BHC gears up for green event

By Nicholas Bostick



This year Brookhaven College will host Dallas County Community College District’s 5th annual Sustainability Summit. The event will feature the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., as keynote speaker. Continue reading

STEM Fair educates attendees

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

All photos by Travis Baugh |  A selection of precious stones displayed by several vendors lines the showrooms of the fair

All photos by Travis Baugh | A selection of precious stones displayed by several vendors lines the showrooms of the fair

The Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute recently presented a two-day Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fair for elementary, high school and college students. The STEM Fair is designed to educate young people and stimulate their interest in science careers. Continue reading

OSL hosts Mardi Gras

By Brigitte Zumaya

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya | 1. Traditional Mardis Gras decorations and sweet king cake attract attendees

All photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Traditional Mardis Gras decorations and sweet king cake attract attendees

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated internationally and dates back thousands of years. The holiday is marked by colorful parades, extravagant carnivals, lively music and a variety of food and drinks.

The Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted the second annual Mardi Gras event at Brookhaven College on Feb. 17. The Student Government Association hosted last year’s Mardi Gras event at the TreeTop Café, while this year’s festivities took place in Room S220. Continue reading

BHC ‘harvests’ victory

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

Photo by Brigitte Zumaya | Eastfield shooting guard Walter Bell (#24) leaps in an attempt to block a shot by Brookhaven guard Shannon James (#12).

The Eastfield College Harvesters and their fans left the basketball court in shock. In what seemed to be a guaranteed victory for the Harvesters, the Brookhaven College Bears prevailed Feb. 11 at Eastfield to win their last regular-season game in overtime, 89-88.

Eastfield took charge of the first half, playing stout defense and controlling rebounds for most of the game. Although they suffered turnovers and gave up offensive boards, the Bears limited their mistakes and made plays when it mattered most. Continue reading

Panel empowers women writers

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Photo By Willie R. Cole | Panelists Kaylie Jones, Michelle Navarro and Camika Spencer and moderator Dana Corbin offer insight into women’s impact in literature.

Photo By Willie R. Cole | Panelists Kaylie Jones, Michelle Navarro and Camika Spencer and moderator Dana Corbin offer insight into women’s impact in literature.

In an intimate gathering, Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff listened as three talented women provided a glimpse into their experiences as women in the literary world. They gave advice ranging from how to construct writing processes to ways of staying relevant in an ever-changing industry. Attendees were offered a dose of personal anecdotes to make up a well-rounded discussion Feb. 11 in the Performance Hall. Continue reading

Bears go to semis

By Willie R. Cole

Senior Staff Photographer

The final score was 96-83 as the Brookhaven College Bears stole the magic from the Eastfield College Harvesters at the Metro Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Feb. 14. The two basketball teams met earlier that week in a conference game, playing on Eastfield’s home court, with Brookhaven winning in overtime by 1 point.

Aaron Peterson and the Harvesters’ captains met at half court to receive instruction from the referees while the teams finished their warm-ups. At tip off, the Harvesters took possession of the ball and scored in the first few seconds of the game. Continue reading

Expert discusses politics, war for Presidents Day

By Carolyn Bossmann

Opinion Editor

Dr. Edward J. Harpham visited Brookhaven College to give a lecture titled “Going to War: The President and the Constitution,” during which he discussed how U.S. presidents have used the Constitution to help them decide whether to go to war.

Room K234 was filled to capacity Feb. 16, with students having to find places on the carpeted floor to sit and listen. The Institute for Political Studies hosted the event for Presidents Day. Continue reading

Music Editor’s Must-See Shows 03/06-03/23

A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

March 6 

DAMN: Dallas Ambient Music Nights: Black Taffy, Kent Evans, Floating Island, jakkkechan, Triangulum at The Crown & Harp

Building upon raw experimentation, the second installment of DAMN, or Dallas Ambient Music Nights, is a monthly showcase of ambient soundscape artists who call Dallas home. Continue reading

Dallasʼ Local Rappers

By Molly Mollotova

Staff Writer

Dallas’ hip-hop culture has risen over the last few years. Those familiar with the scene have probably heard of A.Dd+, Sam Lao and Blue, The Misfit, but this city has a wealth of talent just begging to be tapped. Here are three relatively unknown local artists worth listening to.

Bee Feral

Briar BeeFerrell is Dallasʼanswer to Lupe Fiasco. A self-described skinny kid with glasses and a skateboard, Ferrell said hip-hop has been not only a creative outlet, but also an opportunity to reimagine his life choices. Continue reading

Local hotspots fit for whatever your tastes may be



By Maddox Price


This half-mile strip is located north of downtown Dallas at Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue, squeezed between Highland Park, Uptown and the Design District. Out Traveler voted Oak Lawn “Best Gayborhood” in 2014, and for good reason.  Continue reading