Final Exams Survival Guide: 10 Simple Tips

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BHC students Gabby Kerner and Cassie Wales study in the Black Hawk College library (QC Campus).

Finals week is closing in on us quickly. Needless to say, preparing for final exams can be stressful for college students. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make sure this semester’s exams are much less anxiety-provoking. Following one or all of these tips may just help you ace that challenging test.

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Giving Thanks, Finding Hope

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Image found on Explore Georgia.

Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all the blessings that have been given to us throughout the year. It is a beautiful holiday because it fosters the humility and gratitude that all of us fortunate people need to have.

We are grateful to have the chance to get a college education. We are grateful for those people who believed in us when others did not, and maybe when we did not believe in ourselves either. We are grateful for family and friends, food, water and clothing. We wake up in the morning and are ultimately grateful to be alive.

However, this particular Thanksgiving is special.

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The Senate Strikes Back: The Battle Over Taxes

As college students, we may not be especially interested in our taxes yet. However, if we plan on getting a promotion or scoring a higher paying job after we graduate, this is definitely an issue that is going to affect our pocketbooks. Tax reform, especially these proposed bills, impacts Americans of all incomes, from $0 on up.  

Taxes, although necessary for our government to run effectively, are something nobody enjoys paying. No matter their employment or economic status, most all Americans want their taxes reduced. Continue reading “The Senate Strikes Back: The Battle Over Taxes”

Friends or Foes: Battles Within: The Walking Dead S.8, E.3 Review

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not seen season eight, episode three of The Walking Dead yet, you may want to watch it before you read this.

If the line between right and wrong was blurry for Rick’s group before, last Sunday’s episode, “Monsters”, just about made it invisible for them. There were a lot of heavy decisions for Rick and the other groups, and their morality was constantly being called into question. Continue reading “Friends or Foes: Battles Within: The Walking Dead S.8, E.3 Review”

A Blast From the Past: The Walking Dead S.8, E.2 Review

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not seen season eight, episode two of The Walking Dead yet, you may want to watch it before you read this.

The war continues! Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, “The Damned” took a much different turn than episode one, which was more reflective and character focused. For (most) fans that are looking for this war to escalate a little and see some combat, episode two definitely should not have disappointed. Chock-full of battle scenes, hostage situations, and a brutal fistfight between Rick and an interesting Savior, this was a very militaristic episode, which it definitely needed to be after that slower paced first episode. Continue reading “A Blast From the Past: The Walking Dead S.8, E.2 Review”

High Student Engagement at BHC- Fall Fest Reflections, Upcoming SGA Projects

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Students (from left corner, clockwise) Ashley Ramos, Devin Martel, Katrina Williams, and Sean Naylor paint pumpkins at Fall Fest.

During their last meeting on Wednesday, October 25, the Student Government Association discussed the overall outcomes of both the Social Services Fair and BHC Fall Fest. The Social Services Fair, held at the Black Hawk College Quad City Campus, was a great experience for both students and the organizations that attended.

Wendy Bock, of the BHC Counseling Services department, spoke to SGA and reported that the organizations that attended the Social Services Fair were especially grateful for the help they received from SGA students. According to Bock, the organizations said, “They were very outgoing and constantly asking, ‘Can I get you anything?’” Bock was also thankful for the students who helped with this major event. Continue reading “High Student Engagement at BHC- Fall Fest Reflections, Upcoming SGA Projects”

Spark of Nostalgia, Explosion of Disorder- The Walking Dead S.8, Ep.1 Review

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not seen season eight, episode one of The Walking Dead yet, you may want to watch it before you read this.

The Walking Dead has returned to the television screen after almost seven excruciating months of anticipation. Like any other fan of the hit zombie epic, I was pretty excited to watch  the first episode of season eight, which aired last Sunday night. This also happened to be the 100th episode of the show.

Okay, I admit, I was pumped. I watched all the bonus episodes and had a special meal prepared and everything. By seven-thirty, I was sitting on the couch wearing my Daryl Dixon hoodie, ready to go.  Continue reading “Spark of Nostalgia, Explosion of Disorder- The Walking Dead S.8, Ep.1 Review”