College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

College of DuPage's student newspaper | Est. 1967

The Courier

Content by Kevin Ashley
Pandemic leads to wildlife rescue boom.

Pandemic leads to wildlife rescue boom.

August 9, 2021

Months of isolation and in-home lockdowns forged a new appreciation for the outdoors and nature for many DuPage and Kane County residents in the past year. Volunteers at a St. Charles-based animal rescue...

It has been fun COD!

It has been fun COD!

August 9, 2021

Hello everyone! I am here to say this is the end of my days. For the Courier, that is. I plan to keep learning and expanding my writing ability as I continue my college career. However, this is my final...

Vaccine Skepticism is Healthy, Vaccine Cynicism is Deadly

Vaccine Skepticism is Healthy, Vaccine Cynicism is Deadly

July 19, 2021

Death is inevitable. It is a fact people don’t like to think about, but everyone knows someday you will die. The problem with silent acceptance is it can be used to justify harmful behavior. Currently,...

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COD Library Has Reopened for the Public

July 5, 2021

When the pandemic is over what was the first thing you wanted to do? Going out to restaurants? Hang out with friends? Or was it the obvious answer to go back to your local library? Well, now at College...

Hope for the Summer

Hope for the Summer

May 24, 2021

A surprising amount of things are coalescing together this summer; COVID-19 numbers are on the decline, vaccine rollout is in full swing as more and more people get vaccinated by the day and the 17-year...

The 2020 Baby Bust

The 2020 Baby Bust

May 17, 2021

Do you hear that? That's the sound of fewer babies crying on your airplane when you travel this summer. The reason why you don't hear their cries is that there are fewer children being born in the United...

Yasuke Review

Yasuke Review

May 10, 2021

Wanna see a black samurai? No seriously, the main character is a black, retired samurai. “Yasuke” is an American anime made by the same people who made the shows “the Boondocks” and “Afro Samurai.”  The...

The Supreme court is deciding more than gun rights.

The Supreme court is deciding more than gun rights.

May 10, 2021

Guns are a staple of America. Our Second Amendment right to own a firearm is one of the most heavily debated rights in the country. The Supreme Court has taken up a new gun rights case, and with the backdrop...

How the pandemic helped one teacher adapt, modernize his methods

How the pandemic helped one teacher adapt, modernize his methods

April 19, 2021

When Christopher Aquino started teaching English at Wheaton Warrenville South High School nearly 30 years ago, the classrooms set up and teaching methods looked very similar to when he was a student. “When...

Thoughts on

Thoughts on “Atlantic the lost Empire”

April 12, 2021

If you are looking for another film that is a throwback to one's childhood that still holds up to the hype, then Disney’s “Atlantis the Lost Empire” is a film you should rewatch or watch for the...

Why he chose to take a gap semester.

Why he chose to take a gap semester.

April 6, 2021

After the fall 2020 semester, college students had an important ultimatum: Return to university for the spring semester and struggle with online and hybrid learning, or take a semester off and hope the...

“Love, Death and Robots” review

“Love, Death and Robots” review

April 5, 2021

“Love, Death and Robots” is an online Netflix original series, but it’s not just a regular episodic online series. Judging by the title one would assume the series is mainly about robots, romance...

How the Glen Ellyn food pantry continues to help feed thousands.

How the Glen Ellyn food pantry continues to help feed thousands.

March 30, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unemployment rates to spike causing many Americans to wonder how they will feed their families. As food insecurity rises, so does the pressure placed on food banks,...

Review on the “Food is money:The Economics of nutrition” webseminar

Review on the “Food is money:The Economics of nutrition” webseminar

March 23, 2021

COD Community Engagement Specialist Joan DiPiero noticed food pantries throughout DuPage County have higher usage rates because of COVID-19 and high unemployment rates.  “We had an idea to do a series...

OPINION: What the Democrats should be worried about for the next 4 years

OPINION: What the Democrats should be worried about for the next 4 years

March 16, 2021

If the Democrats thought all of their problems were over now that former President Donald Trump is out of office, they need to think again. If CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) taught us...

Professors adapt methods to engage students at home

Professors adapt methods to engage students at home

March 9, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the College of DuPage to shut its doors to most of its students, faculty and staff, political science Professor David Goldberg soon found he needed to change everything...

What we saw at CPAC

What we saw at CPAC

March 9, 2021

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is a national convention organized by the American Conservative Union. The American Conservative Union is a right-leaning political action group that...

Movie Review: Emperor's New Groove

Movie Review: Emperor’s New Groove

March 2, 2021

Ever in the mood to watch an oldie but a goodie? A movie that is ridiculous and was ahead of its time when it came out? Then I recommend a film on Disney+ called “Emperor’s New Groove.” This movie...

Alex Strangelove review

Alex Strangelove review

February 9, 2021

If you’re looking for acliché romantic high school comedy with LGBTQ+ themes for Valentine’s Day, then “Alex Strangelove” on Netflix is the movie for you.    The story follows the...

