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The Courier

Jona Padua

Jona Padua, Staff Writer

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The Importance Of Volunteering And Appreciating Faculty

The Importance Of Volunteering And Appreciating Faculty

May 16, 2022

The end of the semester is quickly approaching. Everyone is wrapping up any final work they have to do, cram studying or scavenging for any points they can make up to get a passing grade. Professors and...

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Roll Up Your Sleeves! COD Cares Volunteers and Cleans Up

May 2, 2022

As many efforts have been made to raise awareness about climate change and the impact we are making on the earth as humans, many people volunteer around this time to help clean up the earth to promote...

FOIA — Free Information on Anything?

FOIA — Free Information on Anything?

April 25, 2022

Let’s say you get penalized based on a very vague set of rules. Wouldn’t you want more extensive information on the records behind why you were penalized? Well that is one of the ways the Freedom of...

Why is Easter Celebrated with Eggs and Bunnies?

Why is Easter Celebrated with Eggs and Bunnies?

April 18, 2022

Whether you celebrate it or not, you can’t escape the bright pink and yellow colors of Easter–with bunnies upon shelves of nearly every store and baskets of colored eggs to hide for children. However,...

Cultures Come Together in the International Food Festival

Cultures Come Together in the International Food Festival

April 11, 2022

Ten different cultures came together to share authentic food and activities at the International Food Festival. Here, many people were able to see traditional outfits and learn more about different...

Take Action! How to Participate in the Clean Action Campaign

Take Action! How to Participate in the Clean Action Campaign

March 14, 2022

The earth’s temperature is getting warmer at a significant rate. What does this mean for you? An increase in natural disasters, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought and forest fires....

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Coffee & Canvas — A Break from Social Isolation

March 7, 2022

First, stress came from school, then from work, or even both. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and two years later, when it seems as though it is finally ending, news of war breaks out. It feels...

COD Faculty: The Performing Arts Will Never Die

COD Faculty: The Performing Arts Will Never Die

February 28, 2022

Is the performing arts still in contact with today’s modern society, or is it a dying form of live entertainment because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Professors Connie Canaday Howard and Lee Kesselman...

Bioplastic toys can be made as simple objects that can still be enjoyed, to even more elaborate toys with more material.

Can Old Toys Become Sustainable?

February 21, 2022

We all grow out of our old toys eventually; what's hard is trying to recycle the broken toys we loved. This year, the Biotech Club plans to utilize STEMCON Spring 2022 to inspire and educate K-12 students...

The Hidden Daily Struggles Black Students Have When Trying to Fit In

The Hidden Daily Struggles Black Students Have When Trying to “Fit In”

February 14, 2022

The lack of accessibility. This is what students of color continue to experience in each of their daily lives, especially in schools, media, and even personal grooming products. What minorities continuously...

Seeking Happiness Seminar with Mayor Mary Alexander-Basta

Workplace Stress — How to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

February 7, 2022

According to the American Institute of Stress’ Employee Workplace Survey, nearly 80% of workers feel stress on the job. About half of workers say they need help in learning how to manage stress,...

What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?

What Happens if Roe v. Wade is Overturned?

January 31, 2022

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, all states bordering Illinois will most likely ban abortions if not already banned previously. This creates a wider divide between those who are anti-abortion versus those...

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Can Boredom Be Beneficial?

December 6, 2021

Psi Beta, also known as the Psychology club, cracked the code of how boredom can work in your favor.  The club began the Boredom Project in March 2021 and finished in November 2021, exploring perceived...

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Behind the College of DuPage Starbucks

November 22, 2021

Why did you choose Starbucks to work at? “I used to work at a Starbucks inside a Target before coming to College of DuPage. I stayed because I really enjoyed the atmosphere and their business philosophy:...

Naperville Devastated by the Death of Two Astroworld Victims In The Community

November 15, 2021

What was initially supposed to be a night full of excitement and fun for two best friends ended in tragedy at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival this past week. There are current reports of at...

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The Psychology Behind Starbucks

November 8, 2021

It’s inevitable. In almost every corner of the city, on every block in the suburbs and even in schools, more often than not, you’ll find a Starbucks there. Whether you’re an avid consumer of Starbucks...

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Oswego East High School Impacted By Student’s Death

November 1, 2021

Missing student reports circulated this past week regarding Oswego East Football Player Mark Chapas. Within the student body, it began with social media reports from fellow peers about his disappearance,...

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