Ask a Professor: How do I stay on my professor’s good side?

Dear Student,

Brianne Sardoni
Brookhaven English professor

Your question is interesting because it implies students feel as if an instructor may not “like” them. That is far from the case.

The truth is, instructors have expectations for students in a college classroom, and when these expectations are not met, we often struggle with how to help the student. Continue reading Ask a Professor: How do I stay on my professor’s good side?

Cannabis affects students’ academic performance

Photo illustration by John C. McClanahan | A student lights a blunt of weed during a study session.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

College students are one of the largest groups of drug abusers nationwide. Stress, peer pressure, course loads, boredom and curiosity can contribute to students’ use of mind-altering substances, according to addictioncenter.com. 

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Student captures Paris and Mexico on film

Film photo courtesy of Lev Bourliot | French police stand by burning trash in a market street after chasing away protesters.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

A group of French rioters roamed the streets of Paris looting and setting trash cans on fire to show their opposition to France’s gas tax and other economic issues one Saturday in December 2018. The rioters were on their way to face police, who were armed with helmets, gas masks and shields.  Continue reading Student captures Paris and Mexico on film

Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism

Photo courtesy of Ngoc Truong | Dan Rather, a journalist and former CBS Evening News anchor, will speak to students, staff and faculty Feb. 13 at Brookhaven College.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

American journalist and author Dan Rather will speak about reflections on patriotism 10:30-11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College. Continue reading Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism

Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

Bear ID
Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | All Brookhaven College students will be required to have a student ID with them at all times on campus.

Starting in spring 2019, all students will be required to have a college ID. Students, staff and faculty will be required to wear their ID badges in a visible location on their person at all times while on campus. The new rule will be effective April 1. Continue reading Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019

Tuition increase will pay for textbooks

A proposed increase of $20 per credit hour in tuition is intended to cover all required course textbooks.

Tuition Infographic
Infographic by Jubenal Aguilar

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

As early as fall 2019, all Dallas County Community College District students may see an increase in tuition of $20 per credit hour. The proposed increase, commonly referred to as inclusive tuition, will include the cost of all required classroom textbooks, which will be available to enrolled students on day one of the course. Continue reading Tuition increase will pay for textbooks

Unique art to be sold in Art Club sale

Art Club poster
Courtesy of Marketing and Creative Services

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or other art pieces will be able to find them during the Art Club’s annual sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, in the S Building lobby.

Ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawing and photography will be among the items available for purchase. Continue reading Unique art to be sold in Art Club sale

Brookhaven collects donations, gifts for domestic violence victims

Angel Tree
Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Angels were available in the Student Government Association’s Angle Tree in S Building lobby Nov. 19.

By Karla Estrada
Staff Writer

For the eighth year, the Brookhaven College Student Government Association is collecting gifts and donations to benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter. SGA set up an Angel Tree to collect gifts for women and children who are being assisted by the shelter. Continue reading Brookhaven collects donations, gifts for domestic violence victims

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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