Category Archives: Local News

Study shows link between technology, eyestrain

By Carolyn Bossmann
Staff Writer

 

Taking notes in class has often meant taking a pen to paper. In recent years, however, paper has been replaced with screens, and the pen has been replaced with a stylus or keyboard. Instead of studying a packet of paper, students are now squinting at bright white screens and thin black fonts. While technology has arguably made taking notes more efficient, new studies have shown it also causes eyestrain and can be more harmful than most realize. Continue reading

BHC marches away

By Jessica Ayers


Staff Writer

 

Photo by Jessica Ayers | Brookhaveans pose for a group photo during the homecoming parade while representing their respective majors.

Photo by Jessica Ayers | Brookhaveans pose for a group photo during the homecoming parade while representing their respective majors.

On Thursday, Oct. 9, the Brookhaven College Bears joined the W.T. White Longhorns for their 50th Annual Homecoming Parade. The streets bustled with cheering parents, grandparents, children and pets as they watched a hodgepodge of students. The participants consisted of elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a college and numerous clubs and organizations marching through the streets to celebrate W.T. White’s 50th anniversary. Continue reading

ECHS program receives award

By Willie R. Cole

Staff Photographer

Photo by Willie R. Cole | Early College High School students lined up to spell out ECHS behind K Building.

Brookhaven College and Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District can wave their banners proudly because the Early College High School program received the “Blue Ribbon Award” for the 2013-2014 school year. The 2014 class of the ECHS has been recognized for its academic excellence as one of the Blue Ribbon High Schools in America. Schools that perform at exemplary levels for that school year are presented with the award. Of more than 98,000 schools in America, 337 were recognized, and among them, 48 were high schools. Continue reading

Don Cockrell game scores

By Kathryn Matheny


Staff Writer

Photos by Raven Lee | Jaylon Cleveland, #3 breaks away to attempt a field goal.

Photos by Ravin Lee | Jaylon Cleveland, #3 breaks away to attempt a field goal.

Players from past seasons took on the current Bears basketball team at the sixth annual Don Cockrell alumni basketball game Oct. 17 at the Brookhaven College Gymnasium. Players from both teams went through their pregame warm-ups and drills. Players were introduced, and coach Kevin Hurst addressed the crowd. “Don Cockrell was a mentor, a friend, a father figure to all that knew him,” Hurst said. “Don always seemed to know whether you needed an ear to listen, a hug to console or a swift kick in the hindquarters.” Continue reading

Local food safety concerns

By Brigitte Zumaya
Sports & Opinion Editor

 

 

Students, faculty and staff sometimes go out to eat a short distance from the campus instead of going to the Brookhaven College Subway. Sometimes students may choose convenience over quality when eating, especially when juggling work, school and social obligations. Most do not go online to check these restaurants’ food safety scores in Farmers Branch. Continue reading

Ebola demystified

Local television station holds town-hall-style meeting to set the record
straight on Ebola and address public concern.
Part two of a three-part series on the deadly virus.

By Aaron Mason
Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Tyler Satchwell | At the Lakewood Theater, experts fielded questions from the public concerning Ebola misconceptions.

Ebola hysteria has swept across the nation to the point that a teacher from Strong Elementary School in Maine has been placed under quarantine for setting foot in Dallas. The unidentified teacher attended a conference at the Hilton Anatole, which is 9.5 miles away from Texas Presbyterian Hospital, according to the Portland Press Herald. Continue reading

DCCCD shares photos

By Travis Baugh 

 

Staff Writer 

 

Photos from @DCCCDLife | A sample of photos taken from the shared account reveal a range of subjects.

 

Brookhaven College and  the rest of the Dallas County Community College District are getting in on the photo-sharing action with DCCCDLife.  The idea of a shared Instagram account is to promote the place a group of people live, work or go to school. DCCCDLife is managed by the district marketing department, however, every week the baton is passed to a student at one of the campuses For that week, the student is in charge of the account.  Continue reading

Ebola sparks concerns

By Nicholas Bostick 

 

Editor-in-Chief 

Photo by Kathy Tran | The residence of Presbyterian Hospital nurse Nina Pham sits in the quiet M Streets. Days earlier, the location was abuzz with hazmat workers and media crews.

Photo by Kathy Tran | The residence of Presbyterian Hospital nurse Nina Pham sits in the quiet M Streets. Days earlier, the location was abuzz with hazmat workers and media crews.

DCCCD releases campus guidelines to lower the risk of an Ebola outbreak on campus.  Part one of a three-part series on the deadly disease. 

Ebola has become a major media talking point, especially in Dallas. The death of the first person diagnosed in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, and after what Dr. Tom Frieden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, called a breach of protocol at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the infection of two nurses (who treated Duncan), have led to safety concerns about the risk of an outbreak.  Continue reading

May talks strategy

By Nicholas Bostick 

 

Editor-in-Chief 

Photo by Adriana Salazar | DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Joe May speaks with students, staff and faculty representatives from schools throughout the district about his vision for the future.

Photo by Adriana Salazar | DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Joe May speaks with students, staff and faculty representatives from schools throughout the district about his vision for the future.

New chancellor looks to decrease poverty by offering DCCCD students training and opportunities through partnerships with local employers.  Boxed sandwiches and cans of soda awaited journalism students, professors and advisers from Dallas County Community College District offices at this semester’s chancellor’s luncheon.

While he did not partake in the food, the new chancellor seemed to have a full plate of his own.  The Oct. 9 luncheon began with a presentation by DCCCD Chancellor Dr. Joe May that outlined Dallas County’s current economic duality Continue reading

Ain’t too proud to ‘Bragg’

By Erin Alexis Goldman
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Photo by Erin Alexis Goldman | Bill Bragg stands in front of one of two 1940s general store counters in his Richardson, TX home. The avid collector also has a fully functional amusement park train ride, which meanders its way through the house giving riders a view of his celebrity wardrobe exhibit and a collection of 5,000 die cast miniature model cars.

Photo by Erin Alexis Goldman | Bill Bragg stands in front of one of two 1940s general store counters in his Richardson, TX home. The
avid collector also has a fully functional amusement park train ride, which meanders its way through the house giving riders a view
of his celebrity wardrobe exhibit and a collection of 5,000 die cast miniature model cars.

The day the State Fair of Texas lost its iconic mascot, Big Tex, was the day Bill Bragg lost his job. But it was not until months later that Bragg, the voice of Big Tex for 11 years, found out he was fired. On the morning of Oct. 19, 2012, a fire started inside the framework of Big Tex. By the time the 52-foottall statue was engulfed in flames, the media had descended upon the park, passing by then State Fair PR director Sue Gooding and going straight to Bragg. Continue reading