Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

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

Netflix’s unorthodox ‘Paradox’ released

Cloverfield monster origins movie uses guerrilla-style marketing on release.

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Netflix’s acquisition of “The Cloverfield Paradox” signaled the  streaming giant’s move to obtain big budget productions that make an immediate impact and keep subscribers satisfied.

The messy sci-fi movie tells another cliché story of astronauts trying to save the world when something goes wrong. Continue reading

Classical pianist to play at BHC

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

World-renowned pianist and University of North Texas piano professor Adam Wodnicki will hold a free concert at 6 p.m. March 24 in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College. Wodnicki is a three-time prizewinner of the annual Chopin Competition and will perform works by Franz Joseph Haydn, Robert Muczynski, Claude Debussy and Frédéric Chopin. Continue reading

Dallas celebrates Chinese New Year

By Celeste Colon
Contributing Writer

Photo by Celeste Colon | Performers dance in lion costumes at NorthPark Center to celebrate the New Year Feb. 17.

NorthPark Center was filled with art activities and demonstrations, including a main stage with performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, traditional Chinese operas and dragon and lion dancers Feb. 17. Continue reading

Healthy habits help keep New Year’s resolutions

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | A jogger engages in a routine stretching exercise under a tunnel on the Brookhaven College jogging trail.

Although it is easy for people to start their New Year’s resolution, many struggle to stay motivated.Many students at Brookhaven College have been working toward their New Year’s resolutions.

According to NBC, the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2017 involved fitness and nutrition. Continue reading

Popular Dallas pizza joint reopens

Once located in South Dallas, Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern has a new home.

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Photos by Eriana Ruiz
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern displays their infamous “Star Wars Last Supper,” a painting by local artist Clay Stinnet.

When Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff, Dallas closed its doors Valentine’s Day 2016, patrons were heartbroken. But the beloved pizza parlor returned 628 days later and is now situated at 14910 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, inciting a feeding- frenzy among fans when Zoli’s reopened Nov. 3. Continue reading

Focal Points returns with new panel of pros

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Michael Granberry, arts writer at The Dallas Morning News, discusses his story, “Six-Tenths of a Second, Two Lives Forever Changed,” about Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning image and Jack Beers’ image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery hosted the second annual Focal Points, a one-day photography workshop. The event featured professional Dallas-based photographers, photojournalists and a Pulitzer Prize-winner, all of whom shared the experiences, portfolios, careers, advice and stories behind their lenses to photography enthusiasts. Continue reading