's buyout package Wednesday evening. The 6-1 decision exactly followed the original Jan. 22 decision, with Vice Chair Kathy Hamilton...

Music Monday: September Recap

Courier Staff September 29, 2014

We've covered a ton of music for The Courier's first month back to school. With September coming to a close, we thought it would be nice to share our favorite music stories for the month. Colbie Caillat...

Guide to Homecoming 2014

Guide to Homecoming 2014

Courier Staff September 22, 2014

For the first time in nearly 40 years, homecoming makes a return to College of DuPage. While many are looking forward to the big game against Georgia Military College, there will be many activities prior...

West College Road now open

Courier Staff September 9, 2014

The west extension of College Road is now open for vehicles, according to facilities director Bruce Schmiedl. Officially named West College Road, the extension links parking lots adjacent to the Early...

Chaparral Days to welcome students

Courier Staff August 25, 2014

At the start of each new semester, College of DuPage's student life office hosts a range of events to welcome students to school. Dubbed as an official kick-off celebration, new and returning students...

Chaparral Fitness Center free for full-time students

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

Starting this fall, College of DuPage will offer free membership for full-time students to the Chaparral Fitness Center. The expanded fitness facility, as seen in a promotional video above, reopened...

Opinion section, editorials return to The Courier

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

The Courier will reintegrate an opinion section for its upcoming print issues this fall term. College of DuPage's student newspaper will run staff editorials, letters to the editor and guest columns....

A map of repaving projects on campus for August 2014.

Back-to-school campus repaving schedule

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

Just in time for the start of the school year, repaving crews are all over main campus. Below is a list of repaving projects, courtesy of COD's facilities department. • Aug. 1 through Aug. 14 –...

2014 Back-to-School Events

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

Chaparral Days August 25 - September 5, all-campus event COD welcomes students to the fall term. Students can enjoy free food and festivities throughout the first two weeks of school. Student Life Fair September...

Your campus map

Your campus map

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

  Tech Tip: Need to find a specific classroom? Use Google maps to zoom in on College of DuPage. You will find a detailed map of each building's interior. Map courtesy of College of DuPage

9 Things New Students Need to Know

9 Things New Students Need to Know

Courier Staff August 14, 2014

With a new school comes a thousand new things to learn. Whether you’re fresh from high school or returning to college for the second time, new students at College of DuPage usually have to figure things...

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