Category Archives: Campus News

Brookhaven celebrates 40 years

Look for this series logo to find all of our 40th anniversary articles. 

By Jubenal Aguilar

Brookhaven College turns 40. Continue reading

Baseball diamond gets new dirt

Photos by Jacob Vaughn A utility vehicle hauls seven semi truck loads of newly delivered dirt from Parking Lot P1 to relevel Brookhaven College’s baseball field. This renovation will help the players performance and prevent rained out games.

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief & Music Editor

A utility vehicle sped back and forth between Parking Lot P1 and Brookhaven College’s baseball field hauling some much needed dirt. Clouds of earthy dust formed as each load was dumped on the diamond. The baseball field received a long-awaited renovation August 1.  Continue reading

O’Rourke holds rally at Brookhaven

Photo by Karla Estrada | Beto O’Rourke, 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas’ 16th congressional district, speaks at Brookhaven College July 7 about issues such as immigration policy, healthcare reform and education.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega

Hundreds of people crowded inside Brookhaven College’s gymnasium, Room T206, July 7 with T-shirts and holding posters that read “Beto For Senate.” Beto O’Rourke is a U.S. Representative for Texas and 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. in the Texas senate race. He spoke at Brookhaven for his Farmers Branch town hall stop as part of his campaign to obtain Texas’ 16th congressional district seat. Continue reading

Student center opens


Photo by Josh Drake | Students study Sept. 12 in the different areas of The Hub, Brookhaven College’s new centralized tutoring and student service center.

By Thao Nguyen & Salar Akhavan
Opinions Editor & Contributing Writer

A new student support center with centralized services opened Aug. 27 on the second floor of S Building. The Academic Engagement & Support Center, which is now called The Hub, is open to all currently enrolled Brookhaven College students. Continue reading

Catch president, get free Subway

Dart passangers

Photo courtesy of Thom Chesney | Passengers use DART rail trains to commute to their destinations. Thom Chesney said he will buy Subway to any student who catches him on the train.

By Leah Cook
Arts & Culture Editor

“If you see me riding DART, call me out,” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said. He is offering to buy Subway, or something similar, for any student who catches him riding DART. Chesney will take selfies with students as proof of the transit nab.

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Arts dean retires, continues to teach drawing classes

Rick Maxwell

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | RICK MAXWELL

By Stephanie Salas-Vega

Rick Maxwell joined the Dallas County Community College District as a young instructor in the ’70s, thinking he would teach for a few years and eventually move on to a university. Now, 44 years later, the retired dean of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts said his phenomenal experience with the district changed his plans. Continue reading

Theatre Brookhaven to present life of Jesus through music

Photo courtesy of Theatre Brookhaven | The company of “Jesus Christ Superstar” rehearses a musical number for their upcoming performance. The play will be presented July 12-22.

By Christina Hill
Contributing writter

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts will bring religion and theater together with a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The production, which will be presented July 12-22 in the Performance Hall, will continue Theatre Brookhaven’s long-standing tradition of staging a musical in the summer. Continue reading

Student photography blends family, beach



Photo courtesy of Beth Delagi


By Davie Nguyen
Contributing Writter

Images of waves and people blending at the beach are splashed on the walls of Brookhaven College’s The Basement Gallery in the lower lever L Building. The exhibition opened May 11 and runs through Sept. 1. Continue reading

Subaru training rolls into Brookhaven

By Stephanie Salas-Vega


Brookhaven College welcomed Subaru of America as its newest automotive technology training partner. The new partnership allows automotive technology students to obtain Subaru level 1 and 2 factory certifications, which will give them more job opportunities. 

Enrollment will begin in the fall. Continue reading

Student wins top prize in contest

By Kaniece Tell
Contributing Writer


Susan Edgley, a Brookhaven College student, first learned she won a $500 prize for a photograph she submitted to Thin Line Fest through a congratulatory social media post shared by her photography professor. 

“I thought he had made a mistake,” Edgley said, seconds after seeing and holding her translucent, etched award for the first time following Thin Line, a five-day documentary film, music and photography festival held in Denton April 18-22. “I saw a lot of great photos in the photo galleries, and I thought he must have made a mistake,” Edgley said. Continue reading