Category Archives: Local News

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

DCCCD to help ‘stranded’ ITT Tech students

By Nicholas Bostick
Multimedia Editor-at-Large

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.com

Photo courtesy of commons.wikimedia.com

 

Students across the U.S. were likely shocked to find signs reading “closed” on the front doors of their college campuses after ITT Educational Services abruptly ceased operation of more than Continue reading

Instant film convention develops in North Texas

Brookhaven College professors, photographers and celebrities to be featured at world’s first convention centered on instant film photography.

By Amber Gipson
Arts & Culture Editor

Photo Courtesy of Instant Film Society

Photo Courtesy of Instant Film Society

 

Lately there has been a resurgence of nostalgic artifacts, and instant film cameras are no exception. Continue reading

Officers slain during protest

Part one of a three-part series.

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

Photo by Michael Dunlap The Dallas Police Department set cones to mark the evidence of the crime that took place July 7.

Photo by Michael Dunlap
The Dallas Police Department set cones to mark the evidence of the crime that took place July 7.

A peaceful Dallas protest against police brutality turned violent as a lone shooter opened fire on police officers as protesters ran for cover.

July 7 marked the single deadliest attack against a U.S. law enforcement agency since Sept. 11, 2001, according to CNN. That night, Continue reading

ESOL, international students get active

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

 Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Students in the the ESOL Sports program play soccer April 20. The pilot program was created to give international students an opportunity for social interaction and physical exercise.

Sports and academics melded in Brookhaven College’s ESOL Sports pilot program in the Spring 2016 semester. International students and students in Brookhaven’s English for Speakers of Other Languages program participated in a combination of instructional and physical activities designed to teach English by engaging them in conversations and in getting active. Continue reading

DCCCD to open new academies

By Nicholas Bostick

Multimedia Director

Eight new collegiate academies will open to nearly 1,000 Dallas Independent School District students in the Fall 2016.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

Photo by Ravin René | Students gather in the hallway of Brookhaven College’s Early College High School have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, as will students in the district’s new academies.

The Dallas County Community College District announced the opening of eight new collegiate academies for the Fall 2016 semester. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, said the move is a “game changer.” Continue reading

Mosquito population raises concerns of Zika

By Jubenal Aguilar

Managing Editor

courierme@dcccd.edu

As mosquito season begins, the increasing number of bugs threatens to spread the virus further. This is part three of a three-part series.

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz and Ravin René

Concerns for the scope and reach of the Zika virus continue to grow as mosquito season nears the continental U.S. “Most of what we are learning is not reassuring,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an April 11 press conference. Continue reading