Author Archives: The Courier

Brookhaven to host annual African-American poetry reading

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

File Photo | All the presenters of the 2017 African-American Read-In take the stage together to read parts of Langston Hughes’ “Let America Be America.”

The African-American Read-In will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College. Hazel Carlos, an English professor, said this year’s theme will be, “Lift Every Voice and Sing; I, Too America” inspired by the 1920s poet Langston Hughes. Continue reading

Robert Daniel White 1988-2017


By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Robert Daniel White

Robert Daniel White, 29, a former Brookhaven College music student and assistant, died Dec. 27, 2017 in Corsicana, Texas. Robert, or Robby, as his friends and family knew him, was born Sept. 19, 1988 in Irving, Texas to his parents, Bradley Val White and Kimberly Ann Lacey White. Continue reading

Super blue blood moon returns

The Farmers Branch community will have a chance to experience a rare lunar event Jan. 31.

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

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A once-in-a-lifetime event, the super blue blood moon, will be visible Jan. 31. Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to withness the rare lunar eclipse in a public viewing event 5-7:30 a.m. hosted by the astronomy department and the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. Continue reading

Brookhaven College Early College High School soccer program

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor 

Early College High School students at Brookhaven College do not have many sports options as part of their curriculum. To help them, Sandro Juliano, an international student, has organized a group of students that will begin practicing soccer and participate in a local soccer league in Spring 2018.

Bermudian soccer player emerges as NJCAA MVP

By Erika Torres 
Staff Writer

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Brookhaven College women’s soccer player Deshae Darrell holds her Most Valuable Player award next to the 2017 Bears national championship trophy.

Deshae Darrell, Brookhaven College’s second Bermudian soccer player, was named the Most Valuable Player after the Brookhaven women’s soccer team victory in the National Junior College Athletics Association Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. During the tournament, Darrell scored five goals and had one assist. She scored in every match of the tournament, including the Bears’ first goal in the finals. Continue reading

Library features Holocaust archive

Brookhaven College Library has the largest Holocaust and genocide-related book collection in the Dallas County Community College District.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
Books pertaining to the Holocaust sit atop a shelf in the Diane M. Plotkin Holocaust Collection.


In 1944, 20-year-old Olga Weiss Astor and her sister, Etelka, stepped off a train that arrived at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. There, Nazi soldiers forced them to strip off their clothes and shaved their heads before dragging them to their barracks. Now detainees, they were given new stripes of imprisonment to wear and were uncertain of their fate. Continue reading

Local veteran motivates students

A wounded warrior shares his story of resilience with Brookhaveans during the Early College High School Veterans Day Tribute.

John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Sgt. Jason Morgan signs copies of his book for a group of Early College High School students Nov. 11 in Room K234.

Sgt. Jason Morgan, a wounded U.S. Air Force veteran, served as the keynote speaker for the Brookhaven College Early College High School’s Veterans Day Tribute, which honored men and women who served in the U.S. military. Morgan and a dozen other veterans were the special guests for the ECHS commemoration on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Continue reading

Bake-off picks top sweet

Abbey Murta, an Employee Success Center development specialist, shares her recipe for Bearocious Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream icing.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar



The Brookhaven Courier held its first bake-off competition Nov. 16. Students, staff and faculty tasted and chose their favorite dessert from the two entries. Abbey Murta, Employee Success Center development specialist, took the first prize for her Bear-ocious Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Icing with 30 votes from Brookhaveans. Joshua Johnson, Office of Student Life student programs development coordinator, came in second place with 14 votes for his Cherry Galette. Continue reading

Bookstore clerk shares optimism

By Britney Cellerini
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Johanna Ethridge, a Brookhaven College Follett Bookstore clerk, smiles as she poses beside stacks of textbooks she and the other bookstore clerks guard during business hours.

Students move about the Brookhaven College Follett Bookstore looking for school supplies, Scantron forms, drinks and snacks. As the checkout line grows longer, Johanna Ethridge, or Joh as her friends call her, a bookstore clerk, stops what she is doing and moves behind a register to help with the line. Continue reading

Fresh produce to be given away on campus

By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

About 4,500 pounds of free, fresh produce will be handed out to Brookhaven College students, staff, faculty and the local community 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the parking lot between M and P buildings. Continue reading