Tragic Mass Shooting in Texas Devastates The Country

On November 5th in a quaint town called Sutherland Springs, TX, at least 26 churchgoers were killed in a mass shooting, leaving another 20 injured. The killer was Devin Kelley, a 26-year-old local and former member of the Air Force. Investigators are still searching Continue reading “Tragic Mass Shooting in Texas Devastates The Country”

Here’s Why You Should Check out “Cuphead” the Video Game

Cuphead is a fast-paced, boss-rush, completely hand-animated indie video game developed by StudioMDHR Entertainment. If none of what I just said is ringing any bells, all you need to know is that Cuphead is one of the most recent video games to be completely animated with just paper and pencil–and it’s magnificent.  Continue reading “Here’s Why You Should Check out “Cuphead” the Video Game”

A Blast From the Past: The Walking Dead S.8, E.2 Review

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not seen season eight, episode two of The Walking Dead yet, you may want to watch it before you read this.

The war continues! Last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, “The Damned” took a much different turn than episode one, which was more reflective and character focused. For (most) fans that are looking for this war to escalate a little and see some combat, episode two definitely should not have disappointed. Chock-full of battle scenes, hostage situations, and a brutal fistfight between Rick and an interesting Savior, this was a very militaristic episode, which it definitely needed to be after that slower paced first episode. Continue reading “A Blast From the Past: The Walking Dead S.8, E.2 Review”

Film History Lives Vibrantly at BHC

By Ray Castellano      

Black Hawk College’s best kept secret can be discovered in Building 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 310.

Tom Vaccaro is Black Hawk College’s lone instructor for TV 212, History of Motion Pictures.  Leading students through the cultural history of film, however, only slightly factors into how this man enriches Black Hawk College.  Continue reading “Film History Lives Vibrantly at BHC”

High Student Engagement at BHC- Fall Fest Reflections, Upcoming SGA Projects

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Students (from left corner, clockwise) Ashley Ramos, Devin Martel, Katrina Williams, and Sean Naylor paint pumpkins at Fall Fest.

During their last meeting on Wednesday, October 25, the Student Government Association discussed the overall outcomes of both the Social Services Fair and BHC Fall Fest. The Social Services Fair, held at the Black Hawk College Quad City Campus, was a great experience for both students and the organizations that attended.

Wendy Bock, of the BHC Counseling Services department, spoke to SGA and reported that the organizations that attended the Social Services Fair were especially grateful for the help they received from SGA students. According to Bock, the organizations said, “They were very outgoing and constantly asking, ‘Can I get you anything?’” Bock was also thankful for the students who helped with this major event. Continue reading “High Student Engagement at BHC- Fall Fest Reflections, Upcoming SGA Projects”

Highlights of Our Trip to the ICCJA’s Publications Workshop: EIU is the Place to Go for Aspiring Journalists

On Thursday and Friday of October 5 and 6, our journalism professor Marifaith Mueller took Ella Bouwens and I on a trip to the ICCJA conference at Eastern Illinois University. ICCJA stands for Illinois Community College Journalism Association–it gives students attending community colleges in Illinois a chance to visit and engage with professors at the best university for journalism in Illinois–EIU.  Continue reading “Highlights of Our Trip to the ICCJA’s Publications Workshop: EIU is the Place to Go for Aspiring Journalists”

Spark of Nostalgia, Explosion of Disorder- The Walking Dead S.8, Ep.1 Review

SPOILER ALERT:  If you have not seen season eight, episode one of The Walking Dead yet, you may want to watch it before you read this.

The Walking Dead has returned to the television screen after almost seven excruciating months of anticipation. Like any other fan of the hit zombie epic, I was pretty excited to watch  the first episode of season eight, which aired last Sunday night. This also happened to be the 100th episode of the show.

Okay, I admit, I was pumped. I watched all the bonus episodes and had a special meal prepared and everything. By seven-thirty, I was sitting on the couch wearing my Daryl Dixon hoodie, ready to go.  Continue reading “Spark of Nostalgia, Explosion of Disorder- The Walking Dead S.8, Ep.1 Review”