Author Archives: The Courier

Church shooting evokes emotive thoughts

A Brookhaven Courier contributing writer shares his personal experience covering tragedy.

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacob Vaughn
A teddy bear and flowers lie behind police tape Nov. 6 in front of the First Baptist Church where 26 people were killed the previous day.

I did not lose anyone that day. I was not connected to the town in any way.

But in the midst of conducting interviews and taking photos throughout the night, I felt like one of the locals who had just lost 4 percent of his town’s population. Continue reading

Student breaks silence, speaks out

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Speaking up about it didn’t get me anywhere. Silence helped me pretend it never happened. Continue reading

Program benefits students

Dallas County Promise will offer free tuition to high school seniors.

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

A new initiative, the Dallas County Promise, will pay for students from 31 Dallas County high schools to obtain their associate degree or spend up to three years at any Dallas County Community College District school. Continue reading

Women’s soccer crowned national champions

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

For the first time in Brookhaven College history, the women’s soccer team was crowned national champions at the 2017 National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. On Nov. 12, the Brookhaven Bears defeated the Herkimer College Generals 2-1 in overtime to win the title. Continue reading

‘Free internet’ to end?

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

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
couriereic@dcccd.edu

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

JFK FILES RELEASED

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

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

STAFF EDITORIAL

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