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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...

Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury (pictured) is one of three Maryland community colleges planning to offer all of their classes in person in the fall. Like most of the state
MD community colleges prepare for reopening--mostly gradual

As AACC prepares to bring about 30% of its classes back to its campuses in the fall, five of Maryland’s other 15 community colleges plan to keep their coursework almost completely online. Like AACC, seven of the remaining colleges will offer some classes in person and some online....

A campus nurse advices students to use high-SPF sunscreen and skip alcoholic drinks while in the sun. Shown, Ocean City, Maryland, pre-pandemic.
Stay safe in sun, nurse advises

Students learned the risks of day drinking and other summer sun safety tips during a wellness event last week.  Cynthia Tawney, a student peer leader with the college’s alcohol and sexual violence prevention program, said drinking and exposure to the sun don’t mix well.   “When...

Audrey Wais, SGA
Anxious about climate change? You're not alone

Students and professors agreed in April the best way to combat anxiety over climate change is to educate others about the effects of global warming.  Not feeling like you can fight climate change can lead to anger and disconnecting from friends, and it can cause anxiety,...

Students feeling more stress as the semester winds down should get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals and meditate, a campus nurse says.
Sleep, healthy food, exercise help relieve stress, nurse says

One of the best ways to manage stress as finals week approaches is to get enough sleep, an AACC nurse said last week.  Seven to nine hours of sleep every night is ideal, Stephanie Jenkins said during a stress management and strategies virtual workshop.   “Create a sleep...

A psychology professor from Canisius College in Buffalo explains why memories tend to change over time during a Psychology Club virtual event
Speaker: Memories change over time

Memories of significant events are often inaccurate, a psychology professor told a group of AACC students at a virtual event Thursday.   At a Psychology Club-hosted event, speaker Charles Goodsell, who teaches at Canisius College in Buffalo, told students memory does not work...

The Anne Arundel County Council will decide by June 15 whether to approve AACC
AACC asks County Council to approve budget proposal

AACC officials last week asked the Anne Arundel County Council to fully fund its proposed budget for the next school year. A week earlier, County Executive Steuart Pittman proposed that the council approve the college’s proposed $120.5 million operating budget, which pays for...

AACC counselor Diane Hallila encourages students to explore their state of mind and to realize that "we
Counselor, students discuss removing mental health stigma

The coordinator of AACC’s free counseling service told students in April that understanding the triggers that send them into depression or anxiety is a first step to getting those problems under control. Diane Hallila, who spoke at a virtual event hosted by the campus chapter...

Students tell Campus Current they want the college to require  students and staff to take the COVID-19  vaccine before they come to campus in the fall.
Students favor mandatory vaccine for return to campus

AACC students said in April the college should require everyone who comes onto campus in the fall to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. In an informal poll of 29 students, 19 told Campus Current AACC should require full vaccinations for returning students, professors...

President Joe Biden proposes two years of tuition-free community college.
AACC students support Biden plan for free community college

AACC students said last week they support President Joe Biden’s plan for tuition-free community college. During his first address to Congress on April 28, Biden pitched his American Families Plan, which asks Congress for $109 billion to make two years of community college free...

English professor Candice Mayhill joined four other writers to read essays they published in "Deep Beauty." The book
Writers read essays about finding beauty amid chaos

It’s possible to find beauty and happiness, even during chaotic times, six writers agreed in April as they shared essays about their search for happiness during the past year. The virtual event, hosted by Writers Reading @ AACC, featured a panel of writers who shared essays for...

Outgoing Student Government Association  President Ryan Kim says the incoming executive vice president will temporarily take his place until a candidate for the top slot comes forward.
5 students run for SGA seats--but none for president

No candidates are running for Student Government Association president for the next school year. The SGA last month invited students to register to run for election to fill positions that this year’s officeholders will leave vacant at the end of the semester. Those roles...

Campus Current, AACC
Campus Current is SGA Club of the Year

The Student Government Association named AACC’s student newspaper, Campus Current, Club of the Year on Monday. The Club of the Year award is SGA’s highest honor for a student club, Adrianna Russell of Phi Theta Kappa said as she announced the prize at SGA’s Hawaiian-themed...

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