Category Archives: Local News

PolaCon shakes up photo scene

The Instant Film Society’s PolaCon returns to North Texas.

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

Polaroid pictures are no longer photos you only find while digging through your grandmother’s trunk. This vintage trend is making a comeback with Polaroids returning to shelves. North Texans have an opportunity to join this developing trend with PolaCon2017: An Instant Film Convention, which will take place Sept. 29-Oct.1. Continue reading

Trump repeals Obama-era program

PART ONE OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Attorneys Gil Zafra and Ruth Brewer discuss DACA with students.

The protections granted by former President Barack Obama to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children will soon come to an end. President Donald Trump rescinded Obama’s 2012 executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to The New York Times. Continue reading

Dallas rallies against alt-right

Charlottesville death sparks anti-white supremacy protest and challenges controversial monuments.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor

Thousands gathered in Dallas to call for the removal of the city’s Confederate monuments and to denounce white supremacy.

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History topples statues

As outrage over Confederate monuments spreads nationwide, protesters easily dislodge cheap statues.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Juan Betancourt
The Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Park in Dallas is one of many controversial statues that people have called for the permanent removal of.

A group of protesters toppled a Confederate soldier statue on Aug. 14 in Durham, North Carolina. One protestor climbed atop the statue’s stone plinth, tied a yellow rope around the bronze soldier and, once on the ground, helped the crowd pull, slinging the monument to the ground, according to Quartz, a digital news outlet focused primarily on business.

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Panic at North Texas pumps

Citizens of Dallas-Fort Worth struggle to keep their gas tanks full in the midst of the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas Gulf Coast.

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By Britney Cellerini
Contributing writer

Photo by John C. McClanahan
Waseem Samnani, a Shell gas station employee, directs lines of customers taking turns filling up their tanks during the gas shortage Aug. 31.

As Hurricane Harvey tore through the Gulf Coast, it not only displaced families, destroyed homes and setback people’s daily routines, but it also shutdown major ports stretching all over the southern Texas coast, according to The Dallas Morning News. Oil refineries were shut down as a safety precaution.

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Texas implements texting, driving ban

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion|Layout Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
HB 62 prohibits drivers from texting behind the wheel.

Texas drivers will face misdemeanor charges and fines for using a wireless mobile device to read, write or send text messages while operating a motorized vehicle as of Sept. 1, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Brookhaven packs heat to class

SB 11 now allows licensed to carry holders to conceal carry handguns on campus.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
A student enters X Building, a designated gun-free zone. Signs are placed at the entrances of each designated gun-free zone around campus. E, P, U and X buildings, as well as parts of S, Q and T, are designated gun-free zones.

All Dallas County Community College District colleges are now required to allow concealed carry of firearms on premises.

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Two dead in North Lake College shooting

By Stephanie Salas-Vega and Juan Betancourt
Associate Layout Editor and Web Editor

Photos by Willie R. Cole | Lauretta Hill, Dallas County Community College District  commissioner of public safety and security (left), and Christa Slejko, North Lake College, president (right), give a press conference May 3, after an apparent murder-suicide where two people were left dead.

Two people were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide shooting at North Lake College May 3.

Districtwide notices were sent at 11:43 a.m. through the Dallas County Community College District’s emergency alert management system. Continue reading

DFW group set for marijuana march

By Clayton Rushings
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Marijuana advocates will take to the streets of Fort Worth May 6 to rally for the end of marijuana prohibition. The Marijuana March of North Texas, part of the 2017 Global Marijuana March, will be from noon to 5 p.m. in Burk Burnett Park, according to dfwnorml.org. The march will be sponsored by DFW NORML, the local chapter of National Organization Reform of Marijuana Laws. Continue reading

Mega March unites Dallas

Call for equality brings Dallasites to peaceful gathering downtown. 

By Juan Betancourt and Stephanie Salas-Vega
Web Editor and Associate Layout Editor 

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Thousands of protesters with American flags and posters march to Dallas City Hall for a rally.

Thousands of people, including Brookhaven College students and staff, marched through downtown Dallas to support immigration reform for the first time in a decade, according to The Dallas Morning News. Continue reading