The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for Women’s Volleyball

The Black Hawk College Women’s Volleyball team has had their ups and downs this season as they are working towards earning a trip to the National Junior College Volleyball Tournament in November. Continue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for Women’s Volleyball”

Figge Art Museum – More Than Meets the Eye

“Bringing art and people together. We enrich our community with the experience of art through education, collections, exhibitions, and preservation.” This is the Mission Statement of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. College students in the Quad Cities will be admitted free of charge during normal business hours. Simply take your Black Hawk ID card to get in. Continue reading “Figge Art Museum – More Than Meets the Eye”

Fall into wellness

The Student Wellness Club on the BHC campus is here to help promote wellness. They meet on the first Monday of each month at two p.m. on the second floor lobby in building 2. Everyone is welcome.

It was started in 2008 by an associate professor of biology, Dr. Xixuan Collins. “The purpose of the club is to improve the well-being of students,” Collins stated. “It promotes wellness, nutrition, being physically active, and relieving stress.” Continue reading “Fall into wellness”

East Coast Hockey League Expands by Seven

The East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) announced on Oct. 7 that seven new teams had been admitted to the league, following a meeting of the ECHL Board of Governors on Oct. 7.

The seven teams that were admitted to the ECHL were the seven remaining teams of the Central Hockey League (CHL), which included the Quad City Mallards. In total, the seven teams were the Brampton Beast, Allen Americans, Missouri Mavericks, Rapid City Rush, Wichita Thunder, and Tulsa Oilers. The Arizona Sundogs and Denver Cutthroats ceased operations on Aug. 20 after the St. Charles Chill also folded on May 2. Continue reading “East Coast Hockey League Expands by Seven”

Ebola: The what, when, and how

The Ebola virus began to spread throughout West Africa in March, infecting almost 6,000 people in Senegal, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

Ebola is a virus first discovered in 1976 in the Congo and Sudan, transmitted from infected animals such as bats, monkeys, or gorillas through blood or bodily fluid to humans. There have been several outbreaks since 1976, but none as large as the current one. The last outbreak occurred from late 2000 to early 2001 and infected 425 people in Central Africa. Continue reading “Ebola: The what, when, and how”

Hockey without ice

Dekhockey is the Quad-Cities’ first and only street hockey league in the area, and over the first three years of the league’s existence, it has become a local phenomenon for hockey players of all ages.

Dekhockey is owned and operated by Patrik Levesque, who played professional hockey for the Quad City Mallards from 2009 to 2010, and part of the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Levesque was first introduced to Dekhockey in his hometown of Trois-Rivieres, Canada, where he immediately fell in love with the sport. Continue reading “Hockey without ice”

BHC Hosts Colleges, Military

Sounds of excitement and young intriguing minds filled the hallways as you came up the stairs to the third floor of building 3. The gymnasium was filled with young students looking to make a career or education choice after their high school graduation. Representatives from many college and universities were the main feature at College Night, as well as the United States Military, which Black Hawk College hosted on Sept. 27. Continue reading “BHC Hosts Colleges, Military”

History Made in College Football

For those of you who love College Football, get ready for an interesting twist.

This season will showcase the first ever playoff in College Football history. The top four ranked teams in college football will battle it out in a four-team playoff format with the top two teams battling for the National Championship. There will still be a buffet of bowl games at the end of the season. Continue reading “History Made in College Football”