Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Pumpkin recipes

By Claudia Valerio 

Staff Writer 

Challenges shape former BHC fine arts student

By Aaron Mason 


Staff Writer 

Photos by Kathy Tran | Gonzalez works with his installation “My Childhood Labor,” which was displayed spring 2013 at Brookhaven College as part of a sculpture class assignment to create a piece based on home.

Photos by Kathy Tran | Gonzalez works with his installation “My Childhood Labor,” which was displayed spring 2013 at Brookhaven College as part of a sculpture class assignment to create a piece based on home.

The streets were not paved with gold for former Brookhaven College fine arts student Nick Gonzalez. He had to stay dedicated to the dream he was chasing while facing adversity on a daily basis.

After high school, Gonzalez studied art. He took classes at Eastfield College, which he attended for nearly two semesters. Gonzalez said he decided to leave the school in 2008 and went into the roofing business. During this time, Gonzalez enrolled in Westwood College to study computer and architectural design.  Continue reading

Era of denim lasts

By Carmina Tiscareño 


Media & Fashion Editor 

Illustration by Adriana Salazar

There is a trendy piece, a closet staple worn by college students, professors, celebrities and most of the American population. On your way to class, keep count of how many people wear denim. Light or dark blue hues typically adorn this practical go-to piece that can be dressed up or down.

In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis created this classic garment, the denim jean. According to an article written by Anne D’Innococenzio on the Associated Press website, a recent study shows that denim jean sales have gone down due to Continue reading

BHC hosts moongazing function

By Phil Pastor 


Senior Staff Writer 

Illustration by Nicholas Bostick

Illustration by Nicholas Bostick

The crowd that had gathered at 4 a.m. outside the X Building was bustling with excitement. CBS 11 Dallas News visited Brookhaven College to view the lunar eclipse Oct. 8, along with the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. Despite the early hour, the theme to Star Wars played. Students were provided with telescopes and binoculars to observe the transformation of the blood moon. But something made this eclipse unique in comparison to previous blood moons. Continue reading

Area library spawns ghastly ghost tales

By Ludmila Mitula 


Senior Staff Writer 

For almost 30 years, the local library in Farmers Branch has been haunted by rumors of paranormal activity. Some websites say that the library was built on an old Indian burial ground, and it was even mentioned in Robert Wlodarski’s 2001 book, “A Texas Guide to Haunted Resturants, Taverns, and Inns.”

The rumors of spectres at Farmers Branch Manske Library, only two miles west of Brookhaven College, began in 1984, according to Wlodarski. It supposedly began when the library was being renovated and expanded. During the construction, one of the workers was killed. From that time, the library has been Continue reading

Horror Movie Picks

By Diamond Gregg 


Layout Editor 

1. Dracula : 

Universal Pictures gave audiences a thrill with many horror classics in the early 20th century, most notably the original 1931 “Dracula,” starring the mysterious Bela Lugosi. A masterpiece of its genre, this adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name spooks audiences with its quietness, having no musical score. This seemingly simple technique makes all the difference. The absence of music and scarcity of dialogue spoken by Dracula himself leave the audience in unsettling silence. A tale of vampirism, “Dracula” is the quintessential horror Continue reading

English class provides food for thought

By Jubenal Aguilar 


Staff Writer 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa


“Zombies Ate My Term Paper” English 1302 professor gives course a bloodcurdling, zombie-themed twist.

The zombie phenomenon continues its spread into fields beyond film and literature. The academic realm, once a safe zone, has felt the effect with a growing number of professors willing to embrace the undead way of life in their classrooms.  At Brookhaven College, adjunct faculty Elizabeth Alewine teaches Zombies Ate My Term Paper, an English 1302 course with a focus on the living dead. The course has been offered at Brookhaven since the spring of 2010.  Continue reading

Brookhaven Latin Percussions Ensemble

Photos by Claudia Valerio

The Brookhaven Latin Percussions Ensemble band invites to everybody to its next event on Oct. 31 at 1:00pm in D-208  “Master Class” and Nov. 20 at 2:00pm in Lobby building C “Caribbean concert.”

Here a few pictures from their Sunday performance at Klyde Warren Park on Sept. 28.



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First-time fairgoer recounts experience

By Tyler Satchwell
Staff Writer


I was looking for positives to counterbalance the cynical voice inside my brain that said, “You know this is going to suck.” I’ve lived within walking distance of Fair Park for 10 years, and I’ve never bothered to go. The annual State Fair of Texas has always been an annoyance.

Between people parking in my complex, increased foot traffic and the resulting garbage left on the streets, I’ve always dreaded the first couple of weeks of October. I don’t even want to think about Red River Rivalry weekend. A friend of mine convinced me to try to stow away all this baggage and give the State Fair a chance, so off I went. Continue reading

New restaurant makes noodles

By Carmina Tiscareño

Media/Fashion Editor

Photos by Adriana Salazar |A heap of long wheat noodles is plucked out of a bowl of spicy miso ramen with chopsticks.

Photos by Adriana Salazar |A heap of long wheat noodles is plucked out of a bowl of spicy miso ramen with chopsticks.

From college dorm rooms to household stovetops and workplace microwaves, ramen has been feeding Americans since the very first Cup O’ Noodles hit store shelves in 1973, according to an article in The New Yorker by Sophie Brickman. It is convenient, easy and simple to prepare, but this humble dish has gotten a major facelift at a new restaurant that opened this summer in Addison, Ramen Hakata. Continue reading