Student leader earns second chance
Java shops to hit up near campus
Bears bring out brooms vs. North Lake
Author discusses food origins with students
Black and white experiences differ

Activists want Dallas Police Association president out

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Pamela L. Grayson, a local activist, protests outside the Dallas Police Association building Sept. 27, calling for its president’s resignation.

By Jacob Vaughn

Editor-in-Chief/Music Editor

Protesters gathered outside the Dallas Police Association building in the Cedars near sunset. They held signs reading “Mata Gotta Go” and “Resign Mata,” calling for the firing of DPA President Mike Mata. The activists allege Mata broke police protocol after one of the department’s former officers, Amber Guyger, shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, in his own apartment, which she said she mistook for hers.

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Mental illness in film ‘Joker’ serious

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

By Matthew Brown

Layout/Web Editor

The new psychological thriller “Joker” is a raw new take on an old and popular DC villain. This time, though, there is no Batman to pierce the darkness. The movie follows Arthur Fleck, the man who becomes the Joker, exclusively, chronicling his long descent into madness.

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Dr. Dank: Farmers crop up at cannabis expo

Photo by Dr. Dank | A cannabis plant is passed at the Lucky Leaf Hemp Expo Sept. 21.

By Dr. Dank

Cannabis Columnist

Irving became the destination for cannabis lovers from all across the country to meet one another at the Lucky Leaf Hemp Expo.

Entrepreneurs, farmers, lawyers, doctors, growers and cannabis enthusiasts attended a two-day hemp convention, which consisted of educational seminars on all things cannabis and panel discussions led by industry professionals from across the country Sept. 21-22.

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A nightmare on Main Street

Photo by Nicholas Burns | When the writer went to visit the museum, its doors were locked. This photo was taken inside by an attendee of the museum before it closed.

The one-of-a-kind Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar was a trick, not a treat.

By Sam Mott

Art Director

Horror fans were left disappointed and angry at the grand opening of the Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar in Dallas. The museum opened Sept. 27, and as of Oct. 10, less than two weeks later, it stands with a rating of 1.1 stars from 53 reviews on Google Maps.

Many visitors complained about missing exhibits, poor replicas of classic horror characters and most of all the non-refundable $23 price of admission, which did not even include any chocolate.

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BHC alumnus to release techno album

Photo by Jason Janik | Former Brookhaven College student Wanz Dover is set to release his new album early next year.

By Priscilla Vazquez

Contributing Writer

Former student Wanz Dover has been nominated for best DJ and best weekly of the year for the Dallas Observer Music Awards. In the past, he has put out music under aliases such as Blixaboy and his punk rock band, the Black Dotz. Andrew Ryce, a music journalist, wrote in an article for Resident Advisor, an electro music news site, that Dover is an artist who has made almost every kind of music a person could think of over the years.

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Country club near BHC gives rise to empire

Photos shot by Beth Delagi on 35mm black and white film

Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

The Brookhaven Country Club Dallas has been a staple in the Farmers Branch community since 1957.

The country club, which is located two miles from Brookhaven College, was founded by Robert Dedmon Sr. and is still owned by his company, ClubCorp. The Dallas-based company is the largest owner and operator of private clubs nationwide, according to its website.

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Lady Bears remain No. 1

Photos by Brandon Donner | Lady Bears defender Valeria Villanueva (#18) forces a turnover against Richland College Oct. 4.

By Ivan Avila

Staff Writer

The undefeated Brookhaven College women’s soccer team added to their monstrous win streak when they faced off against longtime rival Richland College Oct. 4.

What was expected to be an intense matchup did not disappoint. Off the bat, both teams came out aggressive and neither team backed down.

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PolaCon celebrates fourth year in D-FW

Photos by Malen Blackmon

By Priscilla Vazquez

Contributing Writer

The Instant Film Society held the fourth annual PolaCon Sept. 27-29.

PolaCon is the world’s first three-day instant film photography convention. It was first held in 2015 by members of the Instant Film Society to create a place where instant film enthusiasts can gather.

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Texas House Select Committee holds hearing at Brookhaven

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Laramie Stroud, second from left, chief of staff for Texas House representative Drew Darby, discusses social media companies’ role in society during a committee discussion about mass violence prevention and community safety Oct. 10 in Brookhaven College’s Performance Hall. The committee heard from several panels and examined social media, gun laws, law enforcement collaborations with digital media, cyber security and mental health as it pertains to preventing mass violence. Stay tuned for full coverage of the discussions in the next issue of The Courier.