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”

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”