Author Archives: The Courier

‘Free internet’ to end?

Net neutrality internet protections are threatened as the FCC prepares to overturn a previous decision.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo Illustration created in-camera by Jubenal Aguilar

The Federal Communications Commission is set to eliminate rules that guarantee an open and equal internet. The move would be a reversal of a 2015 hallmark decision by the agency, then under the administration of former President Barack Obama, according to The New York Times., Continue reading

Popular Dallas pizza joint reopens

Once located in South Dallas, Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern has a new home.

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Photos by Eriana Ruiz
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern displays their infamous “Star Wars Last Supper,” a painting by local artist Clay Stinnet.

When Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff, Dallas closed its doors Valentine’s Day 2016, patrons were heartbroken. But the beloved pizza parlor returned 628 days later and is now situated at 14910 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, inciting a feeding- frenzy among fans when Zoli’s reopened Nov. 3. Continue reading

Bears Slash Thunderducks

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar, Jacqueline Arredondo, Willie R. Cole, Eriana Ruiz

The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team won the National Junior College Athletics Association Division III District F Tournament for the second year in a row. The Bears defeated the Richland College Thunderducks 2-0, Oct. 28 to move on to play in the NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. Last year, the Bears defeated the Thunderducks 2-1 in the conference finals. Continue reading


By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

The Trump administration allowed the National Archives to release over 2,800 classified records related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. The release was an effort to comply with a 1992 law requiring the documents’ release Oct. 26, according to CNN. Continue reading

‘Fake news’ threatens journalism


The rise of “fake news” threatens the credibility journalists have taken years to create. This credibility is only worsened in a world where social media feeds have replaced traditional newsstands. Continue reading

CAB celebrates Halloween

Brookhaven College hosts Halloween party in Commons Courtyard. 

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Ominous music, dry ice fog and the smell of popcorn lingered around Brookhaven College’s Commons Courtyard as students gathered for a Halloween celebration Oct. 26. Continue reading

Students debate campus carry

Members of four campus clubs debated controversial gun issues.By

Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jacob Vaughn
Tyree Ransom responds to a question posed by an audience member at the Inter-Debate First Edition as Guiguine Bolono, Alexis Villas and Wendy Acosta of the Korean Cultures Club await their turn to speak.

The Brookhaven College African Cultures’ Club hosted its first Inter-Debate First Edition, a debate competition Oct. 24 in Room B240 where various campus clubs debated age restrictions for firearms. Participating clubs included the Brookhaven Korean Culture Club, the International Club and Student Government Association. Continue reading

Gun violence ignites controversy

By Infinity Holloway
Fashion Editor

Whenever there is a mass shooting, it’s always deemed too soon to discuss gun control to prevent further mass shootings in the U.S. Continue reading

Runners sprint in haunted race for The Cave

By Willie R. Cole
Senior Photo Editor

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Jacqueline Brock (center) leads runners Alisia Moreno, dressed in a Michael Jackson costume, and Virginia Moreno in a pumpkin head costume.

One hundred and two participants ran the Brookhaven College jogging trail for the sixth annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk Oct. 27 to collect donations for the Brookhaven food pantry. Continue reading

Clubs to follow food safety rules

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

This semester many clubs and organizations have held food-based events at Brookhaven College to promote or raise funds for their club. Rebekah Benavides said the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Veterans Association, Brookhaven Student Government Association and Brookhaven Anime Club are among the clubs that have sold food items at recent club fundraisers. Continue reading