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JC’s Burger House beefs up flavor

By Connor McNeil

Contributing Writer


Photos by Nicholas Bostick | JC’s Burger House offers sandwiches, such as a patty melt topped with jalapeños and grilled onions, paired with fries.

Conveniently located on Beltline Road, minutes from Brookhaven College, is a burger joint hungry students may want to take advantage of.

The first JC’s Burger House opened in 1999 in Plano, Texas. Jay “JC” Cockerell, founder, said he thought there was a void in the burger game, according to Continue reading

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DeAndre makes foul play on Mavs

By Andres Reyes

Senior Staff Writer

It was a cloudy, silent evening on July 3. The city was holding its breath. I broke the silence by turning the radio on. There was normally an hourly news flash of baseball scores and updates on the everlasting saga of deflate gate. The show was interrupted: “We have breaking news.” DeAndre Jordan has agreed to sign a four-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks,”Mike Bacsik, a radio talk show personality on 105.3 The Fan, said. “We got him,” Bacsik repeated over and over as the rest of the crew on air screamed and laughed .I let go a sigh of relief. The Mavericks. Continue reading

Resilient officer battles cancer

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Vikki Ethington

Vikki Ethington

High spirits, check. Sense of humor, check. Love of service, check. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer last fall, the only visible difference for Vikki Ethington, a Brookhaven College police officer, is her attire.

Usually, Ethington can be found patrolling campus in a Brookhaven Police Department uniform, complete with a bulletproof vest. But today she is sitting in an office chair, wearing blue jeans, a polo-style shirt and athletic shoes. Ethington said she is not a fan of office work, but for now, it is a must. Continue reading

Redefining vacations

By Ludmila Mitula 

Senior Staff Writer 

Vacations are not something I find enjoyable or relaxing. I find them to be a total nightmare.

I have heard many psychologists and doctors recommend taking a break from school or work for therapeutic purposes. I would like to believe them. These professionals believe that everyone needs vacation.

A vacation is a necessity, but because of social media, it can create peer pressure. Everywhere one goes, they have to post pictures on Facebook or Continue reading

Swiss green blues

By Ludmila Mitula

Staff Writer

Illustration by Vadim Dozmorov

Illustration by Vadim Dozmorov


At the beginning of my life in the land of milk and money, I was extremely confused. I didn’t know that this beautiful, rich country in the middle of Europe functioned like a police station, and not because of the high number of police personnel.

In Switzerland, everyone acts like a detective. Even my sweet neighbor, who often came to my house for coffee, seemed to be on watch. One day, she put a note on my porch with a red piece of paper she noticed I had failed to separate from some recyclable cartons. She said breaking the rules was not an option.  Most aspects of a Swiss lifestyle are well organized and strictly con- trolled, and recycling is no different. Continue reading

History of Earth Day in the the US

By Dillon Piekarsky

Copy Editor

Illustration by Vadim Dozmorov

Illustration by Vadim Dozmorov

It was the summer of 1969 when democratic senator and former Governor of Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson first suggested a series of teach-ins across the nation to raise environmental awareness.

Nelson was an environmentalist during his tenure as governor, and his policies were popular enough with the Wisconsin public to lead to a senatorial election. He was not quite as successful on a national level initially; in 1966 he failed to ban the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT. Continue reading

Taco Bell’s new breakfast menu unwrapped

By  Kathryn DeBruler

Senior Staff Writer


Photo Illustration by Scott A Godbey | Taco Bell's new breakfast waffle taco, in all it's greasy glory.

Photo Illustration by Scott A Godbey | Taco Bell’s new breakfast waffle taco, in all it’s greasy glory.


Taco Bell – a staple drive thru restaurant that is appreciated coast-to-coast in the U.S. – has enjoyed a long standing, late-night relationship with inebriated and stoned college kids for time immemorial, meeting their altered Continue reading

‘Nothing Was the Same’ predictable advance for Drake

By Scott Mitchell

A&E Editor

“Nothing Was the Same” Drake Cash Money Records Inc.

“Nothing Was the Same” Drake Cash Money Records Inc.


In one of the biggest hip- hop album releases of the fall, Drake returns to the chart-top- ping scene. Overthrowing Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” on Amazon’s Hot New Releases chart nearly two years after the release of “Take Care,” which propelled him to a new level of stardom, Drake returned with Continue reading

Legislature changes to affect BHC funding

By Nicholas Bostick

New Media Editor



Beginning Oct. 1, the start of fiscal year 2014, the Texas legislature will implement a new funding formula for state colleges.

The formula will bring an outcome-based approach to state funding. Two-year colleges will focus on “Momentum Points,” which are defined as Continue reading