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

Volunteers swap tacos for pledges

Photo by Jacob Vaughn| Volunteers with HeadCount, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, gives tacos to students, staff and faculty in S Building Oct. 30 in exchange for their pledges to vote during the midterm election.

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief/Music Editor

The smell of pork, chicken and shrimp tacos wafted throughout the S Building lobby as students, staff and faculty walked through Brookhaven College’s Student Services building. A table was set up with all the makings of a south-of-the-border snack Oct. 30. Brookhaveans were invited to prepare themselves a taco to their liking and pledge to vote. Continue reading Volunteers swap tacos for pledges

Photo by Jacob Vaughn| José Ralat stands in the back of El Come Taco, a Dallas Taquiera.

By Stephanie Colmenero
Managing Editor/Web & Social Media Director

Sizzling meat lightly rang throughout El Come Taco, a Dallas taqueria, as José Ralat arrived in an Uber. He stumbled over his words, speaking with a stammer as he greeted the owner. He has a speech impediment, and does not drive because of his epilepsy, which he was diagnosed with as a child. But that has not stopped him from traveling the U.S. for the last eight years in search of the best taco. Continue reading

Pianist jazzes up BHC recital hall

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Award-winning pianist Hee Sun Yun performs at Brookhaven College in the Recital Hall during The Music Department Piano Festival, Oct. 17.

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief/
Music Editor

The Recital Hall at Brookhaven College was packed. Octavio Gutierrez, music department chair, rushed to get more seats in the room as people continued to pile in for the third performance of The Music Department Piano Festival, Oct. 17. Continue reading Pianist jazzes up BHC recital hall

Genitals do not define gender

By John C. McClanahan
Editorial Proofreader

Supporters of transgender rights recently hatched the #WontBeErased movement in response to the federal government’s threat to redefine millions of American identities. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering defining gender simply by the genitalia a person was born with rather than how they choose to identify, according to The New York Times. Continue reading Genitals do not define gender

Stop blacklisting poor decisions

Photo illustration by Eriana Ruiz |

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Desk Chief/
Music Editor

Nowadays, it seems people are being called out left and right for offensive things they’ve said or done in the past or present.

TV shows have been canceled. Jobs have been lost. Reputations have been destroyed.

There should be some path toward redemption for these people. After all, it could happen to anyone. Continue reading Stop blacklisting poor decisions

Texas Rep issues BHC resolution

Photo by Josh Drake | Texas House Rep. Matt Rinaldi (left) and Brookhaven College President Thom Chesney pose for a photo Oct. 24 after Rinaldi presented a resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of the college.

By Malen Blackmon
Sports Editor

Texas State Rep. Matt Rinaldi visited Brookhaven College to present a resolution commemorating the campus’s 40th anniversary. He presented the resolution, which was passed in the Texas House of Representatives, during the Brookhaven Student Government Association’s general meeting Oct. 24. Continue reading Texas Rep issues BHC resolution

Cops brew up safety tips

By Thao Nguyen
Opinions Editor

Students, staff and faculty met with Dallas County Community College District Police Department officers at Brookhaven College to learn how they keep the campus safe. Over a cup of coffee, attendees learned about drinking and driving as well as how to stay safe during the holiday season. The event, Coffee With a Cop, was held in the S Building lobby Oct.15 and Oct.17. Continue reading Cops brew up safety tips

Speech professor stresses inclusivity in classroom

Elizabeth Whatley

By Leah Cook
Arts and Culture Editor

Elizabeth Whatley is a top-rated professor at Brookhaven College, according to She has a unique and diverse approach to teaching that reflects her extraordinary background. As a baby, Whatley was adopted by a foster-care family with 45 brothers and sisters of different races, nationalities and ethnicities. Continue reading Speech professor stresses inclusivity in classroom

Photographer shares presidential snapshots

Photo by Josh Drake | Photographer Phil Huber talks to students, staff and faculty about his career photographing former U.S. presidents Oct. 9 in Q Building.

By Adam Bourenane
Contributing Writer

George H.W. Bush watching baseball, bombs in Beirut and Brazilian beaches do not easily relate, except on Phil Huber’s résumé. With 40 years of photojournalism under his belt, he has captured every U.S. president from Lyndon B. Johnson to George W. Bush, according to D Magazine. Huber, a Brookhaven College adjunct faculty and professional photographer, spoke to students about gaining access to unique photo opportunities with the likes of George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot, during his talk Politics and Photojournalism Oct. 9.

Huber’s political photos are on display on the library’s second and third floors through October. Huber’s subjects include Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Continue reading Photographer shares presidential snapshots