Abuse portrays bad picture

By Thao Nguyen
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo, Juan Betancourt, Eric Lopez, Stephanie Salas-Vega

Mary Schoals, a former Brookhaven College student, said she was in an abusive relationship when she was 18 years old. She grew up in a traditional Midwestern family where she was raised to not talk about her problems and try to pull herself up by her bootstraps. She later became a rebellious child until her stepmother tried to help her. Continue reading

Weight room acquires new machines, hours

By Kaniece Tell
Contributing Writer

Photo by Eriana Ruiz

The pumping of iron, thumping of a treadmill and rocking of a new  elliptical machine echoes through Brookhaven College’s weight room. Continue reading

Bears stamp out Blazers’ fire, 11-7

By Victoria Valdez
Sports Editor

Photo by Josh Drake | North Lake College pitcher Cory Regan (#11) pitches the ball to Brookhaven College batter C.J. Lovalvo (#33).

The Brookhaven College Bears baseball team won their 17th game, on a 15-game winning streak, after defeating the North Lake College Blazers 11-7 March 21.

“So far, we’ve been playing pretty well,” Brandon Rains, Brookhaven head baseball coach, said. “We’ve been pitching well. We’ve been playing lights out defense and our hitters have a non-selfish approach.” Continue reading

Four-year colleges aid transfer process

By Elena Walker
Arts & Culture/Social Media Editor

Photo Illustration by Eriana Ruiz

One of the biggest questions students have when transferring to a university is how to begin. However, most universities have a staff to help prospective students transfer to their schools. Continue reading

North Texans rally against gun violence

By Celeste Colon & John C. McClanahan
Contributing Writer & Copy Editor/Editorial Proofreader

Photo by Jacqueline Arredondo | Kate Collins, a senior at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, holds a white homemade sign at the March For Our Lives rally in downtown Dallas March 24.

Dallas-area students joined thousands of others across the nation to take a stance for gun control in the nationwide March For Our Lives rally. The student-led demonstration was a response to the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and staff were killed. Continue reading

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