Gas leak displaces student

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Wendy Acosta

“I was wearing the same jeans and shirt for an entire week,” Wendy Acosta, a Brookhaven College student, said. Acosta and her family were forcefully evacuated from their house Feb. 24, without being given a date to return. Atmos Energy workers took over thousands of Northwest Dallas homes to fix gas pipelines in the area. Continue reading

Courier smashes record

Student journalists break previous year’s awards count.

By Josh Drake
Distribution Manager

For the fourth year in a row, editors and staff members of The Brookhaven Courier broke their awards record at the annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association convention. Staff earned a total of 66 awards for on-site and canned, or previously published content, contests in newspaper, literary magazine, photography and multimedia projects during the convention in downtown Dallas March 22-24. Continue reading

Brookhaven offers free HIV testing

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer

At the end of 2016, approximately 36.7 million people worldwide were living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, according to hiv.gov. About 1.8 million people became infected worldwide that year with 5,000 new infections per day. Continue reading

Theatre tackles controversial play

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Lexi Salmon delivers a monologue about a woman who named her vagina during Theatre Brookhaven’s “The Vagina Monologues” while Suha Kim and Chloe Stout listen in the background.

Staged in a women’s museum, 11 female cast members took audiences through an exploratory journey of female sexuality in a series of dialogues focusing on a subject long considered taboo – the vagina.  Rape culture, birth, identity, self-discovery and sexuality were some of the topics dialogued by the cast in Theatre Brookhaven’s production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues.” Continue reading

Sexologist touches on sexuality

Brookhaven College’s Office of Student Life invites a human sexuality professor to speak on campus on consent.

By John C. McClanahan
Copy Editor/Editoral Proofreader

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Justine Shuey, a certified sexologist and human sexuality professor, speaks to students, staff and faculty about sex at Brookhaven College March 8.

A New Jersey sexologist used sexual humor to inform Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty about sex topics. Justine Shuey, a board certified sexologist and human sexuality professor, discussed fact-based information regarding sex March 8 in Room B240 during a standing room only lecture. Continue reading

Campus Ministry explores outreach

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer 

The Campus Ministry is a club at Brookhaven College in which students can talk about Christianity and the Bible. The club meets from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday in Room S220. Continue reading

Soft Skills workshop offers workplace advice

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

Photo by Josh Drake | Adam Clawson, program services coordinator for the Career Development Center, speaks at a Soft Skills workshop about workplace relationships March 5.

The Brookhaven College Career Development Center hosts events where students, staff and faculty can learn about the soft skills employers look for in the workplace. Continue reading

Second Amendment rights provide gun control solution

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

The answer to America’s gun violence problem could not be more obvious. It’s spelled out explicitly in the text of the Second Amendment. To enact common-sense gun control in the U.S., state militias should be reinstated and strengthened. Continue reading

Mass shooters strive for attention

By Barbara De La Hoya
Contributing Writer

Information is so easily accessible there is truly no such thing as bad publicity. So when the media mentions killers, viewers will not only become familiar with their names, but with their whole backstory. Instead of ignoring the rallying cries of those affected, the media needs to end the primetime slots they give mass shooters. Continue reading

OSL serves students a taste of soul food

By Natalie Davila
Staff Writer

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Small servings of corn casserole and a bean and rice dish wait to be devoured by Brookhaveans at “Taste of Soul” Feb. 28.

The Office of Student Life brought a taste of soul and culture to Brookhaven College to celebrate the last day of Black History Month. Continue reading