Category Archives: Local News

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

Texas music festivals offer sweet escape

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor 

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Spring break is on the way and students are likely gearing up for a relaxing week away from classes. Music festivals are a popular experience that many spring breakers will enjoy  this year. Continue reading

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 The order was repealed by the 9th District Court of Appeals Feb. 9.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

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

Dallasites protest election results, Trump’s rhetoric

Juan Betancourt
Sports Editor

Protesters took to the streets in Dallas and across the U.S. to show their concerns after Republican nominee Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election.
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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

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 Continue reading

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

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 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