Students have access to free stuff on campus


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Condoms, lubricant and dental dams are some things students can get for free at the Health Center in SUN.

Mary Kane, Graphic Designer

Anne Arundel Community College students have access to free campus services and health products and to discounted tickets for off-campus events.

Discounted tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore and to local movie theaters and museums are available through the Office of Student Engagement in SUN 225.

Students who can’t afford to pay for textbooks may be eligible for discounted ones. The library also lends textbooks to students who use them in that building.

And the bookstore can offer discounts on Microsoft Office programs.

“The bookstore works very closely with the faculty to help with reduced textbook costs,” Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing Dan Baum said.

Adobe products, Hulu, FedEx, Apple and Spotify also offer discounts to students.

“I have used the Spotify discount for as long as I have been here,” second-year graphic design student

Katie Bradfield said. “I have also used the Adobe products with the discounted rate as soon as I heard about it.”

SUN 225 has a food pantry where students in need can pick up free food. The Health Center offers free tampons, sanitary pads, cough drops, Band-Aids, condoms and dental dams.

“Having a student ID is something that I have always had [since] I found out that I could get discounts with it,” second-year transfer studies student Bryan Howard said.

The discount at the AACC Subway is 15 percent for students who show their ID cards.

Free emergency services from Public Safety are available during school hours students who run out of gas or have a flat tire, dead car battery or other mechanical issue on campus.

AACC employs two mechanics—Ivan Knee and Mike Engels—to help with such emergencies.

Correction: A previous version of this article said students with IDs could get discounts at the on-campus Chick-fil-A and Subway. This is incorrect.