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Boeing mechanics work in the cabin while building a plane.

Boeing crashes and burns… again

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | April 16, 2024
After ongoing safety concerns and production delays, Boeing finds itself in the middle of a significant leadership shake-up. It is raising questions about the future of the aircraft manufacturer. CEO David Calhoun’s decision to step down by the year’s end comes along with growing pressure following a series of safety incidents, including a panel blowing off a Boeing 737 Max jetliner during a January flight. Calhoun’s departure is part of a broader restructuring effort aimed at navigating through future...
Past versus present: SB4 analysis

Past versus present: SB4 analysis

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 15, 2024
An ensuing battle between Texas and the federal government has reached another stage with the onset of the state’s Senate Bill 4. Under SB4, Texas authorities at the state and local levels would be allowed to stop, detain and arrest migrants or those who are suspected of crossing U.S. borders illegally. Under normal circumstances, these would all be the duties of federal law enforcement and courts. However, due to record numbers of immigrants crossing the southern border illegally and what the Texas...
Joe Lieberman was a leading Democrat in the U.S. senate until his split with the party in 2006.

America says goodbye to Joe Lieberman

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 14, 2024
Joe Lieberman, one of the biggest major independent politicians, died March 27 at age 82 from injuries sustained from a fall in his Bronx home. Lieberman served as U.S. senator from Connecticut for six terms spanning 1989-2013. He was also a nominee for vice president when he ran alongside Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. Lieberman was a supporter of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. He also supported a strong relationship with Israel, free trade economics...
COVID-19 protocols may have wiped out a prevalent flu strain.

COVID-19 measures help eliminate common virus

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | April 6, 2024
Amid the COVID-19 challenges, a significant breakthrough emerged: The eradication of a prevalent strain of influenza. The Yamagata-lineage of type B influenza, once a significant contributor to seasonal flu outbreaks, has been absent from surveillance reports since March 2020. COVID-19 restrictions gave it “the killer blow which knocked it out,” said Ian Barr, deputy director of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, in an...
SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

SGA Region II has big plans for Dallas College

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 4, 2024
Students and representatives from the Dallas College campuses gathered to discuss student government activities with fellow junior colleges as part of Region II. The Texas Junior College Student Government Association, or TJCSGA, is “the only student-maintained organization in the state that works to promote the cause of community college students at the local, regional, state and national level,” according to tjcsga.org. Throughout the year, SGAs of junior colleges have been working on...
Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 3, 2024
Student leadership roles in Richland SGA are being vacated as the 2023-2024 academic year comes to an end. With current leadership moving on to the next stages in their academic careers, nearly all seats will be contested by new individuals. The Richland Campus Student Government Association officer positions, including secretary, treasurer, historian, vice president and president, and several senator seats, are open to any and all students at Dallas College. The intent to run deadline has passed, and...
Victor Montalvo breakdances in New York City in 2021.

COMMENTARY: The next 50 years of hip-hop

Benjamin LeBlanc, Staff Writer | March 30, 2024
Oddly, as 2023 was set as the landmark of hip-hop reaching its 50th anniversary, the culture comes out of celebrating to face the next 50 years of trials and tribulations. Can hip-hop make someone a billionaire or even a simple millionaire? Does hip-hop have any goals for a set mission? Where does hip-hop start to clean up the culture? Is this a true sustainable career? What is the evolution of hip-hop culture? Where does DFW stand on hip-hop and the whole rap culture? How can Dallas College and...
Beware: Phishing scams are out of control

Beware: Phishing scams are out of control

Jorge Sanchez, Staff Writer | March 26, 2024
Scam likely. This is how we wish our email clients would warn us of scam attempts just like on our phones. However, it was not that easy recently for multiple Dallas College students. In early February there were rumblings around Richland Campus about students getting scam job offers sent to their student emails. Dallas College put up a banner on their website of these fake job offers. On second look these false job acceptance letters would now appear to be part of a larger scheme called a phishing...
ChatGPT’s Dall-E text-to-image model can create pictures, and now Sora can create videos.

OPINION: Don’t fear the Sora

Fredrick Nwaobilor, Staff Writer | March 20, 2024
On Feb. 15, OpenAI introduced the world to Sora, a new AI model that can generate more than a minute long video from a text prompt. According to OpenAI and with some examples, we were able to see the capacity of this innovative technology and it is more than impressive. All the user has to do is type out exactly what he or she wants and the AI model generates it. Computer-generated videos are not new to the public. We have seen cases of deep fakes, but these videos are created by teaching an AI to...
Fentanyl is becoming increasingly dangerous, with the drug flooding the streets.

The American fentanyl crisis

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | March 14, 2024
Fentanyl has been making headlines throughout the U.S. and North America for its potency, deadliness and addictiveness. The drug hit the illegal market sometime in 2013 and has been wreaking havoc since 2019. In 2022, over 100,000 Americans ages 18-45 died from opioid abuse according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Seventy percent of those fatalities were the result of fentanyl overdose. According to the DEA, 90% of fentanyl comes from Chinese companies that operate legally inside...
Trump files appeal after immunity is rejected

Trump files appeal after immunity is rejected

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | March 3, 2024
Former President Donald Trump is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt his federal criminal prosecution for allegedly conspiring to obstruct the electoral certification three years ago. Trump’s legal team filed the request on Feb. 6, stating they are preparing a formal appeal to the high court to take the case. They are seeking to indefinitely postpone the trial scheduled at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. The central issue revolves around whether Trump should be...
GOAT: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

GOAT: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?

Xavi Villarreal, Sports Editor | February 20, 2024
Lionel Messi played his second game against FC Dallas on Jan. 22 in preparation for the upcoming MLS season, a game in which FC Dallas came up with the win, scoring in the third minute of the match. As Inter Miami CF prepared for the season with friendly matches, they headed to Saudi Arabia to face Cristiano Ronaldo and Al Nasr in what shaped up to be the last ever matchup between the two greatest soccer players to play the game. The question remains though, who is the greatest of all time? Many...
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