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Climate change threatens humanity, Earth

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

February 2017 was the second warmest February in over a century of modern record keeping, according to scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. But that does not mean climate change is real. Continue reading

Opioid crisis not tied to recreational marijuana

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Contrary to the current administration’s opinion, the opioid crisis is not tied to the recreational use of marijuana. Continue reading

‘Get Out’ critiques racial relationships

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A film that manages to combine components of different genres and weave them into a coherent and thought-provoking social critique with a dash of comedy deserves widespread recognition. “Get Out” flawlessly provide a daunting and true study of racial relations in an ever-divided America, while holding the audience’s attention hostage with its thrilling narrative, evocative screenplay and chilling cinematography. The horror film was released into theaters Feb. 24. Continue reading

Sugar consumption may lead to addiction

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz
Three cupcakes (75 grams) have a total 35 grams of sugar. Editor’s note: Each sugar cube equals 4 grams.

Sugar has always had a bad reputation in the nutritional world, but new findings on the correlation between sugar and addiction have brought controversy to the table. Continue reading

Film analyzes racial tensions

By Stephon Smith
Staff Writer 


“The history of America is the history of the Negro in America, and it’s not a pretty picture,” James Baldwin, essayist, novelist and playwright, said. Baldwin wrote about racial tension and social issues in his many works. “Remember This House” was his personal recollection of the friendship he shared with three of the most prominent civil rights leaders, as well as his personal recounts of their deaths. Although unfinished at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, the 30-page manuscript became the basis of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a groundbreaking documentary film produced and directed by Raoul Peck, a Haitian filmmaker and political activist. Continue reading

Nintendo switches platforms, gaming style

By Juan Betancourt
Web Editor

Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Nintendo Co. Ltd. is set to release its seventh home video game console, the Nintendo Switch, March 3. The console will combine aspects of the company’s previous consoles. Continue reading

Cite-and-release could soothe pot smokers’ woes

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Dallas City Council members are expected to vote on Cite-and-Release for low-level marijuana possession as early as March 8. Continue reading

BHC Yoga club broadens minds

By Clayton Rushing
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Dada Advayananda, a Buddhist monk, leads the Brookhaven College Yoga Meditation Club through standing positions designed to promote focus and root the body and mind Feb. 15 in Room T109.

Students have an opportunity to free their minds and bodies from the onslaught of heavy homework and stressful deadlines by practicing yoga on campus. The Yoga Meditation Club meets from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Room T109. The club is open to all students, staff and faculty to help manage stress. Continue reading