Genitals do not define gender

By John C. McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Supporters of transgender rights recently hatched the #WontBeErased movement in response to the federal government’s threat to redefine millions of American identities. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering defining gender simply by the genitalia a person was born with rather than how they choose to identify, according to The New York Times. Continue reading Genitals do not define gender

Stop blacklisting poor decisions

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz |

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief/
Music Editor

Nowadays, it seems people are being called out left and right for offensive things they’ve said or done in the past or present.

TV shows have been canceled. Jobs have been lost. Reputations have been destroyed.

There should be some path toward redemption for these people. After all, it could happen to anyone. Continue reading Stop blacklisting poor decisions

Texas Rep issues BHC resolution

Photo by Josh Drake | Texas House Rep. Matt Rinaldi (left) and Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney pose for a photo Oct. 24 after Rinaldi presented a resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of the college.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

Texas State Rep. Matt Rinaldi visited Brookhaven College to present a resolution commemorating the campus’s 40th anniversary. He presented the resolution, which was passed in the Texas House of Representatives, during the Brookhaven Student Government Association’s general meeting Oct. 24. Continue reading Texas Rep issues BHC resolution

District to offer bachelor’s degree

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Sharon Jackson (left), mathematics professor; Chancellor Joe May; and Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney talk Oct. 15 in the Performance Hall about how the district is working to make students’ experience better.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Brookhaven College will become the first of the Dallas County Community College District schools to offer a baccalaureate degree on its own. Continue reading District to offer bachelor’s degree

Cops brew up safety tips

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Students, staff and faculty met with Dallas County Community College District Police Department officers at Brookhaven College to learn how they keep the campus safe. Over a cup of coffee, attendees learned about drinking and driving as well as how to stay safe during the holiday season. The event, Coffee With a Cop, was held in the S Building lobby Oct.15 and Oct.17. Continue reading Cops brew up safety tips

Speech professor stresses inclusivity in classroom

Elizabeth Whatley

By Leah Cook
Arts and Culture Editor

Elizabeth Whatley is a top-rated professor at Brookhaven College, according to ratemyprofessor.com. She has a unique and diverse approach to teaching that reflects her extraordinary background. As a baby, Whatley was adopted by a foster-care family with 45 brothers and sisters of different races, nationalities and ethnicities. Continue reading Speech professor stresses inclusivity in classroom

Former student turns art into magic

  • Photos by Jubenal Aguilar | Magician Confetti Eddie, also known as Edward Ruiz, presents his deck of cards.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

There was nothing in the bag. Both volunteers verified it to the rest of the audience. But magician Confetti Eddie pulled three shot glasses full of whiskey from inside. His hands had been chained on Houdini handcuffs by the two volunteers.

Continue reading Former student turns art into magic