Stigma sways students’ studies

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

I always knew I wanted to go straight to a four-year university after high school. The thought of going to “Brookharvard” was social suicide for many of my peers. Apparently, they thought going to a community college meant you weren’t going far in life. And I, too, thought the same way. Continue reading

BCSA to talk courses, host open house

By Juan Betancourt
Web Editor

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts will host its second annual BCSA Open House to showcase its course offerings to students. The event will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 19 in the Performance Hall lobby. Continue reading

Courier earns record awards

The Brookhaven Courier editors, staff and contributors received 36 awards at state-level competition. 

By Diamond Victoria

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
A firefighter puts out a fire during a mock news event March 30 in Tarrant County College Northwest Campus’ Fire Service Training Center. The staged disaster was part of the 2017 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association news contest, where over 125 two- and four-year student journalists competed in six newswriting, photography and video categories.

The Brookhaven Courier editors and staff broke their record for most awards earned for the third year in a row at the 2017 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention held March 30-April 1 in downtown Dallas. Up five awards from last year’s TIPA, the 36 awards earned this year represent achievements in writing, magazine and newspaper design, photography and broadcast journalism. Established in 1909, TIPA is the oldest and largest collegiate press association in the U.S. Continue reading

U.S. strikes Syria

After Syria released chemical weapons on civilians, the U.S. responded with Tomahawk missiles 

By Diamond Victoria 

President Donald Trump issued a military order April 6 resulting in more than 50 Tomahawk missiles being launched in Syria. Continue reading

NLC gallery director shows aerial views illustrations

 Steven Benezue shares his digital artwork in the Studio Gallery until April 12. 

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar

Dozens of curved roads jam-packed with traffic cross each other forming the never-ending “Mixmaster,” a 90-inch-by-46- inch digital print in the Studio Gallery. The piece is part of the collection showcasing the digital art and two-dimensional designs of Steven Benezue, a North Lake College art professor and gallery director.

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Fair to offer job opportunities

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

File Photo

Roughly 300 people are expected to congregate in Brookhaven College’s gymnasium to attend the annual Career Fair. Continue reading

BHC voices campus carry concerns

By Joshua Drake 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Rick Maxwell, dean of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts, speaks to students at a campus carry forum Feb. 21.

Students voiced their opinions and concerns about the campus carry laws that will take effect Aug. 1 at all Texas two-year colleges. Rick Maxwell, executive dean of the Brookhaven College School of Arts, led two forums held Feb. 21. Continue reading

Corchado talks journalism, Mexico

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Students form a line to ask Alfredo Corchado, Mexican-American journalist and author of “Midnight in Mexico,” questions Feb. 22 in the Performance Hall

“The heart and soul of the story is about the universal search for home, a quest for the truth,” Alfredo Corchado, a Mexican-American journalist and author of “Midnight in Mexico,” said during Brookhaven College’s first Open Book Project event of the spring semester. Continue reading

‘Get Out’ critiques racial relationships

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

A film that manages to combine components of different genres and weave them into a coherent and thought-provoking social critique with a dash of comedy deserves widespread recognition. “Get Out” flawlessly provide a daunting and true study of racial relations in an ever-divided America, while holding the audience’s attention hostage with its thrilling narrative, evocative screenplay and chilling cinematography. The horror film was released into theaters Feb. 24. Continue reading

Campus connects with food, music

By John McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Mocha Blue, a local jazz band, plays music at Brookhaven College’s Taste of Soul event Feb. 22 in the Performance Hall lobby.

Brookhaven College’s Office of Student Life hosted Taste of Soul to wrap up the campus’s celebration of Black History Month. Students, staff and faculty were invited to taste various soul foods Feb. 22 in the Performance Hall lobby. The free tastings consisted of a variety of traditional African-American cuisine, and the event featured live music with poetry readings. Continue reading