Category Archives: Campus News

DCCCD keeps online class cost down despite trend

By Kathryn Matheny 


Staff Writer 

Online classes offer the convenience of taking courses at home. While the Dallas County Community College District charges the same price for both traditional and online courses, for many students transferring to other universities, it may cost them more than the equivalent of a tank of gas to take online classes there.

Taking a class on campus can actually cost less than taking the same class online. According to a recent article in The Dallas Morning News, an online course can cost up to 20 percent more than on campus. Hidden fees and higher per-credit-hour costs can contribute to the increase in tuition costs. The high cost of online Continue reading

Chinese brings benefits

By Erin Alexis Goldman 


Arts & Entertainment Editor 



It is official. China has surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. This comes right on the heels of what Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group and China’s richest man, said to CNBC as his company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange: “We want to be bigger than Wal-Mart.” According to a recent Forbes article, Ma’s wish will come true – soon. Continue reading

Guest speaker dissects U.S. Constitution

By Kate Rhoads 


Staff Writer 


As K234 neared maximum capacity, featured guest speaker Alan C. Lowe said with a chuckle that in lieu of celebrating with a Constitution song, he would offer observations on a few presidents in the context of the three branches of government set up under the U.S. Constitution.

Lowe is director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and a former history professor at Brookhaven College.  Students gathered for the first Institute for Political Studies event of the fall semester Sept. 17, in celebration of Constitution Day. Continue reading

SGA pushes Brookhaven Votes before Nov. elections

By Phil Pastor 


Senior Staff Writer 



Brookhaven College students gathered around a table in the Commons Courtyard to take advantage of a final opportunity to register for the Nov. 5, 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Elections.The Brookhaven Student Government Association approved Brookhaven Votes in late December 2013 and has been joined by other organizations of the campus with the goal of registering at least 1,000 students to vote.Since the beginning of August, the Brookhaven Votes team has worked to encourage students to learn more about their voice in the government. Continue reading

DCCCD shares photos

By Travis Baugh 


Staff Writer 


Photos from @DCCCDLife | A sample of photos taken from the shared account reveal a range of subjects.


Brookhaven College and  the rest of the Dallas County Community College District are getting in on the photo-sharing action with DCCCDLife.  The idea of a shared Instagram account is to promote the place a group of people live, work or go to school. DCCCDLife is managed by the district marketing department, however, every week the baton is passed to a student at one of the campuses For that week, the student is in charge of the account.  Continue reading

Ceramics course heats up

By Erin Alexis Goldman


Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photos by Kathy Tran |A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

Photos by Kathy Tran | A student smooths the sides of a new bowl.

When Brookhaven College first opened, it offered three ceramics classes. Now, more than 35 years later, it offers 11 credit and non-credit courses. The class is so popular that ceramics courses are scheduled Monday through Saturday.  Former Brookhaven professor B.J. Gabriel created the program when the college first opened in 1978.  Lisa Ehrich, chair of Brookhaven’s School of the Arts, took over the program in 1982 after a year as an adjunct professor.  Continue reading

Students learn how to manage money

By Kate Rhoads 


Staff Writer 



Between textbooks, transportation and classes, many college students will inevitably encounter financial woes over the course of a semester. An article from CNN, published on Sept. 10, reported, “Carrying tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt has become the new normal.” Brookhaven College is making a conscious effort to educate students on proper money management by offering a series of SkillsShops. The first took place Sept. 10.  Continue reading

Changes made in BHC clubs

By Jubenal Aguilar 


Staff Writer 



Clubs and organizations at Brookhaven College have gone through some big changes this semester, all designed by the office of student life to increase the success and membership of on-campus groups. Various offices will also expand the services and support provided to clubs.  The OSL oversees the 24 clubs and organizations currently at Brookhaven. Students have the option to join organizations in areas of interest ranging from student government to cultural heritage clubs.  Continue reading

Office of Student Life gets facelift

By Rochelle Ware 


Staff Writer 




In spring 2013, Brookhaven College students from the Visual Branding class rebranded The Office of Student Life. This class was offered as part of the Visual Communications program and provided students with a learn-by-doing approach, from which they not only received a class grade but also the privilege of having their work displayed on campus.  The OSL is an on-campus resource for the approximately 11,000 Brookhaven students. It offers many services, from providing student ID cards and housing information to providing information about athletic team sports.  Continue reading

SkillsShop gets in shape

By Brigitte Zumaya

Sports & Opinion Editor

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

Photos by Bridgitte Zumaya |Cherilyn Cox goes into detail about skills related to fitness.

After settling in, attendees looked up at a PowerPoint already on the screen that read “Physical Wellness.” It was their first glimpse at the physical side of a series of wellness SkillsShops hosted by the Brookhaven College Counseling Center. The SkillsShop “Physical Wellness” was held at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in S064. There were two physical education guest speakers, Greg Hernandez and Cherilyn Cox. The host was Brookhaven Professional Counselor Dr. Rhonda M. Continue reading