Campus Current names new ’17-’18 editor-in-chief


Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor

A nontraditional student will be the editor-in-chief of the Campus Current for the 2017-2018 school year.

Roxanne Ready, a first-semester transfer student, will replace outgoing editor Jesse Johnson who will graduate this month.

“I am looking forward to being able to guide the paper,” Ready, who has a bachelor’s degree in information technology and plans to get another degree in journalism. “One of the things that I want to work on in particular is making sure we cover more angles. … I want to make sure we really capture each of the different schools in the college and give them the coverage they are due.”
With the help of the rest of next year’s Campus Current team, Ready said she hopes to improve the website and increase readership.

Ready praised Johnson and Brad Dress, Campus Current’s outgoing associate editor, on their tag-teaming of editing and getting stories in.

Ready wrote for the newspaper this semester as the reporter for the STEM beat.

Because Campus Current is a student club funded, in part, by student activities fees, the Student Government Association confirmed Ready’s appointment.

The SGA also confirmed two other student leaders at an Advisory Council Meeting this past week.

Johnathan O’Dea, SGA’s non-traditional student liaison, will be SGA president next school year.

“I want to redefine the SGA, by increasing the SGA’s day-to-day involvement for our students and our college as a whole,” O’Dea said. “The SGA is here to advocate for the student body and I plan on seeing that come to life in the next year.”

He said he is “looking forward” to working with all of the returning senators and members.

Also on May 1, AACC’s Advisory Council elected a new president for the Campus Activities Board for next school year.

Cynthia Murphy, a second-year early childhood education major, will be the new president of CAB.
CAB plans, promotes and produces student activities for the college.

“I want to get more students involved in campus activities and more involvement with multiple clubs,” Murphy said. “I really want to do more events that students want to attend.”

She said she plans to conduct a poll during involvement week to learn which activities students want to have.

Murphy admitted she is “not quite sure” on how to have activities on satellite campus but wants to try to the Arundel Mills and Glen Burnie campuses, with the help of her new executive board.

All three students leaders said they would like to pay more attention to the satellite campuses.