Artists talk about circus, life

Photo by Rosa Poetschke | Gabriella Argento (right) and Thiago Andreuccetti are the two clowns of Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” show.

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

The circular stage under the Grand Chapiteau went dark. The rock music silenced.
A single spotlight illuminated a woman – Maïnha – in a floral-pattern dress standing among the audience as romantic music set the mood.
She murmured to herself and then talked in an unknown language to the audience. Continue reading Artists talk about circus, life

Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

Photos by Malen Blackmon | Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu gives a passionate performance during her latest birthday bash at The Bomb Factory, Feb. 23.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

R&B singer Erykah Badu celebrated her 48th birthday with friends, family and over 4,000 fans at The Bomb Factory. The annual Deep Ellum celebration has become a tradition dating back to 2013 for the Queen of Neo-Soul. Continue reading Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

BHC to co-host print conference

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | A Yazidi print hangs in the Studio Gallery as part of Nancy Willis’s “Conflict Zones – Bridging Communication Through Printmaking.”

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

Brookhaven College, along with four local universities, will host Texchange: SGCI 2019, an  annual printmaking conference, March 6-9. The conference is organized by SGC International, an educational nonprofit organization that represents artists of original prints, drawings, books and handmade paper, according to sgcinternational.org. Continue reading BHC to co-host print conference

Read-In celebrates dreamers

Photo by Beth Delagi | Christopher Cyriaque, a professor of English for speakers of other languages, performs Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall during the annual African-American Read-In.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Students, staff and faculty stood in solidarity for dreamers and their respective dreams at Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In. The read-in, which was held Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall, was titled “Respect the Dreamer and the Dream.”

Brookhaveans performed poetry pieces, sang and acted to the work of notable black activists, politicians, singers and poets such as Langston Hughes, Aretha Franklin,  Martin Luther King Jr. and former president Barack Obama. Continue reading Read-In celebrates dreamers

Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Photo by Beth Delagi | Luke Jackson (left), Native Coffee Co. co-founder and former Brookhaven College student, works behind the counter with manager Asa Menchaca

By Matthew Brown
Copy Editor/Opinions Editor

All of Native Coffee Co.’s tables were pushed into a back hallway for the coffee shop’s grand-opening ceremony. Half of the space was occupied by people seated attentively in rows around a musician singing and playing guitar Feb. 2. The rest of the shop was filled with chatting and laughing patrons – most holding cups of coffee despite the late hour. Continue reading Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Student captures Paris and Mexico on film

Film photo courtesy of Lev Bourliot | French police stand by burning trash in a market street after chasing away protesters.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

A group of French rioters roamed the streets of Paris looting and setting trash cans on fire to show their opposition to France’s gas tax and other economic issues one Saturday in December 2018. The rioters were on their way to face police, who were armed with helmets, gas masks and shields.  Continue reading Student captures Paris and Mexico on film

Art class decorates Windmill Garden

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Photos by John C. McClanahan | “Urban Topiary,” a sculpture made from metal, scraps and ceramics stands in the Windmill Garden as part of a series of sculptures; an untitled piece fabricated from rusted drillings and a river rock sits in a Windmill Garden bed.

New decor graces the Windmill Garden. Last fall, Brookhaven College art students designed and installed five sculptures to visually enhance the campus’ Texas-native pollinator and plant sanctuary situated behind P5 parking lot. Continue reading Art class decorates Windmill Garden

Unique art to be sold in Art Club sale

Art Club poster
Courtesy of Marketing and Creative Services

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or other art pieces will be able to find them during the Art Club’s annual sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5, in the S Building lobby.

Ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawing and photography will be among the items available for purchase. Continue reading Unique art to be sold in Art Club sale