Dallas offers plethora of taquerias

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

 Trompo 839 Singleton Blvd #150    Dallas, TX 75112

Nestled between a barbeque restaurant and a tire shop, Trompo is a casual place with some of the best authentic street tacos in Dallas. While the selection at Trompo is lighter during the day, its menu is well-rounded and robust. Patrons have the option of three taco fillings – pork, bistek, and roasted poblano pepper and paneer for vegetarians. Trompo keeps its tacos simple, adding only cilantro and white onion. The pork at Trompo is fiery red, redder than what you might find in most southern Mexican street tacos. This is because its pork is coated in several kinds of paprika before being cooked, according to the Dallas Observer. Tacos can be purchased at $2 each. Continue reading Dallas offers plethora of taquerias

First student recalls time at BHC

Photo courtesy of Sarah Ferguson | Deon Holt, Brookhaven College’s first president, and Donna Camp, the first Brookhaven student, reveal a plaque during the college’s first dedication ceremony.

By John C. McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

In 1978, 17-year-old Donna Camp, a recent R.L. Turner High School graduate, applied to a newly-opened community college close to her home in Carrollton. Unbeknownst to her, she became the first student to be processed and enrolled at Brookhaven College, the last of Dallas County Community College District’s main campuses. Continue reading First student recalls time at BHC

Facebook users buy, sell items

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer

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Facebook Marketplace, similar to eBay Inc. or Craigslist, gives users an opportunity to buy and sell unwanted items. Users post photos of the item with a price, description and location. The item is then available for all other Facebook users to see, comment on or message the seller about. Marketplace is available on both desktop and mobile versions for Android and iPhone. Continue reading Facebook users buy, sell items

Facebook users delete accounts

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Delete Facebook
Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Recent revelations over Facebook’s misuse of user data have prompted many to rally behind #DeleteFacebook, a movement to encourage users to delete their Facebook accounts. Figures such as Will Ferrell and Cher, as well as companies such as Playboy, have taken the step of relieving themselves from the social media giant, according to slate.com. Continue reading Facebook users delete accounts

Russian tech companies mislead internet community

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Mixed Media Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo & Jubenal Aguilar

In 2016, a hard-conservative Facebook page, Heart of Texas, advocated for Texas to secede from the U.S. Although it was littered with grammatical mistakes, the page garnered 250,000 followers, at one point eclipsing follower count of official Texas Republican and Democrat pages combined, according to The Washington Post. 

The page was a Russian front, operated by a troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, or IRA, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Continue reading Russian tech companies mislead internet community

CEO continues to impact lives online

By Kaniece Tell & Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writers

Mark Zuckerberg
Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress to explain his company’s handling of user information. The young billionaire sat in a special cushion and wore a suit and tie – a stark contrast to his usual gray T-shirt and blue jeans.

Zuckerberg, who is used to making decisions that affect Facebook’s more than 2 billion users, answered questions on seemingly wrong decisions that led to the exposure of 87 million of its users’ private information. Continue reading CEO continues to impact lives online