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Shooting at Santa Fe High School

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Shootings political cartoon

Political Cartoon by Eriana Ruiz

Fit2Hire prepares students for fair

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

Brookhaven College students will be able to obtain free business attire ahead of the 2018 spring Career Fair through the college’s first Fit2Hire event. Clothing will be provided by Brookhaven’s Professional Support Staff Association, or PSSA. Continue reading

Dallasites support DREAM Act during Mike Pence visit

Photos by Victoria Valadez | Liz Magallanes, Dallas-Fort Worth coordinator for Mi Famila Vota, leads a protest outside the Omni Dallas Hotel. The group hoped to gain Vice President Mike Pence’s attention Feb. 17 during the 2018 Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner.

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Protesters chanted slogans in support of the DREAM Act and held signs reading “Don’t deport DREAMERS” and “Pass the DREAM Act now.” The crowd of approximately 30 gathered Feb. 17 outside the Omni Dallas Hotel to make their voices heard. Inside, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the 2018 Dallas County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner. Continue reading

U.S. strikes Syria

After Syria released chemical weapons on civilians, the U.S. responded with Tomahawk missiles 

By Diamond Victoria 
Editor-in-Chief 
couriereic@dcccd.edu 

President Donald Trump issued a military order April 6 resulting in more than 50 Tomahawk missiles being launched in Syria. Continue reading

Electric guitar students jam out

Brookhaven music department performs combinations of rock, jazz and folk at guitar ensemble showcase.

By Jake Griffin
Copy Desk Chief

 

Brookhaven College School of the Arts’ music department held an Electric Guitar Ensemble performance Nov. 16 in the Performance Hall lobby. The songs were a blend of rock, jazz and folk. Continue reading

PSA: A21 Campaign

By Eriana Ruiz
Director of Photography, Video and Photo Editor

More people today are living in slavery than in any other point in human history. More than 27 million people are in bondage across the world, according to A21, a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, including sexual exploitation and forced slave labor.
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Mars mission lands new hope for NASA

NASA’s space exploration reaches new heights with plans to send humans to Mars. These planning stages also prove beneficial for Earth and its inhabitants.

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Taylor Starnes A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Photo by Taylor Starnes
A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

 

Despite arguments claiming space exploration is obsolete and a waste of government funding, it is undoubtedly the backbone of American progress in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue reading

El Centro regroups after deadly attack

Part three of a three-part series

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar The July 7 Black Lives Matter protest came to an abrupt end in front of El Centro’s A Building, on the corner of Main and Lamar streets, after Micah Johnson opened fire targeting Dallas police officers.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
The July 7 Black Lives Matter protest came to an abrupt end in front of El Centro’s A Building, on the corner of Main and Lamar streets, after Micah Johnson opened fire targeting Dallas police officers.

 

El Centro College has found ways to move on after attacks occurred July 7 during a peaceful protest, resulting in the death of five Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officers. Continue reading

Local voting proves more important than national

Staff Editorial

It is the opinion of the editors of The Courier that voting in local elections, as well as national elections, is crucial to ensuring the well-being of our country.

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Despite the seemingly difficult choice voters will be making at polling booths across the nation, it is the opinion of The Courier’s editors that voting is more important now than ever. Continue reading

Facts hold little weight in election drama

Political candidates and pundits begin to rely more on appearances than truth in U.S. elections.

By Nicholas Bostick
Multimedia Editor-at-Large

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Fact checking is a relatively simple process. Statements from  public figures and sources are corroborated by other individuals and measured against hard data. Continue reading