College educates on cannabis

By Dr. Dank
Cannabis Columnist

While extensive jail time is handed out for possession of small amounts of cannabis here in Dallas, Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California, is thriving on cannabis production and education.

Founded in 2007, Oaksterdam is the first cannabis college in America, according to its website. Over 35,000 people worldwide have earned certifications in various degree programs offered at Oaksterdam. Continue reading College educates on cannabis

Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Photo by Beth Delagi | Luke Jackson (left), Native Coffee Co. co-founder and former Brookhaven College student, works behind the counter with manager Asa Menchaca

By Matthew Brown
Copy Editor/Opinions Editor

All of Native Coffee Co.’s tables were pushed into a back hallway for the coffee shop’s grand-opening ceremony. Half of the space was occupied by people seated attentively in rows around a musician singing and playing guitar Feb. 2. The rest of the shop was filled with chatting and laughing patrons – most holding cups of coffee despite the late hour. Continue reading Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Stephanie Venza explored her passion for education, teaching Brookhaven College students English for 40 years.

By Travis Baugh
Editor-at-Large

Teaching was always Stephanie Venza’s passion. When she was young, she says, women did not have many career choices, but she always loved education.

“I always liked school, and always I thought I would like to teach, too,” Venza, now an English professor, has taught at Brookhaven College since the campus opened in 1978. Continue reading Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Author talks book, career at BHC

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven,” listens to a question from an audience member during a talk on her book and writing career in the Performance Hall Feb. 6.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty heard author Emily St. John Mandel reflect on “Station Eleven,” her fourth published novel. Mandel sat on stage in the Performance Hall with Hurshel Burton, an English professor, who asked her questions about her writing career and “Station Eleven,” which was selected for this year’s Open Book Project, Brookhaven’s common book reading program. Continue reading Author talks book, career at BHC

Students influence businesses

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Michael Bailey, a Brookhaven College mathematics professor, leads the mINiTERN orientation Feb.

By Celeste J. Colon
Senior Staff Photographer

A group of seven student Dallas County Community College District students will participate in a short intership program designed to increase their marketable skills.

The mINiTERN, internship program, provides students with real-world business interaction and problem-solving skills. Students selected will participate in team projects, conduct research and hold meetings to provide solutions and recommendations to companies involved in the program. Continue reading Students influence businesses

BHC swings, misses against Cavaliers

Photo by Josh Drake | Brookhaven sophomore CJ Lovalvo (#33) smacks the ball into centerfield and prepares to run to first base Feb 7.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College Bears baseball team floundered Feb. 7, suffering a five-inning loss against the Johnson County Community College Cavaliers in the second game of a double header. Playing in 38 degree weather, the Bears accumulated 10 errors in the 14-1 loss. Continue reading BHC swings, misses against Cavaliers

Richland keeps Bears on leash

Photo by John C. Mcclanahan | Bears guard Kaland Johnson (#10) tosses up a shot at the basket as Thunderducks guard Davon Berry (#10) attempts to block the shot.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College men’s basketball team was on the receiving end of an old-fashioned beatdown when the Richland College Thunderducks showed up for the second of two conference matchups, with a final score of 80-40. It was a runaway from the start of the game: the Bears were not in the lead for a single second. Continue reading Richland keeps Bears on leash

Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts

Illustration by Susan Edgley | President Donald Trump’s organization fires illegal immigrants who have been working there for years.

Thao Nguyen
Web Editor

Since announcing his candidacy for president ahead of the 2016 election, President Donald Trump has been outspoken on his stance against illegal immigration and as he goes on about the issue, his own, Trump National Golf Club, have been employing immigrants, many of whom are not legally allowed to work in the U.S. Continue reading Unauthorized workers given pass at Trump golf clubs, resorts