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Unknown vandalizor, destroys 5 bathrooms in the HSC and SRC over weekend JORDIN GIGNAC NEWS EDITOR
An unknown suspect destroyed numerous bathroom stall in the HSC and SRC area on Saturday, April 27 sometime after 6:30 p.m. The Custodial Operation Supervisor came to police Sunday, April 28 with complaints of four HSC bathrooms and one SRC bathroom that had been tampered with. Restrooms, HSC 2315, 2302B, 2131, 1302C and SRC 2003 had damaged items like soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers broken off from the walls.
THE BOSTON BOMBINGS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARAB MUSLIM STUDENT DINA ABDALLA
During the Boston marathon, two presser cooker bombs exploded 13 secline on April 15. A total of 3 civilians were killed and over 264 were injured. As all of America mourned the FBI was hard at work looking for the perpetrators of the attack. Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were pronounced the alleged terrorists on April 18. That’s where I come in. April 18 was such a crazy day. I had started the day at 5 a.m. with my work shift, making coffee for corporate America. Soon, I was hearing murmurs from my cus-
tomers. “I heard they were Muslim,” “No they were Chechen,” “What is that?” “Isn’t that Russia?” Chechen… Muslims… At that moment I was sure that my heart had sunk down to my stomach. That whole week I was praying that the Boston marathon bombers weren’t Muslim. Although, people were telling me, “Dina, you can’t talk like that,” I was still talking like that; but only because I was scared. We would have to go back to the hysteria, the 9/11 references, the turban, camel, al Qaeda slurs, the discrimination.
So when CNN was the involvement of Islamic radicalization involving the bombers, I was the Sitting there, in my living room watching the broadcast, I started to cry uncontrollably. I was so scared that day that I had my tears streaming down my face. I was scared to drive to my mosque for Friday prayers, wondering what could happen to the Muslim community next. I was scared for my mom, who wears a headscarf when so many Muslims have been hurt after the public had been
informed that the Tsarnaev brothers were the planters of this bloody mess. People do not understand that these so-called Muslim related terrorist attacks affect us in the most negative ways.
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DINA, from Page 1 A moment in New York City after the bombings went viral, an innocent Muslim woman wearing the hijab (headscarf), while sitting on the subway, had hot coffee thrown in her face by an angry civilian. And even the day before, another Muslim woman wearing the hijab was physically harassed in
Boston by yet another angry and stereotyping civilian. I am so tired of individuals who hijack my religion to justify their horrendous beliefs. Nowhere in Islam does it say that killing innocent women and children totals to jihad. What’s even more frustrating is the fact that non-Muslims are always expecting me to apologize
and constantly condemn these attacks. It’s getting pretty old. These attacks committed by terrorists do not even represent 2% of Muslims worldwide. So I’ll leave it at that.
RIGHT: Dina visiting Toronto for a Muslim InterScholastic Tournament (MIST) in July of 2012.
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“Everything was easy to do. I transferred right in, no problem.” LIAM GROGAN, HISTORY MAJOR AT LOYOLA
For Liam Grogan, transferring to Loyola from the College of DuPage was a breeze. From reviewing his transcripts to helping him line up financial aid, Loyola’s advisors helped Liam every step of the way. And that let Liam focus on what matters most— getting his degree from one of the nation’s best universities. To learn how you can transfer to Loyola, visit LUC.edu/transfer.
