Harvesters plow through Bears winning streak

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

On a cloudy afternoon at Eastfield College, the Brookhaven College Bears were handed their 11th loss of the season April 17 at the hands of their rival, the Eastfield Harvesters, with a score of 9-2. The Harvesters scored most of their runs in the fourth and sixth innings as the Bears were not able to climb back from the deficit. Continue reading

BHC Bears slam Rams

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

In a doubleheader against the Texas Wesleyan University Rams April 20, the Brookhaven College Bears baseball team prevailed in both home games, with winning scores of 4-3 and 2-1. As the score seesawed back and forth in the first game, the Bears patiently overcame the Rams as they fought to get back in the game. Continue reading

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Artist shapes ideas

Randy Guthmiller turns creative concept into handmade magazines

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.

Randy Guthmiller is an artist and a self-proclaimed “zine-ster.” Guthmiller creates new shapes and organizes them into “zines.” Zines are handmade magazines or booklets often centered around a single concept or idea. Continue reading

BBC banishes ‘Top Gear’ host

By Wes Terrell

Staff Writer

An era has ended. According to a report from the BBC, reporter Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the network after a fight with a producer in March. BBC Newsbeat tweeted a statement by BBC Director Tony Hall saying, “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract.” Continue reading

Trans model leads votes

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

Photo by Jason Robert Ballard | FTM Magazine

Photo by Jason Robert Ballard | FTM Magazine

In keeping with its annual tradition, “Men’s Health” magazine has opened polls for voters to nominate its 2015 ‘Ultimate Guy’ to grace November’s cover. Holding the current top spot is 27-year-old transgender model Aydian Dowling, with more than four times the amount of votes than the second place nominee.
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Fest highlights films

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

The Dallas International Film Festival offered a wealth of gems screened at Angelika Film Center, Magnolia Theater and Texas Theater April 9-19. A self-proclaimed film nerd, I spent an evening mingling with other enthusiasts, watching French cinema and singing karaoke in the VIP lounge. Continue reading

BHC’s ‘Streetcar’ desires applause

Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Photo by Maddox Price | Courier Stanley, played by Daniel Torrez, converses with Blanche, played by Dayna Fries, in a scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Photo by Maddox Price | Courier
Stanley, played by Daniel Torrez, converses with Blanche, played
by Dayna Fries, in a scene from “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Brookhaven College’s drama program nearly sold out the opening night of its latest production, a modernized version of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

The script was written by Tennessee Williams. The performance took place in the Black Box Theatre. It made for an intimate space that changed the dynamics of what it means to go to the theater. Continue reading

The progression of marriage equality

By Maddox Price and Molly Mollotova

Chief Layout Editor and Staff Writer 

JULY 1, 2000

Vermont became the first state to pass legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The civil unions granted individuals the same rights as married couples. Vermont still recognized marriage as between one man and one woman.

JUNE 26, 2003

The Supreme Court ruled criminalizing homosexual sodomy is unconstitutional. The case ruled sodomy laws are a violation of the right to privacy. The decision overturned Texas’ “Homosexual Conduct” law. Continue reading

Texas courts advance LGBT marriage equality

By Molly Mollotova

Staff Writer

File Photo: Wes Terrell | Courier

File Photo: Wes Terrell | Courier

The road toward marriage equality in the state of Texas has been a rocky one. With no hope in sight for members of Texas’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, those hoping to marry their partners have been forced to travel to neighboring states with marriage equality laws to formalize their relationships. That is, until Federal District Court Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio turned the tables on Texas’ definition of marriage Feb. 26, 2014, paving the way for Texas’ first and only same-sex marriage – for the time being. Continue reading