By Joie’ Thornton & Kathy Tran
Senior Staff Writer/Art Director
Photo by Kathy Tran | Author Wes Moore speaks to a standing room only crowd in the Performance
Hall at Brookhaven College.
New York Times bestselling and Oprah-approved author Wes Moore spoke at Brookhaven College Feb. 6. Students from Brookhaven and the colleges that make up the Dallas County Community College District flocked to the Performance Hall to hear the author of “The Other Wes Moore” speak. Thirty minutes prior, before the doors opened, nearly 700 students mingled in the lobby, many with books clutched by their sides, hoping to score an autograph at the end of the session. Continue reading
By Paula Vasquez
Senior Staff Writer
Infographic by Keith Wezwick
Dr. Calvin Jillson, author and Political Science professor at Southern Methodist University, was invited by the Brookhaven Institute for Political Studies to talk to students at Brookhaven College Jan. 31.
Jillson’s lecture in Room K234 was based on his book, “Lone Star Tarnished.” Jillson’s analytical method led him to speak about the “Texas Miracle” redirect, which helps Texas citizens to hear not only Texas’ strengths, but also its weaknesses. Jillson said, “The general question is, ‘How well is Texas doing?’ and the broad answer is ‘Not as well as you would think.’” Continue reading
By Joie’ Thornton
Senior Staff Writer
Illustration by Sophia Espinosa
As of February, the Dallas County Community College District’s recycling process was in danger of having some setbacks. The district has a contract with Waste Management that provides for its recycling needs. In January, the district received notification that Waste Management would no longer take part in the district’s recycling process.
Sourcing representative of Waste Management Steve Easterwood said in an email: “Waste Management would like to thank DCCCD for the opportunity to service all of your sites for your recycling needs. Unfortunately, the decision has been made to discontinue recycling services for the DCCCD sites Waste Management is currently providing.” Continue reading
By Erin Goldman
Illustration by Kathy Tran
Generation Y. Generation Me. Millennials. These are just a few of the delineations that, according to the Pew Research Center, apply to the newest, current generation — the oldest are approaching 30; the youngest are approaching adolescence. However, the one term that makes me cringe the most is “20-somethings.” For me, “20-somethings” are those of us who collected pogs, blew on their Super Mario cartridge harmonicas to make them work, had to wait through AOL’s hissing dial-up connection, took our Tamagotchis far too seriously and had constant ankle burns from Skip-It. Continue reading
By Andres Reyes
This isn’t an angry outburst, it isn’t a persuasive attempt to change anyone’s opinion, and it certainly isn’t a negative piece on Facebook or anyone who uses Facebook. Facebook, in fact, has many advantages. You can stay in touch with family on the other side of the planet, communicate with people from work, get an idea across to millions of people in the same amount of time it would take to tell just one person, and of course, you can check up on what all of your friends are doing. It’s January 2014, and I have yet to make a Facebook account. Here’s why. Continue reading
By Ludmila Mitula
My dream is to be a journalist again. Many years ago, I read somewhere that once bitten by the journalism bug, you will always come back to the profession. Therefore, I am pursuing my dream and going back to college in my new American home at the time when most of my peers are going through a mid- life crisis. Continue reading
By Carmina Tiscareño
Senior Staff Writer
Illustration by Keith Wezwick
Flashing red and blue lights reflect from the rear view mirror. The awful sound of the siren echoes through the air. The heart rate elevates and the palms get sweaty while the car is brought to a stop. This scene can be the consequence when students wake up late, hit the snooze button one, two, and three times, and are running late to school or work.
Out of the 44 largest cities in North Texas, the city of Farmers Branch placed in the top five ot the list for “The Biggest Speed-Trap Cities in North Texas,” according to an article in the dallasobserver.com. Surrounding cities Addison and Carrollton placed on the Top 10 in the same list. Continue reading
By Adam Coleman
As textbook prices increase and new editions are published, some students are having a hard time justifying the expense.
“The most difficult part of paying for school is my tuition and textbooks,” student Josh Peacock said.
According to the College Board website, “The amount students spent on books and supplies topped out at $1,200 this year.” Continue reading
By Tuyen Anh Hoang
Brookhaven College’s Career Development Center provides résumé reviews free of charge to currently enrolled students, Brookhaven faculty and staff, and community members in the lobby of the Student Services Center. Kate Watkins, senior career planning specialist, said the staff of Career Center will be available for people who have a résumé or would like to stop by for reviews as well as suggestions.
If students don’t have a résumé, they can still schedule an appointment with the office. Watkins said, “We can sit down with them and talk about what experiences, education and qualities that they have and develop a résumé together.” Continue reading
By Phil Pastor
Photos by Kathy Tran | The SGA gives out one of 55 sandwiches sold in its attempt to offer more food options.
On Jan. 13, the Brookhaven College Student Government Association sold more than 50 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the lobby of the T Building in response to countless student requests for something other than Subway.
Selling out within the first half hour after opening, the president of the SGA said they are now considering introducing other convenient fast foods to the campus every month. Continue reading