Prof explores Spanish dance, culture

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rebecca García, a Brookhaven Spanish professor, performs a Spanish folklore dance with castañuelas, or castanets, during the International Day Festival April 11, 2016.

By Itzel Macias Ibarra
Contributing Writer

Rebecca García, a Brookhaven College Spanish professor, demonstrates a flamenco dance. Students, staff and faculty gather around her in a tight circle craning to see.
She stomps to the beat of the Spanish music. She waves her hands and flares her black-and-white dress as she claps a pair of castanets.
García, who has taught Spanish at Brookhaven since 2004, is expressing a passion for Spanish language and culture she has held since she was little girl. It all started when her family made it clear that it was very important for her to learn the language and about the culture behind it. Continue reading Prof explores Spanish dance, culture

Students need freedom of the press

The role of journalists in a free society is to provide a check on power – to make sure that all the decisions governments and electorates make are informed by the whole truth.
To be able to do this, journalists cannot be coddled in their education. They must be trained from the very beginning to go tough on people who would conceal and mislead. The very possibility of censorship keeps them on a leash. Continue reading Students need freedom of the press

BHC breaks ground on Donor Garden

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Marilyn Kolesar-Lynch (left), vice president of resource development; Stephanie Venza, charter English professor; Dawn Bishop, assistant to the vice president; Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president; Ron Schmidt, business management professor; Carole Sakach, business office assistant; and Sylvia Wise, coordinator of alumni, break the ground in Brookhaven’s Donor Garden.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Staff and faculty gathered outside A Building to participate in a groundbreaking celebration for Brookhaven College’s Donor Garden. The garden will honor all staff, faculty and other donors who paid for bricks during the college’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
The Donor Garden will also honor the charter staff and faculty – who have served the district for 40 years – as donors who have supported the college.
Thom Chesney, college president, said he would like to see the garden become a meeting location for future events.
Native plants as well as the bricks of the donors will be installed.

US on wrong side of road in caravan issue at Mexican border

Illustration by Karla Ceballos | U.S. Border Patrol agents shot cannisters of tear gas against a group of Central American immigrants who attempted to climb the border fence Nov. 25.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

President Donald Trump deployed more than 5,000 active-duty military troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in the week before the 2018 midterm elections. The deployment exceeded the number of U.S. military personnel currently fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, according to CNN. Continue reading US on wrong side of road in caravan issue at Mexican border

Expert talks tacos

By Jacob Vaugh & Stephanie Colmenero

Copy Desk Chief/Music Editor &
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

José Ralat stopped by El Come Taco, a Dallas taqueria he featured in his blog, “Taco Trail,” to taco-bout the food he has devoted the last eight years of his life. Minutes after arriving, a plate full of authentic Mexican cuisine landed on his table. Ralat talked about what makes each taco a great cuisine of Mexican kitchens. Continue reading Expert talks tacos

Cops brew up safety tips

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Students, staff and faculty met with Dallas County Community College District Police Department officers at Brookhaven College to learn how they keep the campus safe. Over a cup of coffee, attendees learned about drinking and driving as well as how to stay safe during the holiday season. The event, Coffee With a Cop, was held in the S Building lobby Oct.15 and Oct.17. Continue reading Cops brew up safety tips

Chesney presents State of the College

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney presents the annual State of the College address to staff, faculty and administrators Sept. 13.

By Jubenal Aguilar

“The state of the college is good. … And getting better,” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said. “In fact, I think it’s getting greater day by day and it takes every one of us to ensure that it does so.” Continue reading Chesney presents State of the College