Category Archives: Campus News

Gas leak displaces student

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Wendy Acosta

“I was wearing the same jeans and shirt for an entire week,” Wendy Acosta, a Brookhaven College student, said. Acosta and her family were forcefully evacuated from their house Feb. 24, without being given a date to return. Atmos Energy workers took over thousands of Northwest Dallas homes to fix gas pipelines in the area. Continue reading

Courier smashes record

Student journalists break previous year’s awards count.

By Josh Drake
Distribution Manager

For the fourth year in a row, editors and staff members of The Brookhaven Courier broke their awards record at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention. Staff earned a total of 66 awards for on-site and canned, or previously published content, contests in newspaper, literary magazine, photography and multimedia projects during the convention in downtown Dallas March 22-24. Continue reading

Campus Ministry explores outreach

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer 

The Campus Ministry is a club at Brookhaven College in which students can talk about Christianity and the Bible. The club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in Room S220. Continue reading

Soft Skills workshop offers workplace advice

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

Photo by Josh Drake | Adam Clawson, program services coordinator for the Career Development Center, speaks at a Soft Skills workshop about workplace relationships March 5.

The Brookhaven College Career Development Center hosts events where students, staff and faculty can learn about the soft skills employers look for in the workplace. Continue reading

OSL serves students a taste of soul food

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Small servings of corn casserole and a bean and rice dish wait to be devoured by Brookhaveans at “Taste of Soul” Feb. 28.

The Office of Student Life brought a taste of soul and culture to Brookhaven College to celebrate the last day of Black History Month. Continue reading

Wodnicki wows BHC audience

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn Adam Wodnicki opens up his show with “Sonata in C Major” by Franz Joseph Hadyn in the Performance Hall March 24.

The Performance Hall at Brookhaven College was full of anxiously waiting attendees of all ages. Some held flowers in anticipation of a great performance filled with classical works March 24. Continue reading

3-D printers on campus

By Stephanie Salas-Vega

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | The extruder of a 3-D printer weaves back and forth depositing filament to paint a three dimensional geometric shape

Thin layers of molten plastic filament are deposited over each other from a nozzle. The material comes out an extruder that moves up and down, back and forth over a platform. As the layers build up, the creation begins to take form. Like an ink jet printer printing line by line, the 3-D printer prints a set of three geometric pyramids in three dimensions.  Continue reading

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