Former student turns art into magic

  • Photos by Jubenal Aguilar | Magician Confetti Eddie, also known as Edward Ruiz, presents his deck of cards.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

There was nothing in the bag. Both volunteers verified it to the rest of the audience. But magician Confetti Eddie pulled three shot glasses full of whiskey from inside. His hands had been chained on Houdini handcuffs by the two volunteers.

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Volleyball team snags 3-0 victory

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College volleyball team beat Mountain View College 3-0 at home to secure another conference victory Oct. 1. Continue reading

Bears top T-Ducks, 1-0

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College soccer team muscled its way past Richland College 1-0. As of Oct. 8, both teams were ranked in the top three in national standings. Continue reading

Spooky Trot returnns to campus

Courtesy of the Office of Student Life

By Matthew Brown
Copy Editor

Before going trick-or-treating, Brookhaven College students, staff, faculty and community members will have an opportunity to treat students to much-needed meals at the seventh annual Spooky Trot Oct. 26. Continue reading

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

Tech world offers user new reality

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

By Leah Cook
Arts & Culture Editor

Tech users can enhance how they experience the world through the use of augmented reality, or AR, technology. According to Forbes, AR technology overlays virtual objects onto a real-world environment. This is generally done through the use of optical devices such as contact lenses or glasses. Continue reading

Holiday sugar feast promote obesity

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief & Music Editor

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief & Music Editor

Throughout the year, people gather with friends and family to stuff their faces as they share with their loved ones. They forget about the growing obesity epidemic in this country. Continue reading

Don’t politicize children’s costumes

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor & Editorial Proofreader

When I was 10 years old, I dressed as 6-foot black NBA superstar Allen Iverson for Halloween. I was a small white boy with shaggy brown hair and goofy blue glasses. But no one said anything about me inappropriately using the image of a person of color, at least in the realm of American sports icons. Continue reading

District initiative to track students’ course programs

By Jubenal Aguilar

Dallas area Democratic candidates took the stage alongside musical performances for a day of entertainment and a massive voter registration two days before the state registration deadline. 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