Author Archives: The Courier

Bears paw at Bees, 3-2

The Brookhaven Bears rally from behind to beat the Eastfield Bees in overtime.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

Photos by John C. McClanahan
Bears Savanna Hernandez (#13) attempts to beat Bees Adriana Arzola (#10).

The Brookhaven College Bears soccer team overcame a one- goal deficit to buzz the Eastfield College Bees 3-2 in overtime in the first conference game of the season at home Sept. 15. Continue reading

Bears fall short as underdogs

Panola College defeats Brookhaven College’s volleyball team, 3-0.

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion|Layout Editor

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Bears Princess Hamilton (#5) and Kristin Londrie (#8) defend and make plays on the net.

The Brookhaven College Bears volleyball team went down fighting at home against the Panola College Fillies, 0-3, Sept. 16. With Panola ranked third in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I, according to the NJCAA website, the Bears were the game’s underdogs. Continue reading

Visual artist displays analog art in Basement Gallery

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo courtesy of Evan Henry
An image from “Coalescence” is swirled using analog waves.

Multi-colored images of manipulated analog shapes adorn the walls of Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery. The campus is filled with art, but the lower level of Brookhaven’s library showcases pieces of a different sort – curvature of melting snapshot visuals. Continue reading

Former student helps collect relief donations

Nick Marino Jr., a former Brookhaven College pitcher, helps coordinate a donation event in Dallas for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Donations line the Hilton Anatole hotel lobby wall, soon to be processed for Harvey relief efforts during TangoTab’s donation collection campaign Aug. 30.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, thousands of Texans who call the Gulf Coast home left their possessions and homes to avoid flooding. In response, representatives of TangoTab, an internet company, organized a Harvey relief packing project Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Continue reading

Student shares diet, new lifestyle

The Green Queen discusses healthy lifestyle choices to reduce environmental waste.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

I was a meat lover. My favorite meat was lamb, even though I rarely ate it. My parents used to call me mesar, a Serbo-Croatian word for meat lover that directly translates to butcher. As I grew older, I learned more about the harmful dietary and environmental effects of consuming red meat and other animal products. And in July, I became a vegan. Continue reading

Social media attacks Osteen

By Eriana Ruiz 
MULTIMEDIA DIRECTOR, EDITOR & PRODUCER

Illustration by Alex Garcia

I am a Christian. The one thing I don’t do is ridicule other peoples’ religions or beliefs. If you don’t believe in God, that’s all you. But why disparage other peoples’ beliefs? Continue reading

Texas approves CBD prescriptions

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Medical marijuana has finally taken root and sprouted in Texas. On Sept. 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety licensed the first company to grow marijuana with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and high amounts of cannabidiol, or CBD, for epilepsy patients, according to a statement by DPS. Continue reading

PolaCon shakes up photo scene

The Instant Film Society’s PolaCon returns to North Texas.

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

Polaroid pictures are no longer photos you only find while digging through your grandmother’s trunk. This vintage trend is making a comeback with Polaroids returning to shelves. North Texans have an opportunity to join this developing trend with PolaCon2017: An Instant Film Convention, which will take place Sept. 29-Oct.1. Continue reading

Annual ghoulish run returns to haunt Brookhaven trail

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

For Brookhaven College, October signals the preparation for the annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk. The Office of Student Life will host the haunted run at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 on the Brookhaven jogging trail. Continue reading

Monarchs fly to garden

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Carrie Schweitzer (left) and Amy Monroy hold a display board with information about monarch butterflies Sept. 12 during a lecture on gardening for monarchs in the Windmill Garden.

The Brookhaven College Windmill Garden hosted an afternoon monarch butterfly observation meeting. The gathering was the garden’s first after being deemed a monarch waystation by Monarch Watch, an organization that studies monarchs. Continue reading