Bears soccer wins big at nationals

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo courtesy of Nora Lopez Daniela Marin, Lady Bear goalkeeper, attempts to punch the ball away while teammate Brenda Hernandez (center) jumps to clear the ball from a Raptors corner kick attempt.

Photo courtesy of Nora Lopez
Daniela Marin, Lady Bear goalkeeper, attempts to punch the ball away while teammate Brenda Hernandez (center) jumps to clear the ball from a Raptors corner kick attempt.

 

The Brookhaven College womens soccer team finished third in the 2016 NJCAA Division 3 national women’s soccer championship Nov. 13 after defeating Montgomery College Raptors 5-3. Continue reading

Prof discusses drug trafficking at Open Book event

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo by Juan Betancourt Jennifer Trujillo, an El Centro College English professor, explains motives behind some Mexican cartels.

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Jennifer Trujillo, an El Centro College English professor, explains motives behind some Mexican cartels.

Jennifer Trujillo, an El Centro College English professor, gave a presentation on drug trafficking to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty on Nov. 8. Continue reading

El Centro regroups after deadly attack

Part three of a three-part series

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar The July 7 Black Lives Matter protest came to an abrupt end in front of El Centro’s A Building, on the corner of Main and Lamar streets, after Micah Johnson opened fire targeting Dallas police officers.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
The July 7 Black Lives Matter protest came to an abrupt end in front of El Centro’s A Building, on the corner of Main and Lamar streets, after Micah Johnson opened fire targeting Dallas police officers.

 

El Centro College has found ways to move on after attacks occurred July 7 during a peaceful protest, resulting in the death of five Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officers. Continue reading

Dakota pipeline protests emerge across Dallas

Protestors denounced attempt by Dallas-based utility company Energy Transfer Partners to build oil pipeline through Native American Sioux reservation.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega Protesters line up with signs outside the headquarters of Energy Transfer Partners, the company responsible for the Dakota Pipeline Project, in Dallas Nov.1.

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
Protesters line up with signs outside the headquarters of Energy Transfer Partners, the company responsible for the Dakota Pipeline Project, in Dallas Nov.1.

 

Protesters including some current and former Brookhaven students gathered outside Energy Transfer Partners headquarters in Dallas for a peaceful protest Nov. 1 to voice their opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project through Sioux grounds in North Dakota. Continue reading

Local voting proves more important than national

Staff Editorial

It is the opinion of the editors of The Courier that voting in local elections, as well as national elections, is crucial to ensuring the well-being of our country.

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Despite the seemingly difficult choice voters will be making at polling booths across the nation, it is the opinion of The Courier’s editors that voting is more important now than ever. Continue reading

Facts hold little weight in election drama

Political candidates and pundits begin to rely more on appearances than truth in U.S. elections.

By Nicholas Bostick
Multimedia Editor-at-Large

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Fact checking is a relatively simple process. Statements from  public figures and sources are corroborated by other individuals and measured against hard data. Continue reading

SkillsShop helps solve relationship conflicts, woes

By Marilyn Velazquez
Contributing Writer

 

Chrystal Keaton, a Brookhaven College counselor, led a SkillsShop on healthy and unhealthy relationships. “So Don’t Act Like It’s a Bad Thing to Fall in Love” was held Oct. 25 in S064. Continue reading

Brookhaven racks up bicycles

By Jaz’man Hampton
Contributing Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell Brookhaven College adds new bicycle racks throughout campus so students, staff and faculty who bike to campus can lock them up.

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Brookhaven College adds new bicycle racks throughout campus so students, staff and faculty who bike to campus can lock them up.

Brookhaven College’s facilities employees installed three new bike racks around campus before the start of the fall semester to help students, staff and faculty, who cycle to school, secure their bikes. Continue reading

Brookhaven opens doors for early voting

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Aaron Sewell Voters walk to W Building Nov. 2 to be one of the first to vote on Brookhaven Collage campus since becoming an early voting venue.

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Voters walk to W Building Nov. 2 to be one of the first to vote on Brookhaven Collage campus since becoming an early voting venue.

Brookhaven College opened its campus up to early voters Nov. 2-3 in W Building. Students, staff, faculty and Dallas County Citizens were welcome to partake in the election. Continue reading

Third party candidates offer different ideas

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Registered voters heading to the polls Nov. 8 might feel starved for choices as they enter their ballots. But Americans aren’t limited to Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Continue reading