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 Madison Venckus
Photo by Justin Barbin

Behind the Blue Man: Blue Man Group continues its legacy in Chicago

October 16, 2019

With no blue paint or Twinkies in sight, you may never guess cast members Jeff Quay  and Tom Galassi had just finished the final 90-minute Blue Man Group performance of the night. In just a matter...

Billie Eilish Dual Album Review: One Album, Two Takes

Billie Eilish Dual Album Review: One Album, Two Takes

May 14, 2019

Don’t Sleep on Billie Eilish… DeAnte Washington Billie Eilish’s second album, “When we All Fall Asleep, Where do we go?,” gives me flashbacks of young adolescence and teenage angst. Being...

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College of DuPage Offers New Social Media Studies Program

April 2, 2019

(SATIRE) College of DuPage recently introduced a new Social Media Studies Program at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. The program nearly doubled COD’s enrollment numbers and has officially...

Student Life Offers Preferred Names on ID Cards

Student Life Offers Preferred Names on ID Cards

March 2, 2019

College of DuPage's student life office offers students the option to choose a preferred name on school identification cards. Students can either write in a preferred name or nickname on the initial COD...

Ralph Northam Needs to Resign From Office

February 13, 2019

Photos from Virginia Gov., Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook resurfaced after 35 years on Friday. One photo in particular featured himself and another student— one wearing blackface and the other...

Illinois Institute of Technology and College of DuPage Form Guaranteed Admission Agreement

February 13, 2019

College of DuPage and the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) have a new guaranteed admission agreement. This agreement will provide a smooth transfer path for COD students selecting Illinois...

Library Media Lab Celebrates New Expansion

Library Media Lab Celebrates New Expansion

February 13, 2019

The College of DuPage Library Media Lab now includes new services to assist students in developing and producing media-related projects. The expanded area opened  Jan. 23 with a ceremony in the library...

Board of Trustees Chairwoman Deanne Mazzochi Resigns

February 4, 2019

Votes will be cast to fill two six year term positions on the Board of Trustees come April 2. Four candidates, Annette Corrigan , Marc Incrocci, Dan Bailey and Maureen Dunne, are on the ballot running...

Science Needs Religion: Professors go Head to Head on Controversial Topic

Science Needs Religion: Professors go Head to Head on Controversial Topic

December 5, 2018

"My thesis tonight is a very simple one, and also very popular… Science is wonderful and important but it is not our only source of truth. Many people claim that if science can’t prove it, that we...

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The Mind of Jake Paul: Shane Dawson’s Series Leaves Viewers Wanting More

November 8, 2018

YouTube personality Shane Dawson uploaded the first episode of his eight-part documentary series, “The Mind of Jake Paul,” on Tuesday, Sept. 25. His multi-part series followed Disney Channel and vine...

A Bit of Everything

A Bit of Everything

November 8, 2018

What inspired the idea of having a podcast? “I used to make YouTube videos discussing different topics. One channel was dedicated to UFC sports, another one music and another one for video games....

Who's on Your Ballot

Who’s on Your Ballot

November 8, 2018

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates: Viewpoints on Healthcare, Drugs, Education and Civil rights Wikipedia user Chi Hack Night JB Pritzker - Democratic candidate JB Pritzker is the Democratic candidate...

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November 1, 2018

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Board of Trustees Suggest Interim President Prospect

Board of Trustees Suggest Interim President Prospect

October 18, 2018

At the Oct. 18 Board of Trustees meeting held on the main campus in SSC 220, the Board of Trustees discussed proceedings following the departure of current President Dr. Ann Rondeau. Board Vice Chairman,...

Student Debt Crisis Exceeds $1.4 Trillion Dollars

Student Debt Crisis Exceeds $1.4 Trillion Dollars

October 10, 2018

College of DuPage and other Illinois students are part of the more than 44 million students in the U.S. who have debt from higher studies, a total exceeding $1.4 trillion dollars, according to a New York...

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The Ins and Outs of the Korean Entertainment Industry

October 10, 2018

Sparkling outfits, charismatic personalities and uncontrollably catchy pop songs are a picture-perfect world for a rising K-pop star hoping to make it big in the Korean music industry. But even underneath...

Meet Your Board of Trustees Student Representative, Sonia Paul

Meet Your Board of Trustees Student Representative, Sonia Paul

October 10, 2018

Q: What is your required time commitment on the Board of Trustees? A: “For the board of trustees, unlike the other officer positions in student council, I don’t have a set amount of office hours....

COD Invites Students, Staff and Faculty to Participate in Intramurals

October 3, 2018

Current students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Chaparral Fitness center in their annual Intramural sports schedule. In order to sign up, bring a current copy of your student or employee ID,...

Constitution Day Panel Answers Questions on Immigration

Constitution Day Panel Answers Questions on Immigration

October 1, 2018

Immigration attorneys discussed the Trump administration’s travel ban and its relationship to the Constitution in a recent celebration of Constitution Day at the College of DuPage. Although the three...

Significant Fiscal Year 2019 Budget-in-Brief Highlights

September 18, 2018

The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget-in-Brief highlights promising initiatives for both the short and long-term future. With multiple upcoming resources and expansions; students, staff and the public have numerous...

Student Enrollment Decreases, COD is Not Alone

Student Enrollment Decreases, COD is Not Alone

September 18, 2018

Over the past five years, College of DuPage has seen a 15.5% decrease in overall student enrollment. In 2014, COD had an official head count of 29,476 total students and 16,858 full-time equivalent (FTE)...

COD Cares Conquers

COD Cares Conquers “Roll up Your Sleeves and Serve Day”

September 18, 2018

Nearly 200 volunteers from the College of DuPage and Northwestern’s Medicine Team, NM, partnered up to serve 15 nonprofit organizations through COD Cares’ Roll Up Your Sleeves and Serve day on Sept....

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