“The Meaning of Fear”– Halloween Themed Event Coming Up at BHC QC Campus

Fall– a time for pumpkins, jumping in leaves, picking apples, eating apples, harvesting the crops, enjoying campfires, spending time with family and friends, and, yes, fall is the  time for Halloween. Halloween, for kids, usually translates as a time to dress up as our favorite characters and score a bunch of free candy.

Unfortunately, as adults, we usually (usually) no longer have that privilege. Instead, many adults entertain themselves by focusing on the scary aspects of Halloween, such as haunted houses and horror movies.  Continue reading ““The Meaning of Fear”– Halloween Themed Event Coming Up at BHC QC Campus”

Get Ready, Campers– Fall Fest is Almost Here! SGA Highlights

Some exciting events are coming up on campus! The Quad City Campus Student Government Association met last Wednesday, October 11 to discuss some of the activities that are in the works.

 

The SGA will be helping out with the Veteran Relief Boxes project, sponsored by the Military Students and Veterans Club (MSVC). For this project, bins will be set out and various items will be collected to send in boxes to troops serving overseas. They will be sending boxes to local troops this year, as the Iowa Army Reserves was deployed.  Continue reading “Get Ready, Campers– Fall Fest is Almost Here! SGA Highlights”

Highlights from the Event: Conversation On Movies

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Students discuss film at the first monthly Conversation Event for October in the Restaurant in Building 4, Hawk’s Nest.

The first Conversation Event for the month of October, sponsored by the Christian Conversation Club, included loads of interesting discussion about students’ favorite movies and why they appreciate them. One topic was whether the students attending prefered movies with a lot of action or movies that are more dramatic, with a heavy focus on character, or those with a little of each. In addition, there were some great conversations about how the films discussed (and films in general) make an impact on our lives.  Continue reading “Highlights from the Event: Conversation On Movies”

Calling All Movie Fans! Conversation Event at BHC QC Campus on October 11

Do you enjoy watching and discussing movies? Interested in how cinema affects us? All Black Hawk College students are invited to the October 11th Conversation Event On Movies, sponsored by the Christian Conversation Club of Black Hawk College.

“We plan to discuss many different viewpoints on movies, including genre, personal preferences regarding content and viewing, and cinema’s impact in our lives,” says CCC’s  Vice-President Ashley Hanson.  Continue reading “Calling All Movie Fans! Conversation Event at BHC QC Campus on October 11”

To Stand or Not to Stand: Thoughts on National Anthem Kneeling

For better or worse, one of the most discussed and debated topics across the country this past week has been the recent controversy over whether athletes should be taking a knee during the national anthem. The arguments over kneeling were ignited in 2016, when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to protest racism and police brutality by sitting during the anthem, later changing his strategy and taking a knee instead.

 

Players who take a knee are protesting racism toward colored people in the United States. SB Nation reports that Eric Reid, who protested alongside Kaepernick, wrote in The New York Times “We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture. I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.”  Continue reading “To Stand or Not to Stand: Thoughts on National Anthem Kneeling”

Irma Leaves Devastation In Its Wake

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Many buildings and streets in the Florida Keys have been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Photo found on Elite Daily.

Hurricane Irma, the monster storm that wrecked havoc in Florida and the Caribbean in August and September, left behind mountains of damage. According to The Weather Channel, “This is the first time on record two Category 4 landfalls occured in the continental United States in the same hurricane season, much less within 16 days.”

Lives and homes were lost, and now many people come together to rebuild and find hope. Continue reading “Irma Leaves Devastation In Its Wake”

Hurricane Irma Hits Close To Home

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Image found on NBC News website. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images.

Former Black Hawk College student and 15 year resident of the Quad Cities, Imon Ahmed, weathered out Hurricane Irma from Orlando. Additionally, Farida Chowdhury, who lives in Port St Lucie, took in her family, who were threatened by the brunt of the hurricane in Ft Lauderdale. Ahmed is the sister of current Black Hawk College Professor Ferdaus Ahmad, and Chowdhury is Professor Ahmad’s cousin. Continue reading “Hurricane Irma Hits Close To Home”