Author Archives: Managing Editor

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

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