Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Photo by Jacob Vaughn| José Ralat stands in the back of El Come Taco, a Dallas Taquiera.

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

Sizzling meat lightly rang throughout El Come Taco, a Dallas taqueria, as José Ralat arrived in an Uber. He stumbled over his words, speaking with a stammer as he greeted the owner. He has a speech impediment, and does not drive because of his epilepsy, which he was diagnosed with as a child. But that has not stopped him from traveling the U.S. for the last eight years in search of the best taco. Continue reading

Former student turns art into magic

  • Photos by Jubenal Aguilar | Magician Confetti Eddie, also known as Edward Ruiz, presents his deck of cards.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

There was nothing in the bag. Both volunteers verified it to the rest of the audience. But magician Confetti Eddie pulled three shot glasses full of whiskey from inside. His hands had been chained on Houdini handcuffs by the two volunteers.

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Tech world offers user new reality

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

By Leah Cook
Arts & Culture Editor

Tech users can enhance how they experience the world through the use of augmented reality, or AR, technology. According to Forbes, AR technology overlays virtual objects onto a real-world environment. This is generally done through the use of optical devices such as contact lenses or glasses. Continue reading

Dinosaurs rise, fightback in ‘Fallen Kingdom’

– Film Review –

By Davie Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Dinosaurs stomped the box office in the blockbuster hit “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Released in theaters June 21, the science fiction film is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Continue reading

Theatre Brookhaven to present life of Jesus through music

Photo courtesy of Theatre Brookhaven | The company of “Jesus Christ Superstar” rehearses a musical number for their upcoming performance. The play will be presented July 12-22.

By Christina Hill
Contributing writter

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts will bring religion and theater together with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The production, which will be presented July 12-22 in the Performance Hall, will continue Theatre Brookhaven’s long-standing tradition of staging a musical in the summer. Continue reading

Student photography blends family, beach



Photo courtesy of Beth Delagi


By Davie Nguyen
Contributing Writter

Images of waves and people blending at the beach are splashed on the walls of Brookhaven College’s The Basement Gallery in the lower lever L Building. The exhibition opened May 11 and runs through Sept. 1. Continue reading

Student wins top prize in contest

By Kaniece Tell
Contributing Writer


Susan Edgley, a Brookhaven College student, first learned she won a $500 prize for a photograph she submitted to Thin Line Fest through a congratulatory social media post shared by her photography professor. 

“I thought he had made a mistake,” Edgley said, seconds after seeing and holding her translucent, etched award for the first time following Thin Line, a five-day documentary film, music and photography festival held in Denton April 18-22. “I saw a lot of great photos in the photo galleries, and I thought he must have made a mistake,” Edgley said. Continue reading

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Soical Media Editor

Photo by Josh Drake | A pair of $6.99 jeans lie on a table at Goodwill Industries.

Thrifting is an example of one person’s trash being another person’s treasure. Thrifters have the opportunity to shop a variety of clothes at discounted prices. Racks are filled with rare fashion finds waiting to be worn. Thrifting is not a typical shopping experience, but it can lead to some unique finds if shoppers are willing to search.  Continue reading

Marvel superhero creates huge cultural uproar

By Calvin Spencer Jr.
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Marvel

Marvel’s highly anticipated “Black Panther” set new expectations for future Marvel films. To many, however, it is more than just a superhero movie. Continue reading

‘Black Panther’ packs powerful punch

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Watercolor Illustration by Monica Mitrovic

For a Marvel film to surpass an ordinary superhero motion pic plotline is legendary, and that’s exactly what “Black Panther” does with its iconic cast, awe-inspiring cinematography and memorable screenplay. Continue reading