Trade schools not only option

By the Courier Staff

In yet another apparent lack of understanding, President Donald Trump implied he does not understand the purpose and role community colleges play across the nation. His remarks were given during a speech on infrastructure March 29 in Richfield, Ohio to construction apprentices. Instead, the president advocated for the revitalization of vocational schools. Continue reading Trade schools not only option

Second Amendment rights provide gun control solution

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

The answer to America’s gun violence problem could not be more obvious. It’s spelled out explicitly in the text of the Second Amendment. To enact common-sense gun control in the U.S., state militias should be reinstated and strengthened. Continue reading Second Amendment rights provide gun control solution

Mass shooters strive for attention

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Information is so easily accessible there is truly no such thing as bad publicity. So when the media mentions killers, viewers will not only become familiar with their names, but with their whole backstory. Instead of ignoring the rallying cries of those affected, the media needs to end the primetime slots they give mass shooters. Continue reading Mass shooters strive for attention

Solar energy’s future uncertain

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | Solar panels in front of Brookhaven College’s X Building provide power for charging stations. Imported panels similar to these are subject to President Donald Trumps 30 percent solar tariff.

President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imports of solar energy cells, solar panels and washing machines Jan. 22, according to The New York Times, taking effective steps to bolster the American manufacturing industry and foster U.S. energy independence. Continue reading Solar energy’s future uncertain

FCC vote threatens net neutrality

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

The Federal Communications Commission sold out the American people when it voted to repeal regulations that safeguarded them from anti-consumer practices by internet service providers, or ISPs.

The vote to overturn the 2015 landmark decision to reinforce the rules governing ISPs passed 3-2 on Dec. 14, 2017, despite massive public outcry organized by media figures such as television comedian John Oliver and YouTube personality PewDiePie, according to Fortune.  Continue reading FCC vote threatens net neutrality

Immigrants founded America

President Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants spark heated debate around the world.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

“The president of the United States is racist,” CNN anchor Don Lemon said. “A lot of us already knew that.”

Lemon’s commentary followed President Donald Trump’s crude remarks during a bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office Jan. 11. According to The Washington Post, Trump was irate when lawmakers discussed protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries as part of an immigration deal. Trump reportedly said, “Why are we having people from all these shithole countries come here?” Continue reading Immigrants founded America

A-listers are not fit for the Oval Office

The U.S. requires skilled and experienced leaders to run the country.

By Ravyn Adams
Associate Opinions Editor

 

Photo Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo and Eriana Ruiz

President Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. President Oprah Winfrey.

Has a nice ring to it, no?

We’re certainly past the days where a celebrity president was the beginning of a walk-into-a-bar joke. The days where multimillion and billionaire celebrities have deemed themselves not only worthy, but also able to lead the free world are certainly upon us. Continue reading A-listers are not fit for the Oval Office

Church shooting evokes emotive thoughts

A Brookhaven Courier contributing writer shares his personal experience covering tragedy.

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacob Vaughn
A teddy bear and flowers lie behind police tape Nov. 6 in front of the First Baptist Church where 26 people were killed the previous day.

I did not lose anyone that day. I was not connected to the town in any way.

But in the midst of conducting interviews and taking photos throughout the night, I felt like one of the locals who had just lost 4 percent of his town’s population. Continue reading Church shooting evokes emotive thoughts