Category Archives: Campus News

BHC hosts eclipse watch party

Brookhaven astronomy department holds a watch party on campus to safely view the solar eclipse.

By Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Jordan Picazo, a student, observes the solar eclipse through a telescope as husband Irvin Picazo watches.

 

The Brookhaven College astronomy and physics department hosted an event Aug. 21 where students, staff and faculty saw the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in 38 years.

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Library loans free textbooks

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion/Layout Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
The library offers a textbook loan program that allows students to check out one textbook for the semester.

Brookhaven College students have the opportunity to borrow one textbook for a full semester free of charge. The program was founded by the Learning Resources Center.

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SGA holds first meeting of academic year

Juan Betancourt
Sports/Web Editor

Photo by John C. McClanahan
From left to right, Saul Vasquez, SGA vice president; Allen Wiese, parliamentarian; and Esteban Lopez, president, discuss senator applications.

The first Brookhaven College Student Government Association general meeting of the 2017-2018 school year marked the first time two Early College High School students led an SGA meeting. ECHS seniors, Esteban Lopez and Saul Vasquez, were appointed president and vice president, respectively, in Spring 2017.

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Moth Night lights up Windmill Garden

Brookhaveans observed moths and other nocturnal insects during National Moth Week.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo by John C. McClanahan
Nature enthusiasts prepare for Brookhaven College’s first Moth Night July 25 as the sun sets on the Windmill Garden.

Brookhaven College’s Windmill Garden hosted its first Moth Night over the summer. Members from North Texas master naturalist chapters used lighting experiments to attract local moth species July 25.

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Campus carry fires off rounds of concern

Campus carry may be intended to guarantee the right to bear arms, but may not help protect others.

By Willie R. Cole 
Senior Photo Editor

Guns should not be allowed on college campuses.

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Brookhaven helps in wake of storm

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Thousands of Gulf Coast residents have arrived in the Metroplex and Brookhaveans provide assistance and relief for Harvey victims.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty are contributing to the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey’s aftermath left Houston area residents homeless or surrounded by floodwaters, with an estimated 30,000-40,000 homes destroyed, according to ABC News. The storm has also impacted residents of other south Texas regions and Louisiana, according to CNN.

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The Cave provides food, essentials to campus

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

Photo Jubenal Aguilar
The campus food pantry in K Building offers and receives donations available for Brookhaveans who need food assistance.

 

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty who are in need of food assistance can visit The Cave, the campus food pantry in Room K241. The Cave has been in continuous operation since 2009.

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Texas implements texting, driving ban

By Lauren Keuning
Opinion|Layout Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
HB 62 prohibits drivers from texting behind the wheel.

Texas drivers will face misdemeanor charges and fines for using a wireless mobile device to read, write or send text messages while operating a motorized vehicle as of Sept. 1, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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GoPass offers free rides

By Erika Torres
Staff Writer

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar
The Student GoPass app allows qualified students to ride DART for free.

 

The Dallas Area Rapid Transportation Student GoPass program went into effect in January to provide all Dallas County Community College District students free public transportation.

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Brookhaven packs heat to class

SB 11 now allows licensed to carry holders to conceal carry handguns on campus.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
A student enters X Building, a designated gun-free zone. Signs are placed at the entrances of each designated gun-free zone around campus. E, P, U and X buildings, as well as parts of S, Q and T, are designated gun-free zones.

All Dallas County Community College District colleges are now required to allow concealed carry of firearms on premises.

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