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10 tips to avoid copying work

10 tips to avoid copying work

Campus Current Staff
May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

If you give yourself plenty of time to write a paper, you’re less likely to cheat on it. If you understand the instructions and follow them to the letter, you’re less likely to cheat. If you take care to cite every source; you’re less likely to cheat—even when you don’t mean to. That’s...

Current Perspective: Consequence follows action

Current Perspective: Consequence follows action

Kevin Pollock, Guest Columnist
May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

The story of when I cheated involves a rather unfair experience for me, because the consequences far outweighed the actions. At a university in Maine, some classmates and I were assigned to do a group project. We split up the paper into sections, one for each member. I trusted the people I was working...

Current Perspective: ‘I’ve heard it all before’

May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

In my five years as a professor at AACC, I’ve heard lots of excuses for plagiarism. Here are some of them, along with my reactions. I waited too long to start the essay. (Agreed!) I didn’t have time. (You did, but…) No one told me not to. (First, yes I did. Second, why would this be OK?) They...

Current Perspective: Education is not a race

Current Perspective: Education is not a race

David Kirchner, Guest Columnist
May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

I am going to graduate this month—after attending AACC for four years. I’ve been here so long because I believe it’s important to take your time with college and figure out what you want to do and accomplish in life. When I got out of high school, I knew I wanted to have a career that involved...

Life after commencement will have risks; do not be hesitant

Campus Current Staff
May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

You’re walking up the aisle to take your seat with many others around you. You hear your family from a distance cheering for you as if you have just won a marathon. You stand and walk across the stage. Just like that, you have graduated from community college. Commencement is right around the...

Campus Current encourages everyone to limit phone use

Campus Current encourages everyone to limit phone use

March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Picture this scene. You’re walking outside underneath a beautiful, eve- ning glow. The sun shines its incandescent rays, now a fading, dim orange, onto the sidewalk in front of you. The sky above seems like it is melting from a creamy, light blue to a darker hue of red. Small oak trees lined in...

Current Perspective: Failure feeds passion

Current Perspective: Failure feeds passion

Nyia Curtis, Guest Columnist
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Oprah Winfrey once said, “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” For me, passion equals greatness. I learned that after I dropped out of college. I’m the rst person in my family to go to college. After I graduated from An- napolis...

Current Perspective: Settling into America

Current Perspective: Settling into America

Mark Davis, Guest Columnist
March 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

I arrived in the U.S. from my homeland in England a few months ago. My plan: to try everything. I’ve yet to have any Maryland crab cakes, which I’ve been told are the best in the country. I’m already making some friends and I’ve joined a couple of campus clubs. I want to embrace the American...

AACC community should seek to stay unified in coming year

AACC community should seek to stay unified in coming year

Campus Current Staff
March 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

For anyone who has been near any kind of media since the beginning of the year, you know that the country that we live in has gone through some changes that for some, may not be smooth, and for others, may seem like just what we need. I’m watching the world change from my cell phone. We here...

Campus Current cherishes our environment; just take a look

Campus Current cherishes our environment; just take a look

Campus Current staff
February 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

There are soaring trees and beautiful brick buildings, lined and well-kept walkways, arching statues of art, and gazebos for students to flock to and converse with their friends. This description details the campus. Beautiful, right? On campus, we are blessed to have such a glorious setting, complete...

Current Perspective: From the Navy to AACC

Current Perspective: From the Navy to AACC

Francheska Salazar, Guest Columnist
February 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial

In my 13 years serving as a translator in the U.S. Navy, I had the great fortune of serving both stateside and overseas. It was difficult transitioning to student life. I found myself feeling lost without the sense of camaraderie and family I had in the military. I had been a sailor for so long that...

Current Perspective: Why I voted for Donald Trump

Current Perspective: Why I voted for Donald Trump

Piper Lewis, Digital Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Showcase

I registered to vote when I was 15, eager to affiliate with the Republican Party. Since third grade, I have observed what is going on around me in the political world. I remember the 9/11 attacks and how, from my kindergarten perspective, the Bush administration took control and let the world know that...

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