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College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by Sarah Kueking
Photo of Sarah Kueking taken by Adam Sana.

Adieu to the Best Newspaper Staff I’ve Ever Been a Part Of

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor May 15, 2023

I never thought I would work for a newspaper again after my freshman year of high school. Back then, I was put off as soon as the adviser told me that yearning was too sexual of a word to use in my article.  Besides,...

Graphic by Bee Bishop.

The End of the Semester is Not the End of You

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor May 15, 2023

Almost every college student can relate to cramming for an exam late at night. However, imagine cramming all night long only to fall asleep – and stay snoozing through all your final exams. According...

Team First Light: (left to right) Joshua Zamora, Mark Zhdan, Jimmy Vu, and Hubert Mazur, with Aditya Asher being held. Picture taken by Cesar Hernandez.

COD eSports Crescendos to Victory in National Tournament

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor May 8, 2023

The College of DuPage esports team is taking off after winning first place at last week’s Grand Finals national tournament.  Just like other sports teams at the college, the eSports team battled...

Photo of Jane Marczewski provided by Mitch Marczewski.

Jane Marczewski’s Legacy in the Nightbirde Foundation

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor May 1, 2023

Jane Marczewski may have died of cancer, but she fought it with all she had, and cancer couldn’t beat the memory of her fight. So the fight lives on.  Marczewski, stage name Nightbirde, shot to stardom...

Official cover art of Norton Critical Edition of Ethan Frome.

The Intricacies of “Ethan Frome”

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor April 24, 2023

Most of the books students are forced to read for school are resented or forgotten, replaced in our minds by the next meme that pops up on our phones. However, after discussing the novel “Ethan Frome”...

Official album cover of Its OK.

“America’s Got Talent” Singer Nightbirde Lives On in Posthumous Album

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor April 17, 2023

Scrolling through my Google feed earlier this year, I stumbled across an article announcing the posthumous release of Nightbirde’s debut album, “It’s OK.” I had been a fan of hers ever since I...

Graphic by Misbah Kaludi.

Calling Uber to Action

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This article has been edited to remove a name from one of the interviewees. The individual will now be treated as an anonymous source named John Smith. This change has been made at the request...

Official logo for The Tip Off.

“The Tip Off” Dives into the Depths of Investigative Journalists’ Fact-Finding Tactics

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor March 13, 2023

Detectives are known for their characteristic ability to use clues to solve their cases. In a similar manner, journalists piece together various bits of information to form a story. And just like detectives...

Official cover art for healing hurts.

You Wish You Would’ve Known: An Album About Mental Health

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor March 6, 2023

Young artists making music about mental health is becoming more and more common. Emerging artist BLÜ EYES is no exception. In her newest album, “healing hurts,” released Nov. 11, she sings about mental...

Official cover art for TRUSTFALL.

TRUSTFALL-ing for P!NK’s Newest Album

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor February 27, 2023

The pop singer P!NK stands alongside a young woman as they stand at the edge of a cliff, looking out at the ocean. The woman had just left a house party where she had been too afraid to talk to a man who...

Official cover art for Death Note.

Your Death Written as a Guarantee

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor February 20, 2023

A gifted high school student named Light Yagami sits in his room, scribbling names into a black notebook. In his universe, these names are not fictional, nor are they randomly chosen. They belong to criminals...

Graphic by Misbah Kaludi.

Cupid Shot You With Some Student Discounts

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor February 12, 2023

He wants to tell her he likes her, but in English class they always say, “Show, don’t tell.” She’s an English major, so she definitely would know that. So, maybe he’ll take her out to dinner....

Photo of Phantom the betta by Sarah Kueking

Should You Go Fin-to-Fin in the Summer 2023 Betta Olympics?

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor February 6, 2023

When I was fourteen, every day after coming home from school, I would visit the wrought-iron baker’s rack next to the doorway. There, all eight of my bettas awaited me in their eight separate one-gallon...

Graphic by Misbah Kaludi

Don’t Cross the Picket Line

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor January 29, 2023

Imagine yourself, as a college student, driving to school on your first day of the second week of classes. You arrive on campus and see faculty, bundled up in their winter coats, scarves and gloves, swarming...

Graphic by Misbah Kaludi

The Best of the Best: Top 22 Songs of 2022

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor January 22, 2023

Every year brings different challenges, but with them comes new music to help us get through tough times. 2022 was full of an entirely new genre for me as I listened to more country music than ever before...

Cut Loose in Crisis Core Remaster

Cut Loose in Crisis Core Remaster

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor December 12, 2022

Normally, a single gunshot would send most people screaming and running for their lives. Yet, with bullets flying around him in every imaginable direction, one man with spiky black hair and an oversized...

Pokémon Scarlet Opens the World to Never-Before-Seen Possibilities

Pokémon Scarlet Opens the World to Never-Before-Seen Possibilities

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor December 5, 2022

My mother and I answered the door to see Clavell, the director of Naranja Academy. He had come bearing Sprigatito, the Grass Cat; Quaxly, the Water-type Duckling; and Fuecoco, the Fire Croc. Only in the...

Photo by Sarah Kueking

On a Mission to Always Be on a Mission

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor November 14, 2022

Right after Chris Miller got out of the Marine Corps and began attending Scottsdale Community College, he was featured in the college’s newspaper. As the days led up to him standing onstage at the Veterans...

Photo by Muhammad Asoev

The Reunion of the Living with the Dead (English)

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Hopefully, the sun will shine on the sugar skulls and the photographs, together around the papel picado (decorative tissue paper with cut-out shapes) of all colors on the altars. Unfortunately, sometimes,...

Photo by Muhammad Asoev

El Reencuentro de los Vivos con los Muertos (Español)

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor November 7, 2022

Con suerte, el sol brillará sobre las calaveras de azúcar y las fotografías, juntas alrededor del papel picado de todos los colores en las ofrendas. Desafortunadamente, a veces, ha llovido. Dependiendo...

graphic by Misbah Kaludi

Traditional Candy: Treats or Tricks?

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor October 31, 2022

Walking towards the checkout lane of Walgreens in the beginning of September, I spotted a display of bulk packages of Pokemon cards. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the Pokemon cards were for...

Thomas Rhetts Bring the Nap to Me Tour

Thomas Rhett’s Bring the Nap to Me Tour

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor October 24, 2022

When my friend said she wanted to see Thomas Rhett’s concert Oct. 13 for his Bring the Bar to You tour, I automatically raised an eyebrow. I had never heard of Rhett. However, she really wanted to go,...

Why We Should Care Less

Why We Should Care Less

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor October 17, 2022

A nurse staggers through the double doors of the hospital he works at. He glances at the clock– 7:04 a.m. 4 minutes late already, yet he couldn’t have arrived any earlier. He has been up until after...

Urban in the Burbs

Urban in the ‘Burbs

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor October 3, 2022

When someone hears country music, they most likely think of the household name, Keith Urban. With his decades of musical experience, Urban was a former judge on American Idol and is currently a judge on...

Dangerous-ly Ascending to Stardom

Dangerous-ly Ascending to Stardom

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor September 26, 2022

In June, I was listening to a country music station on the radio, something I never choose to do. That fateful day was the first time I heard Ernest and Morgan Wallen sing "Flower Shops" together. I vividly...

Photo taken and provided by Stacey Weber

Luke Bryan Plays it Again

Sarah Kueking, Managing Editor September 19, 2022

Luke Bryan’s songs have been blasting on country music radio stations for as long as I can remember. I used to speed-skate to his songs at the roller skating rink near my house all the time. So when...

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