Campus Current

December 2022

First-year computer science student Chris Sutphin studying with headphones on.
Tips for acing your online exams this finals season

As final exam season approaches, Dean for Learning Advancement and the Virtual Campus Colleen Eisenbeiser and Director of Information Security John Williams shared their tips for students taking online exams.  From making sure their environment is suitable for testing to limiting...

Pumpkins in a pile
Students thankful for health, family this holiday season

AACC students said the pandemic has made them more thankful for health and life this Thanksgiving season.  “I’m definitely more thankful for what I have because it was, like, easily lost,” Emily DeLeon, a first-year undecided student, said.  For some, the pandemic brought...

Courtney Buiniskis, an adjunct professor of communications, ends her first campaign for political office with a loss.
Adjunct professor loses bid for delegate seat

An adjunct communications professor lost her bid for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates race this month. Democrat Courtney Buiniskis, who represents AACC’s part-time faculty on the college’s The Faculty Organization, trailed Republican incumbent Seth Howard by 2,430...

First-year entrepreneurship student Hannah Gribbin claims first prize for her business idea at the 13th annual Big Idea competition.
Students win money for business ideas

Student entrepreneurs won a total of $2,250 in awards to help them make their business ideas a reality on Thursday. First-year entrepreneurial student Hannah Gribbin, who claimed first prize in the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute’s 13th annual Big Idea Copetition, described...

NASA Solar System Ambassador Daryl Cooke
Super Science club hosts star party

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the student Super Science club hosted an in-person speaker Saturday. Daryl Cooke, a NASA solar system ambassador, spoke to students and faculty at AACC about comets, asteroids and meteors.  The event brought attendees to...


The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference selected first-year transfer studies student Bailey Healy to the  All-Maryland JUCO women’s cross-country team in November.
Cross-country runner selected to All-Maryland team

The Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference named a Riverhawk to the All-Maryland JUCO women’s cross-country team in November.  The All-Maryland JUCO team is a squad for the best athletes in a particular sport in the state.  Bailey Healy, a first-year transfer studies...

The Riverhawks mens basketball squad lost 97-59 to the Montgomery Community College Raptors on Saturday.
Riverhawks men's basketball drop six straight games

The Riverhawks men’s basketball team have lost six games in a row and are now 1-7 this season after the 97-59 loss to the Montgomery Community College Raptors on Saturday.  Riverhawks guard Jack Taylor hit four 3-pointers. He pitched in 14 points and three rebounds. Guard Truth...

Campus Current Associate Editor Sam Gauntt in the newsroom
College experience: up to you

It was 6 p.m. on a late November Thursday last year and the last blotches of crimson sunlight were dancing on my wall while I took an online exam.  Sitting in my room struggling with logarithms, I realized I didn’t feel particularly connected to the college I attended. I was...

Professor Susan cohen, the director of AACCs creative writing program, will retire at the end of this semester. Shown, Cohen with journalist and author Robert Caro.
Creative writing director reflects on time at AACC

Editors and alumni of AACC’s student literary magazine held a surprise retirement party to celebrate the retirement of a longtime creative writing professor at an Oct. 16 coffeehouse. This year’s staff and past contributors to Amaranth honored professor Susan Cohen for her...

Students and faculty can use the service LanguageLine when they need an interpreter to help them talk to others who speak a different language. Shown, Anne-Keren Kanté, a second-year biology student and native French speaker.
Interpreters assist with translation on phone calls

Students who have trouble speaking or reading English can get help from an interpreter or translator through a program that began in February. Faculty, staff and community members also have access to the service when speaking with someone from the college. “The language diversity...

The Riverhawks won four games and lost seven during the regular season, went 1-0 during the regional postseason and went 1-1 during nationals after changing from club to Division III.
Women's soccer ends 2022 fall season

The Riverhawks women’s soccer team finished its regular fall season with four wins and seven losses after changing its status from club to Division III. In the regional and national postseason, the Riverhawks went 2-1. Still, the squad competed against mostly Division I and II...

Governor-elect Wes Moore speaks at a podium.
Students react to Maryland governor's race

AACC students said in November they are happy about the election of Maryland’s first black governor. In an informal Campus Current poll of 28 students on the Arnold Campus after the midterm election, approximately 67% said they are pleased with the election of Democrat Wes Moore,...

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