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Overheard: 10/2/13 Issue

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OVERHEAR SOMETHING FUNNY OR ODD ON CAMPUS? WRITE IT DOWN AND PUT IT IN THE PINK BOX IN FRONT OF OUR OFFICE (BIC 3401) OR EMAIL OVERHEARDCOD@GMAIL.COM   “My girlfriend does not shave her armpits man! Do you think I should give her some grooming tips?” “I think my professor winked at me.” “What has four legs […]

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Straight Talk: 10/2/13 Issue

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My girlfriend and I have been together for about 2 years now, and we are both close to graduating our programs. I love her more than anything and want to ask her to be my wife. I’ve been working extra hours to save up for an engagement ring. In the past, she has mentioned in […]

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Running Game Leads to Chaps Win

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Kelly Weese // Staff Writer After dropping a crucial game against Iowa Western, the Chaps football team recovered last Saturday against Ellsworth Community College. The 17-9 win over the visiting panthers kept the Chaparrals in contention for a Midwest Football Conference championship and a post season bowl game. COD (3-2) played well on both sides […]

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Chaps Reach Winning Record

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By Paul Triukas // Sports Editor This past weekend was great for the COD’s men’s soccer team who hosted McHenry County College and reached a positive winning record for the first time this season. The game between the Chaparrals and the MccScots began with both teams playing evenly. In the first few minutes COD had […]

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Streaming Wars

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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The battle has begun; local video stores are fading into the past and being replaced with online-streaming services.  Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have entered into the fray leaving consumers to wonder,which one is superior? Which site has the most content? What provider has the most to offer at the right price? Check out the breakdown […]

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iOS7 // Android

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Jake Pelenis // Arts contributor iOS7 The aesthetically pleasing new version of Apple’s iOS is a smart step in the right direction to keep the company one of the main competitors in the mobile device market. Certain updates like the addition of the Control Center and multitasking streamline interaction with the device; it all comes […]

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Two is better than one: Joining forces to reach goals

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Rosalie Deastis // Features Editor The college’s Entrepreneurship Club and Indie Film Group are putting their skills and talents together to collaborate in order to achieve their most colossal goals this school year. The two groups are partnering up while also getting hands-on experience in their fields. Entrepreneurship Club is launching their latest project, an […]

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WE’RE ADDICTED.

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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    BY JORDIN GIGNAC // EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr – it’s no surprise our eyes are glued to our cell phones. There is always something to check, always something to be updated on… and for some reason, we can’t bare to miss a second of it. Social media is popular […]

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Debt ceiling fight is petty

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HAROON ATCHA // POLITICAL COLUMNIST In times like these, it’s not hard to see why people hold such cynical views of our government. When you take into account gridlock in congress and the obscene amounts of money spent on campaigns, it seems like a small miracle when people take part in the process at all. […]

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Irony at its finest: government shutdown on 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park

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HAROON ATCHA & CAROLINE KOCH Invasion, revolution, horrific natural disaster; these events spring to mind when we think of governments shutting down. If you look around you’ll find none of these factors present and yet, here we stand. In a sense, it’s very embarrassing. Especially when you consider that even amidst complete civil turmoil, Syria […]

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