Alumnus knocks out UFC debut

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Miles Johns, an Ultimate FIghting Champion fighter and former Brookhaven College student, works to strengthen and condition himself Oct. 7 at Extreme Studio Performance, a gym in Dallas.

Sweat dripped from Miles “Chapo” Johns’ body while he battled the pain from his swollen ear. He just went three rounds in a 135-pound face-off with Canadian fighter Cole Smith. Johns took elbows, punches and kicks to the head during his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut against Smith Sept. 14.

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Bears bring out brooms vs. North Lake

Photo by Brandon Donner | Bears outside hitter Kaitlyn Wood (#13) attempts a spike early in the second set.

By KT Reid

Contributing Writer

The Brookhaven College women’s volleyball team took care of business in a 3-0 sweep against the North Lake College Blazers Oct. 3.

The Bears set the tone early and barely let the Blazers breathe, winning each set decisively.

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Country club near BHC gives rise to empire

Photos shot by Beth Delagi on 35mm black and white film

Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

The Brookhaven Country Club Dallas has been a staple in the Farmers Branch community since 1957.

The country club, which is located two miles from Brookhaven College, was founded by Robert Dedmon Sr. and is still owned by his company, ClubCorp. The Dallas-based company is the largest owner and operator of private clubs nationwide, according to its website.

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Lady Bears remain No. 1

Photos by Brandon Donner | Lady Bears defender Valeria Villanueva (#18) forces a turnover against Richland College Oct. 4.

By Ivan Avila

Staff Writer

The undefeated Brookhaven College women’s soccer team added to their monstrous win streak when they faced off against longtime rival Richland College Oct. 4.

What was expected to be an intense matchup did not disappoint. Off the bat, both teams came out aggressive and neither team backed down.

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Bears rally for comeback win on the road

Photos by Malen Blackmon | Lady Bears setter Morgan Frisby (#14) celebrates after the winning the point of the match.

By Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College women’s volleyball team showed resilience in a come-from-behind victory against Mountain View College. Sept. 30.

The Bears were down two sets to zero before winning three sets in a row while playing in a hostile on-the-road environment. The win allowed Brookhaven to remain undefeated in conference play.

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Alumnus dances for Dallas Cowboys

Photo courtesy of Rhi Lee

By Mykel Hilliard

Arts & Culture Editor

AT&T Stadium was packed for the Dallas Cowboys opening game against the New York Giants. At halftime, the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blues dance team took to the field with help from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and over 150 local dancers.

Former Brookhaven College student Adony Rios was one of them. The team’s high energy dance moves set to the beat of hip-hop songs kept the crowd entertained and on their feet.

“It is so amazing to not only represent my city that I grew up in, but also my team,” Rios said. “The Dallas Cowboys are beloved by not only people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but millions of people around the world.”

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NCAA generates over $1 billion, players get zero

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz

By David Schrupp

Contributing Writer

In 2017, the National College Athletic Association reported they had cleared over $1 billion in total revenue for the first time, according to USA Today. It is hard to believe the student athletes that helped reach that milestone didn’t receive a dime, considering there is no NCAA without collegiate sports.

As a sports fan, I used to believe collegiate student athletes should not be paid. But the more I research, the more I think they should be compensated.

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Soccer team pushes forward

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz, Sam Mott, Brandon Donner, and Malen Blackmon

By Malen Blackmon

Managing/Sports Editor

The sting from last season’s overtime loss in the Region V District Final against rival Richland College still hurts. This season, the Brookhaven College women’s soccer team aims to get back to that stage and compete for their second national title.

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Bears rout Blazers

Photo by Malen Blackmon | Lady Bear Patricia Valdes (#24) maneuvers her way through North Lake College defenders Sept. 13.

By Ivan Avila

Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College women’s soccer team secured their first conference win of the season against North Lake College.

The Lady Bears won the one-sided onslaught 7-0 on Sept. 13 at home. The game was fast-paced, as Brookhaven scored multiple goals in the first half.

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