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Classes in first summer term to remain online as campus closes for remainder of spring

Classes in first summer term to remain online as campus closes for remainder of spring

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

All AACC classes will remain online at least through the first summer term, a college vice president said this week. The announcement came as the college said it would shut down all of its campuses for the remainder of the spring and postponed commencement indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “At...

College student services open April 2

College student services open April 2

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Although classes won’t start until April 6, all college services will open for students on April 2. These services include academic and transfer advising, the cashier's office and disability support services among others. Click here for more info on services available to students. Gov. Larry Hogan ...

Faculty wonder how they’ll adjust to online teaching

Faculty wonder how they’ll adjust to online teaching

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 17, 2020

Faculty members said they’re anxious about the extended spring break and transitioning their face-to-face classes to online, but understand why administrators made the changes. “I don’t know that we really have a choice in the matter,” Steve Canaday, an English professor, said. “It’s something...

Students get fresh produce at Heart Market

Students get fresh produce at Heart Market

March 12, 2020

Students could pick up free produce at the Heart Market in SUN Dining Hall on Monday. Basic needs coordinator Caitlin Silver said the Office of Student Engagement organized the event in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank. According to Silver the Heart Market “help[s] provide access to food...

AACC extends spring break, plans to convert classes to online

AACC extends spring break, plans to convert classes to online

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: AACC extends spring break another week, all classes online AACC officials on Wednesday extended students’ spring break from one week to two and said they will convert most face-to-face courses to online classes on March 30. The move is a response to growing concerns over the coronaviru...

Art of Women exhibit highlights female artists

Art of Women exhibit highlights female artists

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Female AACC students displayed their art and discussed the importance of uplifting women during the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit in the Pascal Gallery on Thursday. According to visual arts professor Dawn Bond the exhibit highlighted female artists due to their underrepresentation in the art world...

AACC professors discuss Costa Rica trip

AACC professors discuss Costa Rica trip

Jim Brady, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Attendees discussed their experience on the Costa Rica trip for Fundamentals of Ecology Travel Study on Thursday. Associate professor Benjamin Weibell spoke about putting together the Costa Rica trip. “I've had the idea for 15 years,” Weibell said. “This was the first one.” “I had...

Amaranth hosts 2nd open mic of semester

Amaranth hosts 2nd open mic of semester

Mason Hood, Ad Manager

March 5, 2020

AACC’s award-winning literary magazine hosted its second open mic coffee house of this semester Wednesday night. The coffee house featured varied performances from reading stories and poetry, to music and dance. Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Santos said he enjoyed the open mic. “Little bit of a...

SASP director informs students about the census

SASP director informs students about the census

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 3, 2020

Students learned what the census is, when it is done, how long it lasts and what it accomplishes. According to Janice Watley, the director of Student Achievement and Success Program, “The census is the official count of every person in the United States." She added, “We can actually determine...

Transfer studies make up 16.3% of all students majors

Transfer studies make up 16.3% of all students majors

Jacob Hudson, Reporter

March 2, 2020

AACC’s transfer studies program has more students than any other field of study, according to college statistics. About 2,062 transfer studies students enrolled here in fall 2019, said Dr. Marjorie Rawhouser, assistant dean of liberal arts. That’s 16.3% of all students at AACC. Rawhouser...

Enrollment down 28% since 2011 at AACC

Enrollment down 28% since 2011 at AACC

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Enrollment at AACC has decreased 28% since 2011, according to the vice president for learner support services. According to Dr. Felicia Patterson, community college enrollment typically decreases when the economy is strong. “Enrollment tends to be very cyclical,” Patterson said. “It increased...

Group offers free tax prep

Group offers free tax prep

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

For the seventh year, a business professor and students are volunteering to help members of the AACC community and residents of Anne Arundel County file their taxes for free. Until April 4, the group is working through VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, to fill out taxes for students,...

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