Category Archives: Campus News

Journalist explores media, politics

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by Natalie Davila | Stephen Young, a staff writer for The Dallas Observer, shares his perspective on covering politics April 11.

Brookhaven College’s Institute for Political Studies and IGNITE invited the Dallas Observer staff writer Stephen Young as a guest speaker to talk about covering politics from a journalist’s perspective. Continue reading

International students become campus leaders

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Marketing and Public Information | Maria Tovar (left), Student Government Association president-elect, and Carlos Valbuena, vice president-elect pose for a photo after winning the student body elections.

Two international students, Maria Fernanda “Marifer” Tovar and Carlos Valbuena, were elected to serve as Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association president and vice president, respectively, for the 2018-2019 school year. Tovar and Valbuena secured their victories, despite being at Brookhaven for a short amount of time. Continue reading

Student government association breaks record

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Brookhaven SGA | Members from Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association pose for a group photo after winning a record-breaking seven awards at the Texas Junior College Student Government Association Convention in Austin.

First Place
Scrapbook Award
Most Spirit Award
President School Award
Event of the Year Award
Poetry Award
Essay Award
Sweepstakes Award

Second Place
Video of the Year

Brookhaven College’s Student Government Association won seven awards at the 2018 Texas Junior College Student Government Association Convention held April 5-8 in Austin.

In an email to The Courier, Esteban Lopez, SGA president, said the primary goal of the convention is to meet student government delegates from all over Texas, network and attend the workshops in soft skills to become leaders. Continue reading

ECHS honors Parkland

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Brookhaven Early College High School students participated in a national walkout to protest gun violence April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. The students also remembered the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.  Continue reading

History adjunct earns awards

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | Betty Mehling, history adjunct faculty, lectures to students during a history tutoring session.

Even before she was a teacher, Betty Mehling, a Brookhaven College history adjunct faculty, was teaching. “I would study out loud, I would pretend like I was teaching, and I’d be talking to an empty room,” Mehling said. “I was teaching it, and if I couldn’t explain what I’d just studied, then I knew I didn’t know it.” Continue reading

Media experts share stories

By Jubenal Aguilar

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Danny Gallagher, freelance writer; Paige Skinner, arts and music editor; and Rachel Williams, social media editor, give advice on pitching stories and what it takes to be a successful freelance journalist during True Stories April 6.

“Do you read, write, think?” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, tweeted, promoting the fourth annual True Stories. Held April 6 in Room K234, the event featured writers, editors and photographers from Dallas-area publications including The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer and Central Track. Continue reading

DCCCD maps paths to success

The new Guided Pathways will help students plan their education and stay on track to graduate, transfer, or work.

By Jubenal Aguilar & Victoria Valdez
Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar

The Dallas County Community College District launched Guided Pathways to Success, a tool to help students select the most appropriate courses for their degree plan or career. Continue reading

City gas pipes corrode

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

In the U.S., gas leaks have destroyed property, hurt or killed someone about every other day between 2004 and 2014, according to USA Today. On average, 17 people die in the U.S. because of leaks and explosions caused by natural-gas pipelines each year, according to The Atlantic. Continue reading

Club interests find home at Brookhaven

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Brookhaven College students can enrich their education experience and acquire leadership skills in any of the 32 clubs and organizations. Students who join a club tend to succeed in their studies and educational goals, according to the Brookhaven website.  Continue reading

BHC panel discusses media

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

With new technology developing every day and easy access to information, anyone with a smart phone or tablet can be a first-hand reporter. Continue reading