Chaplin masters silent comedy

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

couriereic@dcccd.edu

 

“City Lights” (1931) was filmmaker and actor Charles Chaplin’s first film since the introduction of sound synchronization in talkies, the name given to movies with sound, three years earlier.

Chaplin is a master of silent filmmaking, and this proto- rom-com’s ability to win over hearts and minds through sentiment alongside animated gags only further proves his genius. Continue reading

The Courier breaks record

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

The Brookhaven Courier staff continued their winning streak, breaking their awards record at the 2016 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention held March 31-April 2 in Dallas. Editors and staff brought home 31 awards – one more than last year and nearly double the number from 2014 – for their work in The Courier and The Windmill literary magazine. Continue reading

Coffee concert creates calm


By Jake Griffin

Staff Writer

BCSA hosts “A Little Day Music” to kick off the first of five coffee concerts of the semester.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar |Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Rodger Bennett, former vice president of academic affairs at Brookhaven College and current district employee, strummed his guitar to a classically styled original piece March 23 in the Performance Hall lobby. Continue reading

Super heroes battle it out in new film

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Director Zack Snyder brought the world’s strongest man and the world’s greatest detective to the big screen in one of the most anticipated superhero movies of the year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Continue reading

National Videogame Museum opens doors

By Jacqueline Arredondo

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

The clash of Link’s sword, the lash of Simon Belmont’s whip and the blast of Doomguy’s trusty double-barreled shotgun echoed through the halls.

These sounds can be heard alongside the laughter of video gamers of all ages at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas. The museum is the first of its kind, being solely dedicated to video games, according to nvmusa.org. Continue reading

JC’s Burger House beefs up flavor

By Connor McNeil

Contributing Writer

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Photos by Nicholas Bostick | JC’s Burger House offers sandwiches, such as a patty melt topped with jalapeños and grilled onions, paired with fries.

Conveniently located on Beltline Road, minutes from Brookhaven College, is a burger joint hungry students may want to take advantage of.

The first JC’s Burger House opened in 1999 in Plano, Texas. Jay “JC” Cockerell, founder, said he thought there was a void in the burger game, according to jcsburgerhouse.com. Continue reading

District offers dual registration

By Nicholas Pauszek and Jubenal Aguilar

Contributing Writer and Managing Editor

Earlier registration in spring for the Summer and Fall 2016 semesters will allow students to stay on track to completion.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar |Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

The Dallas County Community College District will allow students to register for the Summer and Fall 2016 terms at the same time.

Registration for the summer and fall, including the Maymester term, will open to current students April 19, according to the district website. Registration for all other students will open April 25. Continue reading

Texas pioneers faster Zika test

By Diamond Victoria

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Part two of a three-part series covering the virus.

District to hold summit

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Band behaves badly during brawl

 

 

By Erasmo Viera

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Trash cans of vomit flew through the air, along with a few punches, when Illinois rock outfit The Orwells headlined at Trees during the 2016 Spillover Fest. Fans of the band usually anticipate some sort of wild shenanigans at their shows and were likely expecting the level to which the band stirred things up March 19. Continue reading