Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

ESOL Sports program engages, unites students

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Naima Abdoulaye, a student from Chad, calls her team to make a move during an ESOL soccer game April 25, 2016.

Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports program provides opportunities for international students to learn English, remain active through sports and become more involved with the college. Continue reading

Techs in ‘The Hole’ keep campus cool

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Photo by Eriana Ruiz
The pressure gauge of the big chiller, Brookhaven College’s main cooling unit, measures the pressure to make sure the campus buildings are adequately ventilated.

As dawn creeps over Brookhaven College, faculty and staff start to arrive at work while a group of men have already started their morning shifts in Room B100. Unlocking doors, flicking switches and pressing buttons on and off, Oscar Valdez and Sam Salmeron are two of eight men who work as Brookhaven’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, technicians. Continue reading

Dallas Paleontological Society unearths prehistoric fossils

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Marilyn Velasquez
Replicas of Theropod dinosaur fossils were on display during the DPS meeting April 12.

The Dallas Paleontological Society gave Brookhaven College students, staff, faculty and the local community an opportunity to explore fossils and learn about the creatures that once roamed the area. Dozens of DPS members, researchers, collectors, students and other paleontology enthusiasts gathered for the monthly meeting April 12 in Room H125 and was open to anyone interested in paleontology. Continue reading

Big Spring ‘preserves’ nature flora

By Forrest Haynes
Staff Photographer

Photos by Forrest Haynes
(left to right) Master naturalists Katie Gonzalez, John Gil, Amy Monroy and Lee Kelton, take the lead as master naturalist Richard Grayson leads the group deeper into the Big Spring Preserve March 21

Big Spring Preserve in Pleasant Grove became Dallas’ first non-man-made historical landmark Feb. 1, 2016. The achievement was the result of years of effort by Richard Grayson, a guide at the reserve, and a team of nature enthusiasts. The spring is one of the few remaining natural springs in Dallas, offering opportunities for visitors to recharge and learn more about nature, according to Continue reading

NLC gallery director shows aerial views illustrations

 Steven Benezue shares his digital artwork in the Studio Gallery until April 12. 

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar

Dozens of curved roads jam-packed with traffic cross each other forming the never-ending “Mixmaster,” a 90-inch-by-46- inch digital print in the Studio Gallery. The piece is part of the collection showcasing the digital art and two-dimensional designs of Steven Benezue, a North Lake College art professor and gallery director.

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Gallery exhibits mural-size prints

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photo by Stephanie Salas-Vega
“Mountains III,” “Mountains II,” and “Mountains I.”

Eight mural-size prints on fabric, representing the effects digital technology has on society and landscapes, are showcased along the floor and walls of Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery. The works are part of photography-based artist Kalee Appleton’s exhibition. Her exhibition, “Location Session,” will be on display through March 7. Continue reading

Dr. Dank snuffs stoner stereotype

One marijuana user discusses his experiences with the plant, weed culture and its place in the community in The Courier’s latest column.

By Dr. Dank
Dope Columnist

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa


I have a 3.0 GPA. I work two jobs. I’m financially independent. I have my own apartment and a cat that’s practically my child. I smoke weed every day, and honestly, I don’t think any of that makes me a loser. Continue reading



Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Dearest Neil deGrasse Tyson,

I had to let you know how excited I am for Valentine’s Day and hearing you speak at the Winspear Opera House on the importance of scientific understanding. I hope you wear that planet-themed necktie I love so much. You know how it really gets me seeing stars. Continue reading

Gamers United plays through day-long charity drive

By Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Photo by Juan Betancourt
Gamers United Club members play various board games and video games during a 24-hour charity event Nov. 18-19 in Room S220.


The Brookhaven College Gamers United Club hosted a 24-hour charity event Nov. 18-19 that raised over $300 for the Extra Life Foundation, a foundation that helps fund Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Continue reading

BHC music faculty jazzes up concert

Brookhaven College music department faculty takes time off work to raise money for student scholarships by performing various genres of music.

By Marilyn Velazquez
Contributing Writer

Photos by Marilyn Velazquez
Ray Allen Jr on the tenor saxophone plays “Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Piano.”


The Brookhaven College music department hosted its 12th Music Faculty Showcase Concert in the Performance Hall Nov. 19. Continue reading