College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Yusra Jaleel

Yusra Jaleel, Staff Writer

Content by Yusra Jaleel
Graphic by Zainab Imam

Three Ways To Spend Your Summer Break

May 16, 2022

There’s 104 days of summer vacation (it’s actually more like 94), and Phineas and Ferb said it best when they told us the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it. If you...

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A Reflection Of My Ramadan As A Gen Z College Student

May 2, 2022

Ramadan is a ritual month of self-sacrifice, reflection, spiritual connection and personal growth observed by 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide every year. As the month comes to an end this weekend, it feels...

Jennifer’s Story: A Tale of Triumph Over Tribulation

Jennifer’s Story: A Tale of Triumph Over Tribulation

April 25, 2022

This article contains themes about suicide and drug-use.  When Jennifer Grasser was 13 years old, she experienced her first hospitalization from attempted suicide. She described her struggle with mental...

Why Im Not Eating or Drinking This Month (Yes, Even Water)

Why I’m Not Eating or Drinking This Month (Yes, Even Water)

April 11, 2022

How many of us have grown up hearing breakfast is the most important meal of the day? A holler from your mother to grab a granola bar as you make your way out the door and off to school. Michelle Obama...

Caps Off to the Class of 2022!

Caps Off to the Class of 2022!

March 21, 2022

With this year’s commencement ceremony fast approaching, it’s important for graduating College of DuPage students to verify they are on track with the deadlines and forms required for their degree...

By First-Generation Students For First-Generation Students

By First-Generation Students For First-Generation Students

March 14, 2022

A pivotal experience of college is getting a glimpse of the diversity that comprises the real world. Although many College of DuPage students hail from DuPage County, a considerable percentage of its students...

COD Student Leadership Elections Offer Chance to Improve Student Experience

COD Student Leadership Elections Offer Chance to Improve Student Experience

March 7, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional candidates and clarify the student trustee's voting authority on the Board of Trustees.  As March rolls in within the new academic year,...

Opinion: Lorelai Gilmore is Not the Mom You Thought She Was

Opinion: Lorelai Gilmore is Not the Mom You Thought She Was

February 28, 2022

The analysis below contains spoilers. Many girls grew up idolizing the unique, best friend relationship between Lorelai and Rory Gilmore as mother and daughter in the show “Gilmore Girls.” A mom...

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A Campus Hidden Gem: Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

February 21, 2022

Receiving free money sounds like a dream for any broke college student - even free money that you’ve technically already earned. Filing a tax return, regardless of dependent or taxpayer status, can potentially...

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Why Chaplife is the App we Need, and Need to Improve

February 7, 2022

Getting involved with campus extracurriculars is a convenient way to make the most out of the differences by meeting like-minded people while simultaneously doing activities students enjoy. Here at College...

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