Category Archives: Campus News

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

Clinic offers healing, hope

By Gilda Ordonez 

Staff Writer 

 

Seasonal allergies may have some Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff feeling under the weather this semester. But a local clinic is offering a cure that will not break the bank. Continue reading

Kelley talks healthy choices, nutrition tips at SkillsShop

By Kaylee Rios

Staff Writer

 Photos by Claudia Valerio | Courier  Brookhaven College Nurse Mildred Kelley talks about “the sugar that we drink.”


Photos by Claudia Valerio | Courier
Brookhaven College Nurse Mildred Kelley talks about “the sugar that we drink.”

Brookhaven College students were fed a serving of facts about the importance of healthy eating at a recent physical wellness SkillsShop about nutrition. Nurse Mildred Kelley guided attendees through the seminar, held April 7 in Room S064. Continue reading

Filmmakers share dreams

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier  Filmmakers Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin talk to students after a screening of their documentary, “The Dream Share Product.”

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
Filmmakers Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin talk to students after a screening of their documentary, “The Dream Share Product.”

Brookhaven College students, faculty and staff assembled in an X Building lecture hall April 7, not for coursework, but for dream work. Participants watched the documentary “The Dream Share Project” and took part in a workshop hosted by the creators of the film. Continue reading

Staffers earn awards record

By Megan Smith

Copy Editor

We did it ! 

 

The Brookhaven Courier staff won a record-breaking 30 awards at this year’s Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference. The staff almost doubled their previous record of 17 awards from last year. The convention, held April 8 – 11 in San Antonio, brought together students from two- and four-year colleges and universities from around Texas, including the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University and others. Continue reading

Revamped Career Fair offers job opportunities

By Kaylee Rios

Staff Writer

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier A crowd of job seekers fills the S Building Lobby for the Career Fair.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
A crowd of job seekers fills the S Building Lobby for the Career Fair.

 

Job pamphlets, applications and business cards were in the hands of Brookhaven College students at this year’s Career Fair. The fair, held April 9 in the S Building, included 62 tables of companies seeking new hires. This year, the career fair changed things up. First, booths were set up in several rows instead of the usual two long rows in the S Building. Continue reading