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COD Board of Trustees Unanimously Vote Brian Caputo in as New President

COD Board of Trustees Unanimously Vote Brian Caputo in as New President

June 27, 2019

  Brian Caputo is officially College of DuPage’s new president for at least the next three years. The COD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Caputo to the role at the recent Board...

#StopTheBans Rally in Downtown Naperville

#StopTheBans Rally in Downtown Naperville

May 28, 2019

“Who’s body? Our body! Who’s choice? Our choice!” Near Riverwalk Park in Downtown Naperville, a crowd of passionate individuals made their voices heard. According to abortion rights protester...

Poetry: “It’s [never] just about a Duck on a Pond”

Poetry: “It’s [never] just about a Duck on a Pond”

May 22, 2019

  In the past I was one of the many who found poetry to be entirely overdramatic. For me, poetry was simply not worth the effort it takes to truly understand its significance. An English class...

“High” Testosterone levels shouldn’t prevent Women from Competing

“High” Testosterone levels shouldn’t prevent Women from Competing

May 15, 2019

  The Court of Arbitration for Sport recently ruled female athletes with high testosterone levels can no longer compete as women. The ruling came in the legal case brought against the International...

‘Pathways’ could lead students down the “path” to a Narrow Education

‘Pathways’ could lead students down the “path” to a Narrow Education

May 9, 2019

  At the beginning of my time at College of DuPage, I was certain I wanted to major in journalism. Like many COD students, I visited the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services office and was...

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Like it or Not: We can Survive without Likes on Instagram

May 2, 2019

  Many Instagram users became frantic after a recent rumor circulated that the app was getting rid of its “likes” feature. The abolition of “likes” could have arguable benefits, such as...

All High Schools should be Elite

All High Schools should be Elite

April 26, 2019

  Only seven out of 895 enrollment spots were awarded to black students this year at one of New York’s most prestigious public high schools. State officials have since proposed several plans...

Biden will be Biden?

Biden will be Biden?

April 15, 2019

  Seven women have accused Joe Biden of unwanted physical contact in the past few weeks. The former vice president has since issued statements responding to the allegations, saying he does not...

Parents charged (not) with getting kids into college through Hard Work and Determination

Parents charged (not) with getting kids into college through Hard Work and Determination

April 2, 2019

(SATIRE) Scandal has shaken the world of college admissions after news broke of the egregious ways several students recently gained admission to prestigious colleges and universities. Authorities say an...

We Endorse Dunne and Corrigan for BOT election

We Endorse Dunne and Corrigan for BOT election

March 24, 2019

  We endorse Dunne and Corrigan for the upcoming Board of Trustees election. As a former student, Dunne will be able to more clearly understand and empathize with the needs of current COD students....

That’s [Not] My Name, Don’t Wear It Out

That’s [Not] My Name, Don’t Wear It Out

March 4, 2019

  COD Students can now put whatever name they choose on their I.Ds and we’re here for it   We’ve probably all dreamt about changing our name at some point or the other. College...

Kevin, Have a “Hart”

Kevin, Have a “Hart”

February 24, 2019

  The upcoming 2019 Oscars will go without a host for the first time in 30 years. Comedian Kevin Hart was initially set to host the awards show but gave up the role due to the controversy surrounding...

Let’s get Physical!

Let’s get Physical!

February 15, 2019

  COD should encourage more students to work out Exercise is vital to our overall well being but is something many college students don’t get enough of. Balancing school work, extra-curricular...

Reading Is A Skill

Reading Is A Skill

February 10, 2019

  For many college students, “doing the reading” is often seen as a complete drag and avoided whenever possible. In this current age of technological advances and social media, taking the time...

Student Journalists Rally for Free Speech on #StudentPressFreedomDay

Student Journalists Rally for Free Speech on #StudentPressFreedomDay

January 30, 2019

  Student journalists all over the country will advocate for freedom of the press on Jan. 30 in recognition of Student Press Freedom Day. A student journalist’s priority is to report on issues...

The Quarter System Quarrel

January 27, 2019

The semester calendar, which splits a school year into two to three 15-week terms, is the system most Americans are familiar with. At 71.2 percent according to the National Association of College Stores,...

Students Suing Harvard University are going after the Wrong Target

Students Suing Harvard University are going after the Wrong Target

December 12, 2018

  Harvard University is being sued for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants. Students for Fair Admissions argue Harvard’s quest for a diverse incoming class each year has...

Teaching Education E-learning Internet Online

Is an Online Course Right for You Next Semester?

