Blacksmithing students forge new skills

By Kate Rhoads

Managing Editor

Photos by William De La Cruz | Adam Elliott uses a hammer and anvil to shape his flint striker.

All photos by William De La Cruz | Adam Elliott uses a hammer and anvil to shape his flint striker.

Sparks flew on a crisp 39-degree evening Feb. 2, as Brookhaven College blacksmithing instructor Kelly Kring fired up a propane forge and students got to work finishing their first project of the semester, flint strikers. The ska punk rock tunes of Sublime floated through the shop while the forge, glowing orange, roared and hissed as blue flames licked the openings on either side. Continue reading

Bears caught hibernating after strong start

By Sam Doherty

Staff Writer

In a close, back-and-forth game, the Brookhaven College men’s basketball team played their hearts out in a losing effort against the Richland College Thunderducks in their final home game of the season Feb. 7, losing 73-77.

The game started with the Richland team taking an early 9-2 lead. The Bears stormed back with a 12-2 run, making the score 14-11 early on in the game. From then on, Brookhaven retained the lead by a tight margin. Richland hit a 3-pointer with 1:23 left on the clock before the end of the half, putting the Thunderducks ahead 34-33. Continue reading

Bears get burned

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

The Cedar Valley Suns stole one from the Brookhaven College Bears Feb. 4 at a basketball game played away from the Bears’ den. In the end, the Suns proved too hot for our Brookhaven Bears, who ultimately lost the game 98-83. The Bears gained control of the court in the first half with a swarming defense and great pace on the offensive end of the floor. Continue reading

App users risk privacy

By Carolyn Bossmann

Opinion Editor

Apps such as Yik Yak, Snapchat and Whisper have been marketed as anonymous, something users may have taken at face value. Lately, users of these apps have been receiving some backlash over content they have submitted – content that is actually not anonymous at all.

In recent months, there have been more than 10 incidents of college students using Yik Yak, an app that uses location to connect users in a message board-like setting, to threaten their schools or their fellow classmates, according to an article for The Huffington Post. Continue reading

BHC offers support

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Flyers promoting the counseling center services are pinned on boards across campus.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Flyers promoting the counseling center services are pinned on boards across campus.

Brookhaven College offers free, individual counseling sessions to students at the Student Services Center. Each semester, students can take advantage of up to eight sessions with a professional counselor, according to Brookhaven’s website.

“I have been working with college students professionally for about nine years,” Dr. Rhonda Dalrymple, a counselor who works in the center, said. There are five experienced counselors on staff, including her. Continue reading

Virus spreads concern

By Carmina Tiscareño

New Media & Fashion Editor

A recent outbreak of the measles virus has been traced to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. As of press date, this latest outbreak accounts for 103 of the 121 cases of the virus reported in 17 states this year.

In Illinois, nine cases stem from a Chicago suburb KinderCare Learning Center, according to CNN. However, this epidemic is not believed to be linked to the Disneyland outbreak, Dr. Terry Mason, chief operating officer for the county’s health and hospitals systems said in an article for The Associated Press. Continue reading

Black history figures leave legacy

By Joie’ Thornton

Senior Staff Writer

In honor of Black History Month

Illustrations by Tom Gill

Illustrations by Tom Gill

John Henrik Clarke (1915-1998)

John Henrik Clarke is known for his lifelonmg devotion to studying and documenting the history and contributions of black people in Africa. Clarke was the author of multiple articles that appeared in leading scholarly journals.

He also served as the author, editor or contributor for 24 books. With the help of the African Studies Association, Clarke founded the African Heritage Studies Association in 1968. He was appointed in 1969 as the chairman of the Black and Puerto Rican Studies Department at Hunter College in New York. In 1986, the Continue reading

Music Editor’s Must-See Shows

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru

Feb. 19

Red Bull Sound Select: The Coathangers, Nothing, Cutter at Trees

Each month Red Bull invites stellar acts of all kinds to our lovely city, and this month it presents Atlanta all-girl scuzzy garage trio The Coathangers, along with the ever ear-shattering Nothing. Dallas’ own Cutter opens, and admission is $3 with RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading

BHC goes 3-D

By Carolyn Bossmann

Opinion Editor

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | The 3-D printer is able to create a multitude of shapes. The above letters were designed by advance sculpture student Mark Maxey and printed using the MakerBot Replicator 2 on campus.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | The 3-D printer is able to create a multitude of shapes. The above letters were designed by advance sculpture student Mark Maxey and printed using the MakerBot Replicator 2 on campus.

At first glance, the 3-D printer in D Building looks like a simple open black box with a few wires and a platform inside. This deceivingly simple design does not show the printer’s ability to create any plastic model a creator might think of, within the size restrictions. “Maximum, it can print about the size of a football,” Mark Maxey, an advanced sculpture student, said. Continue reading

BHC exhibits ‘Napkin Art’

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

Photos by Evan Henry | Top: Portraits of Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliott hang among the “Tasty Treats” exhibit.

All photos by Evan Henry | Top: Portraits of Jeff Bridges and
Sam Elliott hang among the “Tasty Treats” exhibit.

Brightly colored screen-prints and acrylic pieces made of wood, canvas and aluminum decorated Brookhaven College’s Atrium Gallery earlier this month as part of local artist Jonathon Kimbrell’s “Tasty Treats” exhibit. Kimbrell, owner of Napkin Art Studios, recently visited Brookhaven to discuss his display. Continue reading