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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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Community farm food for thought

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Just weeks after rebranding the college, “the new school of thought,” the administration has decided to eliminate the Community Education Farm. Those two ideas – the rebranding and the farm – seem separate, but when examined together reveal something troubling about the school we attend. The loss of the farm is a bummer in its […]

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Festival fashion guide

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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Festival fashion has become today’s hot, new summer style. Festival-goers dress from head to toe in fun, head-turning outfits. Hippie, neon, fringe, crochet, denim and bright colors – these ensembles are bursting with energy and spirit. Music festival fashion has given us a way to express our restless imaginations and creative minds. With each show […]

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Balancing high school and college friendships

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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In high school, most of us attached to a particular crowd or group, and essentially found our “place.” Mine was with the “popular” kids who partied every weekend, ditched school and parked our shiny cars in the staff parking spots. Thankfully we all jumped off our high horses in college and learned drunk photos on […]

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How should the U.S. respond to Russia in Crimea?

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, News, Opinion, Point / Counter Point  /  Comments Off

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Haroon Atcha // Political Columnist With the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin has called our bluff. Our tough talk has in the end, not amounted to much. Crimea isn’t worth the fight to America, and Western Europe can’t live without Russia’s investments. That being said, the sovereignty of borders must be respected and we shouldn’t […]

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Board meeting highlights

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  2014 Spring, News, Special Extras  /  Comments Off

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Non-discrimination policies set to include gender identity College of DuPage is set to include language in its equal employment and non-discrimination policies aimed at protecting transgender individuals. Revised drafts of policies 15-5, 15-10 and 20-5 were presented for first reading at last Thursday’s board of trustees meeting. If passed, these policies will officially prohibit harassment […]

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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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Faculty, supporters fight for farm’s fate

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

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Supporters of the Community Education Farm expressed disappointment at last Thursday’s board of trustees meeting after its faculty coordinators were told College of DuPage would discontinue the farm. The nearly 11-year-old program was set to be relocated from the west side of main campus, however COD decided not to provide a permanent location for the […]

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College launches $290k rebranding on campus

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

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After 18 months of development, College of DuPage unveiled its new branding efforts yesterday on campus. Banners, door decals and other promotional decorations displaying the college’s new tagline, “Welcome to the New School of Thought,” greeted students and faculty as they entered the main campus’ buildings. The rebranding efforts will help communicate the college’s current status […]

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Big trouble in little Kiev: a summary of the Ukraine protests

By   /  March 6, 2014  /  News, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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By now, most have heard mention of the protests in Ukraine. Months of protests culminating in an incredibly bloody conflict last week, have finally resulted in a temporary lull after the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych. But what actually happened? With the speed at which news has been coming out, if you haven’t been watching […]

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