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The beacon of hope that is Jennifer Lawrence

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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We live in a culture overflowing with unfortunate precedents for young women. Whether we like it or not the media has an almost authoritarian grip on self image in our country. If you are unfamiliar with the word “Kardashian” you are doing something so right and I would like to know your secret – please […]

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HER: The most poignant reflections on love committed to film

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“Her” is a strange marvel of a film. In all its weird eccentricity and through its unconventional subject matter, it manages to tell us much more about human relationships than your average romance story. The story manages to be both erudite and childish simultaneously. Writer/director Spike Jonze explores themes of technological advancement without falling into […]

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COD reaffirms gun ban in new policy

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While Illinois’ recently implemented concealed carry law already prohibits licensed gun owners from carrying their firearms on college campuses, COD has made the campus gun ban crystal clear through implementation of a new concealed carry policy. When students, employees and visitors enter a College of DuPage building, they may encounter a nice gesture of holding […]

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Justin isn’t news, ‘belieb’ it or not

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Thursday, Jan. 23 was a big day in news. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the South Sudanese government signed a cease-fire agreement with rebel factions, bringing a respite to five weeks of violent conflict. On the other side of the globe, President Viktor Yanukovych met with three opposition leaders to discuss a strategy to end ongoing […]

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Here We Grow: Illinois Medical Marijuana Rollout

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Slow your roll Illinois. The sale of legal cannabis for medicinal use is not realistically expected for sale until next year, despite the law inhaling its initial breath on January 1. All pot puns aside, here’s what you need to know about the bill. **************** On the first of the year, Coloradans formed lines outside […]

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Mario Tricoci: from barbershop apprentice to free spirit entrepreneur

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Features  /  Comments Off

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The Business & Technology Division, Center for Entrepreneurship, Continuing Education and Busi- ness Solutions at College of DuPage sponsored a visit from globally recognized salon owner Mario Tricoci, on Tuesday. Tricoci shared the details of his journey to success and how he was able to build his brand to what it is today. The Italian […]

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Massive bronze sculpture lands on college’s front door

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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The beloved bronze Chaparral statue in front of the Student Services Center has new competition for visual dominance. At 29 feet tall, a new sculp- ture named “Apex” towers over the 8-foot bird. Installed last month, “Apex” has taken center stage in the green space in front of the Berg Instructional Center, which has been […]

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Removal of Massive PE Mural Has Artist Upset

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News, Renovations  /  Comments Off

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In 1983, College of DuPage dedicated the newly minted Physical Education Center along with a massive 40 foot by 12 foot ceramic mural in the entry level of the building, entitled “Aidos.” 30 years later, the college has modernized the building through referendum-related funding, add- ing new facilities for student ath- letes and upgrading the […]

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Guess Who’s Back: We show you what $59 MILLION looks like

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  Features, News, On The Cover, Special Extras  /  Comments Off

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A kind of new-car smell wafted through the standing-room only MAC theater for President Breuder’s spring semester opening remarks, the first of which was “I hope Santa was good to you!” For presently enrolled students and faculty, it would seem Santa has been overly generous this year as we return to the opening of three […]

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