Campus Current

Mobile museum sheds light on black history

Mobile museum sheds light on black history

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The Black History Mobile Museum visited AACC on Feb. 12, displaying artifacts ranging from the time of slavery to current movements. “It opened my eyes,” Marques Thompkins, a second-year transfer studies student, said. “Now I look at things differently, because I didn’t realize that racism...

Stuff a bear with love for Valentine’s Day

Stuff a bear with love for Valentine’s Day

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Students left campus with fluffy new friends today, thanks to a Valentine’s Day teddy bear stuffing event. The Campus Activities Board—a student club that organizes many events on campus—brought unstuffed teddy bears and lambs to the SUN Dining Hall with buckets of plush stuffing. “This is unex...

Art gallery celebrates Black History Month

Alexandra Radovic, Associate Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

A colorful collection of artwork celebrating African-American culture and empowerment hangs in the Pascal Art Gallery through Feb. 28 in celebration of Black History Month. Tony Jerome Spencer, an artist, performer and founder of the Enrapture Records recording company, began painting the “TRYBE-ALL...

Video game tournament at AACC

Daniel Salomon and Gina Bell

February 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

Students gathered in the SUN Dining Hall for a two-day video game tournament on Jan. 29 and 30. The Campus Activities Board—a student organization that hosts many events on campus—organized the tournament. CAB set up three large projection screens on which students could play “NBA2K18,”...

AACC police bear cold at plunge

AACC police bear cold at plunge

Michael Garvey, Newsroom Manager

February 2, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Three AACC police officers dashed into cold ocean waters for charity on Jan. 26. AACC’s Department of Public Safety and Police participated in the 22nd annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park. Officers Stephen Shepet, Duane Gottschalk and Ashton Thomas charged...

Lectures to honor MLK will begin in February

Lectures to honor MLK  will begin in February

Raquel Hamner, Photography Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

A screen-printing professor and AACC’s new chief diversity officer will offer a series of occasional lectures to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, starting in February. “This past year there has been a lot of talk about monuments, and we are lucky … to have one [on campus] of Martin...

Math, science critical to success of theater

Math, science critical to success of theater

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

The stage is mostly dark, but a light follows someone running from her pursuers, panicked. An eerie haze billows across the stage, while screens in the background show bits of a cityscape. Scripted sounds echo around the hall, drawing the audience into the play. As the pursuers close in, lights pulse...

All generations join in classes

All generations join in classes

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

Janice Oakley, 37, recalls the day she rolled out of bed three years ago to get ready to step into a college classroom for the first time in 17 years. She says she was nervous and lacked confidence, and that feeling clung to her all day. To top it off, she forgot to bring a pen to class. As she fumbled...

Donations flood AACC; food pantry overflows

Donations flood AACC;  food pantry overflows

Mary Kane, Graphic Designer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News

Thanks to an abundance of donations over the holidays, AACC’s food pantry is overflowing. The donors responsible for the success of the food pantry include participants in last year’s Turkey Trot, Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and nursing convention. “The college community donated items...

Gen Y chooses pink as favorite fashion color

Gen Y chooses pink as favorite fashion color

Sarah Noble, Social Media Manager

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

“Millennial Pink,” otherwise known as blush pink or rose quartz, is the 2017 trend that won’t go away. It’s everywhere from your pamplemousse La Croix can to Wes Anderson movies to your Nikes. In 2016, Pantone announced rose quartz as the color of the year. This started the obsession with...

Satellite locations offer AAs

Satellite locations offer AAs

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Features, News

Students can earn an associate degree in six majors without ever setting foot on the Arnold campus, and AACC administrators hope to grow that number. Although AACC has two satellite campuses and four smaller, off-site locations, the majority of degrees require students to attend at least some classes...

Bulls*** comes to AACC in new 8-week course

Bulls*** comes to AACC in new 8-week course

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC administrators have approved a critical thinking and media literacy course with the word “bullshit” in the name. “Calