Campus Current

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AACC to present new spring school events

AACC students will have a variety of events to attend this semester. During the first week of February, the Student Government Association will host a brunch where students can play games and create crafts, make a stuffed animal, and learn about financial aid, budgeting and self-care. “SGA...

Coach Conway Johnson will lead AACC Athletics new esports team.
Esports kicks off 1st video game season

AACC’s new athletic esports team will kick off its first season on Feb. 7 with a tournament featuring the video game Rocket League. Coach Conway Johnson said the players will play the video games League of Legends, Rocket League, and Overwatch. League of Legends is an intramural...

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Police chief gives safety tips

Because more students are going back to in-person classes this spring semester, the crime level on campus could increase slightly, AACC’s police chief said earlier this month. However, Sean Kapfhammer explained the levels of crime on campus are consistently low. "Since we...

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
AACC staff members receive MLK awards

AACC honored four faculty and staff members for their work in equity, diversity and inclusion during the 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 17. The winners of this year’s MLK Zeitgeist Award are: professor Antione Tomlin, the chair of academic...

The chamber singers performing in all black.
Performers adapt to COVID-19 protocols

After a year online during the pandemic, some performing arts students were able to come to campus for classes and rehearsals during the fall semester. In the spring, about 50% of dance, theater and music classes will be on campus, the directors of those programs have said. And...

Humanities Recital Hall during renovation.
2 of AACC’s theaters undergo renovations

AACC is currently renovating two of its theaters. The Kauffman Theater located inside the Pascal Center for Performing Arts is in the process of getting new dressing rooms backstage and updated lighting. Renovations are also happening in the Humanities Recital Hall, which include...

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Mandate for vaccine? Yes!

The COVID-19 virus has affected all of us in one way or another, which is why AACC should require that all students have the COVID vaccine in order to attend classes in person. With school starting back up for the spring semester and students coming back to in-person classes, now...

Adventure Society Beach Cleanup
Adventure Club holds off-campus activities

Members of one student club camped at Shenandoah National Park and went indoor skydiving in Baltimore last semester. This semester, Adventure Society members are planning a skiing and snowboarding trip to Whitetail Resort in February, Hannah Claggett, the club’s president, said....

A photo of AACCs Clauson Center.
AACC builds Clauson Center for all trades

Trade students taking classes like welding and plumbing will meet in a new building on campus starting on the first day of the spring semester. The college built the $5 million Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades with donations from the community, including a $1 million...

First-year communications student Dan Elson joins Campus Current as the new editor-in-chief.
Editor joins in January 2022

A first-year communications student will become the editor of AACC's award-winning campus newspaper on Jan. 24. Dan Elson, who lives in Arnold, said his first goal as editor is to revive the print edition of Campus Current, which has been entirely digital since the beginning of...

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Winter weather stops classes

Before the semester even began, the college closed three times in January for snow days. Each time, the college closed its gates, revved up its snowplows and canceled in-person classes. “Our one and only goal is to make sure campus is as safe as possible for [students],”...

A yonug woman, Lilly Roser, standing in a tropical Costa Rican cave.
Online student takes classes from Hawaii

An AACC student has turned virtual learning into a travel adventure. Lilly Roser, a second-year transfer studies student, spent the spring 2021 semester in Hawaii taking AACC classes online. In the fall, she moved to Costa Rica and took a gap semester. “I think it’s just...

Christian Richey posing in the Quad.
Former editor gets WSJ job

A former editor-in-chief of AACC’s student newspaper accepted a 15-week internship at The Wall Street Journal for the spring semester. Christian Richey, who worked on Campus Current in fall 2019 and spring 2020, will report and write sports articles and pitch story ideas to Wall...

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