Category Archives: Local News

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

“Big Tex” goes to the fair

 

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa 

 

 

 

 

 

US enters new fray

By Nicholas Bostick 

Editor-In-Chief 

President Barack Obama is pictured in a screen grab from a video released by the Islamic State group meant to deter American airstrikes in Iraq.

President Barack Obama is pictured in a screen grab from a video released by the Islamic State group meant to deter American airstrikes in Iraq.

After the tragic events of Sept. 11, the United States has waged a near-constant war against terrorist organizations in the Middle East. Now, 13 years later, a new enemy has emerged in the so-called “War on Terror.” In a speech held Sept. 10, President Barack Obama seems poised to face this new challenge head-on.

“Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy,” Obama said during his speech. “Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

The Islamic State group or ISG (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL) has already taken control of several key cities in Iraq and Syria including Mosul, a key intersection of routes leading to Turkey and Syria from Iraq, as well as the Iraqi city of Fallujah, according to a map published by the New York Times. The total area controlled by ISG extends from the Syrian-Turkish border to the area around Fallujah, approximately 44 miles away from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Continue reading

Fried food ‘fairs’ well

By Carmina Tiscareño 

Media/Fashion Editor 

Photos by Carmina Tiscareño and Kathy Tran | The Fried Sriracha Balls are sure to kick up the heat at this year’s state fair.

Photos by Carmina Tiscareño and Kathy Tran | The Fried
Sriracha Balls are sure to kick up the heat at this year’s state
fair.

In the Tower Building of Fair Park, Rudy Martinez watched over the concession workers preparing the Fried Sweet Texas dessert, making sure none of the judges burned their mouths on the decadent dessert of pecan pie, peach cobbler and buttermilk pie all blended together and deep fried.

After the winner for Best Taste and Most Creative were announced, a line of more than 200 people formed along the inside perimeter of the building. The 10th annual Big Tex Choice Awards took place Sept. 1. In past years, people from the media were allowed to taste the finalist food contenders before anyone else.  Continue reading

4-alarm fire changes a life

By Erin Alexis Goldman 

Opinion Editor 

 

Photo by Maddox Price | Charred remnants of Brookhaven student and Library Circulation Assistant Brandy Walthall’s building remains standing at Stone Ranch Apartments in Dallas.

Photo by Maddox Price | Charred remnants of Brookhaven student and Library Circulation Assistant Brandy Walthall’s building remains standing at Stone Ranch Apartments in Dallas.

 

It was a typical Thursday for Brookhaven student and Library Circulation Assistant Brandy Walthall. Her cats, Bourbon and Whiskey, woke her up around 9 a.m. She dragged herself out of bed, threw on a pair of khakis, a plain white T-shirt and black ballerina flats. She chugged a Red Bull, caught an 11 a.m. bus and arrived at Brookhaven around noon. What she didn’t know was that Continue reading

Campus police update policies

By Nicholas Bostick

Managing Editor

 

Photo by Maddox Price | The open record criminal log book, which documents all offenses and calls to police on campus, is kept in the Brookhaven College Police Department’s office and is available for anyone to view.

Photo by Maddox Price | The open record criminal log book, which documents all offenses and calls to police on campus, is kept in the Brookhaven College Police Department’s office and is available for anyone to view.

 

College campuses across the United States are preparing to change the way they report instances of sexual assault on campus as part of the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act Continue reading

Affordable Care Act deadline nears

By Maddox Price

Editor-In-Chief

 

The final push for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – also known as “Obamacare” – is fast approaching. People who are not already covered on a health care plan or do not qualify for exemptions must apply for health insurance by March 31 Continue reading

Professors share worst pet peeves

By Carmina Tiscareño

New Media Editor

 

 

 

Not meeting deadlines is one of many common mistakes students might make during a semester. An article on profkrg.com titled “12 Ways to Tick off Your Professor” said it is unfair for one student to have more time to work on an assignment or project than their Continue reading