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The building that houses the college’s Glen Burnie Town Center campus has a new name and is undergoing renovations.
Glen Burnie building changes look and name

AACC’s campus at Glen Burnie Town Center will stay open during renovations through the fall. Classes will continue while the first-floor staircase is removed and the second-floor testing center and third-floor tutoring center are expanded. The county, which owns the college building,...

Enrollment in professor Shad Ewart’s Entrepreneurial and Career Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry class has grown by one-third since Maryland legalized recreational cannabis and the college waived the prerequisite course.
Legal marijuana ups related class’s roster

The legalization of recreational cannabis over the summer led to increased interest in the AACC business course titled Entrepreneurial and Career Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry. Fall enrollment in BPA 195 increased to 15 students from an average of 10 in prior semesters,...

The bridge between East Campus and West Campus will remain closed throughout the semester. Shuttle buses will run between the campuses Monday through Saturday.
Repairs keep bridge closed

AACC over the summer closed the 30-year-old footbridge that connects the west and east sides of the Arnold campus for repairs. The bridge will remain closed all semester. During routine maintenance, workers found deterioration in the bridge’s support system. The bridge will remain...

AACC’s black box shows—which students write, direct and act in—will begin production this semester. Shown, the cast of AACC’s “Twelve Angry Jurors” rehearses for an upcoming production of the play.
Students lead original plays

Theatre AACC will produce four plays entirely written, directed and acted by students this fall. Theatre AACC will recruit students this semester to act as the directors and stage managers for its Black Box Series of plays, which will show on Feb. 23 and 24 in Cade 107. Any students...

Opera AACC will perform a December concert called “Home for the Holidays: a Christmas Show” for the second year in a row. Shown, the 2022 performance.
Students prepare for fall shows

Three student performance troupes will put on shows this semester. Theatre AACC will show the play “Twelve Angry Jurors”; Opera AACC will put on a concert called “Home for the Holidays: a Christmas Show”; and the AACC Dance Company will perform its winter production. “I’m...

First-year athlete Emily Rodriguez plays her first volleyball home game as a Riverhawk against Howard Community College.
New Riverhawks athletes adapt to AACC sports

First-year athletes playing for the Riverhawks this fall said they look forward to the quick pace of college games compared with high school. AACC has 46 new athletes playing fall sports this semester. Men’s soccer has 22 new players, women’s soccer has 14 and volleyball has...

Twins Ethan and Elijah Belcher say they enjoy playing on the soccer field with each other.
Assistant coach’s 2 sons compete on his team

The Riverhawks men’s soccer team is keeping it all in the family this semester. Two brothers play on the team, and their father is an assistant coach. Twins Ethan and Elijah Belcher have always played soccer together and their father, Drew Belcher, has coached them since they...

Men’s soccer goalie Jayeim Blake relocated to the U.S. to play for the Riverhawks.
National-level goalie comes to play soccer

A goalie on the Riverhawks men’s soccer team played for the Trinidad and Tobago Under 17 national team before coming to AACC. Jayeim Blake, a first-year transfer studies student, moved to the United States to play college-level soccer. Blake said his goal is to make another national...

Students say they would recommend Starfield, the latest video game from Bethesda Softworks, which released on Sept. 5.
Students give video game 'Starfield' thumbs-up

Students are checking out the new video game “Starfield,” which is the latest title from Bethesda Softworks, the publishers of “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” Released on Sept. 5, “Starfield” is an open-world action role-playing game that allows players to create any...

First-year business student Sparsh Verma is the Student Government Associations new vice president of public relations.
2 new VPs complete SGA executive board

The Student Government Association appointed two students as vice presidents last week to fill open positions on its seven-member executive board. SGA President Zack Buster said the officers used interviews to select Kojo Thompson, a second-year legal studies student, as the...

Students learned to manage their time and stay organized at an online event on Tuesday.

Image courtesy of Kyle Godduhn-Braaten and Caitlin Silver-Negron
Students learn time management, organization skills

Two presenters told students not to sacrifice their happiness in order to be productive at a time management workshop on Tuesday. About a dozen students attended the online event, hosted by First-Year Experience and the Office of Student Engagement. “I think we both feel that...

Crime on campus barely increased between 2021 and 2022, according to an annual safety report. Shown, campus Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer.
Police report shows low crime on campus

Incidents of stalking and petty theft increased on the Arnold campus between 2021 and 2022, while most other crime was nonexistent, according to a report last week. “I’d like to say it’s because we have heavy visibility here with police presence,” Campus Police Chief Sean...

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available in December this year instead of on Oct. 1 as in prior years.
Government delays release of financial aid forms

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available in December instead of October this year. The FAFSA Simplification Act, which Congress passed in December 2020, will significantly change the FAFSA to make the form easier to fill out, according to Tara Carew,...

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