Category Archives: Campus News

Ceramics course heats up

By Erin Alexis Goldman


Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photos by Kathy Tran |A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

Photos by Kathy Tran | A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

When Brookhaven College first opened, it offered three ceramics classes. Now, more than 35 years later, it offers 11 credit and non-credit courses. The class is so popular that ceramics courses are scheduled Monday through Saturday.  Former Brookhaven professor B.J. Gabriel created the program when the college first opened in 1978.  Lisa Ehrich, chair of Brookhaven’s School of the Arts, took over the program in 1982 after a year as an adjunct professor.  Continue reading

Students learn how to manage money

By Kate Rhoads 


Staff Writer 



Between textbooks, transportation and classes, many college students will inevitably encounter financial woes over the course of a semester. An article from CNN, published on Sept. 10, reported, “Carrying tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt has become the new normal.” Brookhaven College is making a conscious effort to educate students on proper money management by offering a series of SkillsShops. The first took place Sept. 10.  Continue reading

Changes made in BHC clubs

By Jubenal Aguilar 


Staff Writer 



Clubs and organizations at Brookhaven College have gone through some big changes this semester, all designed by the office of student life to increase the success and membership of on-campus groups. Various offices will also expand the services and support provided to clubs.  The OSL oversees the 24 clubs and organizations currently at Brookhaven. Students have the option to join organizations in areas of interest ranging from student government to cultural heritage clubs.  Continue reading

Office of Student Life gets facelift

By Rochelle Ware 


Staff Writer 




In spring 2013, Brookhaven College students from the Visual Branding class rebranded The Office of Student Life. This class was offered as part of the Visual Communications program and provided students with a learn-by-doing approach, from which they not only received a class grade but also the privilege of having their work displayed on campus.  The OSL is an on-campus resource for the approximately 11,000 Brookhaven students. It offers many services, from providing student ID cards and housing information to providing information about athletic team sports.  Continue reading

SkillsShop gets in shape

By Brigitte Zumaya

Sports & Opinion Editor

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

After settling in, attendees looked up at a PowerPoint already on the screen that read “Physical Wellness.” It was their first glimpse at the physical side of a series of wellness SkillsShops hosted by the Brookhaven College Counseling Center. The SkillsShop “Physical Wellness” was held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in S064. There were two physical education guest speakers, Greg Hernandez and Cherilyn Cox. The host was Brookhaven Professional Counselor Dr. Rhonda M. Continue reading

SGA raffle gives space

By Ludmila Mitula
Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Travis Baugh | SGA president Jordan Cisneros stands in front of his former parking spot.

Photo by Travis Baugh | SGA president Jordan Cisneros stands in front of his former parking spot.

SGA’s latest fundraiser gave BHC students the chance to win SGA president Jordan Cisneros’ front row parking spot.

Parking at Brookhaven College has been somewhat complicated by construction projects and the occasional accident this semester. But one Brookhaven student will not have to race to class. Jacky Trevizo won a raffle organized by the Brookhaven Student Government Association. Trevizo can now park her car in the front row parking spot that used to be reserved for SGA president Jordan Cisneros. The drawing was held Sept. 17 at the bimonthly SGA general meeting. Continue reading

Spooky Trot vamps up BHC pantry

By Kathryn Matheny

Staff Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Halloween is fast approaching, and there is one way Brookhaven College students can make a difference on campus while dressed as their favorite goblin or ghoul. The third annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk takes place this Halloween to benefit the Phi Theta Kappa food pantry. The entry fee for students and faculty is 10 non-perishable food items. Costumes are not required but are encouraged, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Continue reading

Student veterans create community

By Kate Rhoads 

Staff Writer 


After serving six years as an infantryman in the U.S. Army and deciding to attend Brookhaven College to study criminal justice, Todd Rogers knew he wanted to get plugged into a community of other student veterans with whom he could network and share similar experiences. Rogers said he found such a community in Brookhaven’s Student Veterans Association.

The SVA is a student-run veteran group that welcomes veterans from all branches of the military and gives them the opportunity to find the camaraderie they may miss after coming home from a deployment, whether it be by meeting at a sporting event or giving back to the community with ticket raffles and toy drives, Veterans Affairs Coordinator Jon Tarell said. Continue reading

Students weigh in on online dating

By Phil Pastor 

Senior Staff Writer 


Typically, attraction boils down to: “Are they hot or not?” Apps and websites such as OkCupid and Tinder have created a new way for people to meet others and interact. However, only a decade ago, online dating was commonly frowned upon and disdained as an illegitimate method of meeting people. According to a comparative study conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2012, 42 percent of adults knew someone who used online dating, while 29 percent knew someone who entered into a long-term relationship using it. Continue reading

‘A Few Good Men’ cast in BHC play

By Kathryn Matheny

Staff Writer


Auditions have taken place and roles have been cast for Theatre Brookhaven’s upcoming production of “A Few Good Men.” Written by Aaron Sorkin, the play follows military lawyers who uncover a high-level conspiracy during the court-martial of U.S. Marines accused of murder. The 1992 Academy Awardnominated film of the same name was adapted for the screen by Sorkin and starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. “This is the actual play the movie is based on,” Brookhaven theater assistant Karen Crowell said. Continue reading