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Keb’ Mo’ brings down the house; first performer at new MAC

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Music  /  Comments Off

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Grammy Award-winning artist Keb’ Mo’ kicked off the McAninch Arts Center 2014 performance series on Saturday night with an impressive presentation of his signature blues-inspired style. The MAC, which completed a 14-month, $35 million renovation last December was filled with people, despite the prohibitive weather conditions that made driving a nightmare. The 800-seat Performance Hall […]

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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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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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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

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

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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

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

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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

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  News, Opinion, Pop culture  /  Comments Off

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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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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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