By Thao Nguyen
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
By Ravyn Adams
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
By Jubenal Aguilar
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
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
By Olivia Rodriguez
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
By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor
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
By Stephanie Salas-Vega
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
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
In the midst of Halloween season, Netflix viewers can haunt their homes with four popular, spine-chilling TV programs.
By Mira Scott
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
PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL
Journalist awaits DACA approval during policy changes.
By Juan Betancourt
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