On the beat at the BHC Jazz Fest

The energy was alive amongst the musicians as they performed at the Jazz Festival at Black Hawk College on April 23rd.  The performance by the students displayed vitality in the art that was great to see.

However, as excited as they were, none of them could compare to the enthusiasm that was coming from the professor himself. Professor Crockett’s exuberance matched every one of the students and then some. With goofy jokes and the inability to keep still, he amped up the energy to an amazing level while keeping the mood light.

Among the performers was Marquis Hill, a guest and wonderful trumpet player. He is hailed as one the distinguished trumpet players of his generation. He added his own class and style to the performances.

At the end, the audience gave the musicians a standing ovation with everyone walking out smiling. The performance was fun and exciting for both the musicians and the audience.

From college application to day of graduation

Excitement is in the air with 546 students graduating from Black Hawk College this year, and both students and faculty are working hard to make it a great experience. Continue reading “From college application to day of graduation”

Location takes highest ranking

We are back to see how our school and teachers are doing on “Rate My Professor”, an online site on which students can go on to rate their college, and professors. Continue reading “Location takes highest ranking”

Chieftain reporters reporting for duty

Fresh ideas for the Chieftain are now flying around in the heads of its staff after coming back from the Illinois Community College Journalism Conference that took place on April 9th and 10th. While staying at the Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort in Utica, IL, the staff spread out to listen to reporters talk about their experiences on the job and learn ways to become better reporters. Continue reading “Chieftain reporters reporting for duty”

Community College may offer more than you think

Surprising as it may sound to some, there are many benefits in going to a community college that go beyond the lower sticker price. Some benefits even trump going to a four-year college for the whole four-years depending on the student’s situation. Continue reading “Community College may offer more than you think”

Transfer students: Organize, engage and build connections

Not many things about college are easy, and transferring from a community college to a four-year college should not be included in that list.

However, there are a few ways that can help to make the transition more smooth and clear, even if it may not be easy. Continue reading “Transfer students: Organize, engage and build connections”

Fighting or flowing? How to deal with spring fever

The weather is starting to warm up, the grass is becoming green again, and Easter Sunday has been celebrated. Whether the temperature agrees consistently or not, spring is here. Unfortunately, spring also brings along “the fever”causing a lack of motivation  to do anything school related or anything that you don’t want to do for that matter. Most of us do not have time for distractions, so here are some ways to fight off spring fever.
Continue reading “Fighting or flowing? How to deal with spring fever”