Gallery exhibits mural-size prints

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
“Mountains III,” “Mountains II,” and “Mountains I.”

Eight mural-size prints on fabric, representing the effects digital technology has on society and landscapes, are showcased along the floor and walls of Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery. The works are part of photography-based artist Kalee Appleton’s exhibition. Her exhibition, “Location Session,” will be on display through March 7. Continue reading

Netflix explores hip-hop history

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Overshadowed by the sci-fi thriller hit series “Stranger Things,” Netflix’s original historical musical drama, “The Get Down,” colorfully retells the origins of hip-hop in the Bronx, the harsh reality of black exploitation, corrupt politics and minority youths struggling to follow their dreams and achieve success. Continue reading

Panel delves into education

In honor of Black History Month, a panel of Brookhaven College staff and faculty discussed the crisis in black education Feb. 8.

By Infinity Holloway
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Infinity Holloway
Christopher Cyriaque, a Brookhaven College ESOL professor; Kendra Vanglienti, executive dean of communications; Christopher Grice, a sociology professor and Donna Crenshaw, tutor coordinator, talk during a discussion panel on the crisis of black education in America, the 2017 national theme for Black History Month.

A panel of staff and faculty prompted an open discussion Feb. 8 at Brookhaven College about how public school systems shape students and the stereotypes and experiences minority students face. Continue reading

Film analyzes racial tensions

By Stephon Smith
Staff Writer 

 

“The history of America is the history of the Negro in America, and it’s not a pretty picture,” James Baldwin, essayist, novelist and playwright, said. Baldwin wrote about racial tension and social issues in his many works. “Remember This House” was his personal recollection of the friendship he shared with three of the most prominent civil rights leaders, as well as his personal recounts of their deaths. Although unfinished at the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, the 30-page manuscript became the basis of “I Am Not Your Negro,” a groundbreaking documentary film produced and directed by Raoul Peck, a Haitian filmmaker and political activist. Continue reading

Nintendo switches platforms, gaming style

By Juan Betancourt
Web Editor

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Nintendo Co. Ltd. is set to release its seventh home video game console, the Nintendo Switch, March 3. The console will combine aspects of the company’s previous consoles. Continue reading

Cite-and-release could soothe pot smokers’ woes

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Dallas City Council members are expected to vote on Cite-and-Release for low-level marijuana possession as early as March 8. Continue reading

Bears break losing streak

By Willie R. Cole
Staff Photographer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Jordan Courtney (#20) shoots a jumper with four Eastfield Harvesters caught flat-foot during the MAC quarter finals.

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team broke its 11-game losing streak, beating the Eastfield Harvesters, 102-98, in their first game of the Metro Athletic Conference quarter finals Feb. 21. The Bears defeated the Harvesters for the first time in the past two years. Continue reading

Blazers blaze past Bears, 85-68

By John McClanahan
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
J’Michael Jasper (#34), shoots a layup while three Blazers, Lupe Alba (#24), Deondre Hopkins (#11) and Josh Harris (#25) try to stop him.

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team battled the North Lake College Blazers at home Feb. 11, but was blown away, 85-68. After both teams vigorously matched each other in the first half, Brookhaven ultimately fell flat against North Lake’s defense. Continue reading

BHC Yoga club broadens minds

By Clayton Rushing
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Dada Advayananda, a Buddhist monk, leads the Brookhaven College Yoga Meditation Club through standing positions designed to promote focus and root the body and mind Feb. 15 in Room T109.

Students have an opportunity to free their minds and bodies from the onslaught of heavy homework and stressful deadlines by practicing yoga on campus. The Yoga Meditation Club meets from 4:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Room T109. The club is open to all students, staff and faculty to help manage stress. Continue reading

Office of Student Life hosts Mardi Gras Party

By Joshua Drake
Staff Writer

The Office of Student Life will host its annual Mardi Gras Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Commons Courtyard.

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