Author Archives: The Courier

Basketball legends face off in record book

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer

Photo illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

LeBron James tied NBA legend Michael Jordan’s record of scoring double digits in 866 consecutive games when the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-105 on March 29. Continue reading

International students become campus leaders

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Marketing and Public Information | Maria Tovar (left), Student Government Association president-elect, and Carlos Valbuena, vice president-elect pose for a photo after winning the student body elections.

Two international students, Maria Fernanda “Marifer” Tovar and Carlos Valbuena, were elected to serve as Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association president and vice president, respectively, for the 2018-2019 school year. Tovar and Valbuena secured their victories, despite being at Brookhaven for a short amount of time. Continue reading

How I succeeded in my fitness goals

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz | Victoria Valdez, Brookhaven College student, runs through the jogging trail tunnel.

I signed up for my first 5k run, the Heroes Run 5K at Brookhaven College, in the beginning of February.  Continue reading

Student government association breaks record

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Brookhaven SGA | Members from Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association pose for a group photo after winning a record-breaking seven awards at the Texas Junior College Student Government Association Convention in Austin.

BROOKHAVEN SGA 2018 AWARDS
First Place
Scrapbook Award
Most Spirit Award
President School Award
Event of the Year Award
Poetry Award
Essay Award
Sweepstakes Award

Second Place
Video of the Year

Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association won seven awards at the 2018 Texas Junior College Student Government Association Convention held April 5-8 in Austin.

In an email to The Courier, Esteban Lopez, SGA president, said the primary goal of the convention is to meet student government delegates from all over Texas, network and attend the workshops in soft skills to become leaders. Continue reading

ECHS honors Parkland

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Brookhaven Early College High School students participated in a national walkout to protest gun violence April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. The students also remembered the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.  Continue reading

Texas Rangers break hearts, not records

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Major League Baseball season is in full swing, which means it’s time for the Texas Rangers to make their comeback. It’s been seven years since the Rangers made it to the World Series, but based on last year’s play, a World Series appearance is looking slim. Continue reading

Skate across D-FW parks

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Josh Drake | Tony Gomez, a local skateboarder at Barney E. Wood Spakepark , prepares to hit a front-side grab.

Pedestrians can usually see a skate-thrasher dishing out tricks on a street in downtown Dallas or strolling down a sidewalk near a college campus. Despite being the fourth largest metroplex in the U.S. by population, D-FW has few skateparks compared to areas like Los Angeles or Chicago. Continue reading

History adjunct earns awards

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | Betty Mehling, history adjunct faculty, lectures to students during a history tutoring session.

Even before she was a teacher, Betty Mehling, a Brookhaven College history adjunct faculty, was teaching. “I would study out loud, I would pretend like I was teaching, and I’d be talking to an empty room,” Mehling said. “I was teaching it, and if I couldn’t explain what I’d just studied, then I knew I didn’t know it.” Continue reading

Media experts share stories

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Danny Gallagher, freelance writer; Paige Skinner, arts and music editor; and Rachel Williams, social media editor, give advice on pitching stories and what it takes to be a successful freelance journalist during True Stories April 6.

“Do you read, write, think?” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, tweeted, promoting the fourth annual True Stories. Held April 6 in Room K234, the event featured writers, editors and photographers from Dallas-area publications including The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer and Central Track. Continue reading

DCCCD maps paths to success

The new Guided Pathways will help students plan their education and stay on track to graduate, transfer, or work.

By Jubenal Aguilar & Victoria Valdez
Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar

The Dallas County Community College District launched Guided Pathways to Success, a tool to help students select the most appropriate courses for their degree plan or career. Continue reading