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Student Publications

Courier Student Newspaper

A weekly student newspaper with a circulation of 4,000, the Courier is a perennial winner in publication contests and offers students paid, on-the-job experience in writing, editing, photography, graphics and layout.

Editor-in-Chief: Bea Bishop, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3G06
Advisor & Business Manager: Jim Fuller, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3G06, (630) 942-4269


A resource for both students and instructors, ESSAI is an annual publication that features some of the best academic writing created by COD students across the curriculum and at all levels of learning.

Each volume includes a variety of written assignments that articulate the skill, scholarship and sophistication of students. It also exemplifies the notion that good writing stimulates analytical and creative thinking, records information, demonstrates learning and communicates effort and integrity in a flawless, eloquent and graceful manner.

Included are multi-disciplinary selections such as expository and reflective essays, literary criticism, research projects, science and technology reports, math projects, exam answers, journal entries, in-class writing, business letters and resumes, newsletters, and focused responses to coursework.

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Prairie Light Review

The Prairie Light Review is a humanities magazine that is published twice yearly, accepting submissions in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography and art from students, faculty and residents of the district.
Prairie Light Review Office: Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3G06, (630) 942-2733
Editor-in-Chief: Bea Bishop
Advisor: Trina Sotirakopulos

Contact Information

Office of Student Life
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1200
(630) 942-2243