BHC holds T-shirt design contest

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to have their creative work worn and displayed by all Brookhaven employees who attend Dallas County Community College District’s districtwide conference Aug 18. Continue reading

Bears topple Thunderducks, 6-5

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Wille R. Cole
Thunderduck Michael Gallo (#14) slides into home plate as Bear pitcher Antony Orta (#2) swipes his glove in front of home plate.

Brookhaven College starting pitcher Antony Orta fanned 10 as the Bears defeated the Richland Thunderducks 6-5 at home in walk-off fashion. Continue reading

Brookhaven lacks school spirit despite athletic feats

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
Brookhaven College’s athletics events have low attendance from its student body.

Brookhaven College has four sports teams on campus: men’s basketball and baseball and women’s volleyball and soccer. But, strangely enough, not many Brookhaveans show up to the games. Continue reading

Big Spring ‘preserves’ nature flora

By Forrest Haynes
Staff Photographer

Photos by Forrest Haynes
(left to right) Master naturalists Katie Gonzalez, John Gil, Amy Monroy and Lee Kelton, take the lead as master naturalist Richard Grayson leads the group deeper into the Big Spring Preserve March 21

Big Spring Preserve in Pleasant Grove became Dallas’ first non-man-made historical landmark Feb. 1, 2016. The achievement was the result of years of effort by Richard Grayson, a guide at the reserve, and a team of nature enthusiasts. The spring is one of the few remaining natural springs in Dallas, offering opportunities for visitors to recharge and learn more about nature, according to bigspringdallas.org. Continue reading

Hemp products benefit planet planet

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Plastic, fossil fuel, cotton-based clothing and paper are four items industrial hemp could replace. Continue reading

Climate change threatens humanity, Earth

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

February 2017 was the second warmest February in over a century of modern record keeping, according to scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. But that does not mean climate change is real. Continue reading

Monroy nurtures Windmill Garden, cultivates plant life

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
Amy Monroy, an English adjunct professor and member of the campus’ sustainable organizations, tends to the upkeep of the Windmill Garden in her spare time.

A sliver of sunlight pierced through the clouds and shone over Brookhaven College’s Windmill Garden. Amy Monroy, a Brookhaven College English adjunct professor, slipped on her gloves, grabbed shears and performed the garden’s routine maintenance one Friday afternoon. Continue reading

Opioid crisis not tied to recreational marijuana

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Contrary to the current administration’s opinion, the opioid crisis is not tied to the recreational use of marijuana. Continue reading

Student creates visual, audio art

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Erasmo Viera
Evan Henry, a Brookhaven College student, performs a music set March 18 at The Vortex Theater in Austin.

A flash of red followed a streak of purple splotched with an array of green and blue. Color met sound as Evan Henry, visual artist, musician and Brookhaven College student slowly turned a mixer knob while nodding to an ambient beat. Henry’s art flowed alongside a brick wall in the back room of a fragrant coffee house. A small crowd sat on wooden benches and sprawled coffee sacks as they witnessed another Dallas Ambient Music Nights performance, better known as DAMN. Continue reading

Protests have time, place

By Diamond Victoria 
Editor-in-Chief 
couriereic@dcccd.edu 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Protest can be a powerful method of affecting change in the U.S. After all, it’s a central right afforded by American democracy. And with the current political climate, even neighborhood streets and social media are teeming with bureaucratic demonstrations and outrage. But there is a sure difference between disruptive behavior and protest. And it’s important to recognize that freedom of speech also provides the opportunity for those opposed to voice their side before being trampled on. Continue reading