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 Clothes cause colossal ruin

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 Abuse portrays bad picture

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 Theatre tackles controversial play

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 Sexologist touches on sexuality

Staycations spruce up March


By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

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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 Staycations spruce up March

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 JFK FILES RELEASED

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 Netflix features terrifying shows