Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Dallas celebrates Chinese New Year

By Celeste Colon
Contributing Writer

Photo by Celeste Colon | Performers dance in lion costumes at NorthPark Center to celebrate the New Year Feb. 17.

NorthPark Center was filled with art activities and demonstrations, including a main stage with performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, traditional Chinese operas and dragon and lion dancers Feb. 17. Continue reading

Healthy habits help keep New Year’s resolutions

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | A jogger engages in a routine stretching exercise under a tunnel on the Brookhaven College jogging trail.

Although it is easy for people to start their New Year’s resolution, many struggle to stay motivated.Many students at Brookhaven College have been working toward their New Year’s resolutions.

According to NBC, the most popular New Year’s resolution in 2017 involved fitness and nutrition. Continue reading

Popular Dallas pizza joint reopens

Once located in South Dallas, Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern has a new home.

By Morgan Hanson
Contributing Writer

Photos by Eriana Ruiz
Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern displays their infamous “Star Wars Last Supper,” a painting by local artist Clay Stinnet.

When Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff, Dallas closed its doors Valentine’s Day 2016, patrons were heartbroken. But the beloved pizza parlor returned 628 days later and is now situated at 14910 Midway Road in Addison, Texas, inciting a feeding- frenzy among fans when Zoli’s reopened Nov. 3. Continue reading

Focal Points returns with new panel of pros

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Managing Editor

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Michael Granberry, arts writer at The Dallas Morning News, discusses his story, “Six-Tenths of a Second, Two Lives Forever Changed,” about Bob Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning image and Jack Beers’ image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.

Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery hosted the second annual Focal Points, a one-day photography workshop. The event featured professional Dallas-based photographers, photojournalists and a Pulitzer Prize-winner, all of whom shared the experiences, portfolios, careers, advice and stories behind their lenses to photography enthusiasts. Continue reading

Gallery exhibits landscape art

By Mira Scott
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Three of Lin Medlin’s landscapes, including “Early Light, Westcliffe,” hang in the Studio Gallery as part of the first exhibition of the semester.

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts held an exhibition for landscape paintings by professional oil painter Lin Medlin Aug. 21-Sept. 22. A closing reception was held for Medlin and his artwork Sept. 22 in the Studio Gallery. Continue reading

Visual artist displays analog art in Basement Gallery

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Desk Chief

Photo courtesy of Evan Henry
An image from “Coalescence” is swirled using analog waves.

Multi-colored images of manipulated analog shapes adorn the walls of Brookhaven College’s Basement Gallery. The campus is filled with art, but the lower level of Brookhaven’s library showcases pieces of a different sort – curvature of melting snapshot visuals. Continue reading

Student expresses life in bracelets

SaRatta Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, shares her success in the world of handmade jewelry designs.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor


Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
SaRatta Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, shows part of her collection of handmade jewelry from Expressions Bracelets.

Strike after strike, a texture hammer smashes with force onto a piece of copper sheet. With each strike, the material is shaped and molded, destined to become SaRatta Murphy’s next art piece – a one-of-a-kind ring. Murphy, a Brookhaven College continuing education student, is a self-taught, handmade jewelry maker. Continue reading

Atrium gallery hosts art show

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Marilyn Velazquez
Melany Bermudez displays an illustration for an article on how stress problems affect DNA in the Atrium Gallery April 13.

Chocolate packaging, book covers, logos, typographic designs and ad campaigns were among the entries highlighting Brookhaven College’s graphic design talent in the Atrium Gallery. The graphic designs were part of the 2017 Texas 2Show, an annual juried exhibition of design student work from Texas two-year colleges. The entries were displayed April 3-28 in the gallery. Continue reading

IGNITE empowers female leaders

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

Photo by Willie R. Cole
A variety of Brookhaven College IGNITE members gather for a meeting.

Women make up more than half of the American population, according to a 2016 census, but are underrepresented in the U.S. political leadership ranks. In Congress, 104 of the 535 seats, or about 19.4 percent, are held by women, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. Of those 104, 21 are in the Senate and 83 in the House of Representatives. Continue reading

CDC helps BHC

Career Development Center paves future. 

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity reported close to 50 percent of college graduates are working jobs that do not require a degree, such as waiting tables or driving taxis, in its 2013 census. Continue reading