By Sarah Gutierrez
Photo by Ravin Lee
Dr. Jacqueline DeMeritt addresses audience members attending
the Institute of Political Science’s lecture Sept. 17.
Slavery is a topic discussed in history books – one that many think of as a practice of the past. On the contrary, there are between 27 and 36 million people living in slavery today, according to The Walk Free Foundation.
The Brookhaven College Institute of Political Studies hosted an event Sept. 17 to discuss human trafficking and slavery in the modern age in conjunction with the Open Book Project, held in the Performance Hall. Ahad Hayaud-Din, department chair and professor of political science at Brookhaven, said the event was the most highly attended to date. Continue reading
By Kevin Quintana
Students, staff and faculty visited the Carter Blood Care bus Sept. 10 when it came to the Brookhaven College to take donations. Teresa Nguyen, student, said, “I feel like it’s my way of giving back to the community.”
The process of donating blood begins with a simple questionnaire involving travel history, health records and other basics.. A nurse then takes a small blood sample, which is used to check the donor’s iron level and make sure they are in optimum condition to donate blood. The nurse draws a pint of blood, which can save three lives, according to carterbloodcare.org. Continue reading
By Nicholas Bostick
Dallas County Community College District Chancellor Joe May has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s newly formed College Advisory Board, according to a press release.
The independent board has been tasked with creating a model that will allow states to provide free community college. It will be chaired by second lady Dr. Jill Biden and vice-chair Jim Geringer, former governor of Wyoming, according to whitehouse.gov. Continue reading
By Ravin Lee
Photo by Ravin Lee
Fernie’s Holy Moly Carrot Cake Roly, a creation by Christi Erpillo, was awarded “Best Tasting” dish at the 2015 Big Tex Choice Awards on Aug. 30.
Fried carrot cake, fried alligator eggs, bacon margaritas: all clear signs that the Texas State Fair is gearing up for yet another year of eclectic delicacies and family fun.
A panel of guest judges tasted the creations to award the “Best Tasting” and “Most Creative” among finalists. This year’s contest was narrowed from 51 entries to eight finalists, Donovan Lewis, host of this year’s contest, said. Continue reading
By Jubenal Aguilar
Copy Desk Chief
Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Courier From left to right: Dr. Mark Meyer; Dean, Health Occupations/Nursing, Lorena Cavazos; Faculty, Nursing, Monica Wenthold; Senior Administraive Assistant and Juanita Zapata Flint; Executive Assistant) from Brookhaven learn the steps to Silento’s “Watch Me” at DCCCD’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
The Dallas County Community College District kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with a grand celebration to honor the district’s 50th year. The landmark event was held Aug. 28 at the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall.
Nearly 3,000 current and former administrators, support staff and faculty attended the standing-room-only event. Ann Hatch, director of media affairs for the district office, said the last time the district came together as a whole was during the 45th anniversary celebration. Continue reading
Randy Guthmiller turns creative concept into handmade magazines
By Evan Henry
Photo by Evan Henry | Courier
Randy Guthmiller reads his latest “SHAPES” -published zine, Larry Cary’s “Short Stories,” at the Nasher Gift Shop, where he works to fund his dreams.
Randy Guthmiller is an artist and a self-proclaimed “zine-ster.” Guthmiller creates new shapes and organizes them into “zines.” Zines are handmade magazines or booklets often centered around a single concept or idea. Continue reading
By Maddox Price and Molly Mollotova
Chief Layout Editor and Staff Writer
JULY 1, 2000
Vermont became the first state to pass legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples. The civil unions granted individuals the same rights as married couples. Vermont still recognized marriage as between one man and one woman.
JUNE 26, 2003
The Supreme Court ruled criminalizing homosexual sodomy is unconstitutional. The case ruled sodomy laws are a violation of the right to privacy. The decision overturned Texas’ “Homosexual Conduct” law. Continue reading
By Molly Mollotova
File Photo: Wes Terrell | Courier
The road toward marriage equality in the state of Texas has been a rocky one. With no hope in sight for members of Texas’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, those hoping to marry their partners have been forced to travel to neighboring states with marriage equality laws to formalize their relationships. That is, until Federal District Court Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio turned the tables on Texas’ definition of marriage Feb. 26, 2014, paving the way for Texas’ first and only same-sex marriage – for the time being. Continue reading
By Molly Mollotova & Maddox Price
Staff Writer & Chief Layout Editor
Photos by Maddox Price | Courier
Keynote speaker Omar Narvaez delivers a pledge to end discrimination at the Light the Way to Justice Rally and Vigil at Sue Ellen’s April 27.
Even with impending rain on the horizon, community organizer of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas Joe Swanson, the Oak Lawn Band and a handful of volunteers began to march down Oak Lawn Avenue and into the bars. Tunes by Lady Gaga and Katy Perry blared from the tiny marching band at each bar, followed by pleas from Swanson informing surprised bar patrons of the same-sex marriage argument hearings set for the following day and encouraging them to join the rally at Sue Ellen’s April 27. Continue reading
By Megan Smith
We did it !
The Brookhaven Courier staff won a record-breaking 30 awards at this year’s Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference. The staff almost doubled their previous record of 17 awards from last year. The convention, held April 8 – 11 in San Antonio, brought together students from two- and four-year colleges and universities from around Texas, including the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, Baylor University and others. Continue reading