By Sam Doherty
Sports & Opinion Editor
Illustration by Sophia Espinosa
Two high school football players receive orders from coach to attack referee on field.
The bleachers were buzzing with school spirit as the Marble Falls High School football team settled into formation against the John Jay High School team Sept. 4 in San Antonio.
Both teams called themselves the Mustangs, but the boys from John Jay looked more like foals against their opponents. John Jay was down, 15-9, their backs at the edge of the red zone, with a minute left to spare. Continue reading
By Antonio Chagoya
All photos by Ravin Lee | Brookhaven Bears Midfielder Claudia Aguilar (#3) dribbles the ball past the Cisco Wranglers defense.
The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team lost to Cisco College 2-0 on Sept. 18. “It was not the result we were hoping for, but it is a result we can take some positives from,” Brookhaven coach Jimmy Elder said. An early goal scored by Cisco in the 16th minute played a huge role in the final outcome of the game. Continue reading
By Andres Reyes
Senior Staff Writer
All photos by Ravin Lee | Players line up wishing each other good luck before the game.
The Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team came into a game against the Panola College Fillies on Sept. 19 with a record of 10-6.
The one-day, five-game series was a back-and-forth affair, but Panola College stole the overall victory of three out five games.Brookhaven took the victories in the first and third game, although Panola closed in on the lead in both matches. “We had to bring our confidence together as a team,” Bears outside hitter Alexis Garner said. Continue reading
By Sarah Gutierrez
Photo by Ravin Lee
Dr. Jacqueline DeMeritt addresses audience members attending
the Institute of Political Science’s lecture Sept. 17.
Slavery is a topic discussed in history books – one that many think of as a practice of the past. On the contrary, there are between 27 and 36 million people living in slavery today, according to The Walk Free Foundation.
The Brookhaven College Institute of Political Studies hosted an event Sept. 17 to discuss human trafficking and slavery in the modern age in conjunction with the Open Book Project, held in the Performance Hall. Ahad Hayaud-Din, department chair and professor of political science at Brookhaven, said the event was the most highly attended to date. Continue reading
By Brigitte Zumaya
Chief Layout Editor
All photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Students dance to music played in the Commons Courtyard at the Welcome Back Party.
Roaring music had Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty dancing at the Welcome Back Party on Sept. 17. This year’s Welcome Back Party was unlike others in the past, as it coincided with Brookhaven’s first Spirit Week – a week dedicated to celebrating school spirit on campus with daily theme.
Students, staff and faculty donned a variety of accessories around campus, to celebrate the week. The spirited accents included “Crazy Hat Day,” “Crazy Sock Day” and the day of the Welcome Back Party students were encouraged to wear Brookhaven attire. Continue reading
By Kevin Quintana
Students, staff and faculty visited the Carter Blood Care bus Sept. 10 when it came to the Brookhaven College to take donations. Teresa Nguyen, student, said, “I feel like it’s my way of giving back to the community.”
The process of donating blood begins with a simple questionnaire involving travel history, health records and other basics.. A nurse then takes a small blood sample, which is used to check the donor’s iron level and make sure they are in optimum condition to donate blood. The nurse draws a pint of blood, which can save three lives, according to carterbloodcare.org. Continue reading
By Nicholas Bostick
Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Joe May has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s newly formed College Advisory Board, according to a press release.
The independent board has been tasked with creating a model that will allow states to provide free community college. It will be chaired by second lady Dr. Jill Biden and vice-chair Jim Geringer, former governor of Wyoming, according to whitehouse.gov. Continue reading
By Andres Reyes
Senior Staff Writer
It was a cloudy, silent evening on July 3. The city was holding its breath. I broke the silence by turning the radio on. There was normally an hourly news flash of baseball scores and updates on the everlasting saga of deflate gate. The show was interrupted: “We have breaking news.” DeAndre Jordan has agreed to sign a four-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks,”Mike Bacsik, a radio talk show personality on 105.3 The Fan, said. “We got him,” Bacsik repeated over and over as the rest of the crew on air screamed and laughed .I let go a sigh of relief. The Mavericks. Continue reading
By Diamond Victoria
Face it: Romance has changed.
Gone are the days of playful courtship and innocent flirting – for the most part, anyway. Welcome to the generation of indiscretion, where no one was too shocked when the term “revenge porn” made its way into the media circuit.
But don’t start deleting your salacious selfies just yet. One of Texas’ newest laws, Senate Bill 1135, has officially made the act illegal. Continue reading
In this inaugural edition of Professor’s Corner, developmental writing professor Charles Warnberg critiques visual communications professor Giraud Polite’s recent photography exhibit.
Giraud Polite’s exhibit, “The Crawfish Circut,” demonstrates his interest in the dynamic tension between the studium and the punctum, to use Roland Barthes’ terms, on multiple levels. He pushes the interplay beyond the traditional boundaries of the physical media. Polite forces us to confront the elusive crossroads between transience and permanence, experience and memory, the signifier and the significance. Continue reading