Brookhaven tackles tough subjects with art of words

By Leah Clark and Travis Baugh

Copy Editor and Staff Photographer

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Jason Carney reciting a poem at Patrica Smith's reading April 14, in the Performance Hall.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Jason Carney reciting a poem at Patrica Smith’s reading April 14, in the Performance Hall.

During the first week of April, performances by two Dallas poetry artists, Amy Weaver and Antuan “Twain” Davis, kicked off Brookhaven College’s celebration of National Poetry Month.

Brookhaven’s Anna Masters, director of the Quality Enhancement Plan, and four-time national slam poetry finalist Jason Carney are the driving forces behind the brown bag performances. Continue reading

Miles’ contributions endure

By Tuyen Anh Hoang

Staff Writer

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | A sign outside the former H Building now reads Ellison Miles Building.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | A sign outside the former H Building now reads Ellison Miles Building.

 

To a round of reserved applause, three students raised a green curtain to reveal a plaque honoring Ellison Miles. A dedication ceremony was held Feb. 25 in H Building. From that moment, the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute became the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute in memory of Ellison Miles.

According to EMGI’s flier, the institute started as the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Mid-Career Training Center and grew out of a cooperative partnership with geotechnical professional societies, the local oil and gas community and Brookhaven. Continue reading

‘Something wicked this way comes’ to Theatre Brookhaven

By Vadim Dozmorov

Staff Writer

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In the words of Shakespeare, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” In the upcoming Theatre Brookhaven production of “Macbeth,” also known as the “Scottish Play,” Shakespeare’s work will be brought to life with a twist.

The play is an adaptation by R. Andrew Aguilar and Cody Lucas directed by Darise H. Error, theater department chair.

Aguilar, who plays Macbeth, said, “An actor has to be crazy to do this play.” With the intricate plot coupled with the contemporary adaptation, people are going to see something they have never seen before, he said. Aguilar, appreciating the poetic language of Shakespeare, said he reads it aloud and sees the script take on a life of its own. Aguilar is energetic and loves his work with the theater department. While sitting on the steps of the theater entrance, he read over his script and prepared for the production. Continue reading

Kick it with International Club

By Brigitte Zumaya

Layout Editor

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Sandro Reis pretects the ball from Samual Ozazemen Omoregie

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya |Sandro Reis pretects the ball from Samual Ozazemen Omoregie

 

As Brookhaven College student, Doro Diallo prepares for his soccer game; he warms up, gets ready, unlaces and takes his shoes off before joining his field of competitors.

Where Diallo is from, Mauritania, Africa, playing barefoot is common practice.

The International Club is trying to get people to come together by organizing a soccer tournament this semester at Brookhaven. Continue reading

Bears baseball is clawing its way up

By Adam Coleman

Staff Writer

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Coming into baseball season, the Brookhaven Bears were poised to make a run at a national championship.

The Bears were ranked 4th in the Collegiate Baseball News national poll at the start of the season.

This marked the third time in four years that Brookhaven has been in the top 10 in national polling. Continue reading

Old 97’s release ‘Most’ fun in over decade

By Erin Alexis Goldman
Opinions Editor

 

Photo by  Erin Alexis Goldman | Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller rocks out during a small set the band played at the AllGood Cafe in October 2010.

Photo by Erin Alexis Goldman | Old 97′s frontman Rhett Miller rocks out during a small set the band played at the AllGood Cafe in October 2010.

Last fall, Dallas-based alt-country band the Old 97’s head- ed to Austin with producer Salim Nourallah to record their tenth LP, “Most Messed Up.” The album is an unruly, unfiltered and Continue reading

Vinyl records make a spin in music sales

By Wanz Dover

Staff Writer 

Photo by Wanz Dover | A customer shuffles through stacks of vinyl records.

Photo by Wanz Dover | A customer shuffles through stacks of vinyl records.

 

Every Monday night between Expo Park and Deep Ellum, vinyl enthusiasts gather to buy, sell, trade and listen to vinyl of all sorts. Local music scene veteran Mark Ridlen started the night back in 2007 as a singles night. People could bring their favorite seven-inch singles, and he would play them throughout the evening.

Last summer, Ridlen started inviting private dealers Sam Thompson from local shop B4, Ivan Renya from reissue label Lost Records and Bryan Coonrod to come out and sell wax. According to Ridlen, since then, he has had anywhere from three to seven dealers every week. Continue reading

District Attorney talks about Innocence Project

By Nicholas Bostick

Managing Editor

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins answers a question asked by a student.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins answers a question asked by a student.

As part of Brookhaven College’s Social Science Lecture series, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was invited to speak to students. His talk, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Reforming the System,” was centered on the involvement of the Innocence Project in Texas’ criminal justice system.

The Innocence Project is an organization dedicated to helping wrongly convicted individuals that also works to prevent wrongful convictions in the future. Continue reading

Charity drive goes big

By Dillon Piekarsky
Copy Editor

Photo by Ravin Lee | The tables, organized by type of snack, display over 2,500 donated  snacks.

Photo by Ravin Lee | The tables, organized by type of snack, display over 2,500 donated snacks.

 

The a cappella vocalizations of a barbershop quartet echoed through the S Building at Brookhaven College as the Men of Note Chorus harmonized for the charitable attendees. Volunteers counted and sorted food items stacked high on tables for impoverished Dallas children. On March 4, the Rainbow Days Snack Pack Assembly had its charity donation drive.

Rainbow Days, Inc. is a Dallas non-profit organization devoted to youth and children in high-risk environments. Founded in 1982, Rainbow Days, Inc. has directly served over 170,000 children and trained over 42,000 professionals in the Dallas area, according to its official website, rainbowdays.org. Continue reading

BHC to celebrate Earth Day Fest

By Joie’ Thornton

Web Editor 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

As part of Earth Day, Brookhaven College will hold Earth Day Fest, hosted by the Green Team Coalition. This event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  April 9 in the Commons Courtyard. Carrie Schweitzer, assistant to the president, said, “Earth Day has become a national and international focus on the environment, ecological movement and sustainability movement.”

This will be Brookhaven’s fifth Earth Day Fest, Schweitzer said. Librarian Lois Wagenseil said Earth Day is a fun event with a purpose where students, staff and faculty as well as the public can learn something that will help preserve the environment and sustain the planet. Continue reading