Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism
Tuition increase will pay for textbooks
Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019
Retired prof receives highest honor
Campus celebrates Arbor Day
District to offer bachelor’s degree

Artists talk about circus, life

Photo by Rosa Poetschke | Gabriella Argento (right) and Thiago Andreuccetti are the two clowns of Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” show.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

The circular stage under the Grand Chapiteau went dark. The rock music silenced.
A single spotlight illuminated a woman – Maïnha – in a floral-pattern dress standing among the audience as romantic music set the mood.
She murmured to herself and then talked in an unknown language to the audience. Continue reading Artists talk about circus, life

Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

Photos by Malen Blackmon | Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu gives a passionate performance during her latest birthday bash at The Bomb Factory, Feb. 23.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

R&B singer Erykah Badu celebrated her 48th birthday with friends, family and over 4,000 fans at The Bomb Factory. The annual Deep Ellum celebration has become a tradition dating back to 2013 for the Queen of Neo-Soul. Continue reading Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

Kaepernick outscores NFL years after kneeling

Illustration by Susan Edgley | The National Football League settled in court against Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, as a result of a collusion grievance in which the player was targeted.

Thao Nguyen
Web Editor

After a controversial, years-long battle, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reached a settlement with the National Football League Feb. 15. Continue reading Kaepernick outscores NFL years after kneeling

Ask a Professor: How do I coordinate a long leave of absence from my classes?

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By Brianne Sardoni
Brookhaven College English Professor

Dear student,

The first step is to ensure you’re informed of school policies. Every school has a policy regarding students who need temporary accommodations due to injuries. A student should first check their school’s policy to see what can be done. If your injury is not severe enough to require extensive accommodations, you can always reach out to your instructors and ask them how to best complete their courses while you heal. Continue reading Ask a Professor: How do I coordinate a long leave of absence from my classes?

Campus repairs leaks

Photos courtesy of Garry Hodges | Brookhaven College facilities department employees work to repair water leaks on campus.

By Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor
CourierME@dcccd.edu

As mid-February rain poured over Brookhaven College, a bulk of the campus interior remained dry. Last semester, water leaks on campus sprung up during the wettest North Texas fall season on record. Garry Hodges, facilities director, said most of those leaky areas on campus have been repaired. Continue reading Campus repairs leaks

BHC to co-host print conference

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | A Yazidi print hangs in the Studio Gallery as part of Nancy Willis’s “Conflict Zones – Bridging Communication Through Printmaking.”

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

Brookhaven College, along with four local universities, will host Texchange: SGCI 2019, an  annual printmaking conference, March 6-9. The conference is organized by SGC International, an educational nonprofit organization that represents artists of original prints, drawings, books and handmade paper, according to sgcinternational.org. Continue reading BHC to co-host print conference

Board approves bond election

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Dallas County residents will vote on a $1.1 billion bond program for the Dallas County Community College District in the upcoming joint election. The bond proposal will be placed in the May 4 election ballot.

The bond program was recommended by DCCCD Chancellor Joe May, and authorized by the board of trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, according to a Feb. 6 press release by Ann Hatch, district director of media relations. Continue reading Board approves bond election

Read-In celebrates dreamers

Photo by Beth Delagi | Christopher Cyriaque, a professor of English for speakers of other languages, performs Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall during the annual African-American Read-In.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Students, staff and faculty stood in solidarity for dreamers and their respective dreams at Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In. The read-in, which was held Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall, was titled “Respect the Dreamer and the Dream.”

Brookhaveans performed poetry pieces, sang and acted to the work of notable black activists, politicians, singers and poets such as Langston Hughes, Aretha Franklin,  Martin Luther King Jr. and former president Barack Obama. Continue reading Read-In celebrates dreamers