Category Archives: Local News

ESOL, international students get active

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

 Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Sports and academics melded in Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports pilot program in the Spring 2016 semester. International students and students in Brookhaven’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program participated in a combination of instructional and physical activities designed to teach English by engaging them in conversations and in getting active. Continue reading

DCCCD to open new academies

By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

Eight new collegiate academies will open to nearly 1,000 Dallas Independent School District students in the Fall 2016.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

The Dallas County Community College District announced the opening of eight new collegiate academies for the Fall 2016 semester. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said the move is a “game changer.” Continue reading

Mosquito population raises concerns of Zika

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

As mosquito season begins, the increasing number of bugs threatens to spread the virus further. This is part three of a three-part series.

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Concerns for the scope and reach of the Zika virus continue to grow as mosquito season nears the continental U.S. “Most of what we are learning is not reassuring,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an April 11 press conference. Continue reading

Texas pioneers faster Zika test

By Diamond Victoria

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Part two of a three-part series covering the virus.

BHC organization shares benefits of going green, educates students

By Jose Garcia

Staff Writer

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Illustration by Junsouk Isaac Chun

Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition is a group of students, staff and faculty who raise awareness of environmental pollutants. Carrie Schweitzer, director of sustainability and Green Team  adviser, said the team was separated into two groups when it was formed – students and faculty.
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BHC takes part in RecycleMania

By Taylor Glickman

Staff Writer

Brookhaven College is holding a strong position in the sixth week of this year’s RecycleMania, a competition designed to raise awareness for recycling and waste reduction.

Brookhaven currently ranks ninth among the 20 competing two-year schools in the Per Capita category with 2.2 pounds full-time equivalent – FTE is the combined total  of full-time students and faculty. Continue reading

Concerns flood in regarding lake

By Megan Thompson

Contributing Writer

The sale of a controversial parcel of land on Lewisville Lake, set for auction April 20 has been deemed illegal and canceled after weeks of protests. The auction raised concerns of drinking water quality from local residents because of the posibility of fracking in the parcel. Continue reading

Candidates visit North Texas


By Ravin René

Layout/Photo Editor

Presidential hopefuls make last-minute visits before Super Tuesday.

Photo by Ravin René |Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, waves at a supportive crowd of more than 7,000, Feb. 27, at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.

Photo by Ravin René | Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, waves at a supportive crowd of more than 7,000, Feb. 27, at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie.

A handful of the 2016 presidential candidates recently visited North Texas as part of their campaign tours. On the bill were Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Democrats Bernie Sanders and former president Bill Clinton, representing candidate Hillary Clinton, also visited.

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Zika goes viral in southern US


By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Virus spreads through D-FW, causing alarm and becoming a public health emergency. This is part one of a three-part series.

A recent outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has struck the southern United States, including 34 cases of the Zika virus disease being confirmed in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Cases in Texas represent 13 percent of all cases in the United States. This is the third largest concentration of Zika patients in the country. Continue reading

Author talks butterflies, migration

By Michael Dunlap

Senior Staff Photographer

Brookhaven College’s Windmill Garden is going through a metamorphosis, just like the subject of Barbara Kingsolver’s best-selling novel: “Flight Behavior: A Novel.” Continue reading