Read-In to celebrate dreamers

Photo by Josh Drake | Hurshel Burton, an English professor, plays the role of Frederick Douglass during the African-American Read-In in 2018.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Hazel Carlos, Brookhaven College English professor, will host the annual African-American Read-In at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall as part of celebrating Black History Month. Carlos said this year’s theme is “Respect the Dream and the Dreamer” with emphasis on dreamers and their respective dreams. Continue reading Read-In to celebrate dreamers

Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Two coyotes walk along the trail at Brookhaven College Feb. 24.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Coyotes are roaming Brookhaven College grounds. Runners have seen a pair of the native canine species dashing into shrubbery flushed along the north side of campus and trotting on the jogging trail near Windmill Circle. Continue reading Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

MVC to go to Cuba in May

Photo courtesy of Giraud Polite | A row of vintage cars line a street in Cuba.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Mountain View College will offer students an opportunity to learn Spanish and explore Cuba in the district’s first total immersion program to the island nation. The trip, which is scheduled May 19-June 1, will be the first study abroad trip approved by Dallas County Community College District to the once-isolated nation. Continue reading MVC to go to Cuba in May

Dan Rather speaks at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rather discusses his thoughts on patriotism to a full Performance Hall.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, we’re also a nation of fixers. We Americans know how to fix things, and we like to fix things,” journalist Dan Rather said. “We have looked at our land and people and said, time and again through the course of our history, ‘This is not good enough. We can do better.’”

The veteran journalist spoke to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty Feb. 13 about patriotism. Continue reading Dan Rather speaks at BHC

Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism

Photo courtesy of Ngoc Truong | Dan Rather, a journalist and former CBS Evening News anchor, will speak to students, staff and faculty Feb. 13 at Brookhaven College.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

American journalist and author Dan Rather will speak about reflections on patriotism 10:30-11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Performance Hall at Brookhaven College. Continue reading Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism

Art class decorates Windmill Garden

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Photos by John C. McClanahan | “Urban Topiary,” a sculpture made from metal, scraps and ceramics stands in the Windmill Garden as part of a series of sculptures; an untitled piece fabricated from rusted drillings and a river rock sits in a Windmill Garden bed.

New decor graces the Windmill Garden. Last fall, Brookhaven College art students designed and installed five sculptures to visually enhance the campus’ Texas-native pollinator and plant sanctuary situated behind P5 parking lot. Continue reading Art class decorates Windmill Garden

Shooting survivor talks reform

Activist and March for Our Lives co-founder promotes civic engagement at Brookhaven College.

Photo by Susan Edgley | David Hogg, Parkland school shooting survivor, speaks to students, staff and faculty in the Performance Hall Jan. 29.

John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Crackling rounds from an AR-15 echoed through the halls of Marjory Stoneman High School on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida. Amidst a Valentine’s Day turned to panic, David Hogg, a 17-year-old senior at the time, waited helplessly as 17 of his friends, fellow students and teachers were killed by a lone teen gunman.

Unbeknownst to him, Hogg became a survivor in the largest mass school shooting in U.S. history, placing him in the media spotlight. Soon after witnessing the violence, Hogg and friends from Marjory Stoneman teamed up to found March for Our Lives. Continue reading Shooting survivor talks reform

Parkland shooting survivor, March for Our Lives co-founder, David Hogg to speak about activisim

Courtesy of Marketing & Public Information | David Hogg

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Editor-at-Large

Parkland survivor-turned-activist David Hogg will speak to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty about increasing voter participation and civic engagement 10:30-11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in the Performance Hall. Continue reading Parkland shooting survivor, March for Our Lives co-founder, David Hogg to speak about activisim

Adjunct faculty member starts photography nonprofit for veterans

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Aaron Thomas, Brookhaven College visual communications adjunct faculty, is creating a charity that will focus on helping military veterans with PTSD through photography.

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Aaron Thomas, Brookhaven College visual communications adjunct faculty, spends his days helping people through his love for photography.
Thomas teaches photography and digital imaging at Brookhaven. Off campus, he works as a professional photographer and documentarian while studying to earn his master’s degree in documentary production and filmmaking at the University of North Texas. Continue reading Adjunct faculty member starts photography nonprofit for veterans