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Lady Chaps softball coach discusses secret of team’s success, landmark wins

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  News, Sports  /  Comments Off

  It has been quite an unpredictable season for the Chaparral women’s softball team. After yet another one of their games was postponed due to rain, the team sits in the hallway of the OCC building having a post-workout discussion. Sitting casually amongst the team is head coach Ryan Connell. Just standing in that hallway […]

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European Professional Day focuses on international communication

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Features  /  Comments Off

The European Studies Committee will be sponsoring a European Professional Day tomorrow, April 27, at the college. “Faces of Europe; Languages and Identities” is also being co-sponsored by the Brussels based European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC). The event’s main focus is the European identity concept and the use of language. The fact that […]

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Club Spotlight: Model United Nations

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Features  /  Comments Off

Photo Courtesy of Model U.N.

COD’s Model United Nations is aimed at advancing the understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. The club has been around for about 30 years now at the college and its main focus is a conference during the fall and spring semesters called the Southern Regional Model UN. Model UN’s president, 21 year-old […]

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Alumnus writes kids’ book

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  Features  /  Comments Off

  Former student at the college, 23 year-old Britney Pieta has published a children’s book called The Gift of Mr. Pookie. A heartwarming love story of two monkeys, Pieta says this book was written thanks to her vivid imagination as a child. “My sister and I loved to play with stuffed animals as kids,” said […]

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Can fitness fads do squat for obesity?

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

As you’re pushing your grocery cart down the aisle, phrases like “Now 50% less fat!” or “Now made with whole grain!” scream at you. Last time you were shopping for new clothes, did you notice that many stores, like Wet Seal and Forever 21 have started to sell “active wear” when they never did before? […]

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Get to know: Full time math professor Autumn Von Flotow

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Get to know, News  /  Comments Off

Autumn Von Flotow

A new math professor has joined the full time faculty staff from Portland, Oregon this year and said she will push her students to not only pass her class, but have success and challenge themselves along the way. “I respect my colleagues and trust they are doing a fantastic job, but as far as my […]

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The Courier features student photography major, Nicole Axtolis for her unique landscape and abstract photography

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  Copyright Notice  /  Comments Off

There are many photography majors on campus, but 19-year-old Nicole Axtolis takes being a photography major to the next level by staying away from Photoshop and focusing on what’s only seen through the lens. “I lose myself behind the camera,” Axtolis said. While pointing to the photo of a foggy forest (Top middle), Axtolis said […]

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Part time faculty member’s daughter recovers from cancer due to donated bone marrow

By   /  April 26, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer.  Last semester, COD English instructor Suzanne Wielgos learned that firsthand, when her 19-year-old daughter, Sarah Wielgos, was unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. “We had no warning signs at all,” Wielgos said.  “Initially Sarah was told she simply had a bad […]

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Pride Alliance throws “Night of Noise” in celebration of LGBT rights

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

Members of the Pride Alliance get together for a photo op at the “Night of Noise” on April 13.

BY DINA ABDALLA News Contributor   The college’s Pride Alliance threw a prom-styled dance, officially known as the “Night of Noise” in the SRC, to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rights or LGBT last Saturday, April 13. Followed by the “Night of Noise” was the “Day of Silence” The purpose of the day of […]

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Career Services employee passes unexpectedly on April 11

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  Events, News  /  Comments Off

  Career Specialist Audrey Walker passed away suddenly on April 11 about a week after undergoing a heart surgery. Walker’s supervisor, Career Services Manager Steven Gustis, said that Walker had called him a few days after the surgery saying it was successful then two days after he talked to her, she suddenly passed of unknown […]

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