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Gallery exhibits mural-size prints

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
“Mountains III,” “Mountains II,” and “Mountains I.”

Eight mural-size prints on fabric, representing the effects digital technology has on society and landscapes, are showcased along the floor and walls of Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery. The works are part of photography-based artist Kalee Appleton’s exhibition. Her exhibition, “Location Session,” will be on display through March 7. Continue reading

Netflix explores hip-hop history

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Overshadowed by the sci-fi thriller hit series “Stranger Things,” Netflix’s original historical musical drama, “The Get Down,” colorfully retells the origins of hip-hop in the Bronx, the harsh reality of black exploitation, corrupt politics and minority youths struggling to follow their dreams and achieve success. Continue reading

Panel delves into education

In honor of Black History Month, a panel of Brookhaven College staff and faculty discussed the crisis in black education Feb. 8.

By Infinity Holloway
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Infinity Holloway
Christopher Cyriaque, a Brookhaven College ESOL professor; Kendra Vanglienti, executive dean of communications; Christopher Grice, a sociology professor and Donna Crenshaw, tutor coordinator, talk during a discussion panel on the crisis of black education in America, the 2017 national theme for Black History Month.

A panel of staff and faculty prompted an open discussion Feb. 8 at Brookhaven College about how public school systems shape students and the stereotypes and experiences minority students face. Continue reading

Dallas protests executive order, court repeals

The president’s executive order banning some foreign visitors was canceled by a district court, the case may wind up in SCOTUS.

By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Airport protest

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Protesters gather Jan. 28 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after the president issued an executive order banning some international travelers.

 

Thousands gathered at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D Jan. 28 to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entrance to the U.S. for travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The order was repealed by the 9th District Court of Appeals Feb. 9. Continue reading

‘Arrival’ hits big screen with style

CRITICAL REVIEW

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of fsm-media.com

 

“Arrival,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, appears to be a Best Picture contender at the 2017 Academy Awards with its memorable screenplay and thrilling narrative. Continue reading

Vietnam veteran student ‘guns’ for writing career

Andrew J. Hudson, a student-turned-author, returns to Brookhaven College to display his two books based on his experiences in the military during the Vietnam War.

By Eric Lopez
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Lt. Col. Andrew J. Hudson, otherwise known by his pen name as Tank Gunner, signs copies of his book “Prompts” and “Prompts Too” in the S Building Lobby.

 

At a book signing hosted in the S Building lobby, Lt. Col. Andrew J. Hudson, better known by his pen name, Tank Gunner, signed his books “Prompts” and “Prompt Too” Nov. 17. 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