In the Hawk’s Nest w/Chloe

What is Valentine’s Day to you? Is it the best time to show your romantic side? Is it over commercialized garbage, or just another day of the year? Continue reading “In the Hawk’s Nest w/Chloe”

Hallmark has a touch of Disney

valentine_5469cThe well-known fact about Valentine’s Day is that it is a Hallmark Holiday; however, like Disney and his fairy tales, Hallmark did not just pull the holiday out of nowhere. Disney is known for taking an old idea and making it into a new one. Continue reading “Hallmark has a touch of Disney”

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”

Is Valentine’s Day a Big Deal?

Like many other holidays, Valentine’s Day is over commercialized. There are advertisements for flowers, teddy bears, and chocolates everywhere starting immediately in the new year. Continue reading “Is Valentine’s Day a Big Deal?”