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One-man band comes to AACC

One-man band comes to AACC

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

A one-man band entertained a lunch-time audience in the SUN dining hall on Oct. 9. Gary Johnson, who goes by the stage name GJ Solo, improvised a variety of songs based on suggestions from the audience. He played songs such as “Stacey’s Mom,” “Barbie Girl,” “No Diggity” and “Billie...

AACC GSA members talk coming out

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

Members of AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance discussed coming out as LGBTQ during an open panel on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Fifth-year engineering major and PR chair of GSA Nick Nadeau, along with others from the club, shared personal experiences with coming out, transitioning and more topics. Nadeau, who...

Olivia Gatwood comes to AACC

Olivia Gatwood comes to AACC

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

A nationally recognized slam poet stopped at AACC as part of her tour on Oct. 5. Olivia Gatwood, a feminist, activist, and educator who has been featured on HBO, HuffPost, Button Poetry and other platforms visited AACC to perform pieces from her book "New American Best Friend" along with newer pieces...

Opera AACC celebrates 15th anniversary

Opera AACC celebrates 15th anniversary

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment, Showcase

Opera AACC celebrated its 15th anniversary on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater. Producer Douglas Brandt Byerly and director Dr. Anna Binneweg helped create two performances over the weekend. AACC Symphony Orchestra, along with faculty, guest artists, alumnus, featured soloists...

Students customized airbrush t-shirts

Students customized airbrush t-shirts

Sarah Sutherland, Campus Life Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

Students had the opportunity to receive free custom airbrush t-shirts on Sept. 28. The event drew in a long line of students throughout the day as they noticed it on the Quad while walking in between classes. When asked about the design they planned on getting put on their shirts, students were...

Veteran Center gets a new design

Michael Garvey, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

Student veterans are working together to succeed in the newly designed Veteran Resource Center in Truxal Library room 112. The resource center is overseen by Air Force veteran Harlan Harrell, the schools Military/Veterans Student Success and Retention Advisor. This new location is his creation. Harrell...

AACC freshman exploits syllabus loophole on exam, goes viral

AACC freshman exploits syllabus loophole on exam, goes viral

Tre Mooring and Elizabeth Spearman

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

An AACC freshman exploited his syllabus to outwit his professor during an exam. Freshman Elijah Bowen's financial accounting professor said on the course syllabus students could bring a 3-by-5 card with notes for an exam. But the professor failed to specify what unit the cards should be measured in. The...

Report shows minority grad rates increasing

Report shows minority grad rates increasing

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Cheif

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

Black students who enrolled at AACC as freshmen in 2012 were more likely to graduate or transfer to another college than those who started in 2011, according to an Oct. 1 report. The graduation rate had fallen to 40.2 percent—an all-time low—among black students who first enrolled in Fall 2011,...

Over-50 students face atypical experiences

Over-50 students face atypical experiences

Catherine O’Reilly, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life

As Dr. Terry Portis sits in his typically quiet office in the Johnson building, he looks out of his high-set windows and can see the red and yellow decaying leaves of the birch tree that hangs over it. Today is a different sort of day for Portis. Normally his students would sit across from him, laying...

Culinary students visit Italy for summer study

Culinary students visit Italy for summer study

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor For The Web

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

Some students use the summer to relax, but a few of AACC’s culinary students spent their time working alongside some of the best cooks in Italy. For the past 13 years, AACC’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, or HCAT, has given its students the opportunity to do their required internships...

AACC hires chief diversity officer

AACC hires chief diversity officer

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor for Web

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

AACC’s new chief diversity officer said she wants to work as much with students as with administrators to make the campus more inclusive. Dr. Deidra Dennie, the former director of equity, diversity and inclusion at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, started her job at AACC on Sept....

Posters fill Pascal with civic conversation

Posters fill Pascal with civic conversation

Brandon Hamilton, Photo Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News

Students wrote their political opinions on posters for a Pascal Gallery exhibit that ran until Sept. 14. A sign at the exhibit encouraged students to use provided markers and poster boards to write their thoughts on political and civil problems and pin them to the walls. Posters included a diverse...

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