Counseling Center offers aid

Suicide Awareness Week encourages helpful conversation.

By Victoria Valdez
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College Counseling Center offered information regarding suicide prevention in S Building lobby for Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Sept. 27-29. The Brookhaven counselors gave students purple and turquoise ribbons representing suicide prevention awareness. Continue reading

Theatre delivers classic show

By Erika Torres
Staff Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
After another sinking spell, Jessie Mae (right), played by theatre assistant Dayna Fries, insists on staying to comfort the ailing Mrs. Watts (left), played by Gene Raye Price.

Theatre Brookhaven collaborated with One Thirty Productions, a local theater company that holds a matinee series aimed at senior citizens, for their opening performance of the 2017-2018 season. Together, they presented their adaptation of Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful” Oct. 5-7 and 11-14 in the Performance Hall. Continue reading

Veganism can save planet

The Green Queen discusses the harmful effects of animal agriculture on the environment.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

There’s no denying that climate change is real. Some indicators of global warming include sea levels rising, oceans warming and fluctuating weather patterns. And one of the causes of global warming is animal agriculture. Continue reading

Courier breaks awards record

Journalism students earn 40 awards at convention.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
couriereic@dcccd.edu

The Brookhaven Courier staff broke their awards record at the 2017 Texas Community College Journalism Association convention. The convention was held at The University of Texas at Arlington Oct. 6. Continue reading

Lopez leads BHC police

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion/Layout Editor

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Cmdr. Mark Lopez carries out his duties from his office in the Brookhaven police station after being recently assigned as head of the force.

When a tip reporting a suspicious person wandering the jogging trail was phoned in, Brookhaven College Police Cmdr. Mark Lopez was dispatched to investigate the incident. Continue reading

Immigration laws affect former students

PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

Journalist awaits DACA approval during policy changes.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, signed as an executive order by former President Barack Obama, ends, thousands of beneficiaries are uncertain of their future. Fear of deportation rises as lawmakers cannot agree on what to do with the more than 800,000 DACA recipients currently protected under the program. Continue reading

Immigration laws affect former students

PART TWO OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

Artist reflects on American upbringing and shares advice for DACA recipients.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Four large, armed men dressed in black violently pounded on the front door of Javier Valadez’s home. It was dark and the neighbors were still asleep. Valadez, a former Brookhaven College student, woke to the sounds of their knocks and his dogs barking. Continue reading

Polaroid Originals develops into new era

The Impossible Project aquires Polaroid and launches a brand-new instant film camera and films supporting vintage cameras.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Polaroid is back.

The instant film photography medium made a comeback from near-extinction with the announcement of a brand-new camera, a new generation of instant films and support for vintage Polaroid cameras. The announcement came from Polaroid Originals, the successor to The Impossible Project, Sept. 12. Continue reading

Gallery exhibits landscape art

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Three of Lin Medlin’s landscapes, including “Early Light, Westcliffe,” hang in the Studio Gallery as part of the first exhibition of the semester.

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts held an exhibition for landscape paintings by professional oil painter Lin Medlin Aug. 21-Sept. 22. A closing reception was held for Medlin and his artwork Sept. 22 in the Studio Gallery. Continue reading

BHC soccer hosts fundraiser

Brookhaven hosts charity match for Sept. 11 first responders and Hurricane Harvey relief.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

The Brookhaven College Bears soccer team hosted the Dallas Roma F.C. women’s team at home for the second annual First Responders Match. On the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the exhibition game commemorated fallen police officers and firefighters who answered the call for help. The Bears raised $960 for the Texas Association of First Responders, Jim Elder, head soccer coach, said. Continue reading