Category Archives: Campus News

Open Book Project encourages goals

By Natalie Davila
Contributing Writer

Photo by Josh Drake | Angela Ross addresses a student at an Open Book project event Feb 21.

Army veteran Angela Ross spoke to Brookhaven College students on the importance of persuasion and achieving their goals. Ross, a University of Texas Health Science professor, spoke Feb. 21 in Room Q201 in an Open Book Project event sponsored by the Office of Student Life.  Continue reading

Campus offers safe medication disposal

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Brookhaven College police officers will host a Drug Take Back event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 in the Commons Courtyard. While syringes or inhalers are not accepted, attendees can drop off any unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. Continue reading

Mayor speaks with residents

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Morgan Hanson Mayor Robert Dye (left) meets with Sean Mitchell, a Farmers Branch resident, at the bi-monthly Tell It To The Mayor event inside Farmers Branch City Hall.

Two Farmers Branch residents voiced their concerns and commendations to Mayor Robert Dye. The bi-monthly Tell It To The Mayor meet up happened Feb. 16 in Farmers Branch City Hall. “If no one is beating down my door to tell me something, I guess they don’t have any issues, and we’re doing a good job,” Dye said. Continue reading

Library updates print system

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College library updated its student printing service to make it is easier for students to print work for classes.

In the past, students had to create a separate account to use the campus printers, John Flores, a librarian said.  Continue reading

Green Team to cultivate fashion

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | A dress made of tape and plastic shopping bags is on display at a Trashionista information table Feb. 13.

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to show off their fashion and creativity skills in the first Trashionista Fashion Show.

The Office of Sustainability and the Green Team Coalition will host the fashion show during the annual Earth Day Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 3 in the Commons Courtyard. Continue reading

Earth Day festival sprouts for spring

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College Green Team Coalition will host the annual Earth Day Fest to raise awareness of the environmental Earth Day movement celebrated around the world.

Brookhaven’s Earth Day Fest will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 3 in the Commons Courtyard. Continue reading

Activists hold rally in Dallas

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Leslie Harris, of the North Texas Light Brigade, coordinates and inspects the #FreeAhed LED sign during a rally for Ahed Tammy Jan. 30.

A demonstration to free Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian activist, took place outside of WFAA studios Jan. 30 in Victory Park for an International Day of Action. Tamimi faces a possible 10-year prison sentence for slapping an Israeli soldier and forcing occupation forces off her family’s land Dec. 15. Continue reading

Author rouses veteran support

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of ‘For Love of Country,’ speaks at Brookhaven College.

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

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rajjiv Chandrasekaran speaks about veteran affairs Jan. 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the military abroad since Sept. 11, 2001. Taking into account their direct family members, it is still less than 5 percent of the population, Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Starbucks Coffee senior vice president of public affairs, said.

“Most Americans have no skin in the game,” Chandrasekaran said. Continue reading

Brookhaven gets renovated

By John C. McClanahan & Jubenal Aguilar
Copy Editor/Editoral Proofreader &
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Two Brookhaven College students walk by one of the campus’ construction projects outside A Building.

Construction crews began to dig, drill, scrape and cut through walls and cement foundations in different areas of Brookhaven College early in December 2017. The construction projects are part of a major remodeling of areas of the campus including A, S and M buildings. These projects are part of Brookhaven’s Project RISE, a $2.625 million Title V grant the college received from the Department of Education in 2015. Continue reading

Lunar phenomenon spotted

Brookhaveans witness super blue blood moon.

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

The setting moon passed fully into Earth’s shadow, fading in the sky and taking on a red hue as Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” played in the background at 6:51 a.m. “We have strong twilight,” Chaz Hafey, Brookhaven College astronomy and physics lab coordinator, said. Continue reading