Storm ravages D-FW

Photo by Malen Blackmon | A resident walks among the aftermath of an EF-3 tornado that swept through Preston Hollow Oct. 23

By Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

October 20 was a night of chaos and terror as at least nine tornadoes swirled through North Texas, tearing apart homes and businesses leaving behind an estimated $2 billion in damages, according to CNN.

There were no recorded deaths or serious injuries, according to CBS. But thousands of Texans were left without a home or power after an EF-3 tornado spun its way through Dallas. One of the tornados swept through Preston Hollow, a neighborhood less than six miles from Brookhaven.

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Activists want Dallas Police Association president out

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Pamela L. Grayson, a local activist, protests outside the Dallas Police Association building Sept. 27, calling for its president’s resignation.

By Jacob Vaughn

Editor-in-Chief/Music Editor

Protesters gathered outside the Dallas Police Association building in the Cedars near sunset. They held signs reading “Mata Gotta Go” and “Resign Mata,” calling for the firing of DPA President Mike Mata. The activists allege Mata broke police protocol after one of the department’s former officers, Amber Guyger, shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed black man, in his own apartment, which she said she mistook for hers.

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Dr. Dank: Farmers crop up at cannabis expo

Photo by Dr. Dank | A cannabis plant is passed at the Lucky Leaf Hemp Expo Sept. 21.

By Dr. Dank

Cannabis Columnist

Irving became the destination for cannabis lovers from all across the country to meet one another at the Lucky Leaf Hemp Expo.

Entrepreneurs, farmers, lawyers, doctors, growers and cannabis enthusiasts attended a two-day hemp convention, which consisted of educational seminars on all things cannabis and panel discussions led by industry professionals from across the country Sept. 21-22.

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A nightmare on Main Street

Photo by Nicholas Burns | When the writer went to visit the museum, its doors were locked. This photo was taken inside by an attendee of the museum before it closed.

The one-of-a-kind Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar was a trick, not a treat.

By Sam Mott

Art Director

Horror fans were left disappointed and angry at the grand opening of the Horror Museum and Chocolate Bar in Dallas. The museum opened Sept. 27, and as of Oct. 10, less than two weeks later, it stands with a rating of 1.1 stars from 53 reviews on Google Maps.

Many visitors complained about missing exhibits, poor replicas of classic horror characters and most of all the non-refundable $23 price of admission, which did not even include any chocolate.

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BHC alumnus to release techno album

Photo by Jason Janik | Former Brookhaven College student Wanz Dover is set to release his new album early next year.

By Priscilla Vazquez

Contributing Writer

Former student Wanz Dover has been nominated for best DJ and best weekly of the year for the Dallas Observer Music Awards. In the past, he has put out music under aliases such as Blixaboy and his punk rock band, the Black Dotz. Andrew Ryce, a music journalist, wrote in an article for Resident Advisor, an electro music news site, that Dover is an artist who has made almost every kind of music a person could think of over the years.

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Country club near BHC gives rise to empire

Photos shot by Beth Delagi on 35mm black and white film

Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

The Brookhaven Country Club Dallas has been a staple in the Farmers Branch community since 1957.

The country club, which is located two miles from Brookhaven College, was founded by Robert Dedmon Sr. and is still owned by his company, ClubCorp. The Dallas-based company is the largest owner and operator of private clubs nationwide, according to its website.

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PolaCon celebrates fourth year in D-FW

Photos by Malen Blackmon

By Priscilla Vazquez

Contributing Writer

The Instant Film Society held the fourth annual PolaCon Sept. 27-29.

PolaCon is the world’s first three-day instant film photography convention. It was first held in 2015 by members of the Instant Film Society to create a place where instant film enthusiasts can gather.

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Texas House Select Committee holds hearing at Brookhaven

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Laramie Stroud, second from left, chief of staff for Texas House representative Drew Darby, discusses social media companies’ role in society during a committee discussion about mass violence prevention and community safety Oct. 10 in Brookhaven College’s Performance Hall. The committee heard from several panels and examined social media, gun laws, law enforcement collaborations with digital media, cyber security and mental health as it pertains to preventing mass violence. Stay tuned for full coverage of the discussions in the next issue of The Courier.

DCCCD colleges to become one

The Megazord giant robot from the Power Rangers animated series, but each limb or segment of a limb is painted in the colors of one of the DCCCD colleges.
Illustration by Eriana Ruiz | District leadership plans to combine the district’s seven colleges into a single accredited school to eliminate a graduation barrier.

By Jacob Vaughn

Editor-in-Chief/Music Editor

Several hundred students who have attended a Dallas County Community College District school may run into the same problem when they try to get their degree. If they did not earn at least 25% of their credit hours from one college, they will not graduate. The district is aiming to break down this barrier by turning all of DCCCD into one college.

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New apartments being built near Brookhaven’s east entrance

Photo by KT Reid | A new apartment and townhome complex is under construction at 4050 McEwen Road, near Brookhaven College. The new residential complex is replacing a part of the office park on McEwen, which was built in the 1970s. Construction is scheduled to be finished by March 2020.

By KT Reid

Contributing Writer

A 50-acre plot of land less than a quarter mile from Brookhaven College’s east entrance will soon be home to a new apartment and townhome complex called Midway Urban Village.

Laci Ficke, leasing coordinator for Midway Urban Village, said the company is currently setting up a preferred program for Brookhaven students, staff and faculty.

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