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Students in one English Language Learning class use the graphic novel Puerto Rico Strong created by Marco Lopez, (shown) as their textbook and are working creating an accessible audio book version.

ELL students use comic as textbook, create accessible audiobook

Zack Buster, Editor-in-chief March 18, 2023

Students in one English Language class are using a graphic novel as their textbook. Two of instructional specialist Owen Silverman Andrews’ High Intermediate Reading and Writing students also are...

Poet Steven Leyva performs at the Writers Reading event on the Arnold Campus on Thursday.

Poet performs at ‘Writer’s Reading’ event

Sam Gauntt and Jason Kalshoven March 17, 2023

A New-Orleans-born poet told a crowd of students and faculty on Thursday he views his poems as “little pieces of theater.” Steven Leyva, who teaches at the University of Baltimore, read poetry from...

AACC repaired the largest telescope in the observatory this semester.

AACC repairs largest telescope

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor March 16, 2023

The largest telescope in the AACC observatory is up and running again after breaking down about a year ago. The lens, which has a diameter of 14 inches, was inoperable because of a broken gearbox in the...

AACC will hold 2 graduation ceremonies, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at The Hall at Live!

AACC to hold 2 graduation ceremonies on May 25 at The Hall at Live!

Zack Buster and Sam Gauntt March 13, 2023

AACC will hold its annual graduation ceremony on May 25 at the Live! Hotel & Casino’s event center in Hanover. The college will split graduation into two ceremonies. Students graduating from the...

AACC students can take a class to learn how to fly drones and get their Federal Aviation Administration license.

Students learn to fly drones in AACC class

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor March 10, 2023

Students looking to fulfill their technology requirements can take a class on how to fly drones. The AACC Drone Center offers the class, UAS-111, which prepares students to take a Federal Aviation Administration...

Second-year transfer studies student Joseph Daigle says his plan for spring break is to volunteer at the Annapolis Film Festival.

Students share spring break plans

Éva Parry and Cole Popov March 9, 2023

Unlike students at four-year schools who travel to beaches for spring break, AACC students said last week they plan to stay close to home. In an informal Campus Current survey of 50 AACC students last...

Nursing students have advisers who focus on their mental health and proactively check up on them throughout the semester. Shown, AACC nursing staff pose for a group photo.

‘Intrusive’ advisers focus on nursing students’ mental health

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2023

The advisers in the nursing school have become intrusive—at least that’s what they hope. Faculty members who double as advisers this semester began checking in with students about their mental health...

AACC will release a new version of the MyAACC portal on March 8.

AACC releases updated online portal

Sam Gauntt and Dan Elson March 3, 2023

AACC will launch an updated MyAACC portal for students, faculty and staff starting on March 8. Users can customize their homepage on the updated portal with the MyAACC resources they use most frequently. The...

Students can get their digital AACC IDs by downloading the TouchNet 360u app and logging in through their MyAACC accounts.

Digital student IDs now available

Sam Gauntt, Managing Editor March 2, 2023

Students, faculty and staff started using digital IDs at the Truxal library and the fitness center this semester. The college will no longer issue physical IDs except for some students, faculty or staff...

Poet and speaker Backpack Jeff performs at a spoken word event on Tuesday.

Community members, poets perform at spoken word event

Payton Thompson, Reporter March 1, 2023

Students, faculty and local poets performed their work at a Black History Month spoken word event on Tuesday. Amberdawn Cheatham, director of the Office of Student Engagement, said organized the event...

The Truxal library on AACCs Arnold campus is now open on Fridays.

Truxal library now open on Fridays

Alex Sorto, Reporter March 1, 2023

AACC’s Truxal Library started opening on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 17.  Prior to the pandemic, the library was open seven days a week, according to the library’s access service director,...

AACCs Board of Trustees approved a $4 increase for tuition and student fees. Shown, the Board of Trustees at a budget workshop on Feb. 21.

Board of Trustees approves $4 increase for tuition, fees

Sam Gauntt, Managing Editor March 1, 2023

AACC’s Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday to raise tuition and fees by $4 per credit hour for the next semester. The increase is part of the $134,475,700 operating budget for fiscal year 2024, which...

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