Category Archives: Campus News

Student expresses life in bracelets

SaRatta Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, shares her success in the world of handmade jewelry designs.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor


Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
SaRatta Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, shows part of her collection of handmade jewelry from Expressions Bracelets.

Strike after strike, a texture hammer smashes with force onto a piece of copper sheet. With each strike, the material is shaped and molded, destined to become SaRatta Murphy’s next art piece – a one-of-a-kind ring. Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, is a self-taught, handmade jewelry maker. Continue reading

Brookhaven’s current bear battles with identity

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

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

Technology aids most in cheating

By Diamond Victoria


Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Technology in today’s educational system has rapidly improved since computers were first introduced in the classroom. But with the benefits of software advancements come drawbacks. And with so many online classes available to students, educators must find ways to beat technology’s sway on students who use it to cheat. Continue reading

IGNITE empowers female leaders

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
A variety of Brookhaven College IGNITE members gather for a meeting.

Women make up more than half of the American population, according to a 2016 census, but are underrepresented in the U.S. political leadership ranks. In Congress, 104 of the 535 seats, or about 19.4 percent, are held by women, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. Of those 104, 21 are in the Senate and 83 in the House of Representatives. Continue reading

CDC helps BHC

Career Development Center paves future. 

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity reported close to 50 percent of college graduates are working jobs that do not require a degree, such as waiting tables or driving taxis, in its 2013 census. Continue reading

Reality Fair balances life

By Clayton Rushing
Contributing Writer

Photo by Aaron Sewell
Won Choi, a Brookhaven student, experiences the unexpected when he spins the Financial Reality Wheel and it falls in a slot affecting his budget negatively. He looses his iPod in the simulation and the expense will cost him $250.

Brookhaven College students explored the challenges of budgeting at the Reality Fair. The fair gave individuals perspective on chosen career fields using estimated salaries to give them insight about future spending habits. The fair was held April 4 in the S Building lobby. Continue reading

Fair offers career opportunities

By Infinity Holloway
Contributing Writer

Brookhaven College students and the local community met and connected with a diverse group of companies offering employment opportunities at the Spring Career Fair. Nearly 300 attendees explored career opportunities at the April 6 event in the gymnasium. Continue reading

Health, Transfer Fairs guide students

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

Photo by Joshua Drake
Bob Luzolanu (right), a Brookhaven student, talks with a representative from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Brookhaven College students carried colorful swag bags while visiting tables and displays from 47 colleges and health-related information by 14 providers in the S Building lobby April 5. Continue reading

Intl. student earns honors, awards

By Lauren Keuning
Contributring Writer

Esterella Rodriguez Perez

Estrella Rodriguez Perez sat at her desk in Brookhaven College’s Office of Student Life with folders, papers and flyers scattered on the surface. She dismissed the mess with a wave of her hand and a big smile, referencing the busy lifestyle her position entails. Continue reading

Revolutionary professor shares past

Jamileh Stroman a Brookhaven professor talks about how she learned to stand for her beliefs.

By Stephon Smith
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Jamileh Stroman, a Brookhaven professor, shows a photo of one of her ancestors.

On an ordinary day, a two-car convoy makes its way through  city streets.  The lead car comes to an abrupt halt. A young bodyguard readies the sub-machine guns at her feet in the trailing car to defend the occupants in the lead car from any possible threat. It was just another day at the office for Jamileh Stroman, a Brookhaven College English for speakers of other languages professor. Her tasks for the day included protecting Angela Davis, a well-known activist, author and educator. Continue reading