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WIngs Gallery – OUT OF LINE

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Around COD, Art, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

A new art exhibit opened in the Wings Student Art Gallery last Wednesday afternoon. “Out of Line” by fine arts major Alex Johnson, a is a 20-foot-tall sculpture made primarily of wooden dowel rods and black yarn. The yarn is concentrated into three masses, which stretch from the floor up the length of the wall. […]

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Freedom Rider Speaks On Campus

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  Around COD, Events, News  /  Comments Off

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Thomas Armstrong spoke to students and faculty about his time as a freedom rider last Thursday, in an event sponsored by the Living Leadership Program. Armstrong, author of “Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights” shared his story with a diverse crowd, urging them towards activism and encouraging […]

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COD African American Read-In Success

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, News  /  Comments Off

February is Black History Month and the COD African American Read-In saw massive success last week. Monday’s African American Read-In was tremendously successful, bringing together an impressive and diverse lineup of speakers to share selections from African American writers, poets and artists. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, the […]

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Marina City

By   /  November 21, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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James Driscoll // Arts Contributor  An excess of sex, drugs and nasty relationships occupies the cornerstone of most rock bands. While the punk/rock group-Marina City has avoided such clichés so far in their career, the path to success has not been an easy one. The Courier sat down with COD freshman Matthew Gaudiano, keyboardist/vocalist of […]

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Paint in Black: unedited

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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Denton Dooley // Photography Editor What the flash was going on in the SSC last Thursday? The photography department held their bi-annual “Paint It Black” workshop on Oct. 24 in the Student Services Center. Every semester, the students in Photography Professor, Terry Vitacco’s, Photo 1101 class take on the challenge. Black back drop, models dressed […]

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Time for the percolator: graphic design students wow with coffee art

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Around COD, Art, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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CAROLINE KOCH // ARTS Editor Across from a Starbucks in Wheaton sits La Spiza, a local coffee shop that hosted a gallery show for 15 talented COD graphic design students. While it is not strange that an art show be held in a hip coffee shop, it is rather unique that the subject and even medium […]

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Let the countdown begin: First Show Back at the MAC

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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Ring in the new year (and the new building) with the New Philharmonic in an evening of waltzes, polkas and traditional Viennese musical selections, sure to be the hottest ticket in town! Promising to be more sensational than ever, this year’s Viennese Pops show will feature special guest, Emily Birsan of the Lyric Opera’s Ryan […]

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Meet the interim mac director

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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Caroline Koch // ARTS Editor Glen Ellyn’s own Diana Martinez has joined the College of DuPage arts team as interim executive director. A graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign Urbana), the former President of The Second City and executive director of the Paramount Arts Center is the perfect candidate to usher in a new […]

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CHECK IT OUT

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Around COD  /  Comments Off

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OPEN: Wednesday, September 11 – Friday, October 11

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Student films, abound!

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Around COD, Arts & Entertainment, Theater  /  Comments Off

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Forget Hollywood, the next big filmmaker might just come from the MAC building EMBRACE by Jeremy Silva Recent film graduate and storyteller sees “filmmaking as another vehicle to spread awareness.” Synopsis: “Embrace is an emotionally raw film set in a very plausible near future. The film addresses these issues plaguing teens around the world, while […]

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