Nurses voice Ebola concerns

BHC nursing students weigh in on the subject of Ebola. Part three of a three-part series on the deadly virus.

By Erin Alexis Goldman 

Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photo by Nicholas Bostick

Photo by Nicholas Bostick

When the news first broke about Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a media whirlwind made the event nearly impossible to turn on the television, surf the Internet or pass a newsstand without seeing the word Ebola. The coverage intensified and shifted its focus to nurses when Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson were diagnosed with the disease. Continue reading

Reforma para inmigrantes

La orden ejecutiva presidencial conduce a una amnistía temporal para los inmigrantes indocumentados.

Por Jubenal Aguilar 


Aproximadamente 11.3 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados viven en las sombras de los Estados Unidos. Víctimas de un sistema migratorio roto. Un sistema que el Congreso ha fallado en resolver pese a las presiones crecientes de activistas pro inmigrantes. En 30 de junio, el presidente Barack Obama prometió actuar unilateralmente sobre el tema si el Congreso no lo hacía al fin lizar el verano. Después retrasó cualquier acción, diciendo que no quería ver el tema politizado antes de las elecciones de medio término. Continue reading

Immigration reform

Presidental Executive order leads to temporary amnesty for undocumented immigrants.

By Jubenal Aguilar 

Staff Writer

Approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants live in the shadows of the United States, victims of the broken immigration system; a system Congress has failed to solve despite increasing pressure from pro-immigration activists. On June 30, President Barack Obama promised to act unilaterally if Congress did not act by the end of summer. Later, he delayed action, saying he did not want the issue to be politicized before the midterm elections. Continue reading

Bennett shares passion for music


By Jubenal Aguilar 

Staff Writer

Photo by Adriana Salazar | Rodger Bennett takes a moment to strum a few bars on his guitar in his office.

Photo by Adriana Salazar | Rodger Bennett takes a moment to strum a few bars on his guitar in his office.

Tucked away in the A Building of Brookhaven College is an office with the cozy warmth of sunlight, and four strategically placed incandescent lamps fill the room. The ambience of the office contrasts with the bright, harsh fluorescent lighting of most offices on campus. The soothing sound of classical guitar streams from the office’s usually open door, adding to the welcoming ambience.

This office belongs to Rodger Bennett, vice president of academic affairs and student success. He will be retiring at the end of the fall semester after more than 20 years as an administrator at Brookhaven. Continue reading

New record stores fill growing demand for vinyl

By Evan Henry 

Staff Writer

When some of us were straight out of the womb, the compact disc ruled the music industry. Now, it seems music nerds and audiophiles alike are rejecting the format. This time belongs to the silver-faced disc’s great-grandfather, the vinyl LP.

While Greenville Avenue’s CD Source shut its doors this September after 21 years, vinyl shops have popped up all across Dallas-Fort Worth in the last several months. Dreamy Life Records and Music in Fort Worth and Off the Record, Spinster Records and Josey Records in Dallas are part of a new wave of shops providing the classic format to those who want it most.  Continue reading

Six apps make college life easier

By Tyler Satchwell 

Staff Writer


There are thousands of apps out there, and finding the best one for a given task can be a pain. But these six apps have been Courier-approved to make work, class or any other time that much more productive:

1-Wunderlist (iOS & Android) 

Organizing group projects can be a pain at times. Wunderlist can help. While this app has all the typical functionality of an organizational app, with to-do lists, reminders and the like, what really sets it apart from the others is the ability to invite other users to share in those reminders. There is also a pro version, which allows groups to add comments and files to various tracked items. The app is available for free, with the pro version running $4.99 a month.  Continue reading

New look robs old style

By Atziry Garcia 


Staff Writer

Designers look back to a generation fueled by rock ‘n’ roll and protests to create groovy, mod clothes.

The everlasting mod look initiated by ’60s British youths has inspired many top designers in their fashions for this fall and upcoming winter. According to, “the sixties are back in a major way … we are seeing a lot of miniskirts, knee-high boots and accessories that remind us of yesteryear. Whatever the reason, we’re happy that the ’60s are swinging back.”

The revolutionary ’60s transformed fashion as much as anything else. According to, even designers like Valentino, Prada and Chloe’ have incorporated fun psychedelic style and bold ’60s prints on dresses. Louis Vuitton is also known for presenting ’60s-based designs on the runway. Continue reading

Study shows link between technology, eyestrain

By Carolyn Bossmann
Staff Writer


Taking notes in class has often meant taking a pen to paper. In recent years, however, paper has been replaced with screens, and the pen has been replaced with a stylus or keyboard. Instead of studying a packet of paper, students are now squinting at bright white screens and thin black fonts. While technology has arguably made taking notes more efficient, new studies have shown it also causes eyestrain and can be more harmful than most realize. Continue reading

BHC marches away

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer


Photo by Jessica Ayers | Brookhaveans pose for a group photo during the homecoming parade while representing their respective majors.

Photo by Jessica Ayers | Brookhaveans pose for a group photo during the homecoming parade while representing their respective majors.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Brookhaven College Bears joined the W.T. White Longhorns for their 50th Annual Homecoming Parade. The streets bustled with cheering parents, grandparents, children and pets as they watched a hodgepodge of students. The participants consisted of elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a college and numerous clubs and organizations marching through the streets to celebrate W.T. White’s 50th anniversary. Continue reading

ECHS program receives award

By Willie R. Cole

Staff Photographer

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Early College High School students lined up to spell out ECHS behind K Building.

Brookhaven College and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District can wave their banners proudly because the Early College High School program received the “Blue Ribbon Award” for the 2013-2014 school year. The 2014 class of the ECHS has been recognized for its academic excellence as one of the Blue Ribbon High Schools in America. Schools that perform at exemplary levels for that school year are presented with the award. Of more than 98,000 schools in America, 337 were recognized, and among them, 48 were high schools. Continue reading