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 Nicole Littlefield
Farewell to the Courier

Farewell to the Courier

August 9, 2021

When I first started at COD, it was hard to make friends. Although I talked to people in my classes, most of them would go home or have to go to work right after the class ended. So, I started joining...

COD offers Horticulture program with DuPage County Correctional Facility

August 9, 2021

The Video Process: The Courier’s Managing Editor, Nicole Littlefield, reached out to Michael Beary and worked out a time and date to come to the Correctional Facility. When Courier staff got on site,...

Tips for Navigating COD’s Main Campus

Tips for Navigating COD’s Main Campus

August 8, 2021

Now that the COD campus has reopened to the public after a year of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many new students are coming on campus for the first time. Here are some tips to help navigate...

Local Martial Arts Studio Owner Offers Ladies Self-Defense

Local Martial Arts Studio Owner Offers Ladies Self-Defense

June 7, 2021

Bartlett Martial Arts studio owner offering weekly ladies self-defense classes Monday and Wednesday nights at 7:15 to 8. Although Karen Sugino is currently a black belt in martial arts and instructs...

After a year of waiting, the Frida Kahlo: Timeless exhibition is on display

After a year of waiting, the Frida Kahlo: Timeless exhibition is on display

June 7, 2021

COD student Isabel Santana enjoyed learning about and experiencing the Frida Kahlo: Timeless exhibition. The exhibition has over 100 photos, multimedia replicas including Kahlo’s bed, clothes...

Courtesy of Cathy Miller

Badminton now a winter sport as social distant rules could apply

April 5, 2021

In March 2020, try-outs for the Bartlett High School (BHS) badminton team had already ended, and each member of the team was given her uniform. Junior and varsity badminton player, Isabel Cuellar,...

Courtesy of Hennepin County Sheriffs Office

First Week of Witness Testimonies in Derek Chauvin’s Trial Ends

April 5, 2021

The first week of witness testimonies in Derek Chauvin’s trial ended Friday afternoon. Chauvin is on trial with charges of the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, who was killed in police...

SLC Election Results

SLC Election Results

March 23, 2021

As the student elections came closer, SLC Adviser Stephanie Quirk had no idea how well information about the elections would travel. Since the COD campus remains closed to most students, the election commission...

Local college students feel pressure of remote learning

Local college students feel pressure of remote learning

March 9, 2021

Going into her second semester at Western Michigan University, Annie Walinder was excited to be at a four-year university. As an engineering major, most of Walinder's classes were geared toward her degree....

Biotech Club’s Outreach and Experiments

Biotech Club’s Outreach and Experiments

February 9, 2021

Jillian Cook became a club officer for the Biotech Club in Fall 2020 and began working with the faculty adviser Karen Persky. Although meeting the COD guidelines during the pandemic made it harder to run...

Lincoln Laureate Award Goes to COD Student

Lincoln Laureate Award Goes to COD Student

February 2, 2021

The Lincoln Laureate is awarded to students who have shown the qualities of President Abraham Lincoln: excellence, service and honor. As an active member of the COD community, Samiha Syed decided to apply...

Our technological need may be causing more damage than good

Our technological need may be causing more damage than good

January 18, 2021

Since the invention of the personal computer and the internet, technology has innovated rapidly. The clunky operating system that took up an entire room has been reduced to a handheld device. Much of our...

Top 10 Nontraditional Christmas Songs

December 7, 2020

Traditional Christmas songs like “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, or “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Frank Sinatra will always have a...

COD continues effort, virtually, to keep students engaged, involved

COD continues effort, virtually, to keep students engaged, involved

November 9, 2020

Student participation and involvement have dropped immensely since the start of the pandemic. Last year COD had over 100 clubs; now COD has around 40. Participation rates continue to decrease from the...

Married before their transition, a transgender couple faces many challenges

Married before their transition, a transgender couple faces many challenges

October 27, 2020

Serenity Gray spent most of her life trying to live a life for other people, but that changed at COD’s third annual Gayla hosted by Pride Alliance, Serenity revealed her true self and came out as a transgender...

Cascade Drive-in Fights Against Extinction

Cascade Drive-in Fights Against Extinction

October 12, 2020

Many baby boomers recall metal speakers sitting on the car window that filled the enclosed space with scratchy movie audio, or packing friends in the trunk like sardines to see how many of you could get...

Spoken-word Artist Encourages Activism 

Spoken-word Artist Encourages Activism 

September 28, 2020

Denice Frohman grew up going to diverse public schools with curriculum that didn’t reflect the history and achievements of people of color. Having a Puerto Rican mother and a Jewish father, Frohman...

