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Officials say education farm moving to Danada

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives, News  /  Comments Off

College of DuPage and the Forest Preserve of DuPage County have reached a tentative agreement to move the Community Education Farm to Danada Forest Preserve, according to a college press release. Officials from COD and the Forest Preserve propose the farm be relocated to a one-acre site at Butterfield Rd. and Naperville Rd. Speaking to […]

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Straight Talk: Trust is a must

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Straight Talk  /  Comments Off

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“My boyfriend wants to be with me 24/7. I work full-time and go to school part-time, so it’s really difficult to juggle everything lately. I’ve been very focused on my grades so there have been a lot of nights where I stay home to study instead of hanging out with him. I just want him […]

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Rant: Why Hallmark movies are a waste

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Rant  /  Comments Off

Okay, to everyone who enjoys watching Hallmark movies, I am sorry for this. Hallmark movies suck. They lack everything a movie is and still get hours and hours of TV time. From the horrible acting and editing skills to the plot lacking substance, all Hallmark movies should be banned from ever being shown to the […]

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Watch: Muppets Most Wanted

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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By James Driscoll // Arts columnist The Muppets sing about how sequels are hard to pull off and the story just isn’t usually as good as the first in a funny opening tune aptly named, “We’re Doing a Sequel.” Sadly, however, the song ultimately foreshadows what is right and wrong with the film. The story […]

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The unusual suspects; weird instruments that rock

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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2013 was the year of the banjo. Led by bands like Mumford and Sons, the modern folk-rock scene has fully matured, and with it, a slew of instruments new to mainstream ears. Gone are the simple days of guitar, drums, bass, and microphone – sometimes a keyboard, but even that was a bonus. Now, every band […]

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Jail’s revolving door, why it won’t stop turning

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Columns, News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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By Bob McCaffrey // News contributor Lock the door and throw away the key. Out of sight, out of mind. As a correctional officer who works inside the Cook County jail, I see firsthand how that pretty much sums up how society deals with crime and punishment. My opinions about incarceration piggyback on political columnist […]

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The Bare Minimum: How the minimum wage debate affects you

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  News, On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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–Article by Haroon Atcha     special to The Courier If you work full time in Illinois at a minimum wage job, you earn about $660 each paycheck before taxes. For a regular college student, that money has to stretch pretty far. Books, tuition, gas, rent, food and insurance are just the basic necessities of life […]

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GMOhNo?

By   /  February 13, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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Old MacDonald had a farm… ee – i – G – M – O. Genetically modified organisms are a hot topic right now. Across the country, people are calling for the mandatory labeling of any and all food containing them. In Hawaii, an incredibly important state for crop development, two islands have already passed sweeping […]

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2014 Spring Archives

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  2014 Spring, Archives  /  Comments Off

March 26 – Festival Season Preview/Spring Break Edition March 5 – Midterm Madness February 26 – Students of the New School of Thought February 19 – Battleground Minimum-wage February 12 – G-M-whOa.   February 5 – Sochi Preview January 29   January 22 – Back to School Edition

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Editorial: State of the Union… “meh.”

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, Opinion, Staff  /  Comments Off

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The population of the U.S. Is about 315 million; 33.3 million tuned into watch Obama last week. That’s roughly 11 percent of these star-spangled-awesome, united states. Happy to report, our staff of 10 did a bit better with 50 percent viewership. The least watched State of the Union address since Bill Clinton’s in 2000, is […]

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