College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer

Content by Khadijah Rashid
Graphic by Misbah Kaludi

Taking Breaks Could Increase Your Productivity This Exam Season

December 5, 2022

For students, the last few weeks of the semester can feel like shoveling snow in a blizzard. Major projects and exam preparation start to pile up, and it can be hard to figure out where to start or how...

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Lessons Learned From Going Vegan for a Week

November 21, 2022

After attending a COD Students for Animal Welfare film screening, I decided to accept my adviser’s challenge of going vegan for a few days. I soon extended the period to one week to try to better mimic...

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How Should We Treat the Animals We Eat? – Animal Welfare Club Weighs In

November 14, 2022

An open-to-all screening of the film “At the Fork,” a heart-felt documentary about the animal agriculture industry, was hosted by COD Students for Animal Welfare as their first event of the fall semester...

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“Wendell & Wild” Review

November 7, 2022

Director Henry Selick’s first film since the release of “Coraline” 13 years ago features another angsty, young protagonist who just needs the healing touch of a family but gets mixed up in dark magic...

Photo by Elizabeth Barbosa

Kate the Chemist Lights COD on Fire

October 31, 2022

Families filled Belushi Performance Hall on Oct. 27 to watch Kate Biberdorf, also known as Kate the Chemist, make gummy worms, build a bubble snowman and breathe fire. Children in the crowd shouted answers...

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Why Author S.K. Ali Brings Her “Muslim Self” Into Her Narratives

October 24, 2022

For S.K. Ali, author of young adult novels “Love from A to Z” and “Saints and Misfits,” not concealing her Muslim self is an integral part of writing. Ali shared this on her visit to Amos Alonso...

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Free Pads and Tampons on Campus

October 17, 2022

For students on their periods, lack of access to menstrual hygiene products can change the course of the day. Illinois public schools and colleges are taking steps to prevent that, and College of DuPage...

Photo by Elizabeth Barbosa

“I Think We’re Alone Now” – Connections and Contradictions in Erin Washington’s Art

October 10, 2022

Walking into Erin Washington’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” exhibit at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), fluorescent colors pop everywhere, from the small sculptures on a platform on the floor...

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Grand Garden

The Morton Arboretum Unveils New Grand Garden

September 26, 2022

Morton Arboretum visitors have a new attraction to add to their itineraries this fall. The Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden was unveiled on Sept. 18 as part of a yearlong celebration commemorating the arboretum’s...

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“Look, I Didn’t Want to Be a Half-Blood.” – The Second Chance Percy Jackson Deserves

September 19, 2022

On Sept. 10, Disney premiered the first trailer for the upcoming “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” television series. This is over nine years after the release of “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,”...

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Yoga and the Power of Presence

September 12, 2022

In a rented room in Oakbrook Terrace, Sakina Khan tells her students they're going to focus on detoxifying the mind. She encourages them to allow themselves to leave their daily worries behind as they...

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