History adjunct earns awards

By Morgan Hanson
Opinions Editor

Photo by Eriana Ruiz | Betty Mehling, history adjunct faculty, lectures to students during a history tutoring session.

Even before she was a teacher, Betty Mehling, a Brookhaven College history adjunct faculty, was teaching. “I would study out loud, I would pretend like I was teaching, and I’d be talking to an empty room,” Mehling said. “I was teaching it, and if I couldn’t explain what I’d just studied, then I knew I didn’t know it.” Continue reading

Media experts share stories

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Danny Gallagher, freelance writer; Paige Skinner, arts and music editor; and Rachel Williams, social media editor, give advice on pitching stories and what it takes to be a successful freelance journalist during True Stories April 6.

“Do you read, write, think?” Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, tweeted, promoting the fourth annual True Stories. Held April 6 in Room K234, the event featured writers, editors and photographers from Dallas-area publications including The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Observer and Central Track. Continue reading

DCCCD maps paths to success

The new Guided Pathways will help students plan their education and stay on track to graduate, transfer, or work.

By Jubenal Aguilar & Victoria Valdez
Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar

The Dallas County Community College District launched Guided Pathways to Success, a tool to help students select the most appropriate courses for their degree plan or career. Continue reading

City gas pipes corrode

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

In the U.S., gas leaks have destroyed property, hurt or killed someone about every other day between 2004 and 2014, according to USA Today. On average, 17 people die in the U.S. because of leaks and explosions caused by natural-gas pipelines each year, according to The Atlantic. Continue reading

Green Team Coalition hosts annual Earth Day

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photo by Susan Edgley | Handprints on display during Earth Day Fest April 3 in the Green Pledge promises students, staff and faculty make to live more sustainably.

Brookhaven College’s Green Team Coalition hosted the ninth annual Earth Day Fest on campus to celebrate the environmental movement around the world. A recyclables fashion show and paper shredding were among the new activities added to the traditional environmental-friendly pledges and giveaways expected at the festival. Continue reading

Clothes cause colossal ruin

The global fashion industry produces waste, taints ecosystems and destroys human lives with no end in sight.

By Monica Mitrovic
Copy Desk Chief

Photo Illustration by Jacqueline Arredondo

The fashion industry is the world’s second-most polluting industry, behind oil, according to The Guardian. Over 12 million tons of textile waste are disposed of by Americans annually. Continue reading

Club interests find home at Brookhaven

By Kweisi Brown
Contributing Writer

Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

Brookhaven College students can enrich their education experience and acquire leadership skills in any of the 32 clubs and organizations. Students who join a club tend to succeed in their studies and educational goals, according to the Brookhaven website.  Continue reading

BHC panel discusses media

By Olivia Rodriguez
Contributing Writer

With new technology developing every day and easy access to information, anyone with a smart phone or tablet can be a first-hand reporter. Continue reading

Former student takes UAV flight

By Jacob Vaughn
Copy Editor/Fact Checker

Photo by Jacob Vaughn | Seth Bullis, a former Brookhaven College student, holds a 3-D printed drone he created.

Seth Bullis, a former Brookhaven College student, can be found in one of two places, behind a computer screen analyzing data or observing a 3-D printer construct new parts for a custom drone. However, he was not always this tech savvy.  Continue reading

Black women iconically shape society

By Ravyn Adams
Contributing Writer

Mixed Media Illustration by Monica Mitrovic & Jacqueline Arredondo.

We owe black women a huge pat on the back, and more than a few thank yous for how they’ve shaped our society. Too many accomplishments and breakthroughs have gone underappreciated. They are often unacknowledged as  influencers and brand ambassadors.  Continue reading