Boycott threat insults First Amendment

 

 

Pastor Protection Act prompts filmmakers to consider removal of projects in Georgia.

 

Hollywood filmakers and entertainment goliaths misunderstood the intentions behind a House Bill proposed in February in Georgia, causing arguments and an unnecessary threat of retraction from several studios in the state. Georgia House Bill 757, also known as The Pastor Protection Act, proposed allowing religious officials to refrain from performing marriages that went against their beliefs. However, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill March 28 after the controversy began. Continue reading

Olympics expose health risks

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city already stricken with contaminated surrounding bodies of water and now overwhelmed with the sudden outbreak of the Zika virus. The city won the bid back in 2009, but health concerns have since overshadowed the upcoming games. Continue reading

Privilege to privacy disputed

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

A single iPhone sparked a legal battle between Apple and the FBI over privacy and national security issues. The FBI wanted access to an iPhone 5C belonging to Syed Farook, one of two shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif. attack that left 14 dead last December. The agency wanted to know if the shooters conspired with the Islamic State group in carrying out the attack. Continue reading

Chaplin masters silent comedy

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

couriereic@dcccd.edu

 

“City Lights” (1931) was filmmaker and actor Charles Chaplin’s first film since the introduction of sound synchronization in talkies, the name given to movies with sound, three years earlier.

Chaplin is a master of silent filmmaking, and this proto- rom-com’s ability to win over hearts and minds through sentiment alongside animated gags only further proves his genius. Continue reading

The Courier breaks record

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

The Brookhaven Courier staff continued their winning streak, breaking their awards record at the 2016 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention held March 31-April 2 in Dallas. Editors and staff brought home 31 awards – one more than last year and nearly double the number from 2014 – for their work in The Courier and The Windmill literary magazine. Continue reading

Coffee concert creates calm


By Jake Griffin

Staff Writer

BCSA hosts “A Little Day Music” to kick off the first of five coffee concerts of the semester.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar |Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Rodger Bennett, former vice president of academic affairs at Brookhaven College and current district employee, strummed his guitar to a classically styled original piece March 23 in the Performance Hall lobby. Continue reading

Super heroes battle it out in new film

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Director Zack Snyder brought the world’s strongest man and the world’s greatest detective to the big screen in one of the most anticipated superhero movies of the year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Continue reading

National Videogame Museum opens doors

By Jacqueline Arredondo

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

The clash of Link’s sword, the lash of Simon Belmont’s whip and the blast of Doomguy’s trusty double-barreled shotgun echoed through the halls.

These sounds can be heard alongside the laughter of video gamers of all ages at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas. The museum is the first of its kind, being solely dedicated to video games, according to nvmusa.org. Continue reading

JC’s Burger House beefs up flavor

By Connor McNeil

Contributing Writer

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Photos by Nicholas Bostick | JC’s Burger House offers sandwiches, such as a patty melt topped with jalapeños and grilled onions, paired with fries.

Conveniently located on Beltline Road, minutes from Brookhaven College, is a burger joint hungry students may want to take advantage of.

The first JC’s Burger House opened in 1999 in Plano, Texas. Jay “JC” Cockerell, founder, said he thought there was a void in the burger game, according to jcsburgerhouse.com. Continue reading

District offers dual registration

By Nicholas Pauszek and Jubenal Aguilar

Contributing Writer and Managing Editor

Earlier registration in spring for the Summer and Fall 2016 semesters will allow students to stay on track to completion.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar |Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

The Dallas County Community College District will allow students to register for the Summer and Fall 2016 terms at the same time.

Registration for the summer and fall, including the Maymester term, will open to current students April 19, according to the district website. Registration for all other students will open April 25. Continue reading