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Fall 1974 student union groundbreaking
AACC celebrates 60th anniversary

AACC turned 60 this year amid a lingering pandemic that could limit the celebration. College officials have created a 60th anniversary logo for the college's website, T-shirts, banners and giveaways like pens and cups, and are considering a virtual exhibit and interviews with alumni...

Esports gamers
Esports to join Athletic Department

AACC plans to start an intramural esports team sometime this fall and expand it to a varsity team in the spring, the athletic director told Campus Current earlier this month. Esports--or electronic sports--is competitive video gaming. AACC has a student esports club but no athletic...

SGA President Ben Nussbaumer
SGA VPs elect new president

The Student Government Association’s executive board elected its new president in a special election over the summer. The board held the unusual election because no candidates ran for president last spring when the student body voted for SGA officers. Third-year hotel and...

COVID vaccine clinic at AACC
Students weigh in on vaccine requirement

AACC students said this week they support the college’s decision to require vaccines or weekly negative COVID tests for anyone who takes classes on campus. In an informal poll of 20 students on Monday and Tuesday, seven said AACC’s vaccine policy is a good idea; six said...

Health and Life Sciences Building
175,000-sq-ft building opens on campus

The new Health and Life Sciences building opened on the Arnold campus Aug. 11 after two years of construction. The building will house the college’s growing nursing program, along with other health and life sciences departments and biology. “I am excited to see this new...

Students back on campus
Students 'excited' to be back on campus

AACC students on the Arnold campus for their first day of school said they are excited to attend classes in person this semester after learning remotely for a year and a half because of the pandemic. In an informal poll of 20 students on Monday and Tuesday, 11 said they they’re...

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Media production student becomes Campus Current editor

A fourth-year media production student became the editor-in-chief of AACC’s student newspaper in August.   Dominic Salacki, who earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Towson University in 2015, said he wants to add more video, podcasting and audio to Campus...

COVID vaccine
AACC campuses reopen with vaccine mandate

AACC will require students returning to campus this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit proof of a negative COVID test every week starting Oct. 1. The same rule applies to faculty and staff, AACC President Dawn Lindsay announced in late August. In addition, anyone...

Balancing work, school harder online, students say

Students find it more difficult to balance school with work and their personal lives when they take online classes compared with in-person classes, they said in March. In an informal Campus Current poll of 10 students, six said it’s more difficult to find a balance with online...

The men
Men's lacrosse finishes season in national quarterfinals

The Riverhawks men’s lacrosse team lost 18-9 against CCBC Essex in the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship quarterfinals May 8. The team, which had a 6-6 regular-season record, was selected for an at-large berth in the national tournament. “Anyone who...

Riverhawks baseball pitcher Skylar Kaplan is the only female baseball player in the National Junior  College Athletic Association. The first-year transfer studies student says she will play for the Riverhawks again next season.
AACC men's baseball team has female pitcher

The only female baseball player in the National Junior College Athletic Association pitched for the Riverhawks this season. Skylar Kaplan, a first-year transfer studies student who has been playing baseball since she was 7 years old, said she will return next year to the Riverhawks,...

First-year business administration student Michael Amwoga is the Student Government Association
SGA has 5 new vice presidents

Students elected five new executive board members for the Student Government Association last week, but the organization will begin the fall semester without a president. The newly elected vice presidents include: first-year business administration student Michael Amwoga, finance;...

Communications students found that binge-watching and overdoing social media and video games can have a negative impact on college students.
Students engage in screen time overload during pandemic

Screen Time By Hannah Boring Like college students everywhere, those at AACC felt some negative effects from overdoing their screen time during the pandemic. For a research project in two sections of COM 101, Introduction to Mass Media, students found that their classmates...

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