Women’s soccer coaches win award

Brookhaven College’s soccer coaching staff are recognized after leading the 2017 women’s soccer team to their first national championship title. 

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College women’s soccer coaches were awarded Regional Coaching Staff of the Year Jan. 18 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. The coaches earned the recognition, after the Brookhaven women’s soccer team was declared national champions of the National Junior College Athletics Association Division III last season. Continue reading

Dallas inspires influential music

Dallas is home to thousands of music lovers. The city has an explosive music scene, curating artists such as Tripping Daisy, SuperSonic Lips and Cure For Paranoia. Dallas has been a muse for many musicians in the past and seems to still be doing just that. Here are some songs influenced by the Big D.  Continue reading

Activists hold rally in Dallas

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Leslie Harris, of the North Texas Light Brigade, coordinates and inspects the #FreeAhed LED sign during a rally for Ahed Tammy Jan. 30.

A demonstration to free Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian activist, took place outside of WFAA studios Jan. 30 in Victory Park for an International Day of Action. Tamimi faces a possible 10-year prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier and forcing occupation forces off her family’s land Dec. 15. Continue reading

Author rouses veteran support

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of ‘For Love of Country,’ speaks at Brookhaven College.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rajjiv Chandrasekaran speaks about veteran affairs Jan. 30.
















Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the military abroad since Sept. 11, 2001. Taking into account their direct family members, it is still less than 5 percent of the population, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Starbucks Coffee senior vice president of public affairs, said.

“Most Americans have no skin in the game,” Chandrasekaran said. Continue reading

Brookhaven gets renovated

By John C. McClanahan & Jubenal Aguilar
Copy Editor/Editoral Proofreader &

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Two Brookhaven College students walk by one of the campus’ construction projects outside A Building.

Construction crews began to dig, drill, scrape and cut through walls and cement foundations in different areas of Brookhaven College early in December 2017. The construction projects are part of a major remodeling of areas of the campus including A, S and M buildings. These projects are part of Brookhaven’s Project RISE, a $2.625 million Title V grant the college received from the Department of Education in 2015. Continue reading

Lunar phenomenon spotted

Brookhaveans witness super blue blood moon.

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

The setting moon passed fully into Earth’s shadow, fading in the sky and taking on a red hue as Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” played in the background at 6:51 a.m. “We have strong twilight,” Chaz Hafey, Brookhaven College astronomy and physics lab coordinator, said. Continue reading

Solar energy’s future uncertain

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | Solar panels in front of Brookhaven College’s X Building provide power for charging stations. Imported panels similar to these are subject to President Donald Trumps 30 percent solar tariff.

President Donald Trump imposed steep tariffs on imports of solar energy cells, solar panels and washing machines Jan. 22, according to The New York Times, taking effective steps to bolster the American manufacturing industry and foster U.S. energy independence. Continue reading

FCC vote threatens net neutrality

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

The Federal Communications Commission sold out the American people when it voted to repeal regulations that safeguarded them from anti-consumer practices by internet service providers, or ISPs.

The vote to overturn the 2015 landmark decision to reinforce the rules governing ISPs passed 3-2 on Dec. 14, 2017, despite massive public outcry organized by media figures such as television comedian John Oliver and YouTube personality PewDiePie, according to Fortune.  Continue reading

North Texas open mic nights pave way for new performers

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Dave Crandall, a Dallas singer-songwriter, performs his song “Traffic” at Opening Bell Coffee’s open mic night.

It is hard to imagine some of the bigger performers of today as shy, unsure and awkward while on stage in front of their many fans. However, the truth is that most of them were like this at the start of their careers. Continue reading

Two-year colleges could be practical for some students

High school students find attending a two-year college beneficial.

By Charlotte Blackburn
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

While some students think heading straight to a four-year university is the ideal plan, according to USA Today, attending a two-year community college first can benefit them greatly. Over time, a rise in high school students enrolling in two-year colleges first has drastically increased. Continue reading