Bears prevail against Wildcats

By Jaz’man Hampton
Contributing Writer

Photos by Forrest Haynes Logan Dixon (#33) penetrates the Louisiana defense and leaps to score a foothold for the Bears as he is swarmed.

Photos by Forrest Haynes
Logan Dixon (#33) penetrates the Louisiana defense and leaps to score a foothold for the Bears as he is swarmed.

 

The Brookhaven College Bears mens basketball team made a success out of their first home game against the Louisiana College Wildcats Nov. 1. The Bears had a slow start, allowing the Wildcats to score 12 of their first 19 points from the threepoint line in the early part of the first half, but they ultimately prevailed with a final score of 89-74. Continue reading

Mars mission lands new hope for NASA

NASA’s space exploration reaches new heights with plans to send humans to Mars. These planning stages also prove beneficial for Earth and its inhabitants.

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Taylor Starnes A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Photo by Taylor Starnes
A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

 

Despite arguments claiming space exploration is obsolete and a waste of government funding, it is undoubtedly the backbone of American progress in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue reading

NASA preps for Mars mission

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Taylor Starnes A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Photo by Taylor Starnes
A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA is making advancements in preparing its first manned mission to Mars.

Four NASA representatives discussed the mission challenges during a press conference Oct. 14 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Continue reading

Dancers strut stuff for fall

By Marilyn Velazquez
Contributing Writer

Photos by Marilyn Velazquez Dance students from the Hathaway Academy of Ballet perform “Mindless Paranoia.”

Photos by Marilyn Velazquez
Dance students from the Hathaway Academy of Ballet perform “Mindless Paranoia.”

 

Brookhaven College’s dance recital showcased the fall semester dance classes Nov. 11-13 in the Performance Hall. The show featured eight dances by the Dancers’ Theatre ensemble, along with one performance by Hathaway Academy of Ballet.

Madi Frampton, a student, said practice for the performance began in September. She said the group practiced every Friday for four hours.

Frampton said the classes offered on campus teach various dance styles, but this semester the classes focused more on contemporary dance – a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet, according to dance.com.

Frampton performed a duet with Jesse Castaneda, a student, in a hard contemporary dance.

“[The dance] is a slow, Gagastyle [dance]. It’s very gesture-y and very loose,” Frampton said.

Students Dekorian Felder and Kaytlyn Christie performed a duet to “Paloma.” Felder said he started dancing four years ago.

Brookhaven students Dekorian Felder and Kaytlyn Christie perform a duet to “Paloma.”

Brookhaven students Dekorian Felder and Kaytlyn Christie perform a duet to “Paloma.”

“I hurt myself in high school, and my mom took me to a yoga class … then an African [dance] class,” Felder said, “And that’s when I was like, ‘Hey, dance, I like that stuff.’”

Frampton and Felder performed with the rest of the Dancers’ Theatre ensemble in the first dance, titled “Strength in Serenity.”

Frampton said she knew Anna Ewert-Pittman, a modern dance professor, from high school. Frampton said Ewert-Pittman judged her senior choreography in high school.

“I knew [Ewert-Pittman] was really popular in the arts,” Frampton said, “When I realized she was here, I said, ‘It has to be a good school if she teaches here.’”

Frampton said based on what she had seen and heard from people on other Dallas County Community College District campuses, Brookhaven has the strongest dance department.

Dance students kneel during a performance to “Strength in serenity.”

Dance students kneel during a performance to “Strength in serenity.”

“You get the best training here because they prepare you performance-wise and prepare you for technique as well,” Frampton said.

Felder said he had also heard former students, now in four-year universities, recommend Brookhaven’s dance classes

Freddie Jones blows fans away

By Meilyn Acevedo
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

 

This Thanksgiving, Freddie Jones, a Brookhaven College adjunct music professor, will take his place on the field of AT&T Stadium. With trumpet in hand, he will kick off the game by playing the national anthem as millions of turkey-tired sports fans gather around their TVs. Continue reading

Theatre preps for Scrooge sequel

By Jasmine Gallegos
ECHS Contributing Writer

 

Theatre Brookhaven will close out the fall semester with a production of Mark Brown’s “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge,” a comedic sequel to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Continue reading

Students exhibit semester’s work

BCSA’s fall Studio Art Classes 1 exhibition shows works from beginning art students.

By Eric Lopez

Contributing Writer

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar “Tireless Maze,” a 3-D plywood sculpture created by Anika Espinoza, an art design student, is exhibited in the Forum Gallery.

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
“Tireless Maze,” a 3-D plywood sculpture created by Anika Espinoza, an art design student, is exhibited in the Forum Gallery.

 

Brookhaven College’s beginning art students exhibited their semester’s work in the Studio and Forum galleries Nov. 4-11. The exhibition featured works of multiple media, including charcoal, plywood, metal, copper and enamel, and mixed media. Continue reading

Social media suffocates music journalism

By Victor Palacios Cruz
Multimedia Staff

 

Music journalism in newspapers has become social media’s latest casualty.

On Oct. 18, Mike Wilson, The Dallas Morning News editor, announced the newspaper would no longer employ a dedicated music editor, according to Central Track. Continue reading

Intrusive pipeline to blame for Sioux crisis

Dallas-based company’s threat to desecrate cultural landmark sparks protests due to past governmental practices.

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

 

Many Americans will be indulging in turkey, pie and America’s favorite pastime – football – on Nov. 24. Continue reading

The Donald trumps Clinton

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

 

After a year and a half on the campaign trail, Donald Trump has been elected into office as the 45th U.S. president. Continue reading