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Escaping Laser Quest

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:54 AM by Elizabeth Wood

Last year, my older sister and brother-in-law took a trip to Minnesota. While they were there, they mentioned that they were going to be doing an "escape room." Awesome!....what is an escape room?? Apparently you're put into a room with a group of people and you have to search the room to find clues and crack codes in order to escape the room. If you can do it during a certain amount of time, you win! If you don't you lose. 

A mentor of mine once told me the best ways to learn in life are by reading and talking to people. I read as much as I can, but when it comes to social understanding I find the latter is more rewarding. Going different places and speaking to people from different backgrounds gives you a genuine perspective on the true mindset of your community. Community is a word we all use and interpret differently.

Fun at the Festivals

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:25 AM by Elizabeth Wood

I've had my fair share of swimming pools, frozen beverages and layers of sunscreen this summer already, but there's one thing in summer that I haven't enjoyed yet: a good old Midwestern festival. Lucky for us here in Rockford, August is FULL of festivals each weekend! These events have pulled out all the stops. There are carnival rides, deep fried food, games with prizes and of course, live music. Here is a rundown of festivals during the month of August here in the Rockford region. Have fun!!

Robots are taking over Rockford!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:07 PM by Lauren Sergent

Robots are taking over Rockford this weekend! The Rockford region is a mecca for sporting events of all kinds - including competitive robotics. 32 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams from Illinois and Wisconsin will be competing in the 4th Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC) this Saturday, July 30 at Rock Valley College.