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NEW EDITOR, MORE AWARDS The Courier wraps award-winning year, names Jordin Gignac editor-in-chief year for the publication. The Courier won nine awards in the Illinois Community College Journalism Association contest. Of the nine awards, the
The Courier, COD’s weekly student newspaper, announces Jordin Gignac as its editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 school year. This year, Gignac, a the Courier’s news editor until becoming acting editor-in-chief in April. Gignac graduated in June 2012 from Oswego East High School, where she wrote and edited for her high school student newspaper, The Edge. Gignac wants to have a Courier staff that better represents the student population, she said, noting the diversity of age, ethnicity and interests on COD’s 30,000-student campus. “I’d like to see more student contributions, with them knowing the Courier is their outlet,” Gignac said. “It’s almost like our slogan should be stapled around campus ‘The Voice of the Students.’” Attracting a more diverse audience also is a key goal for the Courier, Gignac said. She wants the student body to be more aware of the Courier and its mission.“I’d really like to market the Courier more,” Gignac said. “The majority of students I’ve talked to when we’ve had tables and handed out
in three divisions: Front Page Design, editorial writing and Freehand Cartoon. “I think we could have won more awards if the staff had a bigger heart for it,” said Gignac, who also took an IICJA honorable mention for an opinion column. “That’s what
‘I’d like to see more student contributions, with them knowing the Courier is their outlet. It’s almost like our slogan should be stapled around campus ‘The Voice of the Students.’” (ABOVE), COURIER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
surveys have asked, ‘We have a paper?’ and that’s not exactly what I want to hear.” The Courier launched in
1967 and has been earning awards for its coverage of campus events ever since. 2012-2013 was another award-winning
The Courier staff also took home a second place award for editorial writing in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition. Aside from writing, editing, photographing and designing content for its website and weekly newspaper, Courier staffers completed several other projects. In the fall, the Courier launched a new website, codcourier.org, which was a vast improvement from its previous site in terms of design, navigability and information. “Having a website opens the door to students who are interested in web design, social media and online publications,” said Gignac, who said a print publication doesn’t
always appeal to the tech-savvy generation. The Courier also a has a educational mission. Courier Staffers received a day of intensive journalism training from the Poynter Institute’s Sara Quinn. The students immersed themselves in storytelling across platforms, media ethics, writing and design. Field trips for the Courier staff included attending the Associated College Press national convention as well as attending a daily news meeting at the Chicago Tribune. “Going to conferences, siasm,” Gignac said. “I’m hoping the new ideas that I get from each event attended will be the same drive for future Courier staff members.” Other returning Courier staff members include Rosalie DeAstis and Caroline Koch, who will serve as managing editors. London Summers, who served as photo editor, also plans to be on staff next year. The Courier looks forward an even more successful year beginning this fall and invites students interested in writing, photography, editing, design and social media (SRC 3401) or contact Jordin Gignac at editor@cod. edu or 630-742-4883.
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TRIVIA 1. SCIENCE: What is the conversion of water vapor to liquid called? 2. PSYCHOLOGY: What is gymnophobia? 3. LITERATURE: What was the name of the centaur in “Harry Potter And The 4. MOVIES: What does Cruela De Vil want to make out of the puppies in “101 Dalmatians”? 5. TELEVISION: Where does the show “The Gilmore Girls” take place? 6. MUSIC: In what year did visit to the United States? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Iceland? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of animal is a macaque? 9. MEDICINE: What is the chief cause of cholera? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the biggest snake in the world, in terms of weight and girth? ANSWERS 3. Firenze
SPORTS QUIZ 1. career high for wins in a major-league season before he won 20 games with the New York Mets in 2012? 2. Who is the winningest manager in major-league history whose last name begins with the letter “Q”? 3. to win a Heisman Trophy. 4. In the past 25 years (1987-2012), eight coaches have taken a team to consecutive appearances in the them. 5. the only season that the Columbus Blue Jackets made the NHL playoffs? 6. Two women have tallied 30-plus goals in a season for the U.S. national soccer team. Name them. 7. Who did Sugar Ray Robinson defeat to win back the middleweight boxing crown in 1957? ANSWERS
1. Eleven, in 2010. 2. Frank Quilici, with 280 wins in four seasons with the Minnesota Twins.
7. Gene Fullmer.
HOROSCOPES ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely explanation helps put it GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) pete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
cult but not impossible situation. Continue to follow your planned to a possible change down the line.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private matter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a “great deal.” What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was en-
people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to market your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) If you’re suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) get stormy. But stay on course until there’s a solution that meets with everyone’s approval, and BORN THIS WEEK: Y open mind on most matters, choice for people who need your honest counsel.
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KENDALL COLLEGE CHICAGO’S NUMBER
Leading hotels rank Kendall College as having the number one Chicago program for preparing students for hospitality management careers. And Chicago MICHELIN Guide Restaurants rate Kendall number one in the city for preparing students for careers in culinary arts. (ORC International-2011 Survey)
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 11 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn about all of our programs in Business, Culinary Arts, Education and Hospitality Management. Create your agenda and choose from different workshops, including: • Adult Learner Sessions: Manage work and life demands while earning your degree through combined online and weekend programs and learn about transfer credit. • Live Demonstrations: See our culinary students in action, as well as presentations by hospitality management and business students. • Tours + Tips: Take a guided tour of campus, and have the opportunity to ask questions about Financial Aid, Academic Advising, Career Services, Housing and more! Refreshments served throughout the event. Bring your friends and family!
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900 N. North Branch Chicago, IL 60642 For additional details, including ORC International’s Research Report, please visit Kendall.edu/about/kendall-ranked-first. Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates and median loan debt for these programs at kendall.edu/programdata.
