Author Archives: The Courier

Social networks face legal threats, censorships

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz
Social media companies become more accountable for online terrorist activity in the public eye.

The increasing threat of terrorism has the masses surrendering their rights in an aimless search for safety and security. Continue reading

OSL shares safety awareness

Brookhaven College informs students about the dangers of drunk driving and domestic violence.

By Hendria Gastelum
Social Media Editor

Willie R. Cole
Elvira Gambona Martinez, a student, signs up at the MADD table as Tammy Vaughn shares information with her.

The Brookhaven College Campus Activities Board organized a combined event to raise awareness of drinking  and driving and domestic violence. The event was held Oct. 17 in the Commons Courtyard. Continue reading

Former student finds relief with CBD

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Photo by Eric Lopez
Cole McCullough, a former Brookhaven College student, holds a bottle of hemp extract, which has helped him control the tics caused by his Tourette diagnosis.

One in 360 children 6-17 years old have been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome in the U.S., with boys affected three to five times more than girls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

Bears declaw Lions, 3-0

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Mountain View College’s Pricilla Aguilar (#9) battles Bears Samantha Ramirez (#22) for the ball as Bears Micah Pond (#6) steps in to help her teammate seize control.

The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team shut out the Mountain View College Lions 3-0 at home. Friday the 13th breezed with lucky mojo for the Bears and an unlucky curse on the Lions’ defense. Continue reading

BHC police collect unused medications

Robyn McAllister
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz.
Two prescription medication bottles sit on a wooden table.

The Brookhaven College Police Department collected approximately 15 pounds of old, unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications during a Drug Take Back event Oct. 17-20. Continue reading

Health Center provides flu shots

Brookhaven College’s Health Center prevents spread of influenza during fall season. 

By Britney Cellerini
Contributing Writer

Over 200 flu shots were given to students, staff and faculty at the Brookhaven College Health Center. Flu shots were available Sept. 27 and Oct. 2 and 10. Continue reading

College degrees earn jobs

Due to the rise in university tuition costs, people debate the value and merit of a college degree. 

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion/Layout Editor

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Annual tuition at public four-year institutions increased nearly 400 percent since 1971, and 11 percent since 2011, according to Continue reading

Student reflects on life with curly hair

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

Though natural hair may not be considered a trend, many millennials think it is. Natural hair has always been a part of the fashion scene. However, in the past, fewer women of color embraced their natural hair, and instead used hot combs, straighteners, perms and sprays to straighten it. Continue reading

Oddities Spook Dallas

By Eriana Ruiz
Multimedia Director, Editor & Producer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

If you are looking for the perfect place to find interesting and vintage oddities, Dolly Python and Curiosities in Dallas are your best bet for Halloween. Continue reading

Netflix features terrifying shows

In the midst of Halloween season, Netflix viewers can haunt their homes with four popular, spine-chilling TV programs. 

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer


The show gained unexpected popularity after Netflix released the first season in July 2016. The show centers around Will, a 12-year-old boy who disappears on his way home after playing “Dungeons and Dragons” with friends. After that night, things take a drastic turn in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Will’s family and friends are propelled into an unforgiving, dark mystery involving supernatural forces, secret government experiments, a board game that eventually comes to life and a strange girl who may either be a friend or foe. According to Business Insider, the show ranked at No. 3 with 14.4 million people watching it within the first 35 days. Season two is set to air on Netflix Oct. 27. Continue reading