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The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

Used by those who come from all walks of life, one 4 milligram bottle of Narcan spray can mean the difference between surviving an opioid overdose and death.

Narcan Overdose Medication Approved for Over-The-Counter Purchases

Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses, no longer requires a prescription now. This increase to its accessibility brings a positive change in the fight against addiction.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
September 11, 2023
Visitors were allowed to pet most of the animals, including this donkey.

Photo Gallery: DuPage County Fair

DuPage County Fair celebrated their 69th year running this past weekend.
Elizabeth Barbosa, Photographer
July 31, 2023
From spinning tracks to defending his country, Andrii Dovhaichuk has been fighting for Ukraine since the very beginning.

Ambushed and Injured: From DJ to Combatant in the Ukraine Conflict

After surviving a life-threatening injury, one Ukrainian soldier finds his way to the Chicagoland area to receive the care he couldn’t find back home.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
May 8, 2023
An image that illustrates the College of DuPage board of trustees meeting.

“This Won’t Be Forgotten”: Leadership Vote Divides Board of Trustees

A contentious COD board of trustees meeting saw sharp exchanges as members clashed over the election of new leadership, exposing deep divisions within the board.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
May 1, 2023
A Red Roof Inn repurposed into an Interim Housing Center by DuPagePads, located in Downers Grove, Ill.

DuPage County Homelessness and Its Link To COD

Most recent estimates place over 50,000 people below the poverty line in DuPage County, while issues like high housing costs and overcrowding affect more than 100,000.
Nick Karmia, Staff Writer
April 10, 2023
Breaking News: Fenne and Manno Win COD Board of Trustees Election

Breaking News: Fenne and Manno Win COD Board of Trustees Election

District 502 voters reelect Christine Fenne and vote in a new member to the Board of Trustees.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
April 5, 2023
A photo of an AR-15 laying on the window of a booth at a gun range.

DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick Defies New Assault Weapon Ban, Sparks Outrage

Illinois Sheriffs face criticism after refusing to enforce new assault weapons ban, with Criminal Justice Professor Theodore Darden calling the response "problematic" and a dangerous precedent.
Devin Oommen, Staff Writer
January 30, 2023
Attorneys Mia McPherson and Brett Cummins lending their expertise at the clinic. Photo provided by the Public Interest Law Initiative.

DuPage Citizens Get a Second Chance at the Expungement Clinic

Community members with criminal records got a chance at a fresh start at the expungement clinic, and this can benefit all of DuPage County.
Mariyam Syed, Staff Writer
September 12, 2022
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