By Ravin Lee
In this year’s Open Book Project book, “A Crime So Monstrous,” author E. Benjamin Skinner recalls a letter written by Henry David Thoreau in which the philosopher warns against reading the newspaper.
“What business have you, if you are ‘an angel of light,’ to be pondering over the deeds of darkness,” Thoreau writes. Well, if you ask Skinner, and if you ask me, we should all be thinking about the effects of human trafficking. Continue reading
By Ravin Lee & Nicholas Bostick
Art Director & Editor-in-Chief
All photos by Evan Henry | In a light-tight room, a pair of scissors is used to cut off the ends of the film so it can be rolled onto a reel for development.
With two separate darkrooms on campus, students describe
how each benefit those in photography courses.
Brookhaven College is home to two very different analog film photography processing labs. These labs, or darkrooms, attract film-lovers and students from all over Texas every semester.
By Mirella Mendoza
Student auditions for BHC dance company.
Brookhaven College’s School of Arts gives students the opportunity to find career paths and earn an associate degree in the arts or a field of study degree in music.
Adony Rios recently quit her job of two and a half years to focus on her studies and is now in her first semester at Brookhaven College. She said she started dancing after seeing the movie “Step Up” and enrolled in her first dance class in high school. She is now a member of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts. Continue reading
By Sam Doherty
Sports & Opinion Editor
Illustration by Sophia Espinosa
Two high school football players receive orders from coach to attack referee on field.
The bleachers were buzzing with school spirit as the Marble Falls High School football team settled into formation against the John Jay High School team Sept. 4 in San Antonio.
Both teams called themselves the Mustangs, but the boys from John Jay looked more like foals against their opponents. John Jay was down, 15-9, their backs at the edge of the red zone, with a minute left to spare. Continue reading
By Antonio Chagoya
All photos by Ravin Lee | Brookhaven Bears Midfielder Claudia Aguilar (#3) dribbles the ball past the Cisco Wranglers defense.
The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team lost to Cisco College 2-0 on Sept. 18. “It was not the result we were hoping for, but it is a result we can take some positives from,” Brookhaven coach Jimmy Elder said. An early goal scored by Cisco in the 16th minute played a huge role in the final outcome of the game. Continue reading
By Andres Reyes
Senior Staff Writer
All photos by Ravin Lee | Players line up wishing each other good luck before the game.
The Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team came into a game against the Panola College Fillies on Sept. 19 with a record of 10-6.
The one-day, five-game series was a back-and-forth affair, but Panola College stole the overall victory of three out five games.Brookhaven took the victories in the first and third game, although Panola closed in on the lead in both matches. “We had to bring our confidence together as a team,” Bears outside hitter Alexis Garner said. Continue reading
By Sarah Gutierrez
Photo by Ravin Lee
Dr. Jacqueline DeMeritt addresses audience members attending
the Institute of Political Science’s lecture Sept. 17.
Slavery is a topic discussed in history books – one that many think of as a practice of the past. On the contrary, there are between 27 and 36 million people living in slavery today, according to The Walk Free Foundation.
The Brookhaven College Institute of Political Studies hosted an event Sept. 17 to discuss human trafficking and slavery in the modern age in conjunction with the Open Book Project, held in the Performance Hall. Ahad Hayaud-Din, department chair and professor of political science at Brookhaven, said the event was the most highly attended to date. Continue reading
By Brigitte Zumaya
Chief Layout Editor
All photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Students dance to music played in the Commons Courtyard at the Welcome Back Party.
Roaring music had Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty dancing at the Welcome Back Party on Sept. 17. This year’s Welcome Back Party was unlike others in the past, as it coincided with Brookhaven’s first Spirit Week – a week dedicated to celebrating school spirit on campus with daily theme.
Students, staff and faculty donned a variety of accessories around campus, to celebrate the week. The spirited accents included “Crazy Hat Day,” “Crazy Sock Day” and the day of the Welcome Back Party students were encouraged to wear Brookhaven attire. Continue reading
By Kevin Quintana
Students, staff and faculty visited the Carter Blood Care bus Sept. 10 when it came to the Brookhaven College to take donations. Teresa Nguyen, student, said, “I feel like it’s my way of giving back to the community.”
The process of donating blood begins with a simple questionnaire involving travel history, health records and other basics.. A nurse then takes a small blood sample, which is used to check the donor’s iron level and make sure they are in optimum condition to donate blood. The nurse draws a pint of blood, which can save three lives, according to carterbloodcare.org. Continue reading
By Nicholas Bostick
Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Joe May has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s newly formed College Advisory Board, according to a press release.
The independent board has been tasked with creating a model that will allow states to provide free community college. It will be chaired by second lady Dr. Jill Biden and vice-chair Jim Geringer, former governor of Wyoming, according to whitehouse.gov. Continue reading