Author Archives: Managing Editor

BHC holds T-shirt design contest

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to have their creative work worn and displayed by all Brookhaven employees who attend Dallas County Community College District’s districtwide conference Aug 18. Continue reading

Photographer shares presidential snapshots

Phil Huber, a former Brookhaven College student, closed his exhibit “Late 20th Century Presidential Politics” with a conversation on his extensive portfolio.

By Eric Lopez 
Arts & Culture Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz
Phil Huber, a former Brookhaven College student and former presidential photographer, talks about his time photographing former presidents.

Phil Huber, a former Brookhaven College student and former presidential photographer, visited The Basement Gallery for the closing reception of “Late 20th century Presidential Politics,” an exhibition of his work spanning decades. Huber’s closing reception was held Jan. 19 in Room M103. The photos hung on the walls of the gallery Sept. 29-Jan 20. Continue reading

Gallery exhibits mixed media

Jana Perez shares work that satirizes advertisement’s ideas of women in Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery.

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
“Objectify” by Jana Perez hangs in the Studio Gallery. The work is a collection of 16 individual pieces called mixed media by solvent transfer, magazine imagery and colored pencil.

A reception was held for Jana Perez and her artwork Jan. 27 in the Studio Gallery.

Perez teaches in the graphic design and visual communications area in the art department of Texas Woman’s University. Continue reading

FIFA scores World Cup expansion


The international soccer federation will be the only winner when its new 48-team tournament begins.

By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of

FIFA caused controversy with the recent announcement of an expansion of its international soccer tournament, the FIFA World Cup. The new tournament format will increase the number of competing teams from 32 to 48 in the 2026 edition of the competition. Continue reading

Harvesters plant loss on Bears basketball

By Marilyn Velazquez
Staff Writer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Bear Jordan Courtney (#20) shoots a jump shot over an Eastfield defender

The Brookhaven College mens basketball team fought a fierce battle against the Eastfield Harvesters Jan. 18 but ultimately lost as the Harvesters plowed through the game, 92-105. Continue reading

Campus Carry law raises questions

With Senate Bill 11 taking effect at Brookhaven College Aug. 1, concerns about the safety of students, staff and faculty rise

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

The thought of anyone, who is not a police officer, carrying a handgun around a college campus could raise fears and questions. Concerns over the safety of Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty lingered in my head after I learned of the new campus carry law that will affect Texas public two-year colleges starting Aug. 1. Continue reading

Campus opens new entrance

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Forrest Haynes

Improvements to the Valley View Lane entrance of Brookhaven College have been completed, allowing for a better flow of traffic onto the campus during peak times. Continue reading

Journalist to share details of Mexico’s dark side

By Juan Betancourt 
Senior Staff Writer

Photo courtesy the author, Facebook Alfredo Corchado


The Open Book Project will feature Alfredo Corchado as keynote speaker for its main event Feb. 22. Corchado is the author of this year’s Open Book selection, “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness.” He will speak to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty at 10:30 a.m. in the Performance Hall. Continue reading

Marjorie Westberry




By Diamond Victoria


Dr. Marjorie Jane Smock Schuchat Westberry, a founding faculty member at Brookhaven College, died Dec. 22, 2016. She retired from Brookhaven in 2011 after 33 years on campus. Continue reading

Brookhaven responds to campus carry law

Senate Bill 11, which allows concealed handguns to be carried onto college campuses, will affect community colleges in August.

By Diamond Victoria

Photo Illustration by Diamond Victoria

Brookhaven College staff and faculty met prior to the start of the Spring 2017 semester to discuss concerns and raise questions regarding Texas’ campus carry law. The law, which allows anyone who obtains a License to Carry, or LTC, to bring a concealed handgun onto campus, takes effect for all public two-year colleges Aug. 1. Rifles and shotguns are prohibited under the law. Continue reading