Author Archives: The Courier

Student wins top prize in contest

By Kaniece Tell
Contributing Writer

 

Susan Edgley, a Brookhaven College student, first learned she won a $500 prize for a photograph she submitted to Thin Line Fest through a congratulatory social media post shared by her photography professor. 

“I thought he had made a mistake,” Edgley said, seconds after seeing and holding her translucent, etched award for the first time following Thin Line, a five-day documentary film, music and photography festival held in Denton April 18-22. “I saw a lot of great photos in the photo galleries, and I thought he must have made a mistake,” Edgley said. Continue reading

Thrifting saves pockets, recycles clothes

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Soical Media Editor

Photo by Josh Drake | A pair of $6.99 jeans lie on a table at Goodwill Industries.

Thrifting is an example of one person’s trash being another person’s treasure. Thrifters have the opportunity to shop a variety of clothes at discounted prices. Racks are filled with rare fashion finds waiting to be worn. Thrifting is not a typical shopping experience, but it can lead to some unique finds if shoppers are willing to search.  Continue reading

Author chases tornadoes, stories

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Brantley Hargrove, a freelance journalist, shares his experience on researching and writing his newly released book, “The Man Who Caught the Storm,” during True Stories April 6.

Brantley Hargrove, a freelance journalist, sat in his underwear watching TV in a hotel room in Nebraska. He had been on the road with a team of storm chasers.

“[We] stepped outside and it was just like pea soup,” Hargrove said. “The humidity, the warmth, you could see all the moisture in the air. The guys I was with – these really seasoned storm chasers – they were just giggling like little school girls. They were just like, ‘This is a day. This is a day.’ And their confidence only increased as the day wore on.” Continue reading

Soccer captain recalls time at BHC

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Daniela Marin

Photos by Jacob Vaughn | Daniela Marin, Brookhaven women’s soccer team captain and goalie, holds a soccer ball behind a net.

Daniela Marin, goalkeeper and team captain for Brookhaven College women’s soccer team, could have played for a professional Colombian soccer team, the Atlético Bucaramanga. The opportunity came after her mother sent out Marin’s résumé. She turned it down because they wanted her to play immediately. Continue reading

Travel tips help adventurous students

By Charlotte Blackburn
Contributing Writer

Frequent travelers pick up helpful ways to save money on vacation. There are a number of simple ways travelers can stretch their travel dollars as far as they can, such as using Megabus instead of taking a flight or talking to locals to find a cheap place to eat. Continue reading

I came to America, seized my chance as a reporter

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Thao Nguyen | Thao Nguyen, a Brookhaven College student, visits the State Fair of Texas.

Many people come to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream, and so did I. I thought about studying abroad since I was 10 years old, asking my family if I could go to America when I grew up. Years passed by, and I still dreamed about it. Then, one day in 2016, I left my hometown in Vietnam when I was 19 for the land of the free and better opportunities.  Continue reading

DCCCD provides trips across world

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

Photo courtesy of David Griggs | Brookhaven College criminal justice students and faculty visit London in 2017.

Study abroad trips give students the opportunity to travel the world and make memories. The Dallas County Community College District has a variety of study abroad trips scheduled between May through August. Continue reading

SkillsShop offers finance advice

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

“As a college student, it is important to pursue scholarships because free money is awesome money,” Gina Coffman, financial aid adviser, said.

Receiving a scholarship to pay for tuition or books can take away personal stress. There are many types of scholarships with different requirements. Continue reading

Storytellers participate in humanities event

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Brookhaven College School of the Arts humanities department organized Humanities Storytelling Series, where two local guest speakers, R. Jane Hardin and Donald Griswold, talked about their writing experiences April 11. Continue reading

Journalist explores media, politics

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by Natalie Davila | Stephen Young, a staff writer for The Dallas Observer, shares his perspective on covering politics April 11.

Brookhaven College’s Institute for Political Studies and IGNITE invited the Dallas Observer staff writer Stephen Young as a guest speaker to talk about covering politics from a journalist’s perspective. Continue reading