Author Archives: The Courier

Pets of the Paper!

Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center has a wealth of animals waiting for their forever-homes, Emma and Kendall being two of them. Visit the adoption center at 3727 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75244 to see them in person.

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Marvel superhero creates huge cultural uproar

By Calvin Spencer Jr.
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Marvel

Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Panther” set new expectations for future Marvel films. To many, however, it is more than just a superhero movie. Continue reading

‘Black Panther’ packs powerful punch

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Watercolor Illustration by Monica Mitrovic

For a Marvel film to surpass an ordinary superhero motion pic plotline is legendary, and that’s exactly what “Black Panther” does with its iconic cast, awe-inspiring cinematography and memorable screenplay. Continue reading

Netflix’s unorthodox ‘Paradox’ released

Cloverfield monster origins movie uses guerrilla-style marketing on release.

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Netflix’s acquisition of “The Cloverfield Paradox” signaled the  streaming giant’s move to obtain big budget productions that make an immediate impact and keep subscribers satisfied.

The messy sci-fi movie tells another cliché story of astronauts trying to save the world when something goes wrong. Continue reading

Campus offers safe medication disposal

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Brookhaven College police officers will host a Drug Take Back event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 in the Commons Courtyard. While syringes or inhalers are not accepted, attendees can drop off any unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Continue reading

Mayor speaks with residents

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Morgan Hanson Mayor Robert Dye (left) meets with Sean Mitchell, a Farmers Branch resident, at the bi-monthly Tell It To The Mayor event inside Farmers Branch City Hall.

Two Farmers Branch residents voiced their concerns and commendations to Mayor Robert Dye. The bi-monthly Tell It To The Mayor meet up happened Feb. 16 in Farmers Branch City Hall. “If no one is beating down my door to tell me something, I guess they don’t have any issues, and we’re doing a good job,” Dye said. Continue reading

Harvesters uproot Bears, 74-70

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Josh Drake Eastfield’s Mike Fuller (#35) blocks Bears Javon Lipscombe’s (#15) shot during the last game of the season.

The Brookhaven College men’s basketball team took a 74-70 loss in their final game of the season against the Eastfield College Harvesters Feb. 17 at home.  Continue reading

Library updates print system

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College library updated its student printing service to make it is easier for students to print work for classes.

In the past, students had to create a separate account to use the campus printers, John Flores, a librarian said.  Continue reading

Former ECC student recalls ambush aftermath

By Jubenal Aguilar

File Photo | Bullet holes mark the spot where Dallas Police Department officers and Micah X. Johnson exchanged fire inside El Centro College July 7, 2016.

I always felt safe at El Centro College. It was a safe zone in the midst of what I’ve always felt as a chaotic area of downtown Dallas. Continue reading

Officer shares July 7 shooting experience

By Jubenal Aguilar

File Photo | Marks line the streets of Dallas the morning after a shooter opened fire against Dallas Police Department officers.

“Beware, there’s a shooter coming your way,” read a text message, Joseph Hannigan, El Centro College’s then-police chief, received, warning him of a shooting in downtown Dallas.

“Wrong,” Hannigan replied, indicating the warning was too late. “He’s having a shootout with a police officer in our stairwell.” Continue reading