Realistic Cops and Robbers

Realistic Cops and Robbers

February 2, 2021

Does anyone remember playing cops and robbers as a kid? The thrill of running from and chasing down your friends in a more elaborate version of tag. Now, take that thought, apply it to Grand theft Auto...

Hope in 2021

Hope in 2021

January 26, 2021

I don’t know how many people had on their 2021 bingo card “Survive a coup attempt,” but apparently that was something we should’ve expected. The new year, 2021, was supposed to be a better year,...

COD recognizes outstanding student media creations

COD recognizes outstanding student media creations

December 15, 2020

“Alright, Mr. DeMille I’m ready for my close-up,” is one of the most iconic lines in media history said by actress Gloria Swanson who played the character, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. The...

The military may be broke in 2021

The military may be broke in 2021

December 8, 2020

The U.S. military is the most advanced and powerful in the world, yet it is in danger.The U.S. spends over 732 billion dollars on its military more than any other country on its military. However, that...

How the Glen Ellyn Food Bank is helping to save lives of thousands

How the Glen Ellyn Food Bank is helping to save lives of thousands

November 24, 2020

The Glen Ellyn food pantry to be put to the test they had to also their entire method of serving people in order to minimize the spread of the virus. In 1979 the food pantry was first opened by the...

Let us take a look at the election

Let us take a look at the election

November 17, 2020

Flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers are the two most mocked and laughed at demographics in the world. These are people who look at the overwhelming amount of evidence against their beliefs and say, “Yeah...

Opinion: The nightmare isn't over yet.

Opinion: The nightmare isn’t over yet.

November 10, 2020

Ding-dong! The witch is dead, ding-dong the wicked witch is dead. These were the words sung by the people in the Wizard of Oz movie after the Wicked Witch of the West was killed freeing them from their...

Will this conservative Supreme Court be terrible for the LGBTQ+ community?

Will this conservative Supreme Court be terrible for the LGBTQ+ community?

November 2, 2020

Gay Marriage is a massive point of concern for many people in the LGBTQ+ community. Five years ago, same-sex marriage was legalized and thousands of same-sex couples legally married. Now, people are genuinely...

COD keeps spring semester online, students disappointed but not surprised

COD keeps spring semester online, students disappointed but not surprised

October 27, 2020

The College of Dupage has announced that it won’t be bringing in-person classes back for the 2021 spring semester. This has come to the disappointment of many who were riding out the online fall semester...

How to improve your speaking ability.

How to improve your speaking ability.

October 12, 2020

In America, public speaking is the No. 1 fear;  people would rather be in a casket than give the eulogy. However, public speaking is a very important skill. Being able to convey one’s thoughts in an...

OPINION: First presidential debate showcased the worst of American politics

OPINION: First presidential debate showcased the worst of American politics

October 6, 2020

The presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump was one of the most outlandish and unprofessional events one could ever witness. The two candidates for the presidency squared off against each...

OPINION: What's at stake in picking a deep conservative to replace RBG.

OPINION: What’s at stake in picking a deep conservative to replace RBG.

September 29, 2020

The race has begun for President Donald Trump to fill a third Supreme Court seat. The death of feminist icon and social progressive, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has given the president a rare opportunity to shape...

Homelessness in Dupage

Homelessness in Dupage

September 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought homeless shelters to the brink of what they can do in order to help keep the public safe.   Dupage county as of January 22nd  had 318 people in homeless shelters....

Does Freedom of Speech Really Mean I Can Say Whatever I Want?

We all have a point of view. We come to that view from our experiences, backgrounds and unique perspectives. In this initial #ChapsUniteAgainstRacism forum, we will have a roundtable discussion with invited guests about the lines between free speech and potentially disruptive behavior on our campus and in our communities. Guests are Interim Dean of Students Dr. Nathania Montes, General Counsel Lilianna Kalin, Political Science Professor David Goldberg, Student Life Manager Chuck Steele, Student Leadership Council Student Representative Dorcas Brou and Student Trustee Samiha Syed.

Posted by College of DuPage on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

CoD Freedom of speech discussion

September 14, 2020

COD hosted a forum where they tried to discover what freedom of speech means for the college and the country. The college saw that a conversation about freedom of speech was an important discussion to...

Students education amid a pandemic

Students education amid a pandemic

September 8, 2020

Covid-19 has rocked the globe on a level not seen in 100 years. Yet schools across the nation have reopened for the fall semester. From having in-person classes and trying to manage the spread of the virus,...

Opinion: Fearmongering ran rampant at the Republican convention

Opinion: Fearmongering ran rampant at the Republican convention

August 31, 2020

The Republican presidential nominating convention was one of the most impressive moments of fear-mongering one could ever see. From the label of former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden as a socialist...

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