Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019:By Stephanie Colmenero Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director Starting in spring 2019, all students will be required to have a college ID. Students, staff and faculty will be required to wear their ID badges in a visible location on Continue reading Mandatory student ID policy to begin spring 2019→
Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC:By Travis Baugh Editor-at-Large Teaching was always Stephanie Venza’s passion. When she was young, she says, women did not have many career choices, but she always loved education. “I always liked school, and always I thought I would like to Continue reading Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC→
Former BHC student opens local coffee shop:By Matthew Brown Copy Editor/Opinions Editor All of Native Coffee Co.’s tables were pushed into a back hallway for the coffee shop’s grand-opening ceremony. Half of the space was occupied by people seated attentively in rows around a musician singing Continue reading Former BHC student opens local coffee shop→
Read-In celebrates dreamers:By Mykel Hilliard Contributing Writer Students, staff and faculty stood in solidarity for dreamers and their respective dreams at Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In. The read-in, which was held Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall, was titled “Respect the Dreamer Continue reading Read-In celebrates dreamers→
By Jubenal Aguilar Editor-in-Chief
Angela left her home to avoid problems after a family friend made a move on her. She thought she would be blamed if anyone found out, and she did not want her mother to lose her place to live too.
So she started sleeping at friends’ places when she could and in her car when she could not. Continue reading Programs offer help→
While sitting in class discussing today’s plastic waste epidemic, I raised my hand to brag about how I never use single-use plastics only to look down to see my empty Chobani single-serve yogurt container and plastic spoon. That morning, I set a personal challenge to stop using single-use plastics for one week. Continue reading Student challenges to reduce plastic→
Adidas and Parley for the Oceans have been pulling plastic out of the ocean and converting trash into thread, literally.
About 8 million metric tons of plastics are dumped into the ocean in a single year, according to earthday.org. Every minute one garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. It is killing sea life and destroying ocean water. Continue reading Adidas turns threat into thread→
White light beamed across an empty classroom full of computers and maps. It was early in the morning at Brookhaven College, and a quiet, well-mannered man worked at his desk in his lab adjoining the classroom. Continue reading Jerry Bartz observes wildlife→
The Brookhaven College Green Team Coalition made nine e-waste bins in an effort to raise awareness for e-recycling on campus. Used items such as handheld calculators, smartphones, chargers, pagers, power strips and USB cables, are some of the electronics that can be dropped in the bins across campus. Bins are found in A, D, L, M, P, S, X and W buildings.Continue reading Electronics are waste→
The planet is increasingly shrouded by space debris. Remnants of past space missions orbit Earth at about 17,000 miles an hour, according to nasa.gov. At these speeds, something as small as a paint chip can cause significant damage, Chaz Hafey, a Brookhaven College astronomy and physics lab coordinator, said. Continue reading Earth’s orbit is littered with junk→
By Thao Nguyen and
Matthew Brown Web Editor and Opinions Editor
Solid waste pollution has been a global issue for decades, and research shows that it is only getting worse as the years go by. In many parts of the U.S. and elsewhere in the world, recycling is helping to fix the problem, but most of Texas still treats this necessity like a luxury. Recycling should be not only free and accessible to everyone, but also actively incentivized.Continue reading Texas lacks incentive to recycle→
Twelve water filling stations around Brookhaven College have helped students, staff and faculty keep over 233,000 single-use plastic water bottles out of landfills since the first station was installed.