Hanging with an old friend – A night with James Taylor

James Taylor and his All Star Band played to a packed house at the iWireless Center on Thurs., Nov. 6, 2014. His timeless blues style of music resonated with fans both young and old. They shouted out, whistled, and sang along with favorites, and were delighted to hear new songs not yet available on recording. Continue reading “Hanging with an old friend – A night with James Taylor”

A time to give thanks, a time to give back

This is the time of year where many people look forward to the feast of Thanksgiving, the gathering of family, and the holiday sales that follow. Families are busy planning how best to cook their turkey, who will make the best cranberries, stuffing, or pumpkin pie, and where everyone should sit when they invade your home on Thanksgiving. But what about the families who can’t afford such a feast? Continue reading “A time to give thanks, a time to give back”

Falling into Ferguson at the symposium

This year’s fall symposium was a very informative and important forum where professors from Black Hawk College discussed the knowledge they have about certain news stories.

Sarah Morrison, who is a professor of sociology at Black Hawk College, gave a presentation on her understanding of what is happening in Ferguson. Michael Brown, who was 17 years old at the time of his death, was walking down a street with one of his friends when a police officer approached the young men. Continue reading “Falling into Ferguson at the symposium”

Womens perspective DekHockey

In the three years since QC DekHockey began, the sport has not only grown for men, but for women as well. The QC DekHockey has recently gone from one dek to two, and has added another division for men and another womens team.

“Construction as completed on August 14th, because we started the season the day after with the juniors. It took about three weeks to do the flipping over and construct both rinks again. It went quickly,” founder Pat Levesque told the Chieftain. Continue reading “Womens perspective DekHockey”

Mallards Begin Debut ECHL Season

The Mallards opened their first game in the ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) against the Rapid City Rush before a crowd of 5,274 people at the iWireless Center. The Mallards once again lost the first game of the season, falling 3-0 to Rapid City that night. Parker Milner faced 33 shots in his Mallards debut, while opposing netminder Danny Battochio faced 19 while recording a shutout. Continue reading “Mallards Begin Debut ECHL Season”

Braves on a mission

Have no fear, basketball fans, the wait is over as this year’s Black Hawk Braves Men’s Basketball season is finally upon us. Continue reading “Braves on a mission”

WIU student entrepreneur is nationally recognized for local achievement

Local 18 year-old Jasmine Babers is one of ten winners selected to win a USA Characters Unite Award. This is a regional award that is given to community members who do things to better their community such as promote greater tolerance, respect, and acceptance. Out of hundreds of nominees, only ten were chosen and among those ten, Jasmine was selected. Continue reading “WIU student entrepreneur is nationally recognized for local achievement”

Teachers ‘Get Down’ with Technology

Since technology is vastly growing in today’s society, it is important to incorporate technology in the classroom. More teachers are embracing tech savvy ways into their classrooms.

“It opens up many more options to reach learners,” says Dr. Traci Davis, who has been teaching Psychology for the past 12 years.

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