Category Archives: Campus News

‘Social Observations’ exhibition observes life through new perspectives


By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts gave students, staff and faculty an opportunity to view and learn about the art drawings of Michelle Martin, an artist working in all print media and drawing. A reception was held Sept. 22 in the Forum Gallery in F Building. Continue reading

Soft Skills workshops build student competencies

By Monica Briceno
Contributing Writer

Photo by Josh Drake | A student takes an assessment prior to the Leadership and Ethics Soft Skills workshop offered by the Career Development Center Sep.t 12.

Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report states that executives consider soft skills important in the workplace to foster employee retention, improve leadership and build meaningful culture, according to Forbes. Continue reading

Microsoft Office aids in academic success

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Dallas County Community College District students can use Microsoft Office 365 suite free while enrolled, and for a year after leaving the district. Continue reading

Annual ghoulish run returns to haunt Brookhaven trail

By Elena Walker
Contributing Writer

For Brookhaven College, October signals the preparation for the annual Spooky Trot 5k Run/Walk. The Office of Student Life will host the haunted run at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 on the Brookhaven jogging trail. Continue reading

Monarchs fly to garden

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Carrie Schweitzer (left) and Amy Monroy hold a display board with information about monarch butterflies Sept. 12 during a lecture on gardening for monarchs in the Windmill Garden.

The Brookhaven College Windmill Garden hosted an afternoon monarch butterfly observation meeting. The gathering was the garden’s first after being deemed a monarch waystation by Monarch Watch, an organization that studies monarchs. Continue reading

Voters register on campus

Brookhaven continues registration drive.

By Erika Torres
Staff Writer

Voting registration for the local election Nov. 7 has begun. Eligible voters can register from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, National Voter Registration Day, in the Commons Courtyard. Continue reading

Trump repeals Obama-era program


By Stephanie Colmenero
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Attorneys Gil Zafra and Ruth Brewer discuss DACA with students.

The protections granted by former President Barack Obama to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children will soon come to an end. President Donald Trump rescinded Obama’s 2012 executive order, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to The New York Times. Continue reading

Library displays banned books

By Forrest Haynes
Photo Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Brian K. Vaughan’s “Saga” and Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” are two of the banned books displayed behind a glass case in front of the Brookhaven library in L Building.

Book censorship complaints increased by 17 percent in 2016, totaling 323, according to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, or OIF. However, most challenges are not reported. Continue reading

Film Club receives award after annual TJCSGA convention

The Brookhaven College Film Club places second in Spring 2017 TJCSGA video contest.

By Jacob Vaughn
Contributing Writer

Brookhaven College’s Film Club won its first award in 2017 during the Texas Junior College Student Government Association conven- tion in Houston. The Brookhaven Film Club submitted its produc- tion, “Student Voices: Dawn of Leadership,” in the convention’s Video of the Year Contest. The club’s video placed second, fol- lowing Amarillo College in first, according to Continue reading

Stargazer travels for totality

A Brookhaven College faculty member takes a road trip across the country to experience the solar eclipse in the path of totality.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

Photos courtesy of Chaz Hafey
The sun’s corona is visible during The Great American Eclipse Aug. 21 in Roberts, Idaho; the moon covers the sun during the total solar eclipse.

A Brookhaven College faculty member takes a road trip across the country to experience the solar eclipse in the path of totality.

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