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You’ll find a welcoming community. “I fell in love with Elmhurst the first day I visited,” says Julie Provenza. “Everyone I met tried to make me feel at home. I was nervous about transferring, but people here are so friendly that it was an easy transition.”
It’s easy to get involved. Transfer students at Elmhurst can get involved in more than 100 campus activities, including 19 athletic teams, an award-winning student newspaper and an active student government.
Elmhurst ranks among the best in the Midwest. We’re “top tier” in U.S. News, and The Princeton Review cites our “excellent” internships, “gorgeous” campus and “intimate academic experience.”
You’ll have your choice of 50-plus majors. Whether you’ve chosen a major or are still exploring the possibilities, we’ll provide you with an ideal environment to plan your future.
An Elmhurst education is intensely practical. “Elmhurst has a lot of programs that prepare you for a career,” says Anar Akhundov. “I have an internship now, and my professor has connected me with people who can help me find a job after graduation.”
Your professors will know your name. “I spent two years at a big university, where classes were huge and there was no personal interaction,” says Sonia Pedapati. “Elmhurst is a good fit for me, because the professors talk to you and they know who you are.”
An Elmhurst education is affordable. We have a strong commitment to helping our students pay for college. Approximately 95 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
The application process is free, easy and personal. Our admission counselors will advise you on the course credits you’ll need to make a simple transition to Elmhurst.
As a transfer student, you’ll fit right in. About one in three of our students comes to us with experience at another college or university. We understand your academic needs and how to help you reach your goals.
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You’ll expand your horizons. Your Elmhurst Experience will enable you to change, grow, think, act and encounter the world in a whole new way. It will challenge you to develop your talents and make a difference.
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FEATURES Film Student passionate about DIY Education to middle schoolers, she is -
20-year-old Isabelle Rizo was born in Germany and raised in America by Romanian parents. As a child she loved to draw and write. “I realized I wanted to do something creative my whole life,” commented Rizo. “I did not have something
social media,” she said. Paid writing and blogging
DIY Living magazine, and she She is dedicated to inspiring
combining my love of writing,
degree at the college and is
always learning was something I loved so I started doing it and voila. That’s what I do today.” Rizo discovered that blogging combined all of these things after she read her
own hands and follow their passions by helping others.
She recommends the followin Chicago, and realizing she was “signing her life away”
Non-Conformity.” She credits -
teaching abroad in France,
be in debt for a long time. She then decided to at-
le’s “Better than College”, tion” by Dale J. Stephens. to get in contact with her, visit her inspiring blog at thebellavie.com where she also inter-
Some of Rizo’s accomplishin China for three months
Forensics Students win gold at Nationals ROSALIE DEASTIS
top honors at the national level
bers were able to end the season on a great note. They attend mester and meet every Monday.
April 14 to 21 in Los Angeles, they competed in the Phi Rho earned a gold medal in both -
member, Matthew Mayorga who
title of National Champions. see the team go for gold again. Matt Mayorga, Steve Perry,
the Forensics team can conat morgan@cod, or stop by the
beat second place team, MoAfter a long season battling it -
2012-2013 PERFORMANCE RECAP Geiger, Chris Miller, Mia Poston,
1st Place at Moraine Valley College tournament, 2nd Place at Illinois Central College tournament, 2nd Place at Kishwaukee College tournament, 3rd Place at College of Lake County tournament, 3rd Place at Prairie State College tournament, 3rd Place at Harper College tournament, 2nd Place (Community College Team Sweepstakes) at IIFA State Tournament, Gold Medal in Overall Team Sweepstakes at Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament, Gold Medal in Overall Team Sweepstakes at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament
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JORDIN GIGNAC, ROSALIE DEASTIS
NEWS EDITOR, FEATURES EDITOR
What are your plans for the summer?
Hot steals for a deal, $30 or less
Square aviators at Ivory lace top at Chicwish. com for $29.90
wind pushes us towards the beach.
here to help.
-John Venderley, 20 “I plan on taking a trip to Michigan, participating in two 5k runs, and
-Ralphel Jimenez, 22 High waisted jeans at Forver21 for $20
High top vans at Journey’s on sale for $29.99
tion and I will probably go bowling
“High waisted shorts
-Alexia Vergara, 19
best colors are orange, -Adrian Velazquez, 20
Summer books and albums
-Lissete Zepeda, 18 Light jean jacket at JCPenny for $25
-Dejaun Jackson, 18
Bold skinny jeans at DrRays.com for $20
Print and JCPenny’s for $20
Men’s tan Oxford shoes at Target for $29.99
This mystery novel is about a man named Eli who gets entangled in a murder case of his soon-to-be ex wife. When Eli turns to Bluff House on Whiskey Beach, he finds peace and a beautiful woman named Abra who has many hobbies and none of them are for Eli to be destroyed which a mystery man intends to do.
