Category Archives: Special Editions

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

Immigration laws affect former students

PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

Journalist awaits DACA approval during policy changes.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, signed as an executive order by former President Barack Obama, ends, thousands of beneficiaries are uncertain of their future. Fear of deportation rises as lawmakers cannot agree on what to do with the more than 800,000 DACA recipients currently protected under the program. Continue reading

Immigration laws affect former students

PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

Artist reflects on American upbringing and shares advice for DACA recipients.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Four large, armed men dressed in black violently pounded on the front door of Javier Valadez’s home. It was dark and the neighbors were still asleep. Valadez, a former Brookhaven College student, woke to the sounds of their knocks and his dogs barking. Continue reading

Polaroid Originals develops into new era

The Impossible Project aquires Polaroid and launches a brand-new instant film camera and films supporting vintage cameras.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Polaroid is back.

The instant film photography medium made a comeback from near-extinction with the announcement of a brand-new camera, a new generation of instant films and support for vintage Polaroid cameras. The announcement came from Polaroid Originals, the successor to The Impossible Project, Sept. 12. Continue reading

Brookhaven helps in wake of storm

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Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have arrived in the Metroplex and Brookhaveans provide assistance and relief for Harvey victims.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty are contributing to the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey’s aftermath left Houston area residents homeless or surrounded by floodwaters, with an estimated 30,000-40,000 homes destroyed, according to ABC News. The storm has also impacted residents of other south Texas regions and Louisiana, according to CNN.

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Panic at North Texas pumps

Citizens of Dallas-Fort Worth struggle to keep their gas tanks full in the midst of the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas Gulf Coast.

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By Britney Cellerini
Contributing writer

Photo by John C. McClanahan
Waseem Samnani, a Shell gas station employee, directs lines of customers taking turns filling up their tanks during the gas shortage Aug. 31.

As Hurricane Harvey tore through the Gulf Coast, it not only displaced families, destroyed homes and setback people’s daily routines, but it also shutdown major ports stretching all over the southern Texas coast, according to The Dallas Morning News. Oil refineries were shut down as a safety precaution.

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Hurricane Harvey sweeps through Gulf Coast

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Thousands of Houston area residents abandoned their homes and were left stranded after the Texas Gulf Coast was impacted by floodwaters. The storm has been deemed one of the worst to hit the state, and the outcome has left the region in peril.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey left numerous families displaced from southeast Texas and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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Weed convention highlight pot industry

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor

Photos by Aaron Sewell
Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old cannabis consumer, and David Simpson, a former Texas State Rep., talk about the benefits of marijuana at The Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo April 22.

I attended the Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo in Fort Worth April 21-23 and saw a side of the cannabis industry I knew about, but never thought I would get to see up close. The second annual SWCCEXPO took place in the Fort Worth Convention Center. Continue reading

Don’t diss the dreadheads

By Joshua Drake
Staff Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell

On March 6, an 18- to 25-year-old black male with short dreads and glasses was reported to be allegedly taking photos of other men in the restroom stalls. Brookhaven College notified all students, staff and faculty via email and warnings at all entrances. Continue reading

Pot policy clouds minds

The city of Dallas will have a new cite-and-release policy covering possession of marijuana, but it may not be the light at the end of the tunnel some users may believe.

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

The city of Dallas’ new cite-and-release policy, a baby step in the right direction of marijuana legalization, takes effect Oct. 1. But once the smoke clears, the hype of Dallas’ cite-and-release policy leaves me dazed and confused. Continue reading