Category Archives: Campus News

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

Alumni event kicks off

By Aina Abdul-Qader

Contributing Writer

Photos by Aina Abdul-Qader | Mary Lou Avera, Brookhaven College faculty member, enjoys conversation at the alumni event.

Photos by Aina Abdul-Qader | Mary Lou Avera, Brookhaven College faculty member, enjoys conversation at the alumni event.

Brookhaven College hosted its first alumni event March 3 in the Performance Hall with food, music and a performance of Theatre Brookhaven’s “The Arabian Nights.”  The event brought a group of nearly 100 alumni, students, staff and faculty together to reconnect and share memories. Continue reading

BHC organization shares benefits of going green, educates students

By Jose Garcia

Staff Writer

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition is a group of students, staff and faculty who raise awareness of environmental pollutants. Carrie Schweitzer, director of sustainability and Green Team  adviser, said the team was separated into two groups when it was formed – students and faculty.
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BHC takes part in RecycleMania

By Taylor Glickman

Staff Writer

Brookhaven College is holding a strong position in the sixth week of this year’s RecycleMania, a competition designed to raise awareness for recycling and waste reduction.

Brookhaven currently ranks ninth among the 20 competing two-year schools in the Per Capita category with 2.2 pounds full-time equivalent – FTE is the combined total  of full-time students and faculty. Continue reading

Concerns flood in regarding lake

By Megan Thompson

Contributing Writer

The sale of a controversial parcel of land on Lewisville Lake, set for auction April 20 has been deemed illegal and canceled after weeks of protests. The auction raised concerns of drinking water quality from local residents because of the posibility of fracking in the parcel. Continue reading