The romance novel world couldn’t get any better than Damaged! This New York Times Best Seller by H. M. Ward will have you wanting more as the sexy lover of the main character turns into her teacher. The saying “Hot for teacher” reaches a whole new level with this steamy read.
In this New York Times Best Selling thriller, a man named Nick and his wife Amy celebrate their five year anniversary. While preparing for their party, Amy disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River and Nick suddenly pulled into suspicion. This book will test true love and trust by bringing justice to light.
This summer read will grab your attention and make you say “No way!” because every short story is a creative look into the past. Ethan Rutherford will take you on many adventures stemming from a Civil War submarine to a camp counselor in the woods. Make sure the get a copy on May 7. It will be well worth it!
Oxford suede shoes at A’Gaci for $22.50
depends on the weath-Pat Wiodarczyk, 19
like to shop at H&M, Polo and Ralph Lau-
RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories is taking the music world by storm since their last album in 2005. Their new single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharell Williams brings disco a new flare and will give your beach days a new attitude. Get it on May 21.
These will make your taste buds go insane!
Photos provided by Goodreads.com
THE GREAT GATSBY VARIOUS ARTISTS
Ciara brings us a sexy R&B album called Body Party this summer break for a fresh start. The hot new single “Body Party” is already making top charts. This album will be ideal for those late summer nights. Get it on iTunes June 9.
The cult classic book “The Great Gatsby” has been turned into a movie directed by Baz Luhrmann and the soundtrack to this highly hyped film will be the soundtrack to your summer. Being released on May 7, the album will feature artists like Lana Del Ray, Jay Z, and more.
Along with Daft Punk, Black Sabbath hasn’t put out an album in a long time. 13 debuts on June 11 and will bring back that rocking guitar you fans have been missing. If you’re ready for summer 2013, you better be ready for the heaviest Black Sabbath album.
-Neyda Gonzalez, 24
Crewneck sweatshirt at Funnyshirts.org for $27.97
Peach lace dress at Forever21 for $17.80
Nike skate shoes at DogFunk.com for $24.98
Leather knee-high boots at DWDS.com for $27.99
in with crop tops and -Grace Capiccioni, 20
-Scott McGladdery, 19
Have any other trends caught your eye? Go on Facebook and tell us! COD COURIER!
-Mackenzie Miller, 20
Ingredients 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup white chocolate chips 3/4 cup dried cranberries Instructions Line an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed. On low speed, mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in white chocolate chips & dried cranberries. Chill dough (covered) for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Preheat oven to 350F. Drop balls of dough (1.5 tablespoons each) onto cookie sheet OR used a standard-sized cookie scoop. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack. Want more like these? Go to Sallysbakingaddiction.com
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Campus Couture Last Friday, fashion design students showcased their original designs at the annual COD fashion extravaganza. A true delight,
cutting edge of the industry. Other awards were presented at the end of the night and are captioned in the top row of photos, along with the names of
Bottom row features Designer of the Year, Anna
the runway for the jury.
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When: May 23-26 Where: Three Sisters Park Chillicothe, IL
Who: Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Eric Arty, Avicii, Sebastian Ingrosso, Bloody Beetroots What to expect: Ravers on ravers, kandi &
Electric Forest What to expect: DJs, cabanas and sand When: June 27-30 Where: Rothbury, MI Who: Pretty Lights, String Cheese, Passion
Anastasio Band, EOTO, STS9, Zeds Dead,
Miami right here at home.
What to expect: Funky jam-band lovers, -
electronic dance music and groovy jam
Where: Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
Where: Union Park - Chicago, IL
tic, Laidback Luke, Disco Biscuits, Nas (More headliners to be announced) What to expect: Bigger and badder;
When: May 24-26 Joliet, IL
Watch the Courier Online for an exclusive interview with journalism professor, Sandy Fries next week! Visit www.CODCOURIER.org Are you going to a festival this year? Send me your pictures; email ARTS@COD.EDU Iâ€™ll feature them in an online student gallery... If you see the pink & purple transformer, come say hello!
When: July 5-7 Where: Montrose Beach - Chicago, IL
everything to blues, hip hop, EDM, jam band and bass music.
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Photos by Gerardo Moscoro
Musical Recital highlights students vocal talents GERARDO MASCORO PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR
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As friends and Family of the musicians gather in the OCC at noon on Friday April 26th, they wait to see their favorite student musician perform. The student musicians were both nervous and excited to perform in front of people they know.
