Category Archives: Campus News

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

Author chases tornadoes, stories

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Brantley Hargrove, a freelance journalist, shares his experience on researching and writing his newly released book, “The Man Who Caught the Storm,” during True Stories April 6.

Brantley Hargrove, a freelance journalist, sat in his underwear watching TV in a hotel room in Nebraska. He had been on the road with a team of storm chasers.

“[We] stepped outside and it was just like pea soup,” Hargrove said. “The humidity, the warmth, you could see all the moisture in the air. The guys I was with – these really seasoned storm chasers – they were just giggling like little school girls. They were just like, ‘This is a day. This is a day.’ And their confidence only increased as the day wore on.” Continue reading

Soccer captain recalls time at BHC

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Daniela Marin

Photos by Jacob Vaughn | Daniela Marin, Brookhaven women’s soccer team captain and goalie, holds a soccer ball behind a net.

Daniela Marin, goalkeeper and team captain for Brookhaven College women’s soccer team, could have played for a professional Colombian soccer team, the Atlético Bucaramanga. The opportunity came after her mother sent out Marin’s résumé. She turned it down because they wanted her to play immediately. Continue reading

Travel tips help adventurous students

By Charlotte Blackburn
Contributing Writer

Frequent travelers pick up helpful ways to save money on vacation. There are a number of simple ways travelers can stretch their travel dollars as far as they can, such as using Megabus instead of taking a flight or talking to locals to find a cheap place to eat. Continue reading

DCCCD provides trips across world

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

Photo courtesy of David Griggs | Brookhaven College criminal justice students and faculty visit London in 2017.

Study abroad trips give students the opportunity to travel the world and make memories. The Dallas County Community College District has a variety of study abroad trips scheduled between May through August. Continue reading

SkillsShop offers finance advice

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

“As a college student, it is important to pursue scholarships because free money is awesome money,” Gina Coffman, financial aid adviser, said.

Receiving a scholarship to pay for tuition or books can take away personal stress. There are many types of scholarships with different requirements. Continue reading

Storytellers participate in humanities event

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Brookhaven College School of the Arts humanities department organized Humanities Storytelling Series, where two local guest speakers, R. Jane Hardin and Donald Griswold, talked about their writing experiences April 11. Continue reading

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