Category Archives: Local News

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

Dog fountain springs up

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Diamond Victoria|Charles Daniels, a former Brookhaven College student, stops to let his dogs, Ozzie and Ace, drink from the new fountain installed on the jogging trail near the soccer fields.

Photo by Diamond Victoria | Charles Daniels, a former Brookhaven College student, stops to let his dogs, Ozzie and Ace, drink
from the new fountain installed on the jogging trail near the soccer fields.

A filtered water fountain complete with a dog-friendly bowl was installed on the Brookhaven College jogging trail last month, giving joggers and their animal companions a chance to quench their thirst along the way. Continue reading

BHC ignites drive for voter registration

By Jose Garcia

Staff Writer

IGNITE helped students prepare to punch the ballot last month during its voter registration drive.

Brookhaven College’s IGNITE club set up a voter registration booth in K Building Jan. 25-29 to give students the opportunity to register to vote. Continue reading

District kicks off recycling competition

By Taylor Glickman

Staff Writer

Brookhaven College takes part in the annual RecycleMania tournament.

Brookhaven College collected 48,100 pounds of recyclables – the equivalent of keeping 13 cars off the road – during the RecycleMania tournament of the Spring 2015 semester. Now, the time for a new tournament has arrived. Continue reading