Health center offers HIV tests

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College Health Center has provided HIV testing at no cost to students for more than eight years. Most recently, free HIV testing was offered Feb. 7 in the Student Health Center.

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Marijuana discussion to be held

The Campus Activities Board will host an open discussion March 1 as part of Brookhaven College’s Speak Up! series.

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor


Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to openly discuss and voice their opinions on marijuana legislation at noon March 1 in the Commons Courtyard. The Campus Activities Board will host an open conversation, part of Brookhaven College’s Speak Up! series, during the campus’s Safe Spring Break event. Continue reading

Corchado covers Mexican affairs


By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Photo Illustration by Noel DeJesus

“Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness” recounts the real-life events of Alfredo Corchado, a reporter who covers Mexico’s corruption, murders and drugs while seeking the truth of a hit placed on his life by Mexican cartels. Continue reading

Green Team Coalition fights plastic

Brookhaven College’s environmentalist group meets to discuss environment and the Windmill Garden.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
Green Team Coalition members watch a PowerPoint presentation by Amy Monroy, project leader and guest speaker, about plastic toxicity on Jan. 31 in Room S003.


Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition held its first meeting of the semester Jan. 31 to discuss sustainability and learn about the harmful effects of plastic waste. Continue reading

‘Moonlight’ shines bright


Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor


“Moonlight,” written and directed by Barry Jenkins, captivates audiences with its stunning cinematography, iconic cast and chilling soundtrack. The drama film clinched eight Academy Award nominations in 2017 with its somber narrative, depicting a boy’s rough journey to adulthood while he navigates the murky waters of love and life. Continue reading

Teen Vogue tries new style in politics

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor



Teen Vogue, the magazine known for beauty tips and celebrity gossip, has recently impressed many news publications with passionate political coverage, rivaling that of traditional news outlets. Continue reading

Paul Quinn president transforms education

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, discusses the crisis in black education Feb. 1 in H Building.


Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, turned what was once a struggling, historically black college in Dallas with a 1 percent graduation rate into the first urban work college in the country. Continue reading

Iranian prof. shares family’s struggle

By Diamond Victoria

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Family matters to Sheri Van Court, Brookhaven College ESOL professor. She shares a tattoo on her left arm with her grandson’s name, Elliot.


Sheri Van Court, a Brookhaven College ESOL professor since 1985, moved to the U.S. from Iran 40 years ago. But on Jan. 28, members of her family who traveled from Iran to visit their eldest daughter and sister were detained at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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BHC implements four gender-neutral restrooms

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor

Photo by Diamond Victoria
Brookhaven College now has four single-stall, gender-neutral restrooms in S, U, H and R buildings.

The Dallas County Community College District gives students, staff, faculty and visitors an option of privacy and avoid confrontation regarding restroom use. Some restrooms across the district are being designated as gender-neutral facilitates. Continue reading

Dr. Dank snuffs stoner stereotype

One marijuana user discusses his experiences with the plant, weed culture and its place in the community in The Courier’s latest column.

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa


I have a 3.0 GPA. I work two jobs. I’m financially independent. I have my own apartment and a cat that’s practically my child. I smoke weed every day, and honestly, I don’t think any of that makes me a loser. Continue reading