College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Content by The Editorial Board
Failing Vision

Failing Vision

May 9, 2017

No matter where you go to school, whether it’s a four-year university or your local public high school, there will always be teachers who have a glass-shattering disconnect with their students. At the...

Free tuition is terrible

Free tuition is terrible

April 26, 2017

Students can only stand to laugh with self-deprecation as the prospect of paying off their mountainous amounts of debt stares them dead in the eyes. Based on statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, from...

A Battle of Smoke and Mirrors

A Battle of Smoke and Mirrors

April 19, 2017

The legalization of marijuana in Illinois is not a question of if, but when. This has been touted by legislators across the country, most recently within Illinois’ own General Assembly. Bills are being...

Death to the Fight for $15

Death to the “Fight for $15”

April 12, 2017

The minimum wage is one of the most contested economic policies of our current political atmosphere. Whether we should raise it or keep it at the current rate is a matter of partisanship. Republicans believe...

Welcome to the end of privacy

March 14, 2017

You are no longer in control of your life. Every single aspect of your existence can be tapped into, hacked and cataloged by the eyes of Big Brother as you are labeled with an ID number specifying you...

VOTE: Your opinion does matter

March 8, 2017

Most of the students attending the College of DuPage want absolutely nothing to do with the institution in any other manner than the classroom setting. That’s a fact of life all clubs and organizations...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Award Shows praise sell-outs

STAFF EDITORIAL: Award Shows praise sell-outs

February 22, 2017

Award shows are the most pretentious, circle-jerking aspect of the art community in the United States. From the Golden Globes to the Grammys, we’re barraged with the meaningless stroking of millionaires’...

“Terrorism”

“Terrorism”

December 7, 2016

Ever since this newspaper staff can remember, we have been in a constant state of war against terrorism. Whether it was Iraq or Afghanistan, or a pledge to exterminate Al Qaeda and ISIS, we have seen images...

Thank you, Joe

Thank you, Joe

November 30, 2016

Over the past two years, Joseph Collins has been enveloped in the reformation period of the College of DuPage after former COD President Robert Breuder’s departure. As interim president, he did everything...

The aftermath of Kathy Hamiltons resignation

The aftermath of Kathy Hamilton’s resignation

March 9, 2016

Over the past few months, following the resignation of former College of DuPage board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, we have learned one thing for certain: flawed leadership is better than no leadership at...

Whitewashing minority success

Whitewashing minority success

March 2, 2016

According to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, President Barack Obama is not black because he didn’t grow up poor. Carson claimed that Obama was “raised white” and therefore cannot relate...

Black Lives Matter: always have, always will

Black Lives Matter: always have, always will

February 24, 2016

Racial injustice is an epidemic. Especially for African Americans, and especially within the police force. Racism is more than mistreatment. It can be deadly, which is why activists created one simple...

Not a moment too soon

Not a moment too soon

February 17, 2016

No one expected a new member of the College of DuPage board of trustees would be appointed on time. Amid the chaos of missed meetings, ignored agendas and a clear division of sides between veteran members...

The Courier feels the Bern

The Courier feels the Bern

February 10, 2016

As a college campus, there is no better place to gauge the opinions of the millennial generation than the College of DuPage. That’s why when it comes to the upcoming presidential election, it’s not...

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t show up to work

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t show up to work

January 27, 2016

It’s the adult version of the silent treatment: College of DuPage Board of Trustees Members Erin Birt, Dianne McGuire and Joseph Wozniak have spent the majority of this past month boycotting scheduled...

Refusing refuge

Refusing refuge

December 9, 2015

There are a numerous sides to every argument. There are many different takes on one subject, especially when that subject is politically based. We may believe one idea simply because of the political party...

The root of the police brutality epidemic

The root of the police brutality epidemic

December 2, 2015

Maybe we’ve just started noticing it, or maybe it’s a growing issue, but police brutality is seemingly at its peak in America. Not since the Democratic Convention of 1968 have we seen so much footage...

