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Corchado covers Mexican affairs


By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Photo Illustration by Noel DeJesus

“Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness” recounts the real-life events of Alfredo Corchado, a reporter who covers Mexico’s corruption, murders and drugs while seeking the truth of a hit placed on his life by Mexican cartels. Continue reading

Green Team Coalition fights plastic

Brookhaven College’s environmentalist group meets to discuss environment and the Windmill Garden.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
Green Team Coalition members watch a PowerPoint presentation by Amy Monroy, project leader and guest speaker, about plastic toxicity on Jan. 31 in Room S003.


Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition held its first meeting of the semester Jan. 31 to discuss sustainability and learn about the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ shines bright


Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor


“Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, captivates audiences with its stunning cinematography, iconic cast and chilling soundtrack. The drama film clinched eight Academy Award nominations in 2017 with its somber narrative, depicting a boy’s rough journey to adulthood while he navigates the murky waters of love and life. Continue reading

Paul Quinn president transforms education

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, discusses the crisis in black education Feb. 1 in H Building.


Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, turned what was once a struggling, historically black college in Dallas with a 1 percent graduation rate into the first urban work college in the country. Continue reading

Iranian prof. shares family’s struggle

By Diamond Victoria

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Family matters to Sheri Van Court, Brookhaven College ESOL professor. She shares a tattoo on her left arm with her grandson’s name, Elliot.


Sheri Van Court, a Brookhaven College ESOL professor since 1985, moved to the U.S. from Iran 40 years ago. But on Jan. 28, members of her family who traveled from Iran to visit their eldest daughter and sister were detained at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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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


By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

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“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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