Category Archives: Campus News

Library features Holocaust archive

Brookhaven College Library has the largest Holocaust and genocide-related book collection in the Dallas County Community College District.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
Books pertaining to the Holocaust sit atop a shelf in the Diane M. Plotkin Holocaust Collection.


In 1944, 20-year-old Olga Weiss Astor and her sister, Etelka, stepped off a train that arrived at the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. There, Nazi soldiers forced them to strip off their clothes and shaved their heads before dragging them to their barracks. Now detainees, they were given new stripes of imprisonment to wear and were uncertain of their fate. Continue reading

Local veteran motivates students

A wounded warrior shares his story of resilience with Brookhaveans during the Early College High School Veterans Day Tribute.

John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Sgt. Jason Morgan signs copies of his book for a group of Early College High School students Nov. 11 in Room K234.

Sgt. Jason Morgan, a wounded U.S. Air Force veteran, served as the keynote speaker for the Brookhaven College Early College High School’s Veterans Day Tribute, which honored men and women who served in the U.S. military. Morgan and a dozen other veterans were the special guests for the ECHS commemoration on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Continue reading

Bake-off picks top sweet

Abbey Murta, an Employee Success Center development specialist, shares her recipe for Bearocious Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream icing.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar



The Brookhaven Courier held its first bake-off competition Nov. 16. Students, staff and faculty tasted and chose their favorite dessert from the two entries. Abbey Murta, Employee Success Center development specialist, took the first prize for her Bear-ocious Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Icing with 30 votes from Brookhaveans. Joshua Johnson, Office of Student Life student programs development coordinator, came in second place with 14 votes for his Cherry Galette. Continue reading

Bookstore clerk shares optimism

By Britney Cellerini
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Johanna Ethridge, a Brookhaven College Follett Bookstore clerk, smiles as she poses beside stacks of textbooks she and the other bookstore clerks guard during business hours.

Students move about the Brookhaven College Follett Bookstore looking for school supplies, Scantron forms, drinks and snacks. As the checkout line grows longer, Johanna Ethridge, or Joh as her friends call her, a bookstore clerk, stops what she is doing and moves behind a register to help with the line. Continue reading

Fresh produce to be given away on campus

By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

About 4,500 pounds of free, fresh produce will be handed out to Brookhaven College students, staff, faculty and the local community 2:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the parking lot between M and P buildings. Continue reading

CAB celebrates Halloween

Brookhaven College hosts Halloween party in Commons Courtyard. 

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Ominous music, dry ice fog and the smell of popcorn lingered around Brookhaven College’s Commons Courtyard as students gathered for a Halloween celebration Oct. 26. Continue reading

Students debate campus carry

Members of four campus clubs debated controversial gun issues.By

Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jacob Vaughn
Tyree Ransom responds to a question posed by an audience member at the Inter-Debate First Edition as Guiguine Bolono, Alexis Villas and Wendy Acosta of the Korean Cultures Club await their turn to speak.

The Brookhaven College African Cultures’ Club hosted its first Inter-Debate First Edition, a debate competition Oct. 24 in Room B240 where various campus clubs debated age restrictions for firearms. Participating clubs included the Brookhaven Korean Culture Club, the International Club and Student Government Association. Continue reading

Runners sprint in haunted race for The Cave

By Willie R. Cole
Senior Photo Editor

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Jacqueline Brock (center) leads runners Alisia Moreno, dressed in a Michael Jackson costume, and Virginia Moreno in a pumpkin head costume.

One hundred and two participants ran the Brookhaven College jogging trail for the sixth annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk Oct. 27 to collect donations for the Brookhaven food pantry. Continue reading

Clubs to follow food safety rules

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

This semester many clubs and organizations have held food-based events at Brookhaven College to promote or raise funds for their club. Rebekah Benavides said the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Veterans Association, Brookhaven Student Government Association and Brookhaven Anime Club are among the clubs that have sold food items at recent club fundraisers. Continue reading

Student’s photo voted best

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Leonardo Garcia, a window washer with April Building Services, Inc., washes the skywalk outside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel while Christian Ortiz spots and holds the ladder. The photo was shot Oct. 28 during the ACP/CMA Dallas Photo Shoot-out and won First Place among 42 competitors.

A Brookhaven College student won First Place in an on-site photojournalism competition at the 2017 National College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Convention in downtown Dallas. Continue reading