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Retired prof receives highest honor
Campus celebrates Arbor Day
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Ask a Professor: How do I stay on my professor’s good side?

Dear Student,

Brianne Sardoni
Brookhaven English professor

Your question is interesting because it implies students feel as if an instructor may not “like” them. That is far from the case.

The truth is, instructors have expectations for students in a college classroom, and when these expectations are not met, we often struggle with how to help the student. Continue reading Ask a Professor: How do I stay on my professor’s good side?

Cannabis affects students’ academic performance

Photo illustration by John C. McClanahan | A student lights a blunt of weed during a study session.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

College students are one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Stress, peer pressure, course loads, boredom and curiosity can contribute to students’ use of mind-altering substances, according to addictioncenter.com. 

Continue reading Cannabis affects students’ academic performance

Student captures Paris, Mexico in film

Film photo courtesy of Lev Bourliot | French police stand by burning trash in a market street after chasing away protesters.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

A group of French rioters roamed the streets of Paris looting and setting trash cans on fire to show their opposition to France’s gas tax and other economic issues one Saturday in December 2018. The rioters were on their way to face police, who were armed with helmets, gas masks and shields.  Continue reading Student captures Paris, Mexico in film

Author talks book, career at BHC

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven,” listens to a question from an audience member during a talk on her book and writing career in the Performance Hall Feb. 6.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty heard author Emily St. John Mandel reflect on “Station Eleven,” her fourth published novel. Mandel sat on stage in the Performance Hall with Hurshel Burton, an English professor, who asked her questions about her writing career and “Station Eleven,” which was selected for this year’s Open Book Project, Brookhaven’s common book reading program. Continue reading Author talks book, career at BHC

Students influence businesses

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Michael Bailey, a Brookhaven College mathematics professor, leads the mINiTERN orientation Feb.

By Celeste J. Colon
Senior Staff Photographer

A group of seven student Dallas County Community College District students will participate in a short intership program designed to increase their marketable skills.

The mINiTERN, internship program, provides students with real-world business interaction and problem-solving skills. Students selected will participate in team projects, conduct research and hold meetings to provide solutions and recommendations to companies involved in the program. Continue reading Students influence businesses

BHC swings, misses against Cavaliers

Photo by Josh Drake | Brookhaven sophomore CJ Lovalvo (#33) smacks the ball into centerfield and prepares to run to first base Feb 7.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College Bears baseball team floundered Feb. 7, suffering a five-inning loss against the Johnson County Community College Cavaliers in the second game of a double header. Playing in 38 degree weather, the Bears accumulated 10 errors in the 14-1 loss. Continue reading BHC swings, misses against Cavaliers

Richland keeps Bears on leash

Photo by John C. Mcclanahan | Bears guard Kaland Johnson (#10) tosses up a shot at the basket as Thunderducks guard Davon Berry (#10) attempts to block the shot.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College men’s basketball team was on the receiving end of an old-fashioned beatdown when the Richland College Thunderducks showed up for the second of two conference matchups, with a final score of 80-40. It was a runaway from the start of the game: the Bears were not in the lead for a single second. Continue reading Richland keeps Bears on leash

Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

Illustration by Susan Edgley | President Donald Trump’s organization fires illegal immigrants who have been working there for years.

Thao Nguyen
Web Editor

Since announcing his candidacy for president ahead of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has been outspoken on his stance against illegal immigration and as he goes on about the issue, his own, Trump National Golf Club, have been employing immigrants, many of whom are not legally allowed to work in the U.S. Continue reading Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

Read-In to celebrate dreamers

Photo by Josh Drake | Hurshel Burton, an English professor, plays the role of Frederick Douglass during the African-American Read-In in 2018.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Hazel Carlos, Brookhaven College English professor, will host the annual African-American Read-In at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall as part of celebrating Black History Month. Carlos said this year’s theme is “Respect the Dream and the Dreamer” with emphasis on dreamers and their respective dreams. Continue reading Read-In to celebrate dreamers