Faculty to host Public Star Party

By Mira Scott
Contributing Writer

Brookhaven College has hosted stargazing events for students under the supervision of astronomy faculty and observing assistants since the early 1990s. These stargazing events occur every spring and fall semester, at varying times for different astronomical events. Continue reading

Teddy bear drive assists children

By Forrest Haynes 
Staff Photographer 

Photo by Forrest Haynes
From left: Jesus Guzman, Brookhaven College police officer; Cpl. Bryan Shaw; Cpl. Antonio Alcala; Sgt. Jason Brown; Ron Sylvan, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers; Cpl. Vikki Ethington; Lt. Napoleon Hill; Cpt. Gabriel Galvez; and Eric Cruz, a student, pose for a photo opportunity March 8 for the teddy bears donated to MADD.

Approximately 100 teddy bears were collected as part of Brookhaven College’s first Bear-to-Bear Campaign. Continue reading

Bears smother Blazers’ game 10-1

By John McClanahan 
Editorial Proofreader

Photos by Willie R. Cole
Hunter Hammonds (#7) bunts the ball during Brookhaven’s home game March 3.

The Brookhaven College men’s baseball team extinguished the North Lake Blazers 10-1 March 3 during a home game. The Bears took the second game in a three-game series with explosive at-bats and dominant pitching. Continue reading

Activity Board hosts intramural sports

By Marilyn Velazquez 
Staff Writer 

Photo by Willie R. Cole
Viridiana Ramirez, a Brookhaven College student, kicks the ball during CAB’s intramural event March 9.

Student Lauren Garcia kicked the ball hard enough to hear the red rubber of the ball echo throughout the softball field. The ball soared high toward the outfield, while two players on defense ran from opposite directions to catch it. Without realizing where they were going, both players crashed into one another, letting the ball drop behind them. Garcia made it safely to first base. Continue reading

Healthy grocery shopping tips

By Shamsa Rehman 
Contributing Writer 


The perimeter of the grocery store is where most of the healthy items, such as vegetables, meats, proteins and vitamins are found. These items help in reducing or maintaining weight. An individual’s plate should consist of five portions; vegetables, grains, dairy products, fruits, meat and beans, to stay healthy. Continue reading

Sugar consumption may lead to addiction

By Lauren Keuning
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz
Three cupcakes (75 grams) have a total 35 grams of sugar. Editor’s note: Each sugar cube equals 4 grams.

Sugar has always had a bad reputation in the nutritional world, but new findings on the correlation between sugar and addiction have brought controversy to the table. Continue reading

BHC offers ways to stay fit

By Junyoung Kim
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Lauren Keuning

Brookhaven College offers a variety of options for students to stay healthy through sports and other health services. Many of these free options would require monthly memberships off campus. Continue reading

Trump’s reign not end of world

Stephon Smith
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Although he ran under the promise to make America great again, there have been tons of backlash and protests from around the country since President Donald Trump took office Jan. 20. Continue reading

Technology aids cheating

Evan Henry
Contributing Writer

Photo Illustration by Jubenal Aguilar

In a generation that sees young people carrying the knowledge of the universe in their pockets via smartphones and tablets, it’s no wonder some college students who take online classes look to the internet to find answers to their coursework. Continue reading

Profs discuss internet cheating

Brookhaven College professors voice their concerns on academic dishonesty.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Editor

Photo Illustration by Diamond Victoria

Despite preventive measures taken by faculty and staff, students still find ways to cheat in their online courses and in the classroom. Kessler International, an organization that offers a wide range of investigative and forensic services, surveyed 300 college students and determined nine in 10 cheated, according to campustechnology.com. Just as technology has advanced, so have the methods of cheating. Continue reading