By Brigitte Zumaya
Associate Layout Editor
All photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Traditional Mardis Gras decorations and sweet king cake attract attendees
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated internationally and dates back thousands of years. The holiday is marked by colorful parades, extravagant carnivals, lively music and a variety of food and drinks.
The Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted the second annual Mardi Gras event at Brookhaven College on Feb. 17. The Student Government Association hosted last year’s Mardi Gras event at the TreeTop Café, while this year’s festivities took place in Room S220. Continue reading
By Jessica Ayers
Photo By Willie R. Cole | Panelists Kaylie Jones, Michelle Navarro and Camika Spencer and moderator Dana Corbin offer insight into women’s impact in literature.
In an intimate gathering, Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff listened as three talented women provided a glimpse into their experiences as women in the literary world. They gave advice ranging from how to construct writing processes to ways of staying relevant in an ever-changing industry. Attendees were offered a dose of personal anecdotes to make up a well-rounded discussion Feb. 11 in the Performance Hall. Continue reading
By Carolyn Bossmann
Dr. Edward J. Harpham visited Brookhaven College to give a lecture titled “Going to War: The President and the Constitution,” during which he discussed how U.S. presidents have used the Constitution to help them decide whether to go to war.
Room K234 was filled to capacity Feb. 16, with students having to find places on the carpeted floor to sit and listen. The Institute for Political Studies hosted the event for Presidents Day. Continue reading
By Marvin Montesinos
New policies that changed the way Brookhaven College clubs operate were enacted at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester. The new policies are required for all clubs every semester in order to maintain their status as an organization recognized by Brookhaven.
The policies, which were created by Rebekah Benavides, Office of Student Life program coordinator, require clubs to fulfill 20 hours of community service every semester, as well as the attendance by at least one club officer at the Club Leadership Council meetings. Continue reading
By Jubenal Aguilar
Photo by Evan Henry | Brookhaven counselor Rhonda Dalrymple discusses the second habit from Stephen R. Covey’s book, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”
Brookhaven College students learned how to become more effective by developing habits to help them achieve their goals in a SkillsShop offered by the Counseling Center. The SkillsShop, “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” was based on Stephen R. Covey’s book by the same name. Covey was an international authority of organizational behavior and business management. Continue reading
By Joie’ Thornton
Senior Staff Writer
Photo by Claudia Valerio | Participants in the African American Read-In reading walk across the stage with empowering signs before passing them to attendees.
In honor of Black History Month, students, staff and faculty participated in an African American Read-In, “From Chant to Slam: A Celebration of the Spoken Word.” Brookhaven College English professor, Hazel Carlos, organized the reading. “What we were trying to do this year was to celebrate all the ways in which the word has expressed all emotions and how the word has been the vehicle by which the struggle is communicated,” Carlos said. Continue reading
By Ludmila Mitula
Senior Staff Photographer
By the first day of the spring semester, some Brookhaven College students may already be counting down the days until Spring Break. The week off from school is seen as a time to relax, hang with friends and let loose.
For many college students, it has since become synonymous with wild parties and excessive drinking. However, arguably one of the most important things students can do over Spring Break is stay safe. Continue reading
Professor Jason Carney releases memoir ‘Starve the Vulture,’ celebrates with poetry reading
By Travis Baugh
Senior Staff Writer
Photo by Travis Baugh | Brookhaven English professor and poet Jason Carney signs a copy of his memoir, “Starve the Vulture,” in the Performance Hall lobby.
Brookhaven College’s Performance Hall was filled with the sounds of jazz and hip-hop as a crowd gathered for a celebration of poetry and the release of Jason Carney’s new book, “Starve the Vulture.” Carney is an adjunct professor of English composition at Brookhaven and is both co-founder and creative director for Young DFW Writers, a non-profit organization focused on the education of young people using the language arts.
By Carolyn Bossmann
Apps such as Yik Yak, Snapchat and Whisper have been marketed as anonymous, something users may have taken at face value. Lately, users of these apps have been receiving some backlash over content they have submitted – content that is actually not anonymous at all.
In recent months, there have been more than 10 incidents of college students using Yik Yak, an app that uses location to connect users in a message board-like setting, to threaten their schools or their fellow classmates, according to an article for The Huffington Post. Continue reading
By Jessica Ayers
Photo by Nicholas Bostick | Flyers promoting the counseling center services are pinned on boards across campus.
Brookhaven College offers free, individual counseling sessions to students at the Student Services Center. Each semester, students can take advantage of up to eight sessions with a professional counselor, according to Brookhaven’s website.
“I have been working with college students professionally for about nine years,” Dr. Rhonda Dalrymple, a counselor who works in the center, said. There are five experienced counselors on staff, including her. Continue reading