Chinese New Year

The 15 day Chinese New Year celebration kicked off around the world on Friday, January 31. The first new moon ends the year of the Snake and welcomes 2014 as the year of the Horse. The Black Hawk Student Life Office and International Student Association took part in this centuries old tradition on Friday in the Hawk’s Nest.

Students could participate in a variety of different Continue reading “Chinese New Year”

Revitalizing Rock Island, One Happy Customer at a Time

Black Hawk Student Enjoys Startup Success at ‘Good Karma’

Lindsay O’Brien knows a thing or two about time management. Part-time Black Hawk College student by morning, full-time storeowner of Good Karma Shirt Co. by day, the 21-year-old Moline native makes a beeline for her small business at the corner of 2 Avenue and 17 Street in downtown Rock Island as soon as class gets over for the day.

“Every day, I have my book bag and all of my homework Continue reading “Revitalizing Rock Island, One Happy Customer at a Time”

Art-Space: Steve Banks “Ill-Suited for the Pleasantries”

On display in Bldg. 4, this month’s Art-Space exhibit, “Ill-Suited for the Pleasantries,” features recent works from Black Hawk art instructor and local artist, Steve Banks.

On display in Bldg. 4, this month’s Art-Space exhibit, “Ill-Suited for the Pleasantries,” features recent works from Black Hawk art instructor and local artist, Steve Banks.

The exhibit, which features several pieces created by Prof. Banks (at least one of which he started working on as far back as 2000), had its opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 30 and will be on display until Feb. 7.

“I call them painted constructions,” said Prof. Banks in a recent interview when asked to describe the style of his works, which fall under the “mixed-media” category, adding that Continue reading “Art-Space: Steve Banks “Ill-Suited for the Pleasantries””