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2nd Annual Pumpkin Contest

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  The registration office held their second annual pumpkin decorating contest this week. Eleven registration staff members entered the contest and some creations included a penguin pumpkin, a Chaparral pumpkin,  and many more. Last year the Registration staff voted amongst themselves but this year they decided to let any students, faculty, visitors, or administration vote as […]

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Psychedelic Mindview Class offered at COD

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Behavior Modification teacher at the college for four years now, Bruce Sewick is launching his Psychedelic Mindview class this year. This area of study deals with the use of psychedelic substances to treat people that are going through extreme trauma, death, and PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). Sewick went for his undergrad at […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Director of Clinical Education Barbara Coe

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The college’s Director of Clinical Education, Barbara Coe has proven to be a notable instructor and mentor for not only her students, but also for her patients. Along with being a part of the college community, Coe has been working at Loyola Medical Hospital since 1992 in the respiratory care department. She has attended a […]

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AEP Halloween Party – Costume contests and food draw students to Halloween festivities in SSC Lounge

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AEP Halloween Party - Costume contests and food draw students to Halloween festivities in SSC Lounge

Colorful hand waxing, hot pizza, buttery popcorn, fortune telling, loud music, countless fun, quirky costumes, pool playing, and plenty of socializing – Alter Ego Productions’ daytime Halloween party this past Wednesday was a hit. AEP’s spacious lounge and its chill atmosphere let so many people just have a good time while conversing and meeting new […]

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Fiscal responsibility key

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Compass Hill recreation area, complete with fountain, on the campus' South side.

Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results,” but here it goes again; the college needs to spend funds more wisely. The ‘glass trees’ by the water feature on Compass Hill were built to “provide an external space for students to gather while overlooking the […]

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Photography 1101 students hold a photo shoot in the SSC for class project

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The photography department held their “Paint It Black” workshop in the SSC. This included a black backdrop with models dressed in black posing for the cameras. This is an assignment the students in Photo 1101 do every semester. Terry Vitacco, photography professor, said the assignment is about “wanting to get the most details out of […]

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Artist Lisa Boumstein-Smalley to give presentation about combining art with commerce

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Lisa Boumstein-Smalley will present “Visual Storytelling” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the McAninch Arts Center, Room 164. Lisa has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she pursued Fiber and Material Studies. She said Visual Storytelling can include a story that is linear or nonlinear […]

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Men’s soccer team loses in second round of playoffs

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The Chaps’ season met a disappointing end Saturday, as they were beaten by Morton 2-1 in the second round of the Region IV playoffs. Playing Morton on the road was familiar territory for the Chaps having already lost to the Panthers 3-0 back at the beginning of the season. The team was obviously hoping for […]

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Lady Chaps fall in region championship

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Kerri Albert chases down the ball during Saturday's championship game.

The Lady Chaps saw their season come to a close Saturday as they were defeated by the Harper Hawks 2-1 in the Region IV Championship game. The Hawks struck first with a goal by midfielder Stephanie Chaires at the 20:55 mark of the first half. Harper wasted no time adding onto their lead once the […]

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Cross country team headed to nationals

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The women’s cross country team poses with the first place plaque at Saturday’s meet. Photo courtesy of Matt Wilhite.

It was a successful meet for the Chaparral cross country team Saturday as they traveled to Sauk Valley Community College to compete in the Region IV Championship. The women’s team ended up placing first and was crowned team champions while the men’s team finished second behind Morton College. On the women’s side, three Chaps runners […]

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