Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

STEM Fair educates attendees

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

All photos by Travis Baugh |  A selection of precious stones displayed by several vendors lines the showrooms of the fair

All photos by Travis Baugh | A selection of precious stones displayed by several vendors lines the showrooms of the fair

The Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute recently presented a two-day Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fair for elementary, high school and college students. The STEM Fair is designed to educate young people and stimulate their interest in science careers. Continue reading

OSL hosts Mardi Gras

By Brigitte Zumaya

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Brigitte Zumaya | 1. Traditional Mardis Gras decorations and sweet king cake attract attendees

All photos by Brigitte Zumaya | Traditional Mardis Gras decorations and sweet king cake attract attendees

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated internationally and dates back thousands of years. The holiday is marked by colorful parades, extravagant carnivals, lively music and a variety of food and drinks.

The Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted the second annual Mardi Gras event at Brookhaven College on Feb. 17. The Student Government Association hosted last year’s Mardi Gras event at the TreeTop Café, while this year’s festivities took place in Room S220. Continue reading

Music Editor’s Must-See Shows 03/06-03/23

A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

March 6 

DAMN: Dallas Ambient Music Nights: Black Taffy, Kent Evans, Floating Island, jakkkechan, Triangulum at The Crown & Harp

Building upon raw experimentation, the second installment of DAMN, or Dallas Ambient Music Nights, is a monthly showcase of ambient soundscape artists who call Dallas home. Continue reading

Dallasʼ Local Rappers

By Molly Mollotova

Staff Writer

Dallas’ hip-hop culture has risen over the last few years. Those familiar with the scene have probably heard of A.Dd+, Sam Lao and Blue, The Misfit, but this city has a wealth of talent just begging to be tapped. Here are three relatively unknown local artists worth listening to.

Bee Feral

Briar BeeFerrell is Dallasʼanswer to Lupe Fiasco. A self-described skinny kid with glasses and a skateboard, Ferrell said hip-hop has been not only a creative outlet, but also an opportunity to reimagine his life choices. Continue reading

Local hotspots fit for whatever your tastes may be

 

OAK LAWN 

By Maddox Price

 

This half-mile strip is located north of downtown Dallas at Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue, squeezed between Highland Park, Uptown and the Design District. Out Traveler voted Oak Lawn “Best Gayborhood” in 2014, and for good reason.  Continue reading

Spring Break in Dallas

By Nicholas Bostick

Editor-in-Chief

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BHC is gearing up for Spring Break, and  while some Brookhaveans are setting off far and wide, The Courier staff is offering up local hotspots fit for whatever your tastes may be.

Soon thousands of students across the world will pack their bags for Spring Break. Some, however, may opt to stay home for the international spring ritual. In a poll of 120 Brookhaven College students, 49.16 percent said they will stay at home for Spring Break, 45 percent will leave town and 5.84 percent did not have plans at the time the poll was taken.

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Blacksmithing students forge new skills

By Kate Rhoads

Managing Editor

Photos by William De La Cruz | Adam Elliott uses a hammer and anvil to shape his flint striker.

All photos by William De La Cruz | Adam Elliott uses a hammer and anvil to shape his flint striker.

Sparks flew on a crisp 39-degree evening Feb. 2, as Brookhaven College blacksmithing instructor Kelly Kring fired up a propane forge and students got to work finishing their first project of the semester, flint strikers. The ska punk rock tunes of Sublime floated through the shop while the forge, glowing orange, roared and hissed as blue flames licked the openings on either side. Continue reading

Music Editor’s Must-See Shows

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

A preview of upcoming shows in the Dallas area, hand-picked by The Courier’s award-winning resident music guru

Feb. 19

Red Bull Sound Select: The Coathangers, Nothing, Cutter at Trees

Each month Red Bull invites stellar acts of all kinds to our lovely city, and this month it presents Atlanta all-girl scuzzy garage trio The Coathangers, along with the ever ear-shattering Nothing. Dallas’ own Cutter opens, and admission is $3 with RSVP on Facebook. Continue reading

BHC goes 3-D

By Carolyn Bossmann

Opinion Editor

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | The 3-D printer is able to create a multitude of shapes. The above letters were designed by advance sculpture student Mark Maxey and printed using the MakerBot Replicator 2 on campus.

Photo by Nicholas Bostick | The 3-D printer is able to create a multitude of shapes. The above letters were designed by advance sculpture student Mark Maxey and printed using the MakerBot Replicator 2 on campus.

At first glance, the 3-D printer in D Building looks like a simple open black box with a few wires and a platform inside. This deceivingly simple design does not show the printer’s ability to create any plastic model a creator might think of, within the size restrictions. “Maximum, it can print about the size of a football,” Mark Maxey, an advanced sculpture student, said. Continue reading

BHC exhibits ‘Napkin Art’

By Diamond Victoria

Arts & Culture Editor

Photos by Evan Henry | Top: Portraits of Jeff Bridges and Sam Elliott hang among the “Tasty Treats” exhibit.

All photos by Evan Henry | Top: Portraits of Jeff Bridges and
Sam Elliott hang among the “Tasty Treats” exhibit.

Brightly colored screen-prints and acrylic pieces made of wood, canvas and aluminum decorated Brookhaven College’s Atrium Gallery earlier this month as part of local artist Jonathon Kimbrell’s “Tasty Treats” exhibit. Kimbrell, owner of Napkin Art Studios, recently visited Brookhaven to discuss his display. Continue reading