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Nat Geo faces change

By Ravin lee

Art Director

I have dreamed of working as a photographer for National Geographic Magazine since my freshman year in high school. Now, I am not so sure I want to. Not because of what the magazine is today or what it has been in the past. In fact, the history of National Geographic is rather remarkable. Continue reading

Instagram darling turns anti-social

 

By Carmina Ticareñ

New Media/ Fashion Editor

Source: helloarchipelago.com

Source: helloarchipelago.com

Some see social media as a villain out to control society by brainwashing everyone. Others see it as a heroine here to shed light on interesting topics and bring the world together. As a new media editor, I see social media more as a positive outlet than a negative one. Continue reading

Cowboys choose contingency over controversy part 2

Decision to keep player on team despite allegations of domestic abuse has divided football fans and sports columnists alike.

By Sam Doherty

Sports/Opinion Editor

In the U.S., most people believe in the opportunity for second chances. Without them, most wouldn’t succeed in life. But when someone breaks a law, a second chance is much harder to come by – and rightly so, depending on the law broken. Continue reading

Cowboys choose contingency over controversy part 1

Decision to keep player on team despite allegations of domestic abuse has divided football fans and sports columnists alike.

By Andres Reyes

Senior Staff Writer

 

In 2014, Gregory “Greg” Hardy was convicted on charges of domestic violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, after beating his then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder. He then appealed for a jury trial, reached a settlement with Holder, and because she didn’t testify, all criminal records stemming from the conflict were expunged from Hardy’s record. Continue reading

Japanese sci-fi film sends wrong message to ‘Star Wars’ fans

By Diamond Victoria
Managing Editor

Japan seemed to have its finger on the pulse of gritty sci-fi films in the 1970s. A snapshot of the decade’s love affair with over-the top costume design and overuse of special effects is the wonderfully disastrous “Message From Space,” released in 1978 and directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

At the time, the film’s budget was 6 million yen ($50,000 by current exchange rates), and its initial reviews weren’t so great. But this so-called Star Wars knock off still carries some charm, if you aren’t taking it too seriously. Continue reading

Costume guidelines dampen moviegoers’ fun

By Claudia Valerio

Contributing Writer  

I am very lucky to be part of the Star Wars generation. At first, few people wore Star Wars costumes when a new movie came out, but after a while, more and more people wore them to the premieres. You could see Jedi, Princess Leias, a handful of Chewbaccas and wave after wave of Darth Vaders. Continue reading

Artist shares experience traveling through France

Letter to the Editor

With two terrorist attacks in Paris in less than a year, a former Brookhaven College student recounts his experiences 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

The ticket in my hand read “Minsk, Belarus-Toulouse, France.” Upon arrival, I watched a French woman’s son play with a smiling girl. The children were happy, and a few passengers awaiting their luggage shared a moment of admiration. Continue reading

Dallas forgoes hosting prized art competition

By Kate Rhoads

Contributing Writer

When plans for a Dallas chapter of an international art competition that changed a Michigan city fell through,  Big D lost more than simply a chance to host the event. It missed out on an opportunity to show the world a refreshing, hidden side of its rich art culture. Continue reading

Clinton’s quest to regain former House part 2

By Carolyn Bossmann

Communications Director 

Hillary Clinton is leading the polls to become the democratic presidential nominee. But can her campaign survive the uphill battle over her use of private email? The final installment of a three-part series in which The Courier profiles a presidential hopeful.

The 2016 election will be Hillary Clinton’s second attempt at running for president of the U.S., and so far, she’s putting up a good fight. This is the age of Clinton and her collection of glorious pantsuits. Continue reading

Clinton’s quest to regain former House part 1

By Nicholas Bostick 

Editor-in-Chief 

Hillary Clinton is leading the polls to become the democratic presidential nominee. But can her campaign survive the uphill battle over her use of private email?  The final installment of a three-part series in which The Courier profiles a presidential hopeful.

It makes sense that the first Democratic debate was held Oct. 13 in Las Vegas. Because voting for any of the democrats currently vying for the candidacy is a major gamble for the future of the U.S. Continue reading