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The Courier

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer

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Demonstrators in downtown Chicago four days after the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

How Free is the Press?

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Not all governments award freedom of the press, and even when they do, political circumstances can affect how far that freedom goes. Two Chicago-based journalists and one attorney spoke about their experiences...

By SCARCE for Cantigny Park’s CAREcrow display

This Nonprofit Sees Would-Be Waste as Resources

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer April 24, 2023

Every product in your home was derived from some form of a natural resource and required energy to manufacture and transport. When humans send things to a landfill, that ensures the end of the life cycle...

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Intermittent Fasting? Yes, We’ve Heard of It.

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

As Ramadan reaches its end, Muslims around the world are wrapping up a month of worship best recognized for the practice of fasting from sunrise to sunset. For some, the practice brings to mind a type...

Graphic by Khadijah Rashid

Books That “Get” Girl Stuff

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

Women’s History Month is upon us, and it’s an opportunity to learn about and commemorate notable women and their contributions in various fields throughout history that often go unmentioned. These...

Volta electric vehicle charging station in a Kohls parking lot | Photo by Khadijah Rashid

Electric Does Not Equal Renewable

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Jeep, Dodge and General Motors’ Super Bowl commercials this year are a reminder that the automotive industry is going electric. The dancing bear, bee and elephants a friend group encounters on their...

Photo by Elizabeth Barbosa

Glen Ellyn Public Library Celebrates World Hijab Day

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

In commemoration of World Hijab Day on Feb. 1, the Glen Ellyn Public library hosted an event aiming to educate the community on the concept of hijab and recognize those in the community whom it is important...

Graphic by Misbah Kaludi

National Lab Develops Face and Body Recognition Technology at COD

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Does your smartphone camera sometimes struggle to recognize your face a few inches away with Face ID? Imagine if you could be recognized in a video taken over half a mile away. Researchers from Oak Ridge...

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Taking Breaks Could Increase Your Productivity This Exam Season

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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...

Caption by Misbah Kaludi

Lessons Learned From Going Vegan for a Week

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid and Noah McBrien 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...

Wendell & Wild Netflix Promotional Poster

“Wendell & Wild” Review

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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...

The Gerard T. Donnelly
Grand Garden

The Morton Arboretum Unveils New Grand Garden

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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

Khadijah Rashid, Staff Writer 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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