Category Archives: Local News

STDs hit record levels in U.S.

Photo illustration by Josh Drake

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

Dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Grindr might help people hook up. One in five men and one in 10 women have used the internet to seek casual sex, according to HuffPost. Continue reading

Lyft, Uber to offer rides on Nov. 6

By Josh Drake
Distribution Manager

Voters with transportation problems will have a way to get to their polling locations on Election Day. Ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber will offer discounted and free rides Nov. 6 to help increase voter turnout during the midterm elections. Continue reading

Instant film convention returns to North Texas

Photo courtesy of Instant Film Society

By Mekayla Thomas
Contributing Writer 

For the third year in a row, photographers from all over the U.S. will gather in Dallas and Denton to share their love for instant film. Continue reading

Integrated circuit turns 60 years

Photos courtesy of Texas Instruments 

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Nowadays the integrated circuit is everywhere and in everything – from electronics to household appliances to space technology. Its creation in 1958 by Jack Kilby revolutionized the electronics industry and led to a breakthrough that allowed for the accelerated development of smaller, more efficient electronic components. Continue reading

O’Rourke holds rally at Brookhaven

Photo by Karla Estrada | Beto O’Rourke, 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas’ 16th congressional district, speaks at Brookhaven College July 7 about issues such as immigration policy, healthcare reform and education.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Editor-at-Large

Hundreds of people crowded inside Brookhaven College’s gymnasium, Room T206, July 7 with T-shirts and holding posters that read “Beto For Senate.” Beto O’Rourke is a U.S. Representative for Texas and 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. in the Texas senate race. He spoke at Brookhaven for his Farmers Branch town hall stop as part of his campaign to obtain Texas’ 16th congressional district seat. 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

Former ECC student recalls ambush aftermath

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

File Photo | Bullet holes mark the spot where Dallas Police Department officers and Micah X. Johnson exchanged fire inside El Centro College July 7, 2016.

I always felt safe at El Centro College. It was a safe zone in the midst of what I’ve always felt as a chaotic area of downtown Dallas. Continue reading

Officer shares July 7 shooting experience

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

File Photo | Marks line the streets of Dallas the morning after a shooter opened fire against Dallas Police Department officers.

“Beware, there’s a shooter coming your way,” read a text message, Joseph Hannigan, El Centro College’s then-police chief, received, warning him of a shooting in downtown Dallas.

“Wrong,” Hannigan replied, indicating the warning was too late. “He’s having a shootout with a police officer in our stairwell.” Continue reading

Read-In reflects black heritage

By Charlotte Blackburn & Calvin Spencer Jr.
Contributing Writers

Photo by Josh Drake Hurshel Burton, an English professor, performs during the African-American Read-In Feb. 14.

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty stood for freedom, justice and equality at the annual African-American Read-In. This year’s theme was “Stand for Something.” The read-in was held Feb. 14 in the Performance Hall. Continue reading