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Board of Trustees Vice Chair Lawrence Ulvila will become the chair of the board of July 1.

Board of Trustees elects next chair

Sam Gauntt, Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2023

The chair of AACC’s Board of Trustees from 2017-20 will resume the position on July 1. The Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday to select Lawrence W. Ulvila Jr., the board’s vice chair, replacing...

Kellie McCants-Price is the colleges chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer.

AACC hires new chief diversity officer

Sam Gauntt, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2023

A psychology professor on May 1 became the next chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the college.  Kellie McCants-Price, who has served as the interim DEI officer since August, 2021, accepted...

First-year business student Paul Shenton works in his home studio.

Student influencers build online followings

Cole Popov, Reporter May 9, 2023

AACC students who are promoting themselves on social media are attracting thousands of followers. In fact, second-year communications student Taylor Walls has 341,000 followers on TikTok, where she...

From left to right, SGA members Rabiyatou Bah, Abigail Billovits-Hayes and Conor Curran at the nature walk on Monday.

SGA hosts nature walk

Cole Popov, Reporter May 9, 2023

AACC’s Student Government Association held a nature walk on Monday to get students outside and to provide awareness of the trails around campus. The purpose of the event was to get students to use...

First-year film studies student Briggs Phillips, right, makes a stress ball at the Stress Less Festival on Wednesday.

Health and Wellness Center, SGA host stress-relief event

Sam Gauntt, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2023

Students enjoyed free pizza and mocktails, received massages and relaxed with therapy dogs at an event on the Arnold campus on Wednesday.  The Stress Less Festival, organized by the Health and Wellness...

Zack Buster

Communications student to become next SGA president

Sierra Barnes, Reporter May 8, 2023

The former editor-in-chief of AACC’s student newspaper won the election for Student Government Association president on Monday.  Second-year communications student Zack Buster, 20, won by a narrow...

Some students say they chose AACC because of the low cost of tuition.

Students choose AACC because of price, location

Payton Thompson, Reporter May 4, 2023

AACC students said in April they decided to attend community college because of the low cost and location.  In an informal survey of 50 students on the Arnold campus, 34 ranked the low cost of tuition...

Two students are running to be the next Student Government Association vice president of campus activities.

Race for VP of campus activities contested

Sierra Barnes, Reporter May 4, 2023

Besides the race for the Student Government Association president, only one other campaign in this year’s election has more than one candidate. SGA is holding elections this week until Friday. Two...

Don’t say “good-bye” on Graduation Day. Instead, keep in touch with friends and professors.

Graduates: Keep in contact

Editorial Board May 2, 2023

Riverhawks: As you prepare to leave AACC to start the next phase of your life, why not take a little bit of community college with you? The same classmates and professors who have helped you during the...

Journalist-turned-actor Ron Canada came to AACC to speak to a crowd of students, faculty and community members about his career as an actor and what it means to be a performer.

Theater Dept. brings guest actor to speak

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor May 2, 2023

A journalist-turned-professional actor told students on April 20 to “be open minded” about art. Ron Canada performed in theater productions of “Fences” and “Othello” and on television in “House...

Some students say they spend time on social media that they could be using to study.

TikTok most popular social media at AACC

Andrea Bridgett, Reporter May 2, 2023

AACC students said in March TikTok is their favorite social media platform. In an informal survey of 50 students on campus, 16 said TikTok is their favorite, while 13 said they like Instagram the best....

Chick-fil-A ranks high among AACC students as a favorite restaurant, both on and off campus.

Chick-fil-A top choice for local food options

Cole Popov, Reporter May 2, 2023

AACC students said Chick-fil-A is their favorite local restaurant on or off campus. In an informal poll of 34 students on the Arnold campus, 17 chose Chick-fil-A as their favorite while others picked...

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