Monthly Archives: October 2012

Editor Requests More Vegetarian Options

By Amy Price

Editor-In-Chief

The music is bumping, students dancing, the grill is sizzling and everyone is enjoying their plump, delicious hot dogs. Nothing is wrong with this, except I am a pescatarian, which means I do not eat land animals, and Brookhaven College has very limited dining choices Continue reading

Big Brother 2012

By Rodney Blu

Managing Editor

I’ve recently tasked myself with conquering George Orwell’s “1984”. Not long into the commencement of the undertaking, my attention was derailed. My focus, inadvertently and without warning, steered from the mastery of Orwell’s language and structure and plowed into the disturbing Continue reading

DREAM Act Lives On

By Aaron Ortega

Opinion Editor

Confined to a cell in York County Prison, Pennsylvania, a student’s pacing transpires primarily in the cell of his own mind as questions relentlessly keep him guessing at an uncertain future. Fears of never seeing his family again, whether he will remain in this country, and at what may seem a distant stretch, fears of obstacles Continue reading

Commemorating Banned Books Week Campus-Wide

By Rodney Blu

Managing Editor

I remember the shuddering disdain seemingly felt universally when, dawning each fall semester, high school English-Language Arts teachers announced the year’s assigned reading. I was particularly put-off by my 11th-grade obligation to one Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, recalling specifically an anarchic desire to set the paperback ablaze in the fashion depicted in its own pages. Though then unaware Continue reading

Confusion Persists

By Amy Price

Editor-in-Chief

Sirens blared out as emergency vehicles made their way to the entrance of Brookhaven College, with traffic backed up and spilled out onto Valley View Lane. One unidentified female lay on the pavement and a red BMW sedan was parked to the side. Lying on the ground next to her was a struck teal blue beach cruiser bicycle. Paramedics Continue reading

Bears Honor Don Cockrell At Alumni Game, Benefit

­By Brian Chapman

Staff Writer

Photo by Adriana Salazar | Current player, center Lashawn Waters, dunks against the alumni team

Head coach Kevin Hurst paced outside his office as he waited for the start of the fourth annual Don Cockrell Alumni Basketball Game. As the alumni players arrived Friday night, they headed to Hurst’s office to quickly catch up and received their jerseys for the game ahead. Meanwhile, in the gym Continue reading

Students Take Trip Back In Time To Hone Into Childhood Memories

By Seferina Limones

Staff Writer

“The Effects of Childhood Memories” was much more than just this month’s Open Book Project discussion. Led by Dr. Julie Perez, this discussion evoked a range of powerful emotions from the 22 people in attendance.
The discussion began with an explanation of the different kinds of memories Continue reading

Photographer Shares Passion For Impossible

By Scott Mitchell

Staff Writer

Photos by Scott Mitchell | Photographer Justin Goode joins students in taking photos for Impossible Project around campus

The shutter snaps, and the sound of gears catching and materials being pressed and ejected follows.  A hand immediately shoots up, catching the ejected print in an empty film box, shielding it from harmful protons.  A few minutes later, an image begins Continue reading

Raising Awareness For Return of STD Testing on Campus

By Seferina Limones

Staff Writer

Nov. 6 will be the second of two HIV/AIDS and STD screening days offered by the Dallas County Health Department at Brookhaven College.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer than half of people who should be screened Continue reading

Math Workshop Unmasks Monster For Frightened Students

By Aaron Ortega

Opinions Editor

A minimal cavalcade of reserved students trickled intermittently into Room S064 on Thursday afternoon. The projector hummed white noise over the gathering silence of students. No pins dropped, and the only break in the silence came from the occasional scribbling on the sign-in sheet Continue reading