Category Archives: Local News

District offers students free DART passes

The Dallas County Community College District unveils plans to provide eligible students with semester-long access to public transportation.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Hundreds of students arrive at and leave Brookhaven College campus from the bus stop located in front of S Building.

Students enrolled at any Dallas County Community College District campus for Spring 2017 will be able to ride public transportation free beginning Jan. 1. This student benefit is made possible by a new partnership between the district and Dallas Area Rapid Transportation. Continue reading

Intruder raises alarm, causes lock down

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Emma Donohue
Brookhaven College police take a suspect into custody after he allegedly threatened students Nov. 29.

 

The Brookhaven College Police Department ended a campuswide lockdown Nov. 29, taking a man into custody after he allegedly threatened to shoot students. The man was questioned after officials with Brookhaven told nbcdfw.com an emergency caller reported someone threatening to shoot students in the school parking lot. Continue reading

NASA preps for Mars mission

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Taylor Starnes A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Photo by Taylor Starnes
A retired Saturn V Rocket on permanent display at Rocket Park in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA is making advancements in preparing its first manned mission to Mars.

Four NASA representatives discussed the mission challenges during a press conference Oct. 14 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Continue reading

Freddie Jones blows fans away

By Meilyn Acevedo
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com

 

This Thanksgiving, Freddie Jones, a Brookhaven College adjunct music professor, will take his place on the field of AT&T Stadium. With trumpet in hand, he will kick off the game by playing the national anthem as millions of turkey-tired sports fans gather around their TVs. Continue reading

The Donald trumps Clinton

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org.

 

After a year and a half on the campaign trail, Donald Trump has been elected into office as the 45th U.S. president. Continue reading

PolaCon celebrates instant film photography

Photographers, celebrities and enthusiasts gathered in North Texas, for the first PolaCon.

By Jake Griffin
Copy Desk Chief

Photos by Taylor Starnes  Chris Brown, publisher and creative director of  Refueled Magazine, and Jason Lee, an actor and photographer, hold a discussion panel on instant film at PolaCon.

Photos by Taylor Starnes
Chris Brown, publisher and creative director of Refueled Magazine, and Jason Lee, an actor and photographer, hold a discussion panel on instant film at PolaCon.

 

PolaCon, the first three-day convention celebrating instant film, was held Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The convention was hosted by Instant Film Society, Film Photographic and Denton Camera Exchange in Dallas and Denton, Texas. Continue reading

El Centro College endures, moves on after 7/7 destruction

Part two of a three-part series

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar The El Centro, U.S. and Texas flags fly at half staff outside the front entrance of El Centro College July 19.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
The El Centro, U.S. and Texas flags fly at half staff outside the front entrance of El Centro College July 19.

“Beware, there’s a shooter coming your way,” read a text Joseph Hannigan, El Centro College’s police chief, received, warning him of a shooting in downtown Dallas.

“Wrong,” Hannigan replied, Continue reading

Journalism students break record

Editors and staff members from The Brookhaven Courier visited NASA as part of a statewide competition, earning the most awards in the state.

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Juvenal Aguilar The Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU, used by U.S. astronauts is displayed in a glass case at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Photo by Juvenal Aguilar
The Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU, used by U.S. astronauts is displayed in a glass case at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

 

The Brookhaven Courier staff broke yet another record, winning 33 awards for previously published content and in live competitions at the 2016 Texas Community College Journalism Association convention.

Students save patients by the pint

By Jaz’man Hampton
Contributing Writer

Photo by Emma Donohue The CarterBlood Care Blood Drive visits Brookhaven College once again.

Photo by Emma Donohue
The CarterBlood Care Blood Drive visits Brookhaven College once again.

 

Brookhaven College held a Carter BloodCare Blood Drive giving students, staff and faculty the opportunity to donate blood and help save lives. The Carter BloodCare mobile clinic visited the campus Continue reading

DCCCD welcomes three new trustees

By Diamond Victoria
Editor-in-Chief

Photo courtesy of Ann Hatch Charletta Rogers Compton, board of trustees chair, swears in District 2 trustee-elect Philip Ritter on June 7.

Photo courtesy of Ann Hatch
Charletta Rogers Compton, board of trustees chair, swears in District 2 trustee-elect Philip Ritter on June 7.

 

The Dallas County Community College District announced three new members to the board of trustees before the start of the fall semester. The new members, Philip J. Ritter, Dorothy Zimmermann and Monica Lira Bravo now represent Continue reading