It’s Christmas-time in the Quad Cities!

The holidays are almost upon us, Thanksgiving having already passed and Christmas looming. Winter Break for the kids in our lives will be here soon, and the question of how to entertain them without handing them a videogame controller for the entire break I bugging us all. Well, look no further than The Chieftain to help you have fun during December. Continue reading “It’s Christmas-time in the Quad Cities!”

Music & art go hand in hand

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Several students at Black Hawk College, along with the Art teacher, Zaiga Minka Thorson, were chosen to work on a fundraiser project for the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra called “100 Years, 100 Cellos.” Continue reading “Music & art go hand in hand”

Where to Take Your Date on V-Day


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are many events going on in the Quad Cities on Saturday, February 14th to celebrate that occasion and others.

For the romantic on campus, there is a “Valentine Indoor Music and Moonlight Walk” at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Valentines Day. The event will take place at the Watch Tower Lodge at the Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, IL. You can stroll around outside on the lit trail or stay inside and enjoy the open fire, refreshments, music, and dancing. The event is free and open to couples, singles, and those with a family. For more information, you can go to the Black Hawk Park website and click on upcoming events. Continue reading “Where to Take Your Date on V-Day”

Mallards can’t capitalize on shots, lose to Wichita

The Mallards dropped the contest 4-2 against the Wichita Thunder on Jan. 28.

At 1:13 of the first period Danick Gauthier found twine behind Evan Mosher with help from Eric Meland. The score remained unchanged until 8:03 of the sandwich stanza, when Nikita Kashirsky scored, Kenton Miller and Dan Milan assisting.

Just over seven minutes later Todd Hosmer scored with help from Michael Trebish. At 16:46 Mike Monfredo and Trebish received roughing penalties, Monfredo getting a double minor. With five seconds left in the frame, Kirill Tulupov put the Thunder up 4-0, Meland and Miller assisting.

Parker Milner replaced Evan Mosher in net to start the third period. At 1:56 of the final frame, Paxton Leroux and Erick Lizon dropped the gloves. Joe Perry scored on the powerplay at 4:13, Jeff Lee assisting. Perry once again scored on the powerplay at 7:29, Lee and Logan Nelson getting points for that tally as well.

The three stars of the game were

  1. WIC – 28 Kenton Miller
  2. WIC – 21 Todd Hosmer
  3. QC – 17 Joe Perry

Mosher made 18 saves on 22 shots for Tim Boron’s 38 saves on 40 shots. Milner made 2 saves on 2 shots.

Following the Quad City Mallards v. Missouri Mavericks

The Mallards dropped their first contest back from the All-Star Break Jan. 24, losing 2-1 against the Missouri Mavericks.

The score remained knotted at zero until 39 seconds into the third period where Josh Brittain received help from Geoff Walker and Sebastien Thinel. In the final frame at 8:10, Jack Downing extended the lead to 2 off of assists from Lindsay Sparks and Jared Brown.

Joe Perry drew the Flock within one at 14:23 while five seconds remained in the power play. Logan Nelson assisted on Perry’s tally.

The three stars of the game were

  1. MO – 41 Jack Downing
  2. MO – 35 Mike Clemente
  3. MO – 13 Josh Brittain

Parker Milner made 29 saves on 31 shots for Mike Clemente’s 26 saves on 27 shots.

This was Bennett Schneider’s Mallards debut, as well as the first time Nicolas Rioux suited up for the Mallards since returning from his call-up to Iowa.

Pet Me, Then Adopt Me

The fluffy fat feline’s bright blue eyes looked me up and down through the glass door. He sat patiently at the door just waiting. The other cats are sleeping in their beds, paying no attention. Continue reading “Pet Me, Then Adopt Me”

BHC’s League of Social Scientists Host Event to Help the Homeless

Seven hundred homeless individuals will die from hypothermia this winter. This is why Black Hawk College’s social sciences club, “The League of Social Scientists,” chose to host an event to try and help those out on the street keep warm this winter, and have access to some small every-day necessities. Continue reading “BHC’s League of Social Scientists Host Event to Help the Homeless”

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”