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From Syria to Glen Ellyn: One student’s journey

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Osama Ai Hamwi and his siblings moved to America from Syria when the Syrian civil war escalated.

Osama Ai Hamwi’s story isn’t your typical student’s story. Most grew up in a surrounding town of the college with a normal American family life and schooling. On Sept. 26, 1991, Osama was born in Damascus, Syria where he grew up with his three sisters and brother. He played soccer as a child and went […]

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Philosophy professor brings in CCIP student to celebrate Thanksgiving

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Tshediso admired the buildings in Chicago, as he is passionate about engineering.

COD’s Community College Initiative Program, sponsored by the US Department of State, gives international students the opportunity to study at the college and further develop their education, leadership, and professional skills while becoming familiar with the English lan- guage. For one year these students take a full set of courses. The 12 CCIP students at […]

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Dancing Machines

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Waldrop performs another one of his many dance moves.

      Andrew Waldrop Nickname:  Awall Hometown: Aurora First Year major in Zoology Signature style: Popping and Locking Youtube Channel:  GoAwall Became affiliated with El Jay senior year of High School. Starting a crew, Rebel Lights,  with dance partner, Jose Macias. Can be seen practicing moves every Wednesday with Macias. Inspired by “Pumped up […]

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Fall semester recapped, look to the future

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As the year comes to an end, it’s often a good time to look back and reflect on what has happened, and see where that will steer the future. The year began with the initiation of a campus-wide tobacco ban that sparked much controversy. However, through coordination of the college and the willingness of the […]

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Buildings magazine awards ‘ABBY’ to BIC, SSC renovations

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The BIC won one of the three grand prize ABBY (America’s Best Buildings of the Year) Awards and was featured on the October 2012 cover of Buildings magazine for innovative renovations and modernization. Buildings magazine goes out to over 73,000 facilities across the nation and its’ readers look for the latest ideas on building efficiency […]

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Get to know WDCB radio host Bruce Oscar

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Bruce Oscar

For WDCB Jazz Radio Host Bruce Oscar, life has been pretty musically in tune. Since age four, Oscar has had an itch to play music. “I am very blessed,” Oscar said. “Music has been my whole life.” Oscar said that he’s always been around music growing up because his parents would have music playing around […]

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Lady Chaps fall short against Moraine Valley

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Center Melissa Niggins knocks down a mid-range jumper over a Cyclone defender.

The Lady Chaparrals played a hard fought game against the Moraine Valley Cyclones Tuesday night, but fell just short, losing 57-55. The 7 ranked Chaps were coming off of a 61-52 victory and had won four of their last five games. The team was clearly looking to keep the early season momentum going. The game […]

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Hit and Run

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Thursday, Nov. 15 A student was leaving campus when he noticed damage to his vehicle Thursday at 1:10 pm. The student said that he went to his car in parking lot Fawell C and saw damage to his rear bumper driver’s side and several scratches. The only evidence left that police noticed was red paint […]

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