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 Sadie Romero

Immerse yourself into Van Gogh’s captivating work

May 24, 2021

      Now is your chance to experience the month-long sell out of Vincent Van Gogh’s immersive exhibit in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Just a street across...

Mundelein swim school adapts lessons for kids with autism

Mundelein swim school adapts lessons for kids with autism

May 10, 2021

She felt her heart sinking as she froze in pure panic at the sight of her 5-year-old son, John, struggling to stay above water. Since her son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Libertyville...

Opinion: Atlanta shooting brings rise to overdue condemnation against AAPI violence

Opinion: Atlanta shooting brings rise to overdue condemnation against AAPI violence

April 6, 2021

For over a year now, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has faced documented cases of hate crimes including verbal, mental and physical abuse. This is largely attributed to “Asian...

Balloon buddies were recently distributed to residents at Brookdale in Des Plaines. Courtesy of Michelle Tibble

Adopt-a-Grandparent program brings balloon buddies to nursing homes

March 8, 2021

Judy Metrovich was on the phone crying, staring out the window from a 6-by-10-foot space when she learned she couldn't see her family after they drove eight hours from Chicago to Pittsburgh just for her. Metrovich,...

Tightening up House Bill 3653: police reform in Illinois

Tightening up House Bill 3653: police reform in Illinois

February 9, 2021

The Illinois General Assembly was under the gun. Working until almost 3 a.m. to ensure full completion by its dissolve at noon later that day, Jan. 13th,  they created a bill that would set a new precedent...

How Chicago’s biggest zoo is staying afloat during the pandemic and keeping the holidays alive in the city

How Chicago’s biggest zoo is staying afloat during the pandemic and keeping the holidays alive in the city

December 14, 2020

Chicago is home to one of the oldest zoos in North America. It’s one of three major U.S. zoos to still offer free admissions while housing over 1,000 animals year-round. Lincoln Park Zoo also hosts their...

Save small businesses, help your community

Save small businesses, help your community

November 24, 2020

For the past eight months, instability and fear have been at the forefront of small, local businesses. These are the same small businesses who, previous to the pandemic, worked strenuously to serve our...

Can Pfizer save the country from this pandemic?

Can Pfizer save the country from this pandemic?

November 16, 2020

The multinational pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, and the German biotechnology company, BioNTech, have come up with a provisional vaccine for COVID-19, announcing last week that it exceeded 90% effectiveness...

WATCH: 2020 Election: DuPage County voters on why they support Biden or Trump

November 3, 2020

DuPage County voters explain why the re-election of Donald Trump or his replacement by Joe Biden is important to them.

Evaluate the candidate: Affordable Care Act

Evaluate the candidate: Affordable Care Act

November 1, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are now at the culmination of the 2020 presidential election—what seems to many, as one of the most profound elections in our modern-day history,...

Evaluate the candidate: Immigration policies

Evaluate the candidate: Immigration policies

October 27, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are approaching the culmination of the 2020 presidential election—what seems to many, as one of the most profound elections in our modern-day...

Evaluate the candidate: economic proposals

Evaluate the candidate: economic proposals

October 20, 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are approaching the culmination of the 2020 presidential election—what seems to many, as one of the most profound elections in our modern-day...

Closing socioeconomic achievement gaps:

Closing socioeconomic achievement gaps: “What Does Equity Truly Mean at College of DuPage?”

October 12, 2020

In order to continue extending community outreach within minority communities, the College of DuPage Equity Resources Center Team is currently submitting a potential future proposal to the school board...

Youth and minority groups influence 2020 presidential election more than they may think

Youth and minority groups influence 2020 presidential election more than they may think

October 6, 2020

This upcoming generation of voters, Gen Z,—many of whom will be first-time voters in this 2020 general election—have been particularly active in the past months leading up to this November. Following...

Vacant seat in the Supreme Court with just 6 weeks until Election Day

Vacant seat in the Supreme Court with just 6 weeks until Election Day

September 21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg—feminist icon, social activist, preserver of justice—died from a longterm battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87 in her D.C. home on Friday, Sept. 18. Representing...

As a nation, we must not lose understanding of 9/11

As a nation, we must not lose understanding of 9/11

September 11, 2020

  “Planes hitting a building.”  Theodore Darden, professor of Justice Studies at College of DuPage, remembers those four words repeating in his head over and over again throughout his 2...

Kenosha, WI seeks justice for Jacob Blake

Kenosha, WI seeks justice for Jacob Blake

August 31, 2020

A peaceful rally in Kenosha, WI was held this past Saturday, Aug. 29, seeking justice for Jacob Blake. Thousands gathered in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse, with dozens of Pan-African flags--otherwise...

Fall 2020 numbers follow nationwide drop in college enrollment

Fall 2020 numbers follow nationwide drop in college enrollment

August 24, 2020

Early last week, the provost of COD, Mark Curtis-Chávez, addressed shocking numbers, reflecting a drastic drop in enrollment at College of DuPage for the current academic year. The official enrollment...

A Critical Conversation: Systemic Injustice in America

A Critical Conversation: Systemic Injustice in America

June 21, 2020

College of DuPage students from all backgrounds have united together for a larger purpose in sending forth the message that enough is enough. Many student organizations have contributed in the pursuit...

Silent march for Black Lives Matter on the COD Campus

Silent march for Black Lives Matter on the COD Campus

June 8, 2020

• Editors's note: This article was updated on June 9 to reflect Tauya Frost as the coordinator of the silent march. As masses of people continue to gather throughout the world in the name of Black...

We Have Issues: Immigration Forum

We Have Issues: Immigration Forum

March 18, 2020

“People don't want to be torn apart, people don't want to die. People are dying in ICE custody,” says COD Alumna and Immigration Attorney, Rocio S Becerril, “The new administration is putting in...

The Coronavirus' Campus-wide Impact

The Coronavirus’ Campus-wide Impact

March 12, 2020

As of March 12th, College of DuPage is taking precautionary measures to limit as much face-to-face contact as possible. The school released a statement on the COD website, informing all staff, faculty,...

Understanding 21st Century Equality

Understanding 21st Century Equality

March 11, 2020

Women are just now beginning to recognize long-overdue steps toward equality in the workplace, in social settings, in education, and in households—but even that falls short. Women in the United States...

Brandon Beckwith

Food for thought: Why you should attend the Illinois Higher Education Food Insecurity Summit

February 26, 2020

An issue that may have a negative impact on nearly half of all college students, including those at the College of DuPage, will get a statewide spotlight on campus this March. College of DuPage will host...

Reliable research: how reliable actually is it?

Reliable research: how reliable actually is it?

February 21, 2020

Northwestern’s most recent research suggests that red and non-red meat consumption, even as minimal as twice a week, is harmful to human health. Yet, biology and research experts at the College of DuPage...

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