December 5, 2018

  Over 300 courses offered in an online format here at College of DuPage means students have many virtual options to choose from as they register for spring classes. Online courses can rob students...

Acosta’s Actions an example of ‘What Not To Do’ when doing good Journalism

Acosta’s Actions an example of ‘What Not To Do’ when doing good Journalism

November 21, 2018

  Recent weeks have seen President Donald Trump engage in another public battle with the media. The White House revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass after he and the president faced off...

Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

The Dangers of Free Hate Speech

November 16, 2018

  Hate speech has always been prolific in American society. But the recent willingness of prominent figures to unabashedly engage in hateful rhetoric has made it increasingly acceptable. Many...

The Importance of Study Guides

The Importance of Study Guides

November 7, 2018

  Studying for a test is one of the most arduous and time-consuming parts of college. Study guides are often given to students as a tool to help alleviate this stress. Not every professor hands...

U.S House Nominee (D-14th) Lauren Underwood on the Issues, Her Time in the Obama Admin and more

U.S House Nominee (D-14th) Lauren Underwood on the Issues, Her Time in the Obama Admin and more

October 31, 2018

  Lauren Underwood is the democratic nominee for the 14th congressional district race in Illinois. Underwood is a registered nurse from Naperville and worked in the Obama Administration as senior...

COD’s Spirit Week Set to be a Scary Good Time

COD’s Spirit Week Set to be a Scary Good Time

October 24, 2018

  The week leading up to Halloween at College of DuPage promises to be an exciting one. ‘Spirit Week’ will be loaded with several fun activities for students to partake in, culminating with...

Costumes and Controversy; Cultural Appreciation V Cultural Appropriation this Halloween

Costumes and Controversy; Cultural Appreciation V Cultural Appropriation this Halloween

October 24, 2018

  Controversial costumes suck the fun out of Halloween, an occasion usually reserved for frightful delight. As this year’s festivities approach and people get their costumes together, we must...

Let Them Speak; Benefits to bringing a Controversial Speaker to College Campuses

Let Them Speak; Benefits to bringing a Controversial Speaker to College Campuses

October 16, 2018

  Chicago’s DePaul University recently came under fire from popular right-wing public speaker Candace Owens. The controversy stemmed from the school canceling an event at which Owens was scheduled...

How Our Phones are Messing with Our Grades

How Our Phones are Messing with Our Grades

October 10, 2018

  The image of heads lowered and eyes glued to a cellular phone has become synonymous with millennials and generation Z’s. College students especially have become obsessed with the constant distraction...

Lack of urgency shown in Cubs player domestic abuse investigation

Lack of urgency shown in Cubs player domestic abuse investigation

October 5, 2018

  Recent accusations of domestic abuse from his ex-wife have left Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell on an extended paid administrative leave administered by Major League Baseball. The league...

University Should be Affordable for All Students

University Should be Affordable for All Students

September 27, 2018

  Top universities such as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rice University have made huge leaps towards making college more affordable for many students. But we should be trying...

Laver Cup Chicago Recap: Team Europe Takes the Title

Laver Cup Chicago Recap: Team Europe Takes the Title

September 27, 2018

  Team World nearly claimed its first victory last weekend at the 2018 Laver Cup in Chicago despite a sizable initial lead by Team Europe. The second staging of the tennis exhibition tournament...

On The Serena Williams Controversy- It’s Not Arrogance If You Can Back It Up

On The Serena Williams Controversy- It’s Not Arrogance If You Can Back It Up

September 18, 2018

  The 2018 US Open women’s singles final brought with it the biggest tennis controversy in years. Many believe runner-up Serena Williams overreacted to the umpire’s calls against her. However,...

Ecigarettereviewed.com

E-Cigs aren’t as safe as you might think

September 18, 2018

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared youth vaping an epidemic last week. Over 2 million middle school, high school and college students vape or use electronic cigarettes or e-cigs....

Potential Changes to Sexual Assault Rules Could Put Survivors at a Greater Risk

Potential Changes to Sexual Assault Rules Could Put Survivors at a Greater Risk

September 12, 2018

  New rules about sexual misconduct on college campuses would do more to protect schools and those accused of crimes than victims. The New York Times recently reported on a document it obtained...

A Question and Answer with COD’s new provost

A Question and Answer with COD’s new provost

September 12, 2018

  Mark Curtis Chavez is College of DuPage’s first provost. His role will be to help further develop the college’s Pathways Program and Academic and Student Affairs Divisions and aid in overall...

