Ceramics course heats up

By Erin Alexis Goldman


Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photos by Kathy Tran |A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

Photos by Kathy Tran | A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

When Brookhaven College first opened, it offered three ceramics classes. Now, more than 35 years later, it offers 11 credit and non-credit courses. The class is so popular that ceramics courses are scheduled Monday through Saturday.  Former Brookhaven professor B.J. Gabriel created the program when the college first opened in 1978.  Lisa Ehrich, chair of Brookhaven’s School of the Arts, took over the program in 1982 after a year as an adjunct professor.  Continue reading

Students learn how to manage money

By Kate Rhoads 


Staff Writer 



Between textbooks, transportation and classes, many college students will inevitably encounter financial woes over the course of a semester. An article from CNN, published on Sept. 10, reported, “Carrying tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt has become the new normal.” Brookhaven College is making a conscious effort to educate students on proper money management by offering a series of SkillsShops. The first took place Sept. 10.  Continue reading

Changes made in BHC clubs

By Jubenal Aguilar 


Staff Writer 



Clubs and organizations at Brookhaven College have gone through some big changes this semester, all designed by the office of student life to increase the success and membership of on-campus groups. Various offices will also expand the services and support provided to clubs.  The OSL oversees the 24 clubs and organizations currently at Brookhaven. Students have the option to join organizations in areas of interest ranging from student government to cultural heritage clubs.  Continue reading

Office of Student Life gets facelift

By Rochelle Ware 


Staff Writer 




In spring 2013, Brookhaven College students from the Visual Branding class rebranded The Office of Student Life. This class was offered as part of the Visual Communications program and provided students with a learn-by-doing approach, from which they not only received a class grade but also the privilege of having their work displayed on campus.  The OSL is an on-campus resource for the approximately 11,000 Brookhaven students. It offers many services, from providing student ID cards and housing information to providing information about athletic team sports.  Continue reading

SkillsShop gets in shape

By Brigitte Zumaya

Sports & Opinion Editor

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

After settling in, attendees looked up at a PowerPoint already on the screen that read “Physical Wellness.” It was their first glimpse at the physical side of a series of wellness SkillsShops hosted by the Brookhaven College Counseling Center. The SkillsShop “Physical Wellness” was held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in S064. There were two physical education guest speakers, Greg Hernandez and Cherilyn Cox. The host was Brookhaven Professional Counselor Dr. Rhonda M. Continue reading

First-time fairgoer recounts experience

By Tyler Satchwell
Staff Writer


I was looking for positives to counterbalance the cynical voice inside my brain that said, “You know this is going to suck.” I’ve lived within walking distance of Fair Park for 10 years, and I’ve never bothered to go. The annual State Fair of Texas has always been an annoyance.

Between people parking in my complex, increased foot traffic and the resulting garbage left on the streets, I’ve always dreaded the first couple of weeks of October. I don’t even want to think about Red River Rivalry weekend. A friend of mine convinced me to try to stow away all this baggage and give the State Fair a chance, so off I went. Continue reading

New restaurant makes noodles

By Carmina Tiscareño

Media/Fashion Editor

Photos by Adriana Salazar |A heap of long wheat noodles is plucked out of a bowl of spicy miso ramen with chopsticks.

Photos by Adriana Salazar |A heap of long wheat noodles is plucked out of a bowl of spicy miso ramen with chopsticks.

From college dorm rooms to household stovetops and workplace microwaves, ramen has been feeding Americans since the very first Cup O’ Noodles hit store shelves in 1973, according to an article in The New Yorker by Sophie Brickman. It is convenient, easy and simple to prepare, but this humble dish has gotten a major facelift at a new restaurant that opened this summer in Addison, Ramen Hakata. Continue reading

Finding time for the American dream

By Ludmila Mitula

Senior Staff Writer 

Since coming to the U.S., I hardly ever have friends over for coffee. I tried a few times. Only one or two of the 10 girls I invited would show up. The answer to the simple question “How about coffee next week?” is invariably: “I’m very busy. Maybe in two weeks?” Even meeting up at Starbucks can be unsuccessful. If I don’t want to make an appointment for a coffee date two weeks in advance, I am forced to drink my Mocha Frappuccino alone, in my car. Continue reading

‘Supernatural’ fuels obsession, emotions

By Joie’ Thornton 

Culture & Events Editor 



In 2011, I became a huge fan of The CW Network television series “Supernatural.” I remember the first time I saw the show, sitting in the waiting room at Baylor Hospital. Usually I can’t stand hospital waiting rooms, but on this particular day, I hardly even noticed the sticky chairs and rude nurses. The episode “No Exit” had my eyes glued to the TV. I sat there in amazement; I wanted to know what I was watching. After some research, I hurried home to catch the full episode. I watched two episodes that day. I was hooked. Continue reading

SGA raffle gives space

By Ludmila Mitula
Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Travis Baugh | SGA president Jordan Cisneros stands in front of his former parking spot.

Photo by Travis Baugh | SGA president Jordan Cisneros stands in front of his former parking spot.

SGA’s latest fundraiser gave BHC students the chance to win SGA president Jordan Cisneros’ front row parking spot.

Parking at Brookhaven College has been somewhat complicated by construction projects and the occasional accident this semester. But one Brookhaven student will not have to race to class. Jacky Trevizo won a raffle organized by the Brookhaven Student Government Association. Trevizo can now park her car in the front row parking spot that used to be reserved for SGA president Jordan Cisneros. The drawing was held Sept. 17 at the bimonthly SGA general meeting. Continue reading