Author Archives: The Courier

Campus participates in recycling competition

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Brookhaven College is participating in RecycleMania 2018, an eight-week intercollegiate recycling competition, which began across campus Feb. 4. Brookhaven’s RecycleMania team will collect recyclable materials. The competition’s goal is to help colleges and universities generate attention on waste reduction activities, according to  Continue reading

Art exhibit garnishes Forum Gallery

Artist showcases drawings in campus exhibition gallery.

By Yecsenia Sanchez
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Artist Kevin Neal Gardner (left) talks to Don Tayler, a painting and print making art professor, about one of the works in his exhibition, “Work on Paper.”

Oil, graphite, charcoal, chalk, pastel and color pencil drawings of body studies on paper lined the walls of Brookhaven College’s Forum Gallery. The art pieces, a total of 68, are part of “Work on Paper,” an exhibition by Kevin Neal Gardner, an associate professor of painting and drawing at Berea College, in Berea, Kentucky. Continue reading

Lions own The Bears Den, 97 – 72

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar |  Bears D’Andre Dudley (#10) throws up a shot from the paint, while Lions Ronald Williams Jr. (#32) attempts to block his shot.

The Mountain View College men’s basketball team annihilated the Brookhaven College Bears 97-72 for their first conference win of the season. Lions guard Damian Willis led Mountain View’s offense after sinking 10 3-pointers and tallying 36 points. Continue reading

Healthy habits help keep New Year’s resolutions

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | A jogger engages in a routine stretching exercise under a tunnel on the Brookhaven College jogging trail.

Although it is easy for people to start their New Year’s resolution, many struggle to stay motivated.Many students at Brookhaven College have been working toward their New Year’s resolutions.

According to NBC, the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2017 involved fitness and nutrition. Continue reading

Bears engage in MLK Day of Service

Brookhaveans and community members volunteer with Farmers Branch.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo by Jacqueline Arredondo | From left: Students Sohyun Jun, Maria Tovar, and Carlos E. Valbuena dig out bricks Jan. 15 in the Farmers Branch Historical Park to improve the trail.

The sound of draining spades striking the ground broke through the silence of the cold morning in the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Ten volunteers spent the morning realigning the bricks that outline the park’s trail. The group was part of the more than 60 Brookhaven College students, staff, faculty and other community members who volunteered for Brookhaven’s sixth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service held Jan. 15. Continue reading

Snack prices increase

The renewed vending machine contract will also bring a Starbucks Coffee machine.

By Calvin Spencer Jr.
Contributing Writer

Brookhaven students, staff and faculty may notice an increase in vending machine prices, as well as a Starbucks Coffee machine installed around campus.

Dawn Bishop, assistant to vice president of business services, said the ultimate goal is to improve convenience and overall experience for Brookhaveans. Continue reading

Influenza spreads through Dallas County

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

As of Jan. 24, 60 people in North Texas have died from influenza, also referred to as the flu, according to The Dallas Morning News. Forty-three people in Dallas County died after virus-related complications.

“It is a bad season this year, for sure,” Mildred Kelley, Brookhaven College nurse, said in an email to The Courier. Continue reading

Immigrants founded America

President Donald Trump’s remarks about immigrants spark heated debate around the world.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

“The president of the United States is racist,” CNN anchor Don Lemon said. “A lot of us already knew that.”

Lemon’s commentary followed President Donald Trump’s crude remarks during a bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office Jan. 11. According to The Washington Post, Trump was irate when lawmakers discussed protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries as part of an immigration deal. Trump reportedly said, “Why are we having people from all these shithole countries come here?” Continue reading

A-listers are not fit for the Oval Office

The U.S. requires skilled and experienced leaders to run the country.

By Ravyn Adams
Associate Opinions Editor


Photo Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo and Eriana Ruiz

President Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. President Oprah Winfrey.

Has a nice ring to it, no?

We’re certainly past the days where a celebrity president was the beginning of a walk-into-a-bar joke. The days where multimillion and billionaire celebrities have deemed themselves not only worthy, but also able to lead the free world are certainly upon us. Continue reading

Dallas’ most famous groupie impact rock ‘n’ roll

Barbara Cope, also known as The Butter Queen, followed rock star musicians in her youth to offer her company and support.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Music/Layout Editor

Illustrations and Photo Illustrations by Brian Ruiz

“I didn’t care about average boys,” The Butter Queen said in a 1972 interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I just wanted to meet musicians.”

Barbara Cope, more commonly known as the Butter Queen, was an iconic Dallas groupie, a favorite among the’70s rock ’n’ roll scene and an inspiration to Cameron Crowe’s comedy-drama film, “Almost Famous,” according to Central Track. Continue reading