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Music faculty shares guitar wisdom

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Carlo Pezzimenti (left), Brookhaven College music adjunct faculty, and Leslie Enlow perform a song during a guitar recital April 9 at the Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman’s University.

By John C. McClanahan

Since 1979, Carlo Pezzimenti, a Brookhaven College charter music professor and world-class guitarist, has taught students the nuances of classical guitar and musicianship. Forty years after signing on at Brookhaven, Pezzimenti still sits with aspiring guitarists in a downstairs studio in D Building and teaches them to fine tune their playing techniques. Continue reading Music faculty shares guitar wisdom

NHL fighting shows bias

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

Former National Hockey League player and head coach Barry Melrose said the passion found in hockey fights is what makes the sport special, according to ESPN. However, that is not true.

The passion found in all professional sports is special. Fans of basketball and football could argue the coverage that surrounds those two sports creates a more universal passion that makes them different. Continue reading NHL fighting shows bias

What do I need to consider if I am planning on taking a summer class?

Brianne Sardoni

Brookhaven English professor

When May rolls around, most students are starting to exhale the stagnant air of the spring semester and starting to inhale the freedom that summer offers. The summer months of June, July and August usually mean no homework, reading, commutes to campus or struggles for a parking space. Continue reading What do I need to consider if I am planning on taking a summer class?

Research cannot prove weed causes psychosis

Photo illustration by Jubenal Aguilar | Marijuana opposers should stop spreading misinformation about the plant.

By Dr. Dank
Cannabis Columnist

As states continue to legalize cannabis across the country, the fight against the non-believers of the substance is at an all-time high. With their backs against the wall, opponents of cannabis in non-legal states, including Texas, are making efforts to protect their ignorant laws by flooding communities with misinformation hoping to continue to persuade voters that cannabis is evil. Continue reading Research cannot prove weed causes psychosis

Kratom could help curb opiate abuse

Photo illustration by John C. McClanahan | As the opiate epidemic continues to sweep through the U.S., some Americans are turning to kratom, a psychoactive plant often consumed in a powdered form, to combat opiate addiction.

By John C. McClanahan

Opiate abuse has ravaged the U.S. for decades. From 1999 to 2017, over 400,000 people died from an overdose involving an opiate, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and on average, 130 people die from an opiate overdose each day. Opiates are addictive and users often find quitting difficult. Continue reading Kratom could help curb opiate abuse

Green New Deal was careless

Illustration by Susan Edgley | Democrat lawmakers’ radical Green New Deal fails to pass through the House of Representatives.

Morgan Hanson
Senior Staff Writer 

Climate change is a threat that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency, but the Green New Deal is not the solution. Filed as H. Res. 109, the Green New Deal was an awful piece of legislation – a legal Trojan horse. It was radical, highly partisan and unrealistic. It’s not what the American people need.

We need a real, bipartisan Green New Deal. Continue reading Green New Deal was careless

Biology prof reflects on passion for teaching

Glenn Kasparian

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

Sunlight glistens through windows of empty offices in X Building as biology professor Glenn Kasparian enters after a busy day of teaching. Kasparian had a hand in X Building’s design in the mid-1980s. Natural light shines into the building’s classrooms and office windows, which were strategically placed. “I wanted every office to have a window,” he said. Kasparian has taught at Brookhaven College since its founding in 1978. Continue reading Biology prof reflects on passion for teaching

Cities count homeless

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Today, more students enroll in college without a safety net. Losing a job or going through financial or family emergency could put them on the streets.

By Stephanie Salas-Vega
Arts & Culture Editor

In January, according to a Point in Time count that included Farmers Branch, 43 Farmers Branch students were identified as being homeless. The finding prompted the Farmers Branch City Council to approve a contract with Metrocrest Services, a local service agency.

The contract, approved April 2, will help the identified families break the cycle of homelessness, according to a press release by the city. Services provided will include rental assistance, workforce development, financial literacy and educational opportunities. Continue reading Cities count homeless

Media experts to talk at BHC

By Josh Drake
Distribution Manager

North Texas journalists and photographers will return to Brookhaven College for the fifth annual True Stories to share their experiences in the field.

True Stories will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 in Room K234.

Professionals will map out their Texas-sized tales and photos from concept to publication in this interactive forum. Attendees will hear about the creative process that brings a project to life. Continue reading Media experts to talk at BHC