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Despite arguments claiming space exploration is obsolete and a waste of government funding, it is undoubtedly the backbone of American progress in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.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

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

Brookhaven racks up bicycles

By Jaz’man Hampton
Contributing Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell Brookhaven College adds new bicycle racks throughout campus so students, staff and faculty who bike to campus can lock them up.

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Brookhaven College adds new bicycle racks throughout campus so students, staff and faculty who bike to campus can lock them up.

Brookhaven College’s facilities employees installed three new bike racks around campus before the start of the fall semester to help students, staff and faculty, who cycle to school, secure their bikes. Continue reading

Brookhaven opens doors for early voting

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Aaron Sewell Voters walk to W Building Nov. 2 to be one of the first to vote on Brookhaven Collage campus since becoming an early voting venue.

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Voters walk to W Building Nov. 2 to be one of the first to vote on Brookhaven Collage campus since becoming an early voting venue.

Brookhaven College opened its campus up to early voters Nov. 2-3 in W Building. Students, staff, faculty and Dallas County Citizens were welcome to partake in the election. Continue reading