Category Archives: Opinion

Social media attacks Osteen

By Eriana Ruiz 
MULTIMEDIA DIRECTOR, EDITOR & PRODUCER

Illustration by Alex Garcia

I am a Christian. The one thing I don’t do is ridicule other peoples’ religions or beliefs. If you don’t believe in God, that’s all you. But why disparage other peoples’ beliefs? Continue reading

Texas approves CBD prescriptions

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Medical marijuana has finally taken root and sprouted in Texas. On Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety licensed the first company to grow marijuana with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high amounts of cannabidiol, or CBD, for epilepsy patients, according to a statement by DPS. Continue reading

Campus carry fires off rounds of concern

Campus carry may be intended to guarantee the right to bear arms, but may not help protect others.

By Willie R. Cole 
Senior Photo Editor

Guns should not be allowed on college campuses.

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Legal weed, less hassle

Dr. Dank describes the process and protocols of recreational marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

There are more states in the U.S. with some form of legal marijuana, whether medical or recreational, than states without.

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Don’t diss the dreadheads

By Joshua Drake
Staff Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell

On March 6, an 18- to 25-year-old black male with short dreads and glasses was reported to be allegedly taking photos of other men in the restroom stalls. Brookhaven College notified all students, staff and faculty via email and warnings at all entrances. Continue reading

Netflix opens suicide dialogue

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor 

Photo courtesy of Netflix

The Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” released March 31, is a compelling but somewhat unrealistic tale of teen angst and mental illness with a brilliant cast and twisted narrative. Continue reading

Hollywood washes diversity

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

There is a staunch lack of diversity and appropriate representation in Hollywood. And even when there is diversity, other people jump at the chance to spout off racist comments about actors and argue that a completely fictional character should be played by a white actor or actress. The racist casting practice known as whitewashing must come to a swift end to help combat racism and celebrate diversity. Continue reading

Brookhaven lacks school spirit despite athletic feats

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
Brookhaven College’s athletics events have low attendance from its student body.

Brookhaven College has four sports teams on campus: men’s basketball and baseball and women’s volleyball and soccer. But, strangely enough, not many Brookhaveans show up to the games. Continue reading

Protests have time, place

By Diamond Victoria 
Editor-in-Chief 
couriereic@dcccd.edu 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Protest can be a powerful method of affecting change in the U.S. After all, it’s a central right afforded by American democracy. And with the current political climate, even neighborhood streets and social media are teeming with bureaucratic demonstrations and outrage. But there is a sure difference between disruptive behavior and protest. And it’s important to recognize that freedom of speech also provides the opportunity for those opposed to voice their side before being trampled on. 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