Category Archives: Opinion

Corchado covers Mexican affairs


By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Photo Illustration by Noel DeJesus

“Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness” recounts the real-life events of Alfredo Corchado, a reporter who covers Mexico’s corruption, murders and drugs while seeking the truth of a hit placed on his life by Mexican cartels. Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ shines bright


Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor


“Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, captivates audiences with its stunning cinematography, iconic cast and chilling soundtrack. The drama film clinched eight Academy Award nominations in 2017 with its somber narrative, depicting a boy’s rough journey to adulthood while he navigates the murky waters of love and life. Continue reading

Teen Vogue tries new style in politics

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor



Teen Vogue, the magazine known for beauty tips and celebrity gossip, has recently impressed many news publications with passionate political coverage, rivaling that of traditional news outlets. Continue reading

Campus Carry law raises questions

With Senate Bill 11 taking effect at Brookhaven College Aug. 1, concerns about the safety of students, staff and faculty rise

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

The thought of anyone, who is not a police officer, carrying a handgun around a college campus could raise fears and questions. Concerns over the safety of Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty lingered in my head after I learned of the new campus carry law that will affect Texas public two-year colleges starting Aug. 1. Continue reading

Dallas rallies for equality

Marilyn Velazquez
Staff Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole


As I sat silently on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line on my way to the Dallas Women’s March, a surge of fear washed over me. I was alone in my train car with three older men. I had never been on the train by myself. Men have catcalled me before, and I was scared it would happen again. Continue reading

‘Arrival’ hits big screen with style


By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of


“Arrival,” directed by Denis Villeneuve, appears to be a Best Picture contender at the 2017 Academy Awards with its memorable screenplay and thrilling narrative. Continue reading

Holiday classic or date-rape anthem?

By Diamond Victoria

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa


Any number of unassuming holiday music lovers may sing along to their favorite tunes while sipping on wine or putting up lights this year. But pay closer attention to these surely wonderful and wistful jingles and you’ll be left scratching your head, and maybe feeling a little dirty. Continue reading

Choosing adoption impacts lives

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer


Adoption does not seem to get the attention it needs in the pro-life, pro-choice debate. Adoption takes a backseat to being considered an option. Continue reading

Mac’s new ports stick in craw of users

Our Managing Editor, a new MacBook user, has more than a few concerns with Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros, dishes on the company’s new dangling dongles.

By Jubenal Agulair
Managing Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar


Apple, did you take a look at your new MacBook Pro line? Have you sat down and used it? Did you turn in it on? Did it live up to your expectations? Continue reading

New laws prove voters are not blowing smoke

By Eric Lopez
Contributing Writer




Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo


Marijuana was the big winner on Election Day after three states approved recreational initiatives and four approved medicinal uses of the plant. Twenty-eight states now have some form of legal marijuana, according to Forbes. Continue reading