Alumnus pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Nearly 40 years ago, The Courier featured William “Rick” Singer in an article. Now, the former Brookhaven College student has pleaded guilty to crimes involving money laundering, racketeering and fraud.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

On March 12, former Brookhaven College student William “Rick” Singer, 59, stood in front of a judge inside a courthouse in Boston and  pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and obstruction of justice. Continue reading Alumnus pleads guilty in bribery scandal

Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

Photos by Malen Blackmon | Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu gives a passionate performance during her latest birthday bash at The Bomb Factory, Feb. 23.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

R&B singer Erykah Badu celebrated her 48th birthday with friends, family and over 4,000 fans at The Bomb Factory. The annual Deep Ellum celebration has become a tradition dating back to 2013 for the Queen of Neo-Soul. Continue reading Erykah Badu delivers at another birthday bash

Board approves bond election

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Dallas County residents will vote on a $1.1 billion bond program for the Dallas County Community College District in the upcoming joint election. The bond proposal will be placed in the May 4 election ballot.

The bond program was recommended by DCCCD Chancellor Joe May, and authorized by the board of trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, according to a Feb. 6 press release by Ann Hatch, district director of media relations. Continue reading Board approves bond election

Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Photo by Beth Delagi | Luke Jackson (left), Native Coffee Co. co-founder and former Brookhaven College student, works behind the counter with manager Asa Menchaca

By Matthew Brown
Copy Editor/Opinions Editor

All of Native Coffee Co.’s tables were pushed into a back hallway for the coffee shop’s grand-opening ceremony. Half of the space was occupied by people seated attentively in rows around a musician singing and playing guitar Feb. 2. The rest of the shop was filled with chatting and laughing patrons – most holding cups of coffee despite the late hour. Continue reading Former BHC student opens local coffee shop

Beto rocks Dallas

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Beto O’Rourke, .Democratic nominee for the Texas U.S. Senate speaks to Dallasites at the Buffalo Trees Festival Oct. 7.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Dallas area Democratic candidates took the stage alongside musical performances for a day of entertainment and a massive voter registration two days before the state registration deadline. Continue reading Beto rocks Dallas

Integrated circuit turns 60 years

Photos courtesy of Texas Instruments 

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Nowadays the integrated circuit is everywhere and in everything – from electronics to household appliances to space technology. Its creation in 1958 by Jack Kilby revolutionized the electronics industry and led to a breakthrough that allowed for the accelerated development of smaller, more efficient electronic components. Continue reading Integrated circuit turns 60 years

O’Rourke holds rally at Brookhaven

Photo by Karla Estrada | Beto O’Rourke, 2018 Democratic nominee for Texas’ 16th congressional district, speaks at Brookhaven College July 7 about issues such as immigration policy, healthcare reform and education.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Editor-at-Large

Hundreds of people crowded inside Brookhaven College’s gymnasium, Room T206, July 7 with T-shirts and holding posters that read “Beto For Senate.” Beto O’Rourke is a U.S. Representative for Texas and 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. in the Texas senate race. He spoke at Brookhaven for his Farmers Branch town hall stop as part of his campaign to obtain Texas’ 16th congressional district seat. Continue reading O’Rourke holds rally at Brookhaven