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  • At Soapbox Sisters, one of the events for this year's Women's History Month, students will perform speeches and poems by women.
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Marlyn Argueta, left, a former AACC soccer player, is a soccer coach at South River High School.
Riverhawks alum now coaches high school

When Marlyn Argueta played forward for the Riverhawks soccer team from 2008 to 2010, his teammates constantly told him he should be a coach some day. Now he is. Argueta, who graduated from AACC and went on to earn a degree in Business Administration  from the University of Maryland,...

Students on AACC’s campus wear merchandise to show support for their favorite sports teams.
Students wear merch for fav sports teams

Now that the weather is warming up and jackets are coming off, more students are showing support for Maryland teams by wearing Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles jerseys and caps to classes. Kyle Schechter, a first-year electronics engineering technology student, said he wears...

Men’s basketball forward Kris Peet, right, was one of four Riverhawks to make the All-Region team this semester.
4 basketball players make regional team

The National Junior College Athletic Association dubbed four AACC basketball players All-Region for their performances this season. Two women’s players, Ayannah Gorham and Bianca Garin, and two men’s players, Kris Peet and Jeremiah Stroman, are part of the All-Region 20 team. Gorham...

Amaranth, AACC’s student journal for the arts, will release its 49th edition in May.
Student literary mag releases 49th edition

The 49th edition of AACC’s student-run journal of the arts, Amaranth, will be released on May 9. This year, the editors chose 57 unique pieces from more than 200 submissions, according to Managing Editor Zoë Sharp. “We’ve even accepted a musical composition piece, which is...

First-year grahic design student Lilika Farrell says her personal style has evolved over time.
Students dress up in personalized styles

The personal style of the most stylish AACC students is just that—personal. In fact, those who dress up for class say they don’t pay much attention to the fashion trends on social media. They like what they like and they dress accordingly. Second-year media production student...

English professor Steve Canaday speaks about banned books in an open forum on Wednesday.
Profs, students talk book banning ethics

A panel of professors hosted an open forum in April for more than 100 students and faculty to debate book banning in schools. At Meeting of the Minds, the audience of students and faculty discussed book banning through lenses such as censorship, child development and whether it’s...

Six members of the Maryland justice system visit AACC to discuss the use of AI in the courtroom at a Legal Studies Institute panel.
Legal professionals discuss AI in court

When attorneys use artificial intelligence to write legal documents, they can wind up introducing evidence in court cases that is not true—sometimes deliberately and sometimes accidentally. Six members of the Maryland justice system in April agreed that the negative consequences...

The Office of Student Engagement hosts an event for students to learn how to become election judges.
Event series focuses on civic engagement

The Office of Student Engagement invited three political actors across three events in March and April to encourage civic engagement and promote voting at AACC. As part of the Voter Education Lunch & Learn Series, State Administrator of Elections Jared DeMarinis spoke about becoming...

AACC psychology professor Jarred Jenkins found that chipmunks appreciate food more if they’ve worked hard for it—just like humans.
Professor researches chipmunk psychology

Have you ever noticed that you feel most proud of yourself when you achieve something that you worked really hard for? Chipmunks feel the same way. That’s what an AACC psychology professor found while studying the link between the food storage habits of chipmunks and the work...

The Hawk’s Nest Grill & Deli sells pastries, like frosted chocolate cupcakes, made by culinary students.
Dining hall adds new baked pastry option

The Hawk’s Nest Grill & Deli started selling baked treats in April, like chocolate cupcakes and caramel popcorn, created by culinary students. Melissa Hawkins, a hospitality, culinary arts and tourism instructional specialist, said the students are baking different kinds of...

Some students express themselves by putting stickers on their laptops and water bottles.
Stickers popular with students on campus

Take a walk around campus and you will see two common student essentials: water bottles and laptops. Students decorate their personal items with stickers, allowing them to showcase their personalities and interests. Students paste stickers on their belongings for lots of reasons. “My...

English professor Rob Hurd will teach a class on singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, right, this fall.
English prof. tries to run Bob Dylan class

An English professor will teach a course this fall focused on interpreting singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s lyrics as literature. Students in the special topics class English 290 will analyze Dylan’s lyrics, his music and his cultural impact, according to professor Rob Hurd. “Bob...

20% of students engage in extracurricular campus activities, a student survey shows.
Phys. student studies extracurricular stats

Twenty percent of students do not engage in extracurricular activities, according to a physics student’s survey. Matt Bacho, a first-year physics student, surveyed 50 students to gather data on student engagement in campus clubs, student organizations and work-study programs for...

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