Author Archives: The Courier

City gas pipes corrode

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

In the U.S., gas leaks have destroyed property, hurt or killed someone about every other day between 2004 and 2014, according to USA Today. On average, 17 people die in the U.S. because of leaks and explosions caused by natural-gas pipelines each year, according to The Atlantic. Continue reading

Green Team Coalition hosts annual Earth Day

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo by Susan Edgley | Handprints on display during Earth Day Fest April 3 in the Green Pledge promises students, staff and faculty make to live more sustainably.

Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition hosted the ninth annual Earth Day Fest on campus to celebrate the environmental movement around the world. A recyclables fashion show and paper shredding were among the new activities added to the traditional environmental-friendly pledges and giveaways expected at the festival. Continue reading

Clothes cause colossal ruin

The global fashion industry produces waste, taints ecosystems and destroys human lives with no end in sight.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Photo Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

The fashion industry is the world’s second-most polluting industry, behind oil, according to The Guardian. Over 12 million tons of textile waste are disposed of by Americans annually. Continue reading

Club interests find home at Brookhaven

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Brookhaven College students can enrich their education experience and acquire leadership skills in any of the 32 clubs and organizations. Students who join a club tend to succeed in their studies and educational goals, according to the Brookhaven website.  Continue reading

BHC panel discusses media

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

With new technology developing every day and easy access to information, anyone with a smart phone or tablet can be a first-hand reporter. Continue reading

Former student takes UAV flight

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Seth Bullis, a former Brookhaven College student, holds a 3-D printed drone he created.

Seth Bullis, a former Brookhaven College student, can be found in one of two places, behind a computer screen analyzing data or observing a 3-D printer construct new parts for a custom drone. However, he was not always this tech savvy.  Continue reading

Black women iconically shape society

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer

Mixed Media Illustration by Monica Mitrovic & Jacqueline Arredondo.

We owe black women a huge pat on the back, and more than a few thank yous for how they’ve shaped our society. Too many accomplishments and breakthroughs have gone underappreciated. They are often unacknowledged as  influencers and brand ambassadors.  Continue reading

Trade schools not only option

By the Courier Staff

In yet another apparent lack of understanding, President Donald Trump implied he does not understand the purpose and role community colleges play across the nation. His remarks were given during a speech on infrastructure March 29 in Richfield, Ohio to construction apprentices. Instead, the president advocated for the revitalization of vocational schools. Continue reading

Slip on spring summer fashion trends

By Josh Drake & Victoria Valdez
Distribution Manager & Sports Editor

Photo by Jacqueline Arredondo | Josh Drake models a blue tropical print T-shirt with a light-colored pair of jeans.

It is time for Brookhaven College students to leave behind their winter clothing because spring has arrived and summer is on its way. While it may be hard to resist wearing the recurring pastel colors popular during this season, incorporating this year’s spring and summer runways’ trends is easy. Continue reading

Abuse portrays bad picture

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo, Juan Betancourt, Eric Lopez, Stephanie Salas-Vega

Mary Schoals, a former Brookhaven College student, said she was in an abusive relationship when she was 18 years old. She grew up in a traditional Midwestern family where she was raised to not talk about her problems and try to pull herself up by her bootstraps. She later became a rebellious child until her stepmother tried to help her. Continue reading