The A.A Degree is worth your “Time”

The A.A Degree is worth your “Time”

September 6, 2018

  Obtaining the Associate in Arts (A.A) degree at College of DuPage might take longer than most initially expect, but the overall benefits still make getting the degree a sound decision. Most students...

Working on Campus for the Win!

Working on Campus for the Win!

August 30, 2018

A 2015 study conducted by Georgetown University’s center of Education and Workforce found that over 70 percent of college students work while attending college. If you’re looking for a job or to earn...

College of DuPage welcomes new Provost

College of DuPage welcomes new Provost

August 30, 2018

Mark Curtis-Chavez has been named College of DuPage’s new provost after a unanimous vote from the College of DuPage Board of Trustees. COD President Ann Rondeau created the position to aid in overall...

Board Chairman Deanne Mazzochi, Vice Board Chairman Frank Napolitano and Student Trustee Sonia Paul in a monthly Board of Trustees meeting in April 2018.

Board of Trustees approve raise for Nonunion Adjunct Faculty

August 8, 2018

  The College of DuPage board of trustees recently voted to increase compensation for the college’s nonunion, adjunct teaching faculty. The increase, which interim vice president of HR Mia Igyarto...

For Better or For Worse? ‘An American Marriage’ grapples with a harsh reality

For Better or For Worse? ‘An American Marriage’ grapples with a harsh reality

July 26, 2018

  *Spoilers Ahead!!!* Tayari Jones’ “An American Marriage” is a powerful novel that tells the story of a young, black couple whose lives are changed by the actions of a stranger. Throughout...

Deanne Mazzochi, CODs Board Chairman, at a Board of Trustees meeting in April 2018

Board of Trustees Vote to Increase Tuition for Online Courses

July 3, 2018

  College of DuPage trustees unanimously voted to increase the cost of tuition for online classes for residents living outside of District 502 on June 21. As of Spring 2019, the pricing structure...

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open in 2012.

The “G.O.A.T Debate” in Men’s Tennis can wait

June 25, 2018

  World no. 1 Rafael Nadal recently reaffirmed his place as the greatest clay court player of all time. On June 9 in Paris, the Spaniard won an unprecedented 11th French Open singles title as he...

Why You Should Consider Volunteering Over the Summer Break

Why You Should Consider Volunteering Over the Summer Break

May 21, 2018

  The first few weeks of summer for many college students are a much-needed break from the stressors of school. As summer goes on, one can easily find herself bored and without anything productive...

Dear Kanye, you’re not helping

Dear Kanye, you’re not helping

May 9, 2018

We know Kanye loves to show off, but we never thought he would take it this far. It’s not the first time Kanye West has dominated headlines for some questionable actions. His recent public show of...

A Case for Credit Cards

A Case for Credit Cards

May 1, 2018

Applying for their first credit card is a decision young college students often have to make. Many argue the responsibility of owning a credit card may be too much for them. But in a society that places...

Unpaid Internships can still be beneficial

Unpaid Internships can still be beneficial

April 27, 2018

Internships are widely considered to be an invaluable opportunity for college students. They can provide students with a first-hand look at the ins and outs of the career they’re pursuing. A paid...

Mindfulness Meditation a great way to relieve stress

Mindfulness Meditation a great way to relieve stress

April 25, 2018

Inundated with final exams and seemingly never-ending project due dates, the last few weeks of school is a stressful time for many. Finding ways to deal with this stress isn’t always easy, which just...

We can’t blame Facebook for giving away the info we gave them

We can’t blame Facebook for giving away the info we gave them

April 22, 2018

The Facebook user privacy scandal culminated last week as founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was called to testify in front of Congress. It’s been reported that up to 87 million Facebook users’ data was...

Why more college students should consider entrepreneurship

Why more college students should consider entrepreneurship

April 11, 2018

The exciting and dynamic challenges and overall freedom that come with entrepreneurship are only a few of its many benefits. Owning one’s own business comes with several perks difficult to come by when...

Why we didn’t ‘Walkout’

Why we didn’t ‘Walkout’

March 21, 2018

The National School Walkout on March 14 saw thousands of high school and college students across the country advocate for stricter gun control laws. Specifically, some of the measures students took to...

We need to change our approach to mental health, not give our teachers guns

March 8, 2018

The government has been under growing pressure to come up with a solution to stop mass shootings, and after the most recent school shooting in Florida in which 17 people were killed, President Donald Trump...

