Journalist, Dan Rather, to speak at Brookhaven on patriotism
Tuition increase will pay for textbooks
Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019
Retired prof receives highest honor
Campus celebrates Arbor Day
District to offer bachelor’s degree

Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Two coyotes walk along the trail at Brookhaven College Feb. 24.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Coyotes are roaming Brookhaven College grounds. Runners have seen a pair of the native canine species dashing into shrubbery flushed along the north side of campus and trotting on the jogging trail near Windmill Circle. Continue reading Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

MVC to go to Cuba in May

Photo courtesy of Giraud Polite | A row of vintage cars line a street in Cuba.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Mountain View College will offer students an opportunity to learn Spanish and explore Cuba in the district’s first total immersion program to the island nation. The trip, which is scheduled May 19-June 1, will be the first study abroad trip approved by Dallas County Community College District to the once-isolated nation. Continue reading MVC to go to Cuba in May

Dan Rather speaks at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rather discusses his thoughts on patriotism to a full Performance Hall.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, we’re also a nation of fixers. We Americans know how to fix things, and we like to fix things,” journalist Dan Rather said. “We have looked at our land and people and said, time and again through the course of our history, ‘This is not good enough. We can do better.’”

The veteran journalist spoke to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty Feb. 13 about patriotism. Continue reading Dan Rather speaks at BHC

Bears’ offense takes down Lions

Kweisi Brown
Staff Writer

The Brookhaven College men’s basketball team snagged a 77-67 win on the road against Mountain View College Jan. 26.

“Toward the end of the game my heart was shaking,” Bears forward Christian Brown said. “This was a big win that we tried to get, and it took us a while to find our team identity. But we found ourselves and got the job done.”

Mountain View won the tipoff, but quickly turned the ball over. Then, Bears guard Thulyer Hardy went for a layup, but was fouled. He sank both free throws, and the Bears nailed another jump shot to take a 6-2 lead. Mountain View Lions guard Christopher Smith Jr. tossed up two shots to tie the game 6-6. Continue reading Bears’ offense takes down Lions

Liles secures Bears win

Photo by John C. Mcclanahan | Thuyler Hardy (#12) dribbles past Mountain View College’s defense in Room T206, known as the Bears’ Den, Jan. 23.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

The Brookhaven College men’s basketball team did battle and came out victorious against conference opponent North Lake College Blazers on Jan. 23 at home with a final score of 86-79. The win was the first for the Bears in inter-league play. Continue reading Liles secures Bears win

Civil discourse is vital to democracy

Morgan Hanson
Senior Staff Writer

I went to listen to David Hogg, an activist and student journalist, when he visited Brookhaven College Jan. 29.

Hogg entered public view when he was interviewed after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.

I was expecting to be demonized for supporting the Second Amendment. What I heard was an insightful, evocative speech, one that has reinvigorated my faith in the possibility of civil discourse. Continue reading Civil discourse is vital to democracy

CBS blocks, tackles pot commercial

 

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor

Most of the world has been ready for marijuana for decades, but the Super Bowl is not.

Today, more U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana than have not, according to Forbes. However, a 30-second marijuana advertisement proposed for Super Bowl LIII was rejected by CBS.

Rejection of the ad is a missed opportunity for the discussion of legalization. Continue reading CBS blocks, tackles pot commercial

Art class decorates Windmill Garden

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Photos by John C. McClanahan | “Urban Topiary,” a sculpture made from metal, scraps and ceramics stands in the Windmill Garden as part of a series of sculptures; an untitled piece fabricated from rusted drillings and a river rock sits in a Windmill Garden bed.

New decor graces the Windmill Garden. Last fall, Brookhaven College art students designed and installed five sculptures to visually enhance the campus’ Texas-native pollinator and plant sanctuary situated behind P5 parking lot. Continue reading Art class decorates Windmill Garden

Shooting survivor talks reform

Activist and March for Our Lives co-founder promotes civic engagement at Brookhaven College.

Photo by Susan Edgley | David Hogg, Parkland school shooting survivor, speaks to students, staff and faculty in the Performance Hall Jan. 29.

John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Crackling rounds from an AR-15 echoed through the halls of Marjory Stoneman High School on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida. Amidst a Valentine’s Day turned to panic, David Hogg, a 17-year-old senior at the time, waited helplessly as 17 of his friends, fellow students and teachers were killed by a lone teen gunman.

Unbeknownst to him, Hogg became a survivor in the largest mass school shooting in U.S. history, placing him in the media spotlight. Soon after witnessing the violence, Hogg and friends from Marjory Stoneman teamed up to found March for Our Lives. Continue reading Shooting survivor talks reform