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Golden Eagles are National Champions!

The Rock Valley College women’s basketball team are National Champions! In an overtime championship game in Utica, New York, RVC beat the Roxbury Tigers 57-49 to claim the NJCAA Division III Women’s National Championship Title. This is RVC’s fourth National Championship in 6 seasons, and all titles have been won under Coach Misty Opat. Rock Valley College has been ranked #1 all season and they finished their season 33-2 with a 22-game win streak. The ladies last loss occurred almost 3 months ago on December 19, 2016.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2017!

Celebrate your Irish heritage, whether pure or fantasy, and dance a jig! Erin go Bragh! “Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a drink to his health! But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!”

RVC Student Attends 2017 Grammy Awards

As all of you know, the Grammy Awards just recently happened February 12th. One of Rock Valley College’s students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the red carpet event. Emily Sotakoun, current Valley Forge Social Media Editor, won a seat filler ticket to the Grammy Awards, and had much to say about her experience this past February. What is a seat filler you ask?  A seat filler is a person who fills the seats of any nominee or ticket holder who leave their seats for a few moments, so there will not be any empty seats in the crowd.

The Patriots: An Ode to Super Bowl LI and the offseason

The New England Patriots sealed their legacy with a thrilling 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, making this Super Bowl victory the 5th of the dynamic duo of coach Belichick and quarterback Brady have won together. The 2016-17 quest for the Lombardi Trophy began rocky and eventually smoothed out, but had many sport pundits wondering if they would even make the playoffs. The Patriots are a fine tuned machine that does not disappoint and they showed up ready to play in the first game. New England started the season with a 4 game suspension of starting quarterback Tom Brady. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed the suspension as the final act of the league’s infamous investigation of “Deflate-gate.” That left the Patriots in an awkward situation to start the season.

“Overwatch” praised as 2016 and 2017 game of the year

2016 and 2017 have raised the bar for big-name games. From multiplayer-based shooters like Titan Fall 2 to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, a strategy Role Playing Game (RPG), the standards have jumped to the highest level of quality. In everything from graphics to gameplay, we are undoubtedly living in a time of video gaming excellence. Perhaps the greatest of these recent releases is “Overwatch,” a gaming industry superpower, breaking records and winning countless awards for its fast-paced, pure fun gameplay. Hailing from Blizzard Entertainment, this game has won the titles of “Game of the Year,” “Best Multiplayer Game” and “Best Studio Direction,” as well as achieving the accolade of “Best ESports Game.”

ESports is a complicated way of saying “competitive gaming,” which is one of the fastest growing activities across the entire world.

SGA hosts an open forum with RVC president

Administrators, faculty and students gathered in the Atrium for an open forum with Dr. Doug Jensen on February 20. Rock Valley College’s Student Government Association began the event at 3 p.m. with an introduction from Student Trustee Nathanael Webber and current SGA President, Levi Sommerville. Sommerville participated as the moderator, posing questions to the RVC president. SGA posed the first question concerning how Jensen first became involved with RVC. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Jensen attended a community college himself and jumped at the chance to become the president of RVC years later. He believes that while Rockford is a challenged community, it is a city dedicated to change, which is exactly what attracted him to this new career opportunity.