US on wrong side of road in caravan issue at Mexican border

Illustration by Karla Ceballos | U.S. Border Patrol agents shot cannisters of tear gas against a group of Central American immigrants who attempted to climb the border fence Nov. 25.

By Thao Nguyan
Opinions Editor

President Donald Trump deployed more than 5,000 active-duty military troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in the week before the 2018 midterm elections. The deployment exceeded the number of U.S. military personnel currently fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to CNN. Continue reading

Adjunct faculty member starts photography nonprofit for veterans

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Aaron Thomas, Brookhaven College visual communications adjunct faculty, is creating a charity that will focus on helping military veterans with PTSD through photography.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Aaron Thomas, Brookhaven College visual communications adjunct faculty, spends his days helping people through his love for photography.
Thomas teaches photography and digital imaging at Brookhaven. Off campus, he works as a professional photographer and documentarian while studying to earn his master’s degree in documentary production and filmmaking at the University of North Texas. Continue reading

Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

Bear ID

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | All Brookhaven College students will be required to have a student ID with them at all times on campus.

Starting in spring 2019, all students will be required to have a college ID. Students, staff and faculty will be required to wear their ID badges in a visible location on their person at all times while on campus. The new rule will be effective April 1. Continue reading

Tuition increase will pay for textbooks

A proposed increase of $20 per credit hour in tuition is intended to cover all required course textbooks.

Tuition Infographic

Infographic by Jubenal Aguilar

By Jubenal Aguilar

As early as fall 2019, all Dallas County Community College District students may see an increase in tuition of $20 per credit hour. The proposed increase, commonly referred to as inclusive tuition, will include the cost of all required classroom textbooks, which will be available to enrolled students on day one of the course. Continue reading

Unique art to be sold in Art Club sale

Art Club poster

Courtesy of Marketing and Creative Services

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or other art pieces will be able to find them during the Art Club’s annual sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, in the S Building lobby.

Ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawing and photography will be among the items available for purchase. Continue reading

Brookhaven collects donations, gifts for domestic violence victims

Angel Tree

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Angels were available in the Student Government Association’s Angle Tree in S Building lobby Nov. 19.

By Karla Estrada
Staff Writer

For the eighth year, the Brookhaven College Student Government Association is collecting gifts and donations to benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter. SGA set up an Angel Tree to collect gifts for women and children who are being assisted by the shelter. Continue reading

Expert talks tacos

By Jacob Vaugh & Stephanie Colmenero

Copy Desk Chief/Music Editor &
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

José Ralat stopped by El Come Taco, a Dallas taqueria he featured in his blog, “Taco Trail,” to taco-bout the food he has devoted the last eight years of his life. Minutes after arriving, a plate full of authentic Mexican cuisine landed on his table. Ralat talked about what makes each taco a great cuisine of Mexican kitchens. Continue reading

Dallas offers plethora of taquerias

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

 Trompo 839 Singleton Blvd #150    Dallas, TX 75112

Nestled between a barbeque restaurant and a tire shop, Trompo is a casual place with some of the best authentic street tacos in Dallas. While the selection at Trompo is lighter during the day, its menu is well-rounded and robust. Patrons have the option of three taco fillings – pork, bistek, and roasted poblano pepper and paneer for vegetarians. Trompo keeps its tacos simple, adding only cilantro and white onion. The pork at Trompo is fiery red, redder than what you might find in most southern Mexican street tacos. This is because its pork is coated in several kinds of paprika before being cooked, according to the Dallas Observer. Tacos can be purchased at $2 each. Continue reading

Retired prof receives highest honor

By Josh Drake
Distribution Manager

A packed hall at Texas A&M University – Commerce erupted in applause as a five-minute video about the life and career of John Neal, professor emeritus, came to an end. Neal, who retired from Brookhaven College in May 2017, approached the lectern at the front of the room to receive an award, then addressed nearly 200 journalism students and advisers from two-year colleges across the state. Continue reading

Sex crimes need clear definitions

By Leah Cook
Arts and Culture Editor

Rape and consent are a big problem. A problem no one is having the same conversation about. State laws are a tangle of conflicting definitions regarding consent, rape and sexual assault. There should be more concise state and federal laws to unravel the legal knot of unwanted sex. Continue reading