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PE Construction Complete Spring Semester

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Photo by Denton Dooley By Paul Triukas In January of 2014, COD students will have a brand new Physical Education Center. The $24 million renovation that started in the summer of 2012 will greet the students at the beginning of the spring term.   About 83,000 square feet of the old 130,000 square feet have […]

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Through the lens with Prof. DalSanto

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“Since I was very young I have been fascinated by our solar system, stars, galaxies and the universe,” said Joe DalSanto, astronomy instructor at the college since 2012. The space enthusiast, who grew up with his large Italian family in Addison, Illi., earned his master’s in astronomy from James Cook University in 2007, and has […]

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Is online learning right for you?

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Should you take an online course this year? Many students prefer to take one if not all of their classes online. It could be a great way to fit in your education with a busy schedule of work, children, and traveling. COD offers over 240 online courses and there were 7,231 students taking online courses […]

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Remembering Chris Johnson

By   /  August 29, 2013  /  Features, Spotlight  /  Comments Off

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Christopher Johnson, the Courier Student Newspaper’s staff photographer for the 2011-2012 school year, passed away on Aug. 15, 2013. He born Aug. 19, 1987 and grew up in Berwyn, Illinois with his older siblings Cori and Brian. He was studying at the Art Institutes of Chicago and was the photographer for their monthly F-News Magazine. […]

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Chaparral Days

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Chaparral Days is a great way for students to kick-off a new semester. With a number of events for students to attend after and between classes, Chap Days gives students the opportunity to socialize, learn more about the college, get involved in campus life, and help them get in the spirit for the school year. […]

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A Back-to-School Q&A with SLC President Sam Ortega-Guerrero

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By Joash Mencias The Courier talked with student body President Sam Ortega-Guerrero about upcoming leadership changes in the Student Leadership Council, his vision as president, and expectations for the new school year.   Last night, there were elections for coordinators of outreach, service, and operations. Why was there a need for new elections when these […]

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COD library website gets user-friendly makeover

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by Joash Mencias   The college’s library website received a fresh update just in time for the new fall term. Now up and running, the redesigned website features a user-friendly look with clearer navigation options, better search tools and more accessible content.   One of the more noticeable changes on the homepage are the links […]

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Fire Science Blood Drive

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Who: Adults eligible to donate blood   What: The Fire Science Division is sponsoring a blood drive in coordination with Life Source. Complimentary cholesterol screenings and blood typing are available.   When: Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.   Where: The HEC Building in Room 1005A, also known as the “Street […]

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Police Blotter for August 28, 2013 Issue

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August 23   Vehicle Accident   An accident occurred between a 2005 Honda Pilot and a 2012 Ford E350 van in college parking lot 6D on August 23 at approximately 8:45 p.m.   The driver of the Honda Pilot said that he backed up too quickly and did not realize the Ford van was parked […]

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JOBS (The movie) Review

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As you enter through the doors of the newly renovated Seaton Computing Commons (SCC), you may notice a quote on the wall of the study area by a man who knows a thing or twelve about computers. It’s awfully fitting that the $6.5 million project is ready for this particular fall semester, so close to […]

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