Pumpkin recipes

By Claudia Valerio 

Staff Writer 

Challenges shape former BHC fine arts student

By Aaron Mason 


Staff Writer 

Photos by Kathy Tran | Gonzalez works with his installation “My Childhood Labor,” which was displayed spring 2013 at Brookhaven College as part of a sculpture class assignment to create a piece based on home.

Photos by Kathy Tran | Gonzalez works with his installation “My Childhood Labor,” which was displayed spring 2013 at Brookhaven College as part of a sculpture class assignment to create a piece based on home.

The streets were not paved with gold for former Brookhaven College fine arts student Nick Gonzalez. He had to stay dedicated to the dream he was chasing while facing adversity on a daily basis.

After high school, Gonzalez studied art. He took classes at Eastfield College, which he attended for nearly two semesters. Gonzalez said he decided to leave the school in 2008 and went into the roofing business. During this time, Gonzalez enrolled in Westwood College to study computer and architectural design.  Continue reading

Cowboys season provides hopeful outlook

By David Lacey


Staff Writer 



After a stressful off-season plagued by injuries and suspensions, the Dallas Cowboys are off to the best start to a season since 2009. After an opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers at home, the Cowboys have been on a surprising winning streak.

Pro Bowl middle linebacker Sean Lee was lost for the entire 2014 season during the first week of organized team activities in May with a torn ACL in his right knee. This is the second season in a row that Lee will miss at least half of the year with an injury. Veteran quarterback Tony Romo also had two separate back surgeries during the off-season and was listed as questionable for the upcoming season.  Continue reading

Office of Student Life organizes teams

By Brigitte Zumaya 


Sports & Opinion Editor 

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Two intramural soccer players jump for a header as teammates look on.

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Two intramural soccer players jump for a header as teammates look on.

The Office of Student Life has organized a co-ed intramural soccer season again this fall.  Games are held on Fridays in October on the fields in front of H Building.  “We really are trying to continue a successful program, and I think everybody loved it last year,” Jonathan Tunwar, Brookhaven program coordinator, said. “We’re not trying to change too much, just keeping it going and making it more efficient for us.”  Continue reading

DCCCD keeps online class cost down despite trend

By Kathryn Matheny 


Staff Writer 

Online classes offer the convenience of taking courses at home. While the Dallas County Community College District charges the same price for both traditional and online courses, for many students transferring to other universities, it may cost them more than the equivalent of a tank of gas to take online classes there.

Taking a class on campus can actually cost less than taking the same class online. According to a recent article in The Dallas Morning News, an online course can cost up to 20 percent more than on campus. Hidden fees and higher per-credit-hour costs can contribute to the increase in tuition costs. The high cost of online Continue reading

Chinese brings benefits

By Erin Alexis Goldman 


Arts & Entertainment Editor 



It is official. China has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. This comes right on the heels of what Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and China’s richest man, said to CNBC as his company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange: “We want to be bigger than Wal-Mart.” According to a recent Forbes article, Ma’s wish will come true – soon. Continue reading

Guest speaker dissects U.S. Constitution

By Kate Rhoads 


Staff Writer 


As K234 neared maximum capacity, featured guest speaker Alan C. Lowe said with a chuckle that in lieu of celebrating with a Constitution song, he would offer observations on a few presidents in the context of the three branches of government set up under the U.S. Constitution.

Lowe is director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and a former history professor at Brookhaven College.  Students gathered for the first Institute for Political Studies event of the fall semester Sept. 17, in celebration of Constitution Day. Continue reading

SGA pushes Brookhaven Votes before Nov. elections

By Phil Pastor 


Senior Staff Writer 



Brookhaven College students gathered around a table in the Commons Courtyard to take advantage of a final opportunity to register for the Nov. 5, 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Elections.The Brookhaven Student Government Association approved Brookhaven Votes in late December 2013 and has been joined by other organizations of the campus with the goal of registering at least 1,000 students to vote.Since the beginning of August, the Brookhaven Votes team has worked to encourage students to learn more about their voice in the government. Continue reading

Era of denim lasts

By Carmina Tiscareño 


Media & Fashion Editor 

Illustration by Adriana Salazar

There is a trendy piece, a closet staple worn by college students, professors, celebrities and most of the American population. On your way to class, keep count of how many people wear denim. Light or dark blue hues typically adorn this practical go-to piece that can be dressed up or down.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis created this classic garment, the denim jean. According to an article written by Anne D’Innococenzio on the Associated Press website, a recent study shows that denim jean sales have gone down due to Continue reading

BHC hosts moongazing function

By Phil Pastor 


Senior Staff Writer 

Illustration by Nicholas Bostick

Illustration by Nicholas Bostick

The crowd that had gathered at 4 a.m. outside the X Building was bustling with excitement. CBS 11 Dallas News visited Brookhaven College to view the lunar eclipse Oct. 8, along with the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. Despite the early hour, the theme to Star Wars played. Students were provided with telescopes and binoculars to observe the transformation of the blood moon. But something made this eclipse unique in comparison to previous blood moons. Continue reading