Students debate campus carry

Members of four campus clubs debated controversial gun issues.By

Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jacob Vaughn
Tyree Ransom responds to a question posed by an audience member at the Inter-Debate First Edition as Guiguine Bolono, Alexis Villas and Wendy Acosta of the Korean Cultures Club await their turn to speak.

The Brookhaven College African Cultures’ Club hosted its first Inter-Debate First Edition, a debate competition Oct. 24 in Room B240 where various campus clubs debated age restrictions for firearms. Participating clubs included the Brookhaven Korean Culture Club, the International Club and Student Government Association. Continue reading

Gun violence ignites controversy

By Infinity Holloway
Fashion Editor

Whenever there is a mass shooting, it’s always deemed too soon to discuss gun control to prevent further mass shootings in the U.S. Continue reading

Runners sprint in haunted race for The Cave

By Willie R. Cole
Senior Photo Editor

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Jacqueline Brock (center) leads runners Alisia Moreno, dressed in a Michael Jackson costume, and Virginia Moreno in a pumpkin head costume.

One hundred and two participants ran the Brookhaven College jogging trail for the sixth annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk Oct. 27 to collect donations for the Brookhaven food pantry. Continue reading

Clubs to follow food safety rules

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

This semester many clubs and organizations have held food-based events at Brookhaven College to promote or raise funds for their club. Rebekah Benavides said the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Veterans Association, Brookhaven Student Government Association and Brookhaven Anime Club are among the clubs that have sold food items at recent club fundraisers. Continue reading

Student’s photo voted best

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Leonardo Garcia, a window washer with April Building Services, Inc., washes the skywalk outside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel while Christian Ortiz spots and holds the ladder. The photo was shot Oct. 28 during the ACP/CMA Dallas Photo Shoot-out and won First Place among 42 competitors.

A Brookhaven College student won First Place in an on-site photojournalism competition at the 2017 National College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Convention in downtown Dallas. Continue reading

26 killed in south Texas

By Juan Betancourt and Jacob Vaughn
Sports/Web Editor and Contributing Writer

Photo by Jacob Vaughn
A state trooper makes a phone call before a press conference Nov. 6 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, outside the First Baptist Church where 26 members of the congregation were killed by a shooter Nov. 5.

The 11 a.m. Sunday service was in progress at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small south Texas town, when a man dressed in black tactical gear barged in with an assault rifle and fatally shot 26 people and wounded 20 others. Continue reading

Animal shelters in Texas need help after hurricanes hit the coastline.

By Lillian Smith
Contrubuting Writer 

While many focused on the situation of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, animal shelters prepared for the inevitable surge of abandoned animals in the wake of the storm. Steve Ortiz, an animal officer assistant at the Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center, said they and other Dallas-area shelters were on standby to take animals as needed. Continue reading

Faculty hold benefit concert

By Victoria Valdez
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Jisun Huh, Ann Macmillan, Brian Stark and Paul Metzger play during the finale performance of the Faculty Showcase Fundraiser Oct. 21.

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts music department raised $940 during the annual Faculty Showcase Fundraiser. Continue reading

DACA end worries students’ future

PART THREE OF A THREE-PART SERIES ON DACA REPEAL

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

Thousands of young adults protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, stand to lose protections if Congress does not take action for DACA recipients to remain legally in the country. However, options still exist for those individuals to protect themselves from an immediate threat of deportation. Continue reading

BHC celebrates Hispanic culture

By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Students dance in a circle to mariachi music in the Commons Courtyard during the Hispanic Heritage Festival Oct. 10.

Mariachi music blasted throughout the Commons Courtyard as students sampled Mexican food and treats. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Throughout the month, Latino and Hispanic people from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America celebrate their heritage and culture in the U.S. Continue reading