BHC pops with culture

By Marvin Montesinos

Staff Writer

William De La Cruz | Courier       Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Photo by William De La Cruz | Courier
Brookhaven College librarian John Flores shows off his Superman shirt to kick off the event.

Room H125 was filled with the hum of conversation and anticipation as more than two dozen people met for an event celebrating graphic novels, manga, anime and comic books. A gray sky and bare parking lot did little to deter attendees April 23 as Brookhaven College held its first Pop Culture event. Continue reading

Panel discusses native identity


By Sheilah Gilliam

Staff Writer

Photo by Evan Henry | CourierPanelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Photo by Evan Henry | Courier  Panelists and Brookhaven College professors Jennifer Allen (left) and John Gram (right) and Dr. Douglas Miller (middle) discuss the film “A Good Day to Die” as moderator and professor Cameron Sinclair looks on.

Increasing one’s knowledge of the history of individual cultures opens the door to a broader perspective on the world as a whole. Recently, Brookhaven College students were given the opportunity to learn more about the various trials the American Indians endured. Continue reading

Film chronicles AIM’s struggle

Movie screening brings awareness of American Indian identity, culture

By Jessica Ayers

Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College lecture hall was standing room only by the time attendees made their way into Room K234 for a panel discussion and screening of the documentary film “A Good Day to Die.” The movie was about the life of Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement. Continue reading

IPS reveals insurgents

By Gilda Ordonez

Staff Writer

Dr. Idean Salehyan led attendees into the unknown in Room K234. Salehyan, an associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, unveiled the secretive lives of transnational insurgents at the latest Brookhaven College Institute for Political Studies event on April 22.

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Megan Smith

Copy Editor

Photos by Willie  R. Cole | Courier Asako Saiko and Tanya Hernandez dig a deep hole to plant the tree while Richard Leon observes.

Photos by Willie R. Cole | Courier
Asako Saiko and Tanya Hernandez dig a deep hole to plant the tree while Richard Leon observes.

Volunteers gathered to plant 21 trees on the west side of campus. Several tree varieties were planted, including oaks, redbuds and dogwoods

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at  10 a.m. at Brookhaven College April 17 for Brookhaven’s third annual Arbor Day service project. Continue reading

Streaming services stifle music sales

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

Recently, I came across a rather disturbing sign of the times. The CD has been rejected, and somehow cassette and vinyl sales are up while music streaming services, such as Spotify and Pandora, have more value than that of the entire music industry itself. Continue reading

Staffer talks STDs, safe sex procedures

By Molly Mollotova 

Staff Writer 

After a heated debate in the Texas House of Representatives on March 31, Rep. Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) was able to successfully push an amendment reallocating $3 million from Texas’ human immune deficiency virus and sexually transmitted disease prevention programs to fund more abstinence-only education. Continue reading

Blue Bell woes strike state

Contamination casues iconic Texas ice cream brand to be pulled from shelves social media, business send support

By Jessica Ayers 

Staff Writer 

Illustration by Phil Pastor | Courier " What? It's gonna melt anyway."

Illustration by Phil Pastor | Courier ” What? It’s gonna melt anyway.”

Life has not been the same since those gold-rimmed containers were ripped from the shelves of every store across America. Even though it was for my own safety, when the makers of Blue Bell ice cream decided to remove that creamy, homemade goodness from store shelves, they took not only my favorite ice cream, but also a little piece of my heart. Continue reading

Texas lawmakers focus efforts on prejudice

Staff Editorial

The same-sex marriage battle is in full swing, especially in Texas. The Lone Star State will soon have to join in and approve marriage equality. The Brookhaven College Courier staff has long been a supporter of equality, and gay marriage is no exception.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments in four petitions from Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky and Michigan. The nine justices are expected to make a final ruling this June. Continue reading

Baylor LGBT policy silences athletes

By Sam Doherty 

Staff Writer 

With the recent U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage case hearings for couples in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, the country is watching to see if a nationwide ruling will take effect this summer. The ruling has potential to drastically change precedents across state lines and reach into the sports world. Continue reading