Jocks itching for pay

By Sam Doherty
Copy Desk Chief/Sports Editor

Illustration By Junsouk Isaac

Illustration By Junsouk Isaac

College athletes push for higher compensation while courts rule against payment for playing

 

Student athletes are not paid to take part in college sports, but that does not mean they are not being compensated.

Their compensation usually comes in the form of athletic scholarships, which include free education, the chance to represent their universities for a lifetime and, most importantly, less worry about paying for student loans, textbooks, meal plans and on-campus living. Continue reading

Dating apps to enhance romance

 

By Jake Griffin

Staff Writer

 

Valentine’s Day gets smothered and covered

By Connor McNeil

Contributing Writer

Illustration By Sophia Espinosa

Illustration By Sophia Espinosa

Several Dallas-Fort Worth area Waffle House locations are taking reservations for their annual Valentine’s Day candlelight dinner on Feb. 14.

Eating at Waffle House with friends or family is usually a pretty good idea, but on Feb. 14, they are taking reservations for a romantic candlelight dinner.

For almost a decade, Waffle House has held a Valentine’s Day candlelight dinner at several locations across the country, including 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth, according to NBC. Continue reading

“Blackstar” receives acclaim, concludes iconic career

By Erasmo Viera

Contributing Writer

 

Still from David Bowie's "Lazarus" music video.

   Still from David Bowie’s “Lazarus” music video.

David Bowie has been one of the most iconic and influential individuals in pop culture in the past 47 years. Bowie’s legendary discography has impacted many, and his experimental style, music and art will continue to inspire the masses. Continue reading

Guide to enjoying Feb. 14

By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

While cute couples are busy soaking up the sickly sweet sentiment of Valentine’s Day, many more will find themselves flying solo this year. But who says you need to spend Valentine’s Day with a significant other? Do up the town in style instead of bemoaning your misfortune. Check out these events and activities that will help you celebrate your independence.

 

 

BHC ignites drive for voter registration

By Jose Garcia

Staff Writer

IGNITE helped students prepare to punch the ballot last month during its voter registration drive.

Brookhaven College’s IGNITE club set up a voter registration booth in K Building Jan. 25-29 to give students the opportunity to register to vote. Continue reading

District kicks off recycling competition

By Taylor Glickman

Staff Writer

Brookhaven College takes part in the annual RecycleMania tournament.

Brookhaven College collected 48,100 pounds of recyclables – the equivalent of keeping 13 cars off the road – during the RecycleMania tournament of the Spring 2015 semester. Now, the time for a new tournament has arrived. Continue reading

Library pops with graphic novels

By Victor Palacios

Staff Writer

Photo by Nicholas Bostick Students can find Brookhaven College’s expanding library of graphic novels and manga in the east wing of the library, right next to the new releases, in L Building.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Students can find Brookhaven College’s expanding library of graphic novels and manga in the east
wing of the library, right next to the new releases, in L Building.

The Brookhaven College library now allows students, staff and faculty to check out its expanded graphic novel collection

The graphic novel collection at the Brookhaven College library has been recataloged into the leisure reading collection. Continue reading

Skinner exposes dark reality

By Sarah Gutierrez & Jubenal Aguilar

Staff Writer/Managing Editor

Open Book Project book author discussed his experience covering modern human slavery on around the world.

E. Benjamin Skinner, author of “A Crime So Monsterous: Face-to-Face with Modern Slavery,” speaks to students, staff and faculty in the Performance hall on Feb. 2.

Photo by Michael Dunlap | E. Benjamin Skinner, author of “A Crime So Monsterous: Face-to-Face with Modern Slavery,” speaks to students, staff and faculty in the Performance hall on Feb. 2.

Brookhaven College’s Institute of Political Studies and the Open Book Project hosted their first event of the semester around the common reader initiative selection, “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery.” Continue reading

Professor recites true story

By Ravin René

Layout Editor

Photo by Ravin René

Photo by Ravin René

BHC’s Haven Abedin takes part in Oral Fixation’s first show of the year.

As an English professor, Haven Abedin speaks to crowds of Brookhaven College students on a regular basis. But on Feb. 2, she performed before a much larger audience at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Abedin was chosen to perform in the first show of Oral Fixation’s fifth season. Continue reading