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The Courier

College of DuPage's Student Newspaper

The Courier

A Girlie Girl’s Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy: “Iron Widow” Review

A Girlie Girl’s Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy: “Iron Widow” Review

Xiran Jay Zhao sets out to create a technological and fantastical world to explore feminine rage unapologetically. The result was a fast-paced thrill ride that made for an entertaining read.
Bee Bishop, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2024
Graphic by Sara Spampinato

A Million Faces: Identity Within The Aesthetic Movement

A look into how the internet has turned visual language and subcultures into a fleeting trend.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

Killer Klassix: The True Blue 2016 Singles

In the case of The True Blue, the search for identity is somewhere between prose-driven lyrics and small, thematic melodies that parallel experiences in life.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 26, 2024
The New Look: But What Are We Actually Looking At?

“The New Look”: But What Are We Actually Looking At?

An examination into the disappointing release of the Fashion House Battle of 20th Century France.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024
Boy and the Heron movie poster.

A Critical Look at “The Boy and the Heron”

As a longtime fan of Miyazaki’s work, I had hoped for another masterpiece on par with “Spirited Away” or “Princess Mononoke.” Instead, I found myself longing for the emotional depth and narrative coherence that characterized his earlier films.
Marley Hamil, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024
Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Killer Klassix: Too Close To Touch: “Too Close to Touch EP”

Keaton’s vulnerable lyrics paired with Moore’s pop-influenced basslines and layered with Marble and Kidd’s intricately emotive guitar melodies makes for a brilliant debut effort that is equally romantic and ambitious.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 19, 2024
Masters Of The Air: A Nosedive Into Predictability

“Masters Of The Air”: A Nosedive Into Predictability

AppleTV+’s new World War II limited series is style without substance.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance - “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance – “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean EP”

Though there is a large lack of belief in a higher power or faith, the EP makes a very successful effort to highlight the inner turmoil of the human psyche.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024
Past Lives: What Is, Not What Once Was

“Past Lives”: What Is, Not What Once Was

A review of Celine Song’s brilliant directorial debut.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024
Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- Demos EP

Killer Klassix: Dance Gavin Dance- “Demos” EP

It’s something interesting to follow a band from their initial demos to being one of the biggest bands in the scene and only generating a bigger and bigger fan base.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
February 5, 2024
Killer Klassix: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

Killer Klassix: Hands Like Houses -; “Snow Sessions” (Re-Imagining of Ground Dweller)

In the case of “Snow Sessions,” Hands Like Houses is made up for every artist who ever took advantage of the onlooker, breathing life and meaning into every note, chord, frame and melody composed for the four-track experience that is this EP.
Antonio Llanos, Staff Writer
January 30, 2024
Saltburn: A Very British Film

“Saltburn”: A Very British Film

Many people have held a contentious view of the movie, citing it as predictable. However, the movie reveals some of the main differences between British and American culture.
Kate Stuck, Staff Writer
January 29, 2024
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