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. 

Continue reading Cannabis affects students’ academic performance

I came to America, seized my chance as a reporter

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Thao Nguyen | Thao Nguyen, a Brookhaven College student, visits the State Fair of Texas.

Many people come to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream, and so did I. I thought about studying abroad since I was 10 years old, asking my family if I could go to America when I grew up. Years passed by, and I still dreamed about it. Then, one day in 2016, I left my hometown in Vietnam when I was 19 for the land of the free and better opportunities.  Continue reading I came to America, seized my chance as a reporter

Church shooting evokes emotive thoughts

A Brookhaven Courier contributing writer shares his personal experience covering tragedy.

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacob Vaughn
A teddy bear and flowers lie behind police tape Nov. 6 in front of the First Baptist Church where 26 people were killed the previous day.

I did not lose anyone that day. I was not connected to the town in any way.

But in the midst of conducting interviews and taking photos throughout the night, I felt like one of the locals who had just lost 4 percent of his town’s population. Continue reading Church shooting evokes emotive thoughts

Research finds CBD beneficial

Cannabidiol studies continue to impact modern medicine and alleviate disease symptoms.

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Photo by Eriana Ruiz
Various cannabidiol, or CBD, products available for purchase in Texas include gummies, bath bombs and patches.

Medical cannabis – the more we get to know her, the more we learn of the therapeutic effects she has on the body. Continue reading Research finds CBD beneficial

Veganism can save planet

The Green Queen discusses the harmful effects of animal agriculture on the environment.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

There’s no denying that climate change is real. Some indicators of global warming include sea levels rising, oceans warming and fluctuating weather patterns. And one of the causes of global warming is animal agriculture. Continue reading Veganism can save planet

Brookhaven’s current bear battles with identity

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor
courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo by Joshua Drake
Breezy, Brookhaven College’s current bear, struggles to understand who it really is.

The Brookhaven Bears – it’s a name most Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty are familiar with. But the campus mascot may have never had a name of its own to begin with. Continue reading Brookhaven’s current bear battles with identity