Police brutality or doing their job?

Police brutality or doing their job?

November 18, 2015

The Internet is chock full of videos of police brutality. It’s sad, but it’s the truth. The minute an officer gets hostile, there’s bound to be someone recording the whole thing on a cell phone,...

Ignorance is bliss

November 11, 2015

You would have to be living under a rock to not know about the controversy surrounding College of DuPage. That being said, it seems as though the majority of COD students are, in fact, living under a rock. Recently,...

Giving Credit to Collins

Giving Credit to Collins

November 4, 2015

It’s safe to say that the College of DuPage community is worried about its future. After the chaos of this past year, there’s obvious reason to be skeptical of anyone put into a position of power at...

Breuders backlash

Breuder’s backlash

October 28, 2015

Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder is like a bad cold; just when you think he’s gone, he makes his comeback. After being bought out, taking an administrative leave, and getting fired just...

COD misses the mark on HLC accreditation report

COD misses the mark on HLC accreditation report

October 21, 2015

In a recent report released by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), College of DuPage has been accredited with not meeting two of their 21 Core Components and being subpar on four others. The college...

The fight against gay rights has already been lost

The fight against gay rights has already been lost

October 14, 2015

At some point in our lives, we figure out how to deal with our differences. We go from fighting over the same toy on the playground to negotiating with our friends on where to go out to dinner. That’s...

America is greater than the sum of its shootings

America is greater than the sum of its shootings

October 7, 2015

Since the beginning of 2015, a mere ten months ago, there have been 297 mass shootings in the U.S, and 45 of those were school shootings. The most recent, which occurred last Thursday at Umpqua Community...

Pseudo student representation

Pseudo student representation

September 30, 2015

The College of Dupage is just that: a college. It exists, at its bare minimum, as a place for students. As simple as this concept is, it seems as if the administration is losing touch with the fact that...

Bored of the boards closed sessions

Bored of the board’s closed sessions

September 23, 2015

Let it be known, the College of Dupage Board of Trustees is trying their best. After the issues the college faced last year, they’re doing an excellent job of addressing problems and coming to solutions....

The grass is greener on our campus

September 16, 2015

With the start of the new school year came a new reason for College of DuPage community members to worry. COD faculty and students weren’t shocked, but were still disappointed in the decrease of student...

Waiting on Waterleaf

September 11, 2015

At one point in time, the Waterleaf restaurant on the campus of College of DuPage was a beacon: culinary students would get hands on experience working in the kitchen of a five star restaurant, community...

Parking Priority

September 2, 2015

Over this past summer, the removal of premium parking was announced and students at College of DuPage finally had hope come the first week of school this fall. It was thought that the elimination of reserved...

President Robert Breuder

Breuder’s goodbye begins new chapter

May 6, 2015

It’s been a long ride, but President Robert Breuder has finally left the building. This new drama unfolded on the evening of April 28, when it was announced that starting the following day, Breuder would...

Connecting the college to world causes

Connecting the college to world causes

April 29, 2015

College of DuPage is a community college, and like any community college where no one lives on campus, it’s easy for students to feel isolated and detached. Commuting to school, attending class, and...

New vending machines serve frustration

New vending machines serve frustration

April 22, 2015

America may only be ranked second in the world in obesity, but our false pride in unhealthy dietary habits is surely the greatest in the world. We take our junk food very seriously, which is why so many...

Lower the limit

Lower the limit

April 19, 2015

The national government considers 18-year-olds to be adults. They can vote. They can enlist in the military. They can buy cigarettes. They can buy a house. They can be tried in court like any other adult,...

From left to right: Deanne Mazzochi, Frank Napolitano, and Charles Bernstein

What the ‘Clean Slate’ needs to keep in mind

April 15, 2015

The Board of Trustees elections have come to a close and a new era, with new controversies, is soon to begin at College of DuPage. Notoriously outspoken and President Robert Breuder-intolerant Trustee...

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