German film examines dictator’s impact

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

couriereic@dcccd.edu

It’s 2014, Adolf Hitler wants to make Germany great again but the citizens of Berlin would rather take selfies with – than take offense to – the former Führer of Nazi Germany. This is the premise of David Nendt’s film, “Look Who’s Back” (Er Ist Wieder Da), starring Oliver Masucci and released in 2015. The comedy is based on the novel of the same name, written by Timur Vermes. Awakening 70 years later in the exact spot where he supposedly committed suicide, a perfectly silhouetted Hitler (Masucci) stumbles through the streets of Berlin, catching the attention of many along his way. Continue reading

Not ‘Everybody Wants Some’ in Linklater film

By Nicholas Pauszek

Contributing Writer

“Everybody Wants Some!!,” released April 15 and directed by Richard Linklater, follows a group of freshmen baseball players through their first intoxicated weekend in college. If the plot already sounds a little played out, it’s because it is. But despite the film’s exhausted storyline, it’s got a few moments of comedy throughout. Continue reading

Bryant ends legendary career with record-breaking final game

By Andres Reyes

Senior Staff Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The NBA world got its last glimpse of one of the league’s alltime greats, Kobe Bryant, when the superstar put on a show in the final game of his 20-year career by leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-96 victory against the Utah Jazz in the regular season finale.  Continue reading

ESOL, international students get active

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

 Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Sports and academics melded in Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports pilot program in the Spring 2016 semester. International students and students in Brookhaven’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program participated in a combination of instructional and physical activities designed to teach English by engaging them in conversations and in getting active. Continue reading

DCCCD to open new academies

By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

Eight new collegiate academies will open to nearly 1,000 Dallas Independent School District students in the Fall 2016.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

The Dallas County Community College District announced the opening of eight new collegiate academies for the Fall 2016 semester. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said the move is a “game changer.” Continue reading

Mosquito population raises concerns of Zika

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

As mosquito season begins, the increasing number of bugs threatens to spread the virus further. This is part three of a three-part series.

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Concerns for the scope and reach of the Zika virus continue to grow as mosquito season nears the continental U.S. “Most of what we are learning is not reassuring,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an April 11 press conference. Continue reading

Honor society students plan to bridge cultures

By Katie Burrell

Contributing Writer

Two members of Brookhaven College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be attending the Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar in Austria in May. William De La Cruz and Enoc Chicas, the two students chosen from Brookhaven, will join two others from each of the six other Dallas County Community College District campuses in a tour across Salzberg, Austria. Continue reading

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