News Brief : Black History Month

By Joie’ Thornton

Brookhaven College English professor Hazel Carlos will host The African American Read-In at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Performance Hall.

The African American Read-In is a nationwide event held to celebrate Black History Month, which was started as Negro History Week by Dr. Carter G. Woodson to bring national attention to the contributions of black people to American history. Black History Week became an official month in 1976.

Every year, the Dallas County Community College District’s African American Read-In is assigned a theme. The previous theme was “Earth, Wind and Fire: Poetry of the 1970s Black Arts Movement.” The reading included speeches and poems with authors ranging from Malcolm X to Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks.

Carlos selected this year’s theme, “From Chant to Slam: A Celebration of the Spoken Word.”

Chris Kyle Day: Political ploy

 

By Carolyn Bossmann

Opinion Editor

Chris Kyle, a decorated war veteran known as “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history” for his confirmed kills, was shot and killed by a Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder at a Texas gun range in 2013.

A memorial service was held in the new AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and his funeral procession from Midlothian to Austin spanned 200 miles across Texas. Thousands of people came to pay their respects by lining up along Interstate 35, which police shut down. Continue reading

Guns fire debate : Con

By Ludmila Mitula

Senior Staff Photographer

Concealed weapons on campus bring up questions of student rights, safety

Illustration by Phil Pastor

Illustration by Phil Pastor

n the three years I have lived in the United States, I haven’t felt safe. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy living here. I love life here in Texas because of the weather, affordable housing, delicious food, amazing schools and, on top of all of that, two words: gas prices. Continue reading

Guns fire debate : Pro

By Kate Rhoads

Managing Editor

Concealed weapons on campus bring up questions of student rights, safety

Illustration by Phil Pastor

Illustration by Phil Pastor

Although the horrifying Virginia Tech massacre is nearly eight years behind us, the impact of the loss of life has reverberated through every college campus shooting that has occurred since. According to an article by Reeve Hamilton for the Texas Tribune, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick referred a bill to committee that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on university campuses.
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DIY venue shuts doors

Evan Henry will keep BHC up to date on all things musically local in this recurring column.

By Evan Henry

Music Editor

Photo by Evan Henry | Two Bronze Doors is now for lease.

Photo by Evan Henry | Two Bronze Doors is now for lease.

 

As 2014 came to a close, so did DIY venue Two Bronze Doors.The building was a former psychic’s home converted into one of Dallas’ finest performing arts spaces. Two Bronze Doors was born out of necessity. At the time, there were no noteworthy houses in Dallas to play shows at. Plus, the residents needed a place to live and work. Continue reading

Pot proves profitable

Erin Alexis Goldman

Senior Staff Writer

Illustration by Erin Brown and Tom Gill

Illustration by Erin Brown and Tom Gill

If someone had told me I would be giving rapper Tauheed Epps, better known as 2 Chainz, a standing ovation at some point in my life, I wouldn’t have believed it. But on Jan. 13, the living caricature of a news anchor Nancy Grace invited the rapper and prominent weed user on her HLN TV show to debate marijuana legalization. By the end of the segment, Epps might as well have sprinkled Grace onto a Zig- Zag, rolled it up and sparked it right there. Continue reading

BHC clubs create community

By Marvin Montesinos

Staff Writer

Infographic by Tom Gill

Infographic by Tom Gill

Many students come to Brookhaven College with the sole intent of getting what they need to transfer to a four-year university. Students may arrive, go from class to class and leave without becoming a part of the school community. Some students who share a particular interest, however, may want to share it with the student body. Continue reading

Texas talks gun laws

By Jubenal Aguilar

Copy Editor

The number of bills introduced in the Texas Legislature relating to concealed handguns continues to increase with each legislative session – particularly those concerning Texas public universities and colleges.

According to the Dallas County Community College District website, one of the district’s legislative priorities on the issue is to “allow a ‘local control’ option so that institutions could make a determination about whether to permit concealed handgun license holders to carry firearms on campus.” Continue reading

Activist shares her story

By Joie’ Thornton

Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Maddox Price | Professor Dr. Jamileh Stroman shows a photo posing with political activist Angela Davis and her entourage.

Photo by Maddox Price | Professor Dr. Jamileh Stroman shows a photo posing with political activist Angela Davis and her entourage.

Memphis, Tennessee, police and paramedics rushed to Room 306 of the Lorraine Hotel. A crowd had already gathered around the hotel shortly after 6 p.m., minutes after the fatal shooting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Word of his death spread with police sirens.

A child at the time, Dr. Jamileh Stroman, Brookhaven College professor of indigenous languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages, did not learn of King’s death until she was headed to school. Continue reading

Bears defeat with a growl

By Brigitte Zumaya

Associate Layout Editor

The Brookhaven College Bears basketball team defended their territory Wednesday night against Mountain View College. The start of the game showed the opponent up 10 points with the Bears at 0. The bears scored their first point with a free throw in the middle of the first quarter.

Aggression between the two teams mounted just before half-time. The coaches and referees had a discussion after a scuffle between Mountain View Lion Continue reading