Psychology professor examines 40 years

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Stephen Link has taught at Brookhaven since 1978.

By Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor

Stephen Link, a Brookhaven College psychology professor, has spent the last 40 years as a fly on the wall. He sits back and observes the world as objectively as possible. While his work in psychology has taught him to do this, he said he has been a good listener since high school. Continue reading Psychology professor examines 40 years

Courier wins awards

Photo courtesy of The Courier | The Brookhaven Courier editors and adviser pose for a group photo after winning 34 awards at the 2019 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention March 13-16 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

By John David Higgs
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven Courier editors and staff brought home 34 awards from the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention. Staff spent three days of their spring break in Corpus Christi, Texas, participating in on-site contests, workshops, critiques and roundtables March 13-16. Continue reading Courier wins awards

Alumnus pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Nearly 40 years ago, The Courier featured William “Rick” Singer in an article. Now, the former Brookhaven College student has pleaded guilty to crimes involving money laundering, racketeering and fraud.

By John C. McClanahan

On March 12, former Brookhaven College student William “Rick” Singer, 59, stood in front of a judge inside a courthouse in Boston and  pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and obstruction of justice. Continue reading Alumnus pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Students seek housing

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | With 12% of community college students homeless in 2018, some Dallas County Community College District students may use their cars as housing.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

It is the first day of spring, and Brandon, a Brookhaven College student, spends his day preparing for an upcoming showcase. He jitters anxiously around a room at school and files projects inside clear sheet protectors. He tries to keep his supplies organized, but when he opens his bag, he sometimes finds a toothbrush or shampoo. Continue reading Students seek housing

Campus repairs leaks

Photos courtesy of Garry Hodges | Brookhaven College facilities department employees work to repair water leaks on campus.

By Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor

As mid-February rain poured over Brookhaven College, a bulk of the campus interior remained dry. Last semester, water leaks on campus sprung up during the wettest North Texas fall season on record. Garry Hodges, facilities director, said most of those leaky areas on campus have been repaired. Continue reading Campus repairs leaks

Board approves bond election

By Jubenal Aguilar

Dallas County residents will vote on a $1.1 billion bond program for the Dallas County Community College District in the upcoming joint election. The bond proposal will be placed in the May 4 election ballot.

The bond program was recommended by DCCCD Chancellor Joe May, and authorized by the board of trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, according to a Feb. 6 press release by Ann Hatch, district director of media relations. Continue reading Board approves bond election

Read-In celebrates dreamers

Photo by Beth Delagi | Christopher Cyriaque, a professor of English for speakers of other languages, performs Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall during the annual African-American Read-In.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Students, staff and faculty stood in solidarity for dreamers and their respective dreams at Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In. The read-in, which was held Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall, was titled “Respect the Dreamer and the Dream.”

Brookhaveans performed poetry pieces, sang and acted to the work of notable black activists, politicians, singers and poets such as Langston Hughes, Aretha Franklin,  Martin Luther King Jr. and former president Barack Obama. Continue reading Read-In celebrates dreamers

Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Stephanie Venza explored her passion for education, teaching Brookhaven College students English for 40 years.

By Travis Baugh

Teaching was always Stephanie Venza’s passion. When she was young, she says, women did not have many career choices, but she always loved education.

“I always liked school, and always I thought I would like to teach, too,” Venza, now an English professor, has taught at Brookhaven College since the campus opened in 1978. Continue reading Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Author talks book, career at BHC

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven,” listens to a question from an audience member during a talk on her book and writing career in the Performance Hall Feb. 6.

By John C. McClanahan

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty heard author Emily St. John Mandel reflect on “Station Eleven,” her fourth published novel. Mandel sat on stage in the Performance Hall with Hurshel Burton, an English professor, who asked her questions about her writing career and “Station Eleven,” which was selected for this year’s Open Book Project, Brookhaven’s common book reading program. Continue reading Author talks book, career at BHC