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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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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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Sochi Preview: Games Explained (Old & New)

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Sports  /  Comments Off

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Curling, skeleton, bobsled…oh my! Three obscure events are must-sees at this year’s winter games. Whether you have watched  before or not, these are unusual but very exciting. Skeleton combines speed and skill as the athletes lunge head-first, down an icy slope. If you haven’t checked it out in years past, you might want to tune into […]

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Sochi Preview: Team USA Gear

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, On The Cover, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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Ralph Lauren This year’s uniforms are 100% made in America after the fashion brand was attacked for outsourcing to China in 2012. Team USA will rock a patchwork sweater for the opening ceremony, in which 40 vendors from around the nation had a hand in designing. The sweater, along with red, white, and navy knit […]

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Sochi Preview: Security

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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As the world turns its eyes on Sochi in the next few weeks, the Russian government’s eyes will be wide open as the threat of terrorist attacks has put many people on edge. Sochi, a coastal town in southern Russia, is geographically surrounded by the North Caucasus, home to Islamic extremists vowing to strike targets in […]

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Sochi Preview: The Silver and the Gold

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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The Olympic flame has not yet been lit in Sochi and yet the 2014 games are already the most expensive in history. Bloomberg Businessweek reports total cost around $51 billion. Despite the immense spending and massive money brought in by advertisements, salaries for the athletes are not among the expenditures. In the past, the rules […]

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Sochi Preview: Putin On the Blitz

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  On The Cover  /  Comments Off

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With the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia Vladimir Putin has been granted a global stage to do what he fancies best, flex his powerful authoritarian muscles. Putin is a man who can simultaneously grant temporary asylum to Edward Snowden for helping to “change the minds of people around the world” and throw a band […]

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Here We Grow: Illinois Medical Marijuana Rollout

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  News, On The Cover, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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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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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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