Category Archives: Campus News

ESOL, international students get active

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

 Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Sports and academics melded in Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports pilot program in the Spring 2016 semester. International students and students in Brookhaven’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program participated in a combination of instructional and physical activities designed to teach English by engaging them in conversations and in getting active. Continue reading

DCCCD to open new academies

By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

Eight new collegiate academies will open to nearly 1,000 Dallas Independent School District students in the Fall 2016.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

The Dallas County Community College District announced the opening of eight new collegiate academies for the Fall 2016 semester. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said the move is a “game changer.” Continue reading

Mosquito population raises concerns of Zika

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

As mosquito season begins, the increasing number of bugs threatens to spread the virus further. This is part three of a three-part series.

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Concerns for the scope and reach of the Zika virus continue to grow as mosquito season nears the continental U.S. “Most of what we are learning is not reassuring,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an April 11 press conference. Continue reading

Honor society students plan to bridge cultures

By Katie Burrell

Contributing Writer

Two members of Brookhaven College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will be attending the Global Citizenship Alliance Seminar in Austria in May. William De La Cruz and Enoc Chicas, the two students chosen from Brookhaven, will join two others from each of the six other Dallas County Community College District campuses in a tour across Salzberg, Austria. Continue reading

The Courier breaks record

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

Photo courtesy of The Courier staff |The Brookhaven Courier staff poses proudly after winning 31 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention.

The Brookhaven Courier staff continued their winning streak, breaking their awards record at the 2016 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention held March 31-April 2 in Dallas. Editors and staff brought home 31 awards – one more than last year and nearly double the number from 2014 – for their work in The Courier and The Windmill literary magazine. Continue reading

Coffee concert creates calm


By Jake Griffin

Staff Writer

BCSA hosts “A Little Day Music” to kick off the first of five coffee concerts of the semester.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar |Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rodger Bennett and David Perez-Guerra play a song by Beethoven during the first coffee concert of the semester in the Performance Hall lobby March 23.

Rodger Bennett, former vice president of academic affairs at Brookhaven College and current district employee, strummed his guitar to a classically styled original piece March 23 in the Performance Hall lobby. Continue reading

District offers dual registration

By Nicholas Pauszek and Jubenal Aguilar

Contributing Writer and Managing Editor

Earlier registration in spring for the Summer and Fall 2016 semesters will allow students to stay on track to completion.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar |Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Pamphlets on display for students to browse in S Building in front of Admissions and Registration Office.

The Dallas County Community College District will allow students to register for the Summer and Fall 2016 terms at the same time.

Registration for the summer and fall, including the Maymester term, will open to current students April 19, according to the district website. Registration for all other students will open April 25. Continue reading

Texas pioneers faster Zika test

By Diamond Victoria

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Part two of a three-part series covering the virus.

District to hold summit

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Pantry serves up free food for students

By Ellen Case

Contributing Writer

Brookhaven College offers students free ingredients for cooking full meals or snacking on the go in the campus food pantry in Room T319.

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar

1. Canned pasta, such as Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli, makes an easy and quick meal.  Heat the ravioli for two minutes in the microwave. To complete the meal, add sweet peas and refried black beans for extra protein. Continue reading