We All Experience Suffering

We All Experience Suffering

September 21, 2020

The impact of current events and multitude of changes to our everyday lives is causing unprecedented stress levels for COD students, faculty and staff. To help, COD now offers three mindful meditation...

How COD is helping students respond to call for contact tracers

How COD is helping students respond to call for contact tracers

September 14, 2020

DuPage County with 15,997 (updated Sept. 13) confirmed COVID-19 cases raises demand for contact tracers (dupgehealth.org). COD now offers a 4-week online Contact Tracer Training Program. A contact tracer...

Football Season Postponement Causes New Challenges to Arise

Football Season Postponement Causes New Challenges to Arise

August 31, 2020

As the new semester begins, the COD campus remains closed to most students and faculty continues to teach remotely. The athletic director, Ryan Kaiser, made the decision to postpone all high-risk sports...

5 Online Study Tips

5 Online Study Tips

August 24, 2020

The transition to online learning has been difficult on students and teachers across the nation. Some of the team leads from COD’s New Student Orientation (NSO) shared their online study tips.   1....

COD Library Remains Online

COD Library Remains Online

August 24, 2020

COD librarian, Christine Kickels, has been working at the library for over 10 years and never thought she’d be working for a virtual library. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world, for...

COVID-19 Spikes Football, Other High-Risk Sports

COVID-19 Spikes Football, Other High-Risk Sports

July 31, 2020

In an effort to keep student-athletes safe, College of DuPage announced that there will be no contact sports in the fall 2020 season. Which leaves three sports remaining: cross country, golf and women’s...

Arist Jade Nava paints Frida with two hearts to show how fearlessly she dared to love. The Alcatraz lilies are stained red with blood symbolizing the pain Diego brought her (photo by Sophia Rodriguez)

COVID-19 outbreak continues to raise eyebrows with postponement of Frida Kahlo exhibit at COD

May 20, 2020

Diana Martinez was all set to host the biggest art show of her career. She'd overseen the gallery expansion. She'd navigated the hassles of getting all the necessary approvals. She'd raised all the money....

The Importance of Research: John Popik Talks About Deciding on a Transfer School

March 19, 2020

COD Counselor John Popik likes to have students visualize a funnel when researching transfer schools. Popik explains when students start to research, the information is broad, using factors like location,...

Fantasy Island is no dream come true

Fantasy Island is no dream come true

March 11, 2020

“Fantasy Island”, the 1978 TV show created by Gene Levitt, has come to the big screen. The television show followed Mr. Roarke as he somehow made the guests’ fantasies come true. Blumhouse Productions’...

Diversifying the Russell R. Kirt Prairie

Diversifying the Russell R. Kirt Prairie

March 4, 2020

Every spring and fall semester Remic Ensweiler, the prairie manager at COD, and some students with the love for the outdoors come help maintain the prairie on campus. The Russell R. Kirt Prairie is located...

For Survivors, Made by Survivors

For Survivors, Made by Survivors

February 26, 2020

When Angela Rose was 17 she was kidnapped while she was walking to her car in the parking lot of Woodfield mall. Rose created PAVE as a student organization in 2001 at UW-Madison and the organization continued...

Get Active. Get Social.

Get Active. Get Social.

February 19, 2020

You may have seen the several different posters on the walls around campus or a notification on Chaplife about the various different intramural events that occur regularly on campus. Matt Cousins, the...

Photos provided by Amelia Barrett

A Great Play but an Even Better Experience

February 12, 2020

“The Cake” by Bekah Brunsetter, the writer of NBC’s show “This Is Us,” is being presented by the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble until Mar. 1. The comedic yet tear-jerking play is a great story showing...

What is the SLC?

What is the SLC?

February 5, 2020

The Student Leadership Council’s (SLC) elections for student body president, vice president, and trustee are coming up. All of the information is available in the SLC packets distributed by the Student...

Illustration by Jessica Tapia

Changing Starbucks’ Water Policy

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 13 the Starbucks on COD’s campus issued a new policy that customers now have to pay for water. The new policy was set in place by the Sodexo, the company that manages the Starbucks, to reduce...

A Winter Wonderland in Glen Ellyn

A Winter Wonderland in Glen Ellyn

December 17, 2019

The trees down Main Street in Glen Ellyn are dressed in string lights lighting up the town's center. Residents of Glen Ellyn and towns nearby are laughing, chattering and holding warm cups of hot chocolate...

Photograph by Aimee Leal

Learning by Doing: The Cyber Fire Competition is for Learning about Cybersecurity

December 17, 2019

Students from colleges and high schools nearby gathered into the room, most of them with heavy bags on their backs. They sat down at the circle tables and began to pull their computers, chargers and computer mice...

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