The performances in the recital ranged from voice to clarinet and there were 11 performances. All of the performers were great but a real memorable performance was a song that was in the language of cats. This performance seemed more theatrical than musical due to the elements of the performance.
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TALENT SHOW HIGHLIGHTS VOCALS AND DANCE MOVES GERARDO MASCORO PHOTO CONTRIBUTOR Photos by Gerardo Moscoro
Torrance Delaney busts some rhymes to his own original rap song.
The lights go out and the audience cheers, a spotlight turns on making the stage glow at 7 p.m. on April 26. The Alter Ego Productions team took the stage to introduce themselves and the talented students who would be in the show. Chaparral Showdown Talent Show,” they said to the audience. They then announce how the voting card works. According the Alter Ego, each member in the audience could vote for three people maximum. The faculty judges, Katherine Skelba and Stephen Havens, were introduced after explaining the rules of voting. Alter ego then announced the as the lead singer of the band The Pact, and proceeded off stage. When he took the stage the crowd went wild, he sang a song about love in its purest form. es were given out to audience Sports Clips gift card, McDonalds gift cards, College of DuPage apparel and a Sodexo gift card. out the talent show continued with Trevor Hill who captured the hearts of the audience with
she learned for her 7th grade talent show. “I do not care if I win or lose I’m just here to have fun” she stated. Her song choice was a very soft and appropriate one because the audience was impressed by her performance. Right after Claire, Anna Bernstein stunned the audience with her own dance to the song Smooth by Santana. er and guitarist, he played an original piece that moved the crowd with a strong blues Then Alter Ego Productions took the stage again to tell the audience about their real talents and made a few jokes. Ricky White was the next performer to take the stage and wow the crowd with a medley moves, he included a different each song. Torrance Delaney took the stage following Ricky White, the crowd cheered Torrance on as he raped an original song by him. Torrance Delaney, a rapper, was the last person to perform, after his performance voting and intermission started. The results of talent show are as follows Ricky White took 1st place, Trevor Hill took 2nd, Torrance Delaney took 3rd and a honorable mention went to Anna Bernstein.
Following Hill, was Claire Svehla, Claire sung a song that Ricky White gives us a blast from the past by dancing to a medley of Michael Jackson songs.
Singer Claire Svehla sung softly to a song she learned in 7th grade.
Trevor Hill captures the audience with his piano playing his original work.
Anna Bernstein Dances to Smooth by Santana but with her
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Thursday night frisbee AUSTIN SLOTT
Of all the clubs and organizations that the college has to offer, it may surprise some to not see more intramural sport opportunities. However, walking around the hallways of the college recently, one is bound to come ing a club a little out of the ordinary from those usually posted on the various bulletin boards. It is for a COD Thursday Night Frisbee League offering students the chance to participate in It was started by COD student Ned Swanson as a way to “engage students in the context of physical activity and common interests in order to foster
authentic peer relationships with new people.” “Nighttime frisbee is a commonplace on major university campuses,” Swanson stated. “It gives students a chance to get away from homework/ studying in a healthy, positive environment. Games are held every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on the college’s south soccer complex. According to Swanhaving enough people to play a real game in the early stages of the league, but he is still persistent to go out and play. “Another guy and myself are there every week, rain or shine, unless an ark is needed to get to the Swanson discussed his goals for the league and what he hopes it will accomplish.
“I would like to see students engage themselves in new activities that provide opportunities to create new friendships around something they already enjoy doing,” Swanson stated. “Maybe the college could do a bit more to facilitate this by encouraging the use of its resources recreationally.” It is Swanson’s mission to pass the league down to future generations of COD students so it “exists long into the future.” “I guess my hope is to make this ‘league’ a lasting staple at COD as an opportunity for students to connect outside of class,” Swanson stated. Everyone is encouraged to join the league and for more information on it, the group has its own Facebook page, COD Thursday Night Frisbee.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Marlowe
Lady chaps prepare for regional AUSTIN SLOTT
Joliet Junior College in
After a successful 2013 regular season campaign, the Chaparral women’s softball team is gearing up for the regional tournament.
whose number they have had all season. The Chaps went 3-1 against the Wolves in the regular season, scoring in the double digits in each of the three victories. They will hope to continue their success against Joliet and advance further into the tournament. “Our only expectation is to win the regional tournament,” Connell stated. “After we win, it will be our 16th regional championship in 17 years.”
going into the regional. We should do well,” Head coach Ryan Connell said. ished second in the North Central Community College Conference and will be the second seed May 3-4 tourney. The team will play
Above: A Chaparral player swings for the fences. Right
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