Category Archives: Special Editions

Clothes cause colossal ruin

The global fashion industry produces waste, taints ecosystems and destroys human lives with no end in sight.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Photo Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

The fashion industry is the world’s second-most polluting industry, behind oil, according to The Guardian. Over 12 million tons of textile waste are disposed of by Americans annually. Continue reading

Abuse portrays bad picture

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo, Juan Betancourt, Eric Lopez, Stephanie Salas-Vega

Mary Schoals, a former Brookhaven College student, said she was in an abusive relationship when she was 18 years old. She grew up in a traditional Midwestern family where she was raised to not talk about her problems and try to pull herself up by her bootstraps. She later became a rebellious child until her stepmother tried to help her. Continue reading

Brookhaven offers free HIV testing

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer

At the end of 2016, approximately 36.7 million people worldwide were living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, according to hiv.gov. About 1.8 million people became infected worldwide that year with 5,000 new infections per day. Continue reading

Theatre tackles controversial play

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Lexi Salmon delivers a monologue about a woman who named her vagina during Theatre Brookhaven’s “The Vagina Monologues” while Suha Kim and Chloe Stout listen in the background.

Staged in a women’s museum, 11 female cast members took audiences through an exploratory journey of female sexuality in a series of dialogues focusing on a subject long considered taboo – the vagina.  Rape culture, birth, identity, self-discovery and sexuality were some of the topics dialogued by the cast in Theatre Brookhaven’s production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Continue reading

Sexologist touches on sexuality

Brookhaven College’s Office of Student Life invites a human sexuality professor to speak on campus on consent.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor/Editoral Proofreader

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Justine Shuey, a certified sexologist and human sexuality professor, speaks to students, staff and faculty about sex at Brookhaven College March 8.

A New Jersey sexologist used sexual humor to inform Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty about sex topics. Justine Shuey, a board certified sexologist and human sexuality professor, discussed fact-based information regarding sex March 8 in Room B240 during a standing room only lecture. Continue reading

Untold dangers await spring breakers, prompt safety concerns

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

Nobody wants to end up like former Brookhaven College student Derek Madrigal who visited South Padre Island, Texas, for spring break. He ended up in the intensive care unit after being assaulted. Continue reading

Staycations spruce up March


By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

File Illustration

Bowlmor 

If you have spare time this spring break, then you’ll have a striking adventure at Bowlmor in Addison. The bowling alley is stacked with nightly specials such as $2.22 Tuesday, which includes $2.22 tacos, games and drink specials after 8 p.m. and college night Thursdays, that includes $2 tacos, unlimited bowling for $11 and drink specials. 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

Oddities Spook Dallas

By Eriana Ruiz
Multimedia Director, Editor & Producer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

If you are looking for the perfect place to find interesting and vintage oddities, Dolly Python and Curiosities in Dallas are your best bet for Halloween. Continue reading

Netflix features terrifying shows

In the midst of Halloween season, Netflix viewers can haunt their homes with four popular, spine-chilling TV programs. 

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

1. STRANGER THINGS

The show gained unexpected popularity after Netflix released the first season in July 2016. The show centers around Will, a 12-year-old boy who disappears on his way home after playing “Dungeons and Dragons” with friends. After that night, things take a drastic turn in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. Will’s family and friends are propelled into an unforgiving, dark mystery involving supernatural forces, secret government experiments, a board game that eventually comes to life and a strange girl who may either be a friend or foe. According to Business Insider, the show ranked at No. 3 with 14.4 million people watching it within the first 35 days. Season two is set to air on Netflix Oct. 27. Continue reading