Category Archives: Campus News

BHC pops with culture

By Marvin Montesinos

Staff Writer

William De La Cruz | Courier       Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Photo by William De La Cruz | Courier
Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Room H125 was filled with the hum of conversation and anticipation as more than two dozen people met for an event celebrating graphic novels, manga, anime and comic books. A gray sky and bare parking lot did little to deter attendees April 23 as Brookhaven College held its first Pop Culture event. Continue reading

Panel discusses native identity


By Sheilah Gilliam

Staff Writer

Photo by Evan Henry | CourierPanelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier  Panelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Increasing one’s knowledge of the history of individual cultures opens the door to a broader perspective on the world as a whole. Recently, Brookhaven College students were given the opportunity to learn more about the various trials the American Indians endured. Continue reading

Film chronicles AIM’s struggle

Movie screening brings awareness of American Indian identity, culture

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College lecture hall was standing room only by the time attendees made their way into Room K234 for a panel discussion and screening of the documentary film “A Good Day to Die.” The movie was about the life of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Continue reading

IPS reveals insurgents

By Gilda Ordonez

Staff Writer

Dr. Idean Salehyan led attendees into the unknown in Room K234. Salehyan, an associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, unveiled the secretive lives of transnational insurgents at the latest Brookhaven College Institute for Political Studies event on April 22.

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Megan Smith

Copy Editor

Photos by Willie  R. Cole | Courier Asako Saiko and Tanya Hernandez dig a deep hole to plant the tree while Richard Leon observes.

Photos by Willie R. Cole | Courier
Asako Saiko and Tanya Hernandez dig a deep hole to plant the tree while Richard Leon observes.

Volunteers gathered to plant 21 trees on the west side of campus. Several tree varieties were planted, including oaks, redbuds and dogwoods

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at  10 a.m. at Brookhaven College April 17 for Brookhaven’s third annual Arbor Day service project. Continue reading

Brookhaven’s shelter books

By Kaylee Rios

Staff Writer

Photos Brigitte Zumaya | CourierMany reading options are available for Brookhaveans

Photos Brigitte Zumaya | Courier Many reading options are available for Brookhaveans

Before smartphones, tablets and social media, there was a time when information was found in books, newspapers and encyclopedias.  The Quality Enhancement Program has returned to the roots of reading books to remind students that books are essential for developing everyday ideas and broadening one’s vocabulary. QEP has encouraged students to read more by establishing interactive mini libraries throughout campus called Bookhavens. Continue reading

X Building endures

By Kate Rhoads

Managing Editor

Maddox Price | CourierStudents exiting Building X, while repairs are still being made

Maddox Price | Courier Students exiting Building X, while repairs are still being made

In the halls of X Building, students mill about on their way to class and study around textbook-covered tables. They conduct research in the Biology Resource Center and practice life-saving procedures in the EMS skills lab. X Building is back up and running following a flood caused by a water pipe rupture Jan. 27. Continue reading

Former student found guilty of simple assault

After an hour and 40 minutes the jury levied a total fine of $1,091.67

By Nicholas Bostick

Editor-in-Chief

Six jurors found a former Brookhaven College student, Frank Fehmel, 71, guilty of three counts of simple assault after roughly an hour and 40 minutes of deliberation. The assaults occurred during the Spring 2014 semester in C Building. Continue reading

Same-sex rally upholds rights

By Molly Mollotova & Maddox Price

Staff Writer & Chief Layout Editor

Maddox Price | Courier Keynote speaker Omar Narvaez delivers a pledge to end discrimination at the Light the Way to Justice Rally and Vigil at Sue Ellen’s April 27.

Photos by Maddox Price | Courier
Keynote speaker Omar Narvaez delivers a pledge to end discrimination at the Light the Way to Justice Rally and Vigil at Sue Ellen’s April 27.

Even with impending rain on the horizon, community organizer of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas Joe Swanson, the Oak Lawn Band and a handful of volunteers began to march down Oak Lawn Avenue and into the bars. Tunes by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry blared from the tiny marching band at each bar, followed by pleas from Swanson informing surprised bar patrons of the same-sex marriage argument hearings set for the following day and encouraging them to join the rally at Sue Ellen’s April 27. Continue reading

BHC updates P4

By Andres Reyes

Sports Editor

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar | Courier Students, faculty and staff must use the remaining lots to park their vehicles while P4 is under construction. The reconstruction to P4 is not expected to be complete until mid June.

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar | Courier
Students, faculty and staff must use the remaining lots to park their vehicles while P4 is under construction. The reconstruction to P4 is not expected to be complete until mid June.

As the days get warmer, students start seeing summer clothing, outdoor activities, and orange and white barricades surrounding the parking lot once again. Continue reading