Construction at Black Hawk College is Seen as both a Blessing and a Curse

On March 22nd, a ceremony detailing the construction work to be done for Building 1 at the Quad Cities Black Hawk College was conducted. At the ceremony, attendees learned about what renovations would be done to BHC. The construction plan costs $16 million and will include both a 9,000 square foot addition to the east side of Building 1 and an open courtyard connecting the addition to the existing building. Continue reading “Construction at Black Hawk College is Seen as both a Blessing and a Curse”

Black Hawk College’s Nursing Program a Proud ACEN Certification Recipient Since 1971

This spring of 2018, Black Hawk College’s nursing program received its most recent accreditation renewal from the ACEN national certification. The ACEN, which stands for Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, was founded in 1967. Black Hawk College’s nursing program has been a recipient of the national certification since 1971, marking a total of 47 wonderful years for the department. The nursing program’s renewal will last until 2023. Continue reading “Black Hawk College’s Nursing Program a Proud ACEN Certification Recipient Since 1971”

The Death of a Legend: Employees Share What They Believe Led to the Downfall of Toys ‘R’ Us

The downward spiral of the once legendary Toys ‘R’ Us company began at the heels of its $6.6 billion buyout in 2005. KKR and Bain Capital, private equity firms, have controlled all aspects of the store since the buyout. The climate for retail was already getting to be calamitous for a number of retail companies in the mid-2000’s. To make matters worse, the firms who bought out the store knew very little about properly managing a retail company, especially in the midst of such unforgiving times. Continue reading “The Death of a Legend: Employees Share What They Believe Led to the Downfall of Toys ‘R’ Us”

The Dude Abides: An Analytical Perspective of “The Big Lebowski” and its Popularity Over 20 Years

A trophy wife kidnapped, a trigger-happy Vietnam War veteran, a pompous millionaire, a seductive artist, and a pacifist stuck in the very center of them all. These incredibly odd elements ought to amount to something meaningful, right? In all actuality, The Big Lebowski is a movie that concludes very little and mostly revolves around the Dude’s nonchalant response, “The Dude abides,” to all of the madness that unfolds in his life. Continue reading “The Dude Abides: An Analytical Perspective of “The Big Lebowski” and its Popularity Over 20 Years”

Is the “Black Panther” Movie Really That Great?

When I discovered that Marvel would be making the Black Panther movie, I didn’t really think much of it. I’ve never been a superhero movie fan, nor have I ever been a superhero fan to begin with. I figured it would be just another one of “those” movies–like Man of Steel and Batman Vs. Superman; overhyped, disappointing heaps of letdown, brought to you by nostalgia and too many special effects. I did not plan on seeing the movie myself until I realized the severity of the hype surrounding it. Continue reading “Is the “Black Panther” Movie Really That Great?”

Sayonara, Old I-74 Bridge!

A new I-74 bridge connecting Moline, IL to Bettendorf, IA is being built. If you drive across the bridge to get to work or school, odds are you’ve seen the impressive barges on the Mississippi due for construction. Continue reading “Sayonara, Old I-74 Bridge!”

Racial Inclusivity Still Proves to be an Issue for Major Makeup Companies

Ladies, have any of you ever walked into a drug store searching for a decent foundation only to discover that your shade is unavailable? Surely legitimate makeup stores ought to have a wider selection, right? Well, that is sometimes the case–especially for women with lighter complexions, but women with darker skin are still often left in the dust. Well, perhaps independent makeup companies online have some answers. That’s what a number of excited customers were thinking before Tarte Cosmetics unveiled their new highly-anticipated “Shape Tape” foundation. Continue reading “Racial Inclusivity Still Proves to be an Issue for Major Makeup Companies”