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Green New Deal was careless

April 22, 2019

Morgan Hanson Senior Staff Writer  Climate change is a threat that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency, but the Green New Deal is not the solution. Filed as H. Res. 109, the Green New Deal was an awful piece of legislation – a legal Trojan horse. It was radical, highly parti...

Beto needs direction

April 22, 2019

Thao Nguyen Web Editors When Beto O’Rourke announced he was going to run for president in 2020, it stirred controversy throughout the nation, or at least in his home state of Texas. Some people are thrilled with his annou...

Pedophile priests belong behind bars

April 8, 2019

By Thao Nguyen Web Editor In 2015, the movie “Spotlight” redirected media attention to the decades-long controversy of sexual abuse taking place in the Roman Catholic Church. Many abuse cases have surfaced over the past few decades, but did not get e...

Admissions bribery is reprehensible

April 8, 2019

By Susan Edgley Art Director/ Layout Editor The college admissions scandal, in which parents allegedly paid millions of dollars to get their children into college through an illegal back door, is appalling. On March 12, William “Rick” Singer, a former Brookhaven Col...

Manske Library should get new building

March 4, 2019

Rosa Poetschke Copy Editor Before voting on any issue in Farmers Branch, residents must first navigate a wasteland of opinion and misinformation. One might initially assume that officials and staff are responsible for the situati...

Kaepernick outscores NFL years after kneeling

March 4, 2019

Thao Nguyen Web Editor After a controversial, years-long battle, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the National Football League Feb. 15. Read More »...

Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

February 18, 2019

Thao Nguyen Web Editor Since announcing his candidacy for president ahead of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has been outspoken on his stance against illegal immigration and as he goes on about the issue, his own, Trump National Golf Club, have been employing immigrants...

Civil discourse is vital to democracy

February 4, 2019

Morgan Hanson Senior Staff Writer I went to listen to David Hogg, an activist and student journalist, when he visited Brookhaven College Jan. 29. Hogg entered public view when he was interviewed after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Hig...

Trump’s shutdown stirs crisis

February 4, 2019

Thao Nguyen Web Editor After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end without approval for funding a wall on the southern border. The shutdown affected lives across the nation, leaving about 800,000 ...

CBS blocks, tackles pot commercial

February 4, 2019

  Jacob Vaughn Managing Editor/Music Editor Most of the world has been ready for marijuana for decades, but the Super Bowl is not. Today, more U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana than have not, according to Forbes. However, a 30-second marijua...

Sex crimes need clear definitions

November 12, 2018

By Leah Cook Arts and Culture Editor Rape and consent are a big problem. A problem no one is having the same conversation about. State laws are a tangle of conflicting definitions regarding consent, rape and sexual assault. The...

Beloved TV character should stay

November 12, 2018

By Eriana Ruiz  Multimedia Director/Photo editor There has been recent talk of “The Simpsons” character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon being written off the show due to its controversial portrayal of Indians. Read More »...

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