Punishing students for participating in ‘walkout’ protests makes light of life or death situation

Punishing students for participating in ‘walkout’ protests makes light of life or death situation

February 28, 2018

Following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students all over the country have been participating in school “walkouts” to protest current gun control laws. In response to this, the Needville...

Crosswalk Street City Pedestrian Zebra

Making a $12 million bridge out of a molehill

February 21, 2018

The Board of Trustees and College of Dupage administration proposed the construction of a pedestrian bridge that would connect the second floor of the Health and Science Center (HSC) and the Technical...

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shows the full potential of an ensemble black cast

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ shows the full potential of an ensemble black cast

February 21, 2018

Watching movies was probably my favorite pastime as a kid. Though finding someone who not only represented my physical features, but the positive, realistic attributes of not just my, but my black friends’...

President Trump makes problematic remarks about community college

President Trump makes problematic remarks about community college

February 14, 2018

A recent congressional retreat saw President Donald Trump pass some questionable remarks about community college and vocational schools. We think these remarks highlight the misconceptions surrounding...

Christian baker vs gay couple case heard in Supreme Court

Christian baker vs gay couple case heard in Supreme Court

December 13, 2017

Last week the controversy surrounding Christian baker Jack C. Phillips refusing to bake a wedding cake for same-sex couple Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 came to a head as oral arguments were...

Net Neutrality Repeal: The internet as we know it may be coming to an end

Net Neutrality Repeal: The internet as we know it may be coming to an end

December 6, 2017

  Break out the Eggos because Netflix’s uber popular hit ‘Stranger Things’ has been renewed for a third season! The excitement is palpable as you count down the months until you can return...

Bad News for Student Loan Borrowers

Bad News for Student Loan Borrowers

November 16, 2017

  The recent tax plan announced by the GOP would, if passed, have some serious drawbacks for students trying to pay for higher education. The new bill would get rid of the student loan interest...

Opinions Editor for the Courier Student Newspaper

Meet your Opinion Editor!

November 1, 2017

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one Ikea item with you, what would you bring? Hmm, that’s a toughie since I don’t shop there that much. Does Ikea sell matches? What’s...

Dont let Amazon become the next tool to invade your privacy

Don’t let Amazon become the next tool to invade your privacy

November 1, 2017

  Online shopping giant Amazon recently unveiled a new service called Amazon Key, which will essentially give delivery drivers access to the inside of customers’ homes to drop off packages. Amazon...

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Don’t cheat your way out of the full college experience

October 25, 2017

  Picture this. You’re in the home stretch of the semester, assignments are piling up, projects are piling up, your last test grade in *insert worst subject ever here* is threatening to ruin...

The world is full of Harvey Weinsteins. Here is how to stop them.

The world is full of Harvey Weinsteins. Here is how to stop them.

October 18, 2017

  Once one of the most venerated men in Hollywood, the credits on Harvey Weinstein's career have now rolled. The Hollywood powerhouse film producer rose to dominance in the industry since co-founding...

People rallying for stricter gun control in the streets of Las Vegas after the shooting incident

Editorial: Stricter gun control laws are a matter of public safety

October 11, 2017

    On Sunday Oct. 1, the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place. A gunman opened fire on a crowd attending an outdoor country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay...

Facing months without electricity and running water, Americans in Puerto Rico need our donations too.

Facing months without electricity and running water, Americans in Puerto Rico need our donations too.

September 26, 2017

  The 2017 Hurricane season has been one of the most destructive in recent years. In the U.S, Hurricane Harvey struck Texas and caused massive amounts of flooding and ruination, and Hurricane Irma...

White Supreme-ish?

White Supreme-ish?

September 20, 2017

  When sports journalist and ESPN host Jemele Hill tweeted in response to a fan on Sept. 11 that President Donald Trump “is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other...

President Trump takes political vendetta too far by ending DACA

President Trump takes political vendetta too far by ending DACA

September 13, 2017

The Trump administration’s recent decision to end DACA (The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) may stem from his obsession with undermining the Obama era to his desperation to deliver on his...

President Trump takes political vendetta too far by ending DACA

September 13, 2017

Drago Renteria The Trump administration’s recent decision to end DACA (The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) may stem from his obsession with undermining the Obama era to his desperation...

Joel Osteen, famous televangelist pastor waited until last minute before opening his 16,800 seat Lakewood church to victims of Hurricane Harvey

Joel Osteen raises suspicion during the Hurricane Harvey crisis

September 7, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has quickly become one of the most devastating natural disasters the United States has ever seen. It is said to have brought more than 50 inches of rainfall to the state of Texas, which...

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