Recycle maniacs reduce waste

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Brookhaven College is currently competing in the eight-week waste reduction competition, RecycleMania Tournament. The competition, which began Feb. 5 and ends April 2, is designed to promote recycling on campuses. Continue reading

STEM Fair enlightens participants

By John McClanahan
Contributing Writer

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Aurora Garos and Emerson Lerma make slime at the 2017 STEM Fair Feb. 18

The scientific community gathered in Brookhaven College’s H Building for the 2017 STEM Fair, which showcased the exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics Feb. 18. The fair was crowded with people of all ages interacting with the many booths and exhibits, including meteorites, rocks and minerals, slime-making, 3-D printing, a fire-rescue dollhouse and drone simulation. Continue reading

Theatre adapts classic novella

By Eric Lopez
Arts & Culture Editor


Theatre Brookhaven will show a stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic novella, “Of Mice and Men.” Showings begin March 2 in the Black Box Theater in C Building. 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

Students learn about relationships

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Photo by Forrest Haynes
Megan Coit, a licensed clinical social worker, leads a SkillsShop on relationships Feb. 15 teaching attendees how to identify the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Megan Coit, a Brookhaven College licensed clinical social worker, led a SkillsShop Feb. 15 on healthy and unhealthy relationships. She said it takes an average of seven times for a victim of domestic abuse to permanently leave a relationship. Continue reading

X-Men plot draws on societal inequality

In 1963, Marvel Comics created some of its most iconic characters resembling civil rights leaders.

By Stephon Smith
Staff Writer

During the height of the Civil Rights movement, Stan Lee, writer, editor and publisher, had the idea to create a new superhero team along with Jack Kirby, writer and artist. But the duo responsible for iconic Marvel comic book characters including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, ran into a bit of a problem. They were running out of ways heroes and villains developed their powers. So Lee decided characters for a new comic would be born with their abilities, instead of receiving them by some extraordinary circumstance. Thus, mutants were born. Continue reading

President paints perverse picture of press

Despite an increasing array of attacks from the president of the U.S., the free press must perservere and continue to cover news with fairness and objectivity.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Managing Editor

The press is not the enemy of the American people. Contrary to what President Donald Trump may think or feel, the press is vital to the existence of a safe and secure democracy. Continue reading

SGA coordinates office election

By Juan Betancourt
Web Editor

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

Elections for the upcoming 2017-2018 Brookhaven College Student Government Association president and vice president will be held March 7-8 in the S Building lobby. Brian Borski, director of the Office of Student Life and SGA adviser, said no applications have been submitted as of Feb. 14 and he hopes to see students get more involved. Continue reading

Professor attends D.C. Women’s March

By Marilyn Velazquez
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Andrea Chaney
Andrea and Cleo Chaney and Lila Ingrum protest at the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Jan. 21.

Men, women and children of many backgrounds were at a standstill Jan. 21 at the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street in Washington, D.C. A sea of pink hats flooded the streets as anti-Trump chants roared through the alleyways. Among the thousands of people in the crowd stood Andrea Chaney, a Brookhaven College ESOL professor, and her daughter, Cleo. Continue reading

Read-In recites history

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Photo by Forrest Haynes

Students, staff and faculty gathered to celebrate black poetry and explore controversial issues in Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In Feb. 14 in the Performance Hall. This year’s theme was “Poetry and Prose That Speak to the Times.” Continue reading