Author Archives: Managing Editor

Catch president, get free Subway

Dart passangers

Photo courtesy of Thom Chesney | Passengers use DART rail trains to commute to their destinations. Thom Chesney said he will buy Subway to any student who catches him on the train.

By Leah Cook
Arts & Culture Editor

“If you see me riding DART, call me out,” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said. He is offering to buy Subway, or something similar, for any student who catches him riding DART. Chesney will take selfies with students as proof of the transit nab.

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Fit2Hire prepares students for fair

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

Brookhaven College students will be able to obtain free business attire ahead of the 2018 spring Career Fair through the college’s first Fit2Hire event. Clothing will be provided by Brookhaven’s Professional Support Staff Association, or PSSA. Continue reading

Four Netflix titles to spook the ghosts away

By Erika Torres
Contributing Writer

Halloween can be a great deal of fun for those that want to dress up and go trick-or-treating or go to a Halloween party. But sometimes you just want to stay home and relax with a classic thriller. Below are four Netflix options for those that want to stay indoors tonight. Continue reading

Service Agency fair helps students get involved

By Victoria Valdez
Contributing Writer

Photos by Victoria Valdez | Students, staff and faculty visit with representatives at the Service Agency Fair Sept. 12 in the Building lobby. The fair provided Brookhaveans with opportunities to be involved with the community for volunteering or meeting Service Learning requirements for some classes.

On Sept. 12, over 20 service agencies crowded S Building lobby with tables  where representatives from service agencies in search of volunteers offered opportunities to those interested. Continue reading

Brookhaven remembers 9/11 on 16th anniversary

By Khoa Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photos by Forrest Haynes | A students show his support of first responders in remembrance of 9/11 by signing a pledge to assist those in need.

A day of remembrance was held Sept. 8 in the S Building lobby to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks and honor the first responders of Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading

‘Social Observations’ exhibition observes life through new perspectives


By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts gave students, staff and faculty an opportunity to view and learn about the art drawings of Michelle Martin, an artist working in all print media and drawing. A reception was held Sept. 22 in the Forum Gallery in F Building. Continue reading

Soft Skills workshops build student competencies

By Monica Briceno
Contributing Writer

Photo by Josh Drake | A student takes an assessment prior to the Leadership and Ethics Soft Skills workshop offered by the Career Development Center Sep.t 12.

Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report states that executives consider soft skills important in the workplace to foster employee retention, improve leadership and build meaningful culture, according to Forbes. Continue reading

Microsoft Office aids in academic success

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Dallas County Community College District students can use Microsoft Office 365 suite free while enrolled, and for a year after leaving the district. Continue reading

‘It’ reboot scares audiences, plot washes down drain

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader


“It” chronicles a coming-of-age story filled with youth romance and comedy, its light-hearted scenes are eclipsed by dark elements – death, grief, racism and sexism. The film is darker than a typical horror film, with less horror, more tragedy and with a slice of life on the side. Continue reading

Two dead in North Lake College shooting

By Stephanie Salas-Vega and Juan Betancourt
Associate Layout Editor and Web Editor

Photos by Willie R. Cole | Lauretta Hill, Dallas County Community College District  commissioner of public safety and security (left), and Christa Slejko, North Lake College, president (right), give a press conference May 3, after an apparent murder-suicide where two people were left dead.

Two people were found dead after an apparent murder-suicide shooting at North Lake College May 3.

Districtwide notices were sent at 11:43 a.m. through the Dallas County Community College District’s emergency alert management system. Continue reading