Category Archives: Local News

New ‘Star Wars’ trailer raises questions for fans

By Jubenal Aguilar

Copy Desk Chief

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Star Wars creator George Lucas may not be a part of the saga these days, but we’ve still got a lot to look forward to. Thanks to J.J Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set to premiere Dec. 18. Continue reading

Jar Jar Binks: Successful politician or hidden Sith Lord?

By Jubenal Aguilar

Copy Desk Chief

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun and Nicholas Bostick

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun and Nicholas Bostick

A shroud of mystery has fallen over Supreme Leader Snoke, the villain of the next chapter in the Star Wars saga, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” directed by J.J. Abrams. Only, his voice has been heard in the teasers saying: “There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it?” Continue reading

Clinton rallies local support

By Diamond Victoria

Managing Editor

Photo by Michael Dunlap | Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraising rally Nov. 17 at Mountain View College.

Photo by Michael Dunlap | Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraising rally Nov. 17 at Mountain View College.

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton recently visited Mountain View College as part of her presidential campaign trail.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton discussed a variety of policies, including student debt, raising minimum wage and healthcare, as part of a campaign visit Nov. 17 at Mountain View College. Continue reading

Officers discuss trafficking

By Mirella Mendoza

Staff Writer

To conclude the Institute of Political Studies’ events for the Open Book Project this semester, Brookhaven College invited Sergeant Al Nuñez and Special Agent Hakan Catalan for a law enforcement panel discussion Nov. 16 on the dangers of human trafficking and how to bring awareness. Continue reading

Whiskered men unite for cause

By Alvaro Martinez

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

People have done everything from running races to selling candy bars to fundraise for causes they support. Now, some people are looking to something that is right under their noses to raise funds: their mustaches. Continue reading

Students experience history

Two BHC students share their stories of the filming of Bobby McGrother’s Hulu original miniseries, “11/23/63,” in Downtown
Dallas – one through words, and the other through photos.

Photos by Michael Dunlap | Onlookers gather awaiting presidential motorcade carrying President John F. Kennedy.

Photos by Michael Dunlap | Onlookers gather awaiting presidential
motorcade carrying President John F. Kennedy.

Not many people my age can say they experienced the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. On Oct. 8, I had that chance. I had the opportunity to be an extra on the set of “11/22/63.” Continue reading

Blue Bell to return

By Brittany Vinson

 
Staff Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Blue Bell Ice Cream is back on the horizon following a six-month halt in sales after issuing the first recall in its 108-year history on Mar. 13, voluntarily removing all of their products from stores. Continue reading

Criminals’ names not to be withheld

Staff Editorial 

The Brookhaven Courier staff resolves that continuing to publish the names of perpetrators of active shooter incidents constitutes
responsible journalism.

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In the wake of recent active shooter incidents, media outlets and law enforcement agencies are questioning whether or not to publish or release the names of the perpetrators of these heinous acts. It is the opinion of the staff of The Brookhaven Courier that news stories pertaining to active shooter incidents should include the names of the perpetrators when they are available to our reporters. However, we will not refer to the names of shooters after first reference, nor will we publish any manifestos, propaganda or photos showing anything other than the face of the perpetrators. Continue reading

Violence sparks regulation

By Diamond Victoria 

Managing Editor

Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff honored victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon earlier this month with moment of silence.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff honored victims of the mass shooting at UmpquaCommunity College in Oregon earlier this month with moment of silence.

Oregon mass shooting has prompted politicians and activists to push for stricter gun laws.

As a handful of students at Umpqua Community College settled into their English class on the morning of Oct. 1, one classmate opened fire on those around him, killing 10 and injuring nine others. Continue reading

IPS guest speaker recounts human trafficking nightmares

By Sara Prendergast

 
Staff Writer

Bill Bernstein, deputy director of Mosaic Family Services, speaks to Brookhaven College Students about human trafficking.

Photo by Ravin Lee | Bill Bernstein, deputy director of Mosaic Family Services, speaks
to Brookhaven College Students about human trafficking.

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery and can affect people from different demographics. Its injustice can be seen throughout the U.S. and has prompted some to speak up against its violence. The Brookhaven College Institute of Political Studies invited Bill Bernstein, deputy director of Mosaic Family Services, to speak to students, faculty and staff about human trafficking on Oct. 14.

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