DFW group set for marijuana march

By Clayton Rushings
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Marijuana advocates will take to the streets of Fort Worth May 6 to rally for the end of marijuana prohibition. The Marijuana March of North Texas, part of the 2017 Global Marijuana March, will be from noon to 5 p.m. in Burk Burnett Park, according to dfwnorml.org. The march will be sponsored by DFW NORML, the local chapter of National Organization Reform of Marijuana Laws. Continue reading DFW group set for marijuana march

Mega March unites Dallas

Call for equality brings Dallasites to peaceful gathering downtown. 

By Juan Betancourt and Stephanie Salas-Vega
Web Editor and Associate Layout Editor 

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Thousands of protesters with American flags and posters march to Dallas City Hall for a rally.

Thousands of people, including Brookhaven College students and staff, marched through downtown Dallas to support immigration reform for the first time in a decade, according to The Dallas Morning News. Continue reading Mega March unites Dallas

Dallas hashes cite-and-release policy

A new policy taking affect Oct. 1 allows those caught with less than 4 ounces of marijuana the chance to skip jail time.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

Photo Illustration by Aaron Sewell
Per the current law on marijuana possession, jail time is mandatory for anyone caught with more than trace amounts of the plant but Dallas laws change Oct. 1.

The Dallas City Council approved a cite-and-release policy to issue tickets to residents caught in possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana instead of arresting them. The policy, which takes effect Oct. 1, affects only the parts of the city of Dallas within Dallas County, which does not include Brookhaven College. Continue reading Dallas hashes cite-and-release policy

Dallas protests executive order, court repeals

The president’s executive order banning some foreign visitors was canceled by a district court, the case may wind up in SCOTUS.

By Juan Betancourt
Senior Staff Writer

Airport protest
Photo by Willie R. Cole
Protesters gather Jan. 28 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport after the president issued an executive order banning some international travelers.

 

Thousands gathered at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal D Jan. 28 to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entrance to the U.S. for travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. The order was repealed by the 9th District Court of Appeals Feb. 9. Continue reading Dallas protests executive order, court repeals

Student says BHC led to success at international conference

Brookhaven College student uses experience in geographical information systems to wow at Esri International Users Conference in San Diego, California.

By Joshua Drake
Contributing Writer

Photo by Noel DeJesus
Norman Mucha is a Brookhaven College student and geographical information systems expert.

 

Night after night, Norman Mucha, a Brookhaven College student, found himself awakened by the sound of private trash collectors in the city of Farmers Branch. His trash was not being picked up during operational hours as defined in the city’s bylaws – collectors were passing earlier than they were allowed. Continue reading Student says BHC led to success at international conference

Student fashions future from beads, wire, family

Alex Stone, a Brookhaven Student’s, jewelry business, Nettle Heart Creations, sells unique jewelry made out of natural materials, such as copper, feathers and bones.

By Monica Mitrovic
Contributing Writer

Photos courtesy of Alex Stone
“The Carrion Caller” is a necklace made with a marble finding, brass chain, an antique brass bell, a scavenged coyote foot bone and pheasant feathers. It was created by Alex Stone, a Brookhaven College student.

 

A marriage connected by art, successfully runs the creative jewelry business, Nettle Heart Creations. Continue reading Student fashions future from beads, wire, family

Farmers Branch food safety scores inform students, faculty

By Ellen Case and Jaz’man Hampton
Senior Staff Writer and Staff Writer

 

Food safety scores in city of Farmers Branch are based on a scale ranging from 0-100. Farmers Branch uses a system called the Texas Food Establishment Rules as well as the state inspection form that goes with these rules to inspect food establishments, according to farmersbranchtx.gov. Continue reading Farmers Branch food safety scores inform students, faculty

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 District offers students free DART passes