Author Archives: The Courier

Dinosaurs rise, fightback in ‘Fallen Kingdom’

– Film Review –

By Davie Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Dinosaurs stomped the box office in the blockbuster hit “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Released in theaters June 21, the science fiction film is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Continue reading

Theatre Brookhaven to present life of Jesus through music

Photo courtesy of Theatre Brookhaven | The company of “Jesus Christ Superstar” rehearses a musical number for their upcoming performance. The play will be presented July 12-22.

By Christina Hill
Contributing writter

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts will bring religion and theater together with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The production, which will be presented July 12-22 in the Performance Hall, will continue Theatre Brookhaven’s long-standing tradition of staging a musical in the summer. Continue reading

Student photography blends family, beach



Photo courtesy of Beth Delagi


By Davie Nguyen
Contributing Writter

Images of waves and people blending at the beach are splashed on the walls of Brookhaven College’s The Basement Gallery in the lower lever L Building. The exhibition opened May 11 and runs through Sept. 1. Continue reading

Shooting at Santa Fe High School

– Politcal Cartoon –

Shootings political cartoon

Political Cartoon by Eriana Ruiz

Fake account may disrupt movement

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer


Photo by Jacqueline Arredondo

How many of us read something online and go on to repeat it to someone else? What about stopping to fact check in between? While most of society turns to the internet for updates in their community, many don’t double check the accuracy of the information. Continue reading

Facebook users buy, sell items

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer


Facebook Marketplace, similar to eBay Inc. or Craigslist, gives users an opportunity to buy and sell unwanted items. Users post photos of the item with a price, description and location. The item is then available for all other Facebook users to see, comment on or message the seller about. Marketplace is available on both desktop and mobile versions for Android and iPhone. Continue reading

Facebook users delete accounts

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Delete Facebook

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Recent revelations over Facebook’s misuse of user data have prompted many to rally behind #DeleteFacebook, a movement to encourage users to delete their Facebook accounts. Figures such as Will Ferrell and Cher, as well as companies such as Playboy, have taken the step of relieving themselves from the social media giant, according to Continue reading

US Senators take on social media titan

By Thao Nguyen 
Contributing Writer

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, attended a U.S. Senate committee hearing April 10 to explain why Facebook sells its users data to advertisers. Continue reading

Russian tech companies mislead internet community

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Mixed Media Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo & Jubenal Aguilar

In 2016, a hard-conservative Facebook page, Heart of Texas, advocated for Texas to secede from the U.S. Although it was littered with grammatical mistakes, the page garnered 250,000 followers, at one point eclipsing follower count of official Texas Republican and Democrat pages combined, according to The Washington Post. 

The page was a Russian front, operated by a troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, or IRA, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading

Big Data could be big trouble for users’ privacy

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

“The scrapers were at it long enough,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, said, according to ABC News. “At some point during the last several years, someone has probably accessed your public information this way.” Continue reading