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The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Mariyam Syed, Staff Writer

Content by Mariyam Syed
Graphic by Mariyam Syed

Advice from STEM Major Alumni

December 5, 2022

At the STEM Club event on Dec. 1, a panel of COD alumni shared their valuable insight on what it’s really like working in STEM jobs and how their experiences in COD’s STEM clubs helped propel them...

Engineering Students Touched the Stars at NASA Competition

Engineering Students Touched the Stars at NASA Competition

December 5, 2022

In the NASA Kennedy Space Center, 10 students from COD’s Engineering and Technology Club tested out a lunar rover that can mine into the moon’s surface. They built it themselves from scratch and won...

Students Lead Social Change in Africa

Students Lead Social Change in Africa

November 21, 2022

Balancing the duties of being a college student and the leader of a social movement has been a challenge for African activists. Over the course of two virtual meetings, South African and Zimbabwean students...

“Gift of Giving” Volunteer Season Starts at COD

“Gift of Giving” Volunteer Season Starts at COD

November 14, 2022
Continuing through the month, COD Cares has partnered with 16 social service and donation agencies from across DuPage County for the 2022 Gift of Giving program. To participate, students need to form volunteer teams with classmates, friends and family members. Then they view the donation gift wishlists of their chosen agency. These items can be put in designated locations called Drop Gnomes around campus or delivered directly to the agencies by Dec. 9. 
Our Clothes - From Closets to Landfills

Our Clothes – From Closets to Landfills

November 7, 2022

On display is a delicate white dress patterned with blocks of red text, “No Thank You” written over and over. A similar dress has colorful organza flowers down one side. This dress is made of plastic...

Policies on the Midterm Ballot

Policies on the Midterm Ballot

October 31, 2022

Lynn LaPlante, DuPage County Board District 4 member, reminds voters to pay attention to pending legislation, because it can have a county-wide effect. This is also related to the work the County Board...

Eric Willoughby talks to Saba Haider, a candidate for DuPage County Board.
(Photo by Mariyam Syed)

Youth at the Front Lines of The Elections

October 31, 2022

As the finale of the midterm election draws closer, DuPage County youths have been just as involved as the candidates. They are working hard to educate voters, participate civically, and make sure their...

Candidate and citizens at DuPage Voter Expo.

DuPage Leads the Nation with New Voting Systems

October 24, 2022

The November 2022 election in DuPage County will be more accessible and efficient than ever before, thanks to two new major changes to how people cast their ballots. Candidates and community members at...

Provost Plans for Students Academic Success

Provost Plans for Students’ Academic Success

October 17, 2022

A member of the provost’s Completion Committee, Dr. Mark Curtis-Chavez, presented the provost’s data report on COD student’s academic completion rates, during the Oct. 13 meeting on-campus. 53% of...

Unify America fosters constructive dialogue between people to solve our country’s political divide. 
Graphic provided by Unify America.

Talking Politics with Unity, Not Uniformity

October 10, 2022

Imagine being in a room for one hour with a stranger, and the only thing you can discuss are your most controversial political views. This is the premise of the Unify America Challenge. Participants sign...

Susan Kirt led students of the Architectural Design class on a tour, where she explained the history and preservation of the prairie. This was one of her ongoing workshops, as the fall 2022 Artist-in-Residence.

Preserving the Prairie with Pictures

October 3, 2022

Forty-eight years ago, College of DuPage became the first community college to have prairies as study spaces. It was through the efforts of Russell Kirt, who worked to restore the local Illinois prairie...

The crowd of police, family, and faculty gathered for class BA 23-01s graduation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23.

Stories from the Newest Graduates of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy

September 26, 2022

Outside COD’s Belushi Theater, the crowd was thick with police officers from departments across the Chicagoland area, as well as proud family members and faculty. In the center stood the 61 graduating...

Photo by Mariyam Syed Students listen to Speaker Maggie Mendenhall Casey discuss the Supreme Court on Constitution Day.

Students Judged the Supreme Court on Constitution Day

September 19, 2022

College of DuPage students asked many thought-provoking questions during the annual Constitution Day event, which concentrated on the Supreme Court this year. A recurring theme in these questions was the...

Attorneys Mia McPherson and Brett Cummins lending their expertise at the clinic. Photo provided by the Public Interest Law Initiative.

DuPage Citizens Get a Second Chance at the Expungement Clinic

September 12, 2022
For six long hours on a Saturday this summer, dozens of local lawyers, COD paralegal students, and other volunteers worked to help people expunge, or erase, their records at the DuPage County Expungement Clinic.
Economic Forum event information.

The Economic Forum with Charles Evans

September 5, 2022

College students concerned with the threat of recession, loss of employment and rising expenses caused by inflation will have a chance to hear an expert view on the economy this week at COD. Researching...

A mock crime scene in the forensics lab, where Professor Miller’s Forensic CSI class studied crime scene sketches on September 1st.

Forensic CSI and the Importance of Realistic Perceptions

September 5, 2022

True crime is a mainstream topic in modern America. Technology advances are solving decades-old cold cases and new investigation organizations are forming. This encourages normal people to follow true...

International Hall at COD. Wide shot of flags hanging from wall, student story portraits, and chairs.

Explore the COD Campus on Your First Day!

August 1, 2022

This coming fall semester, new students may be surprised by how large the campus is. With 14 buildings, outdoor athletic fields and large prairie spaces, it can be overwhelming. Don’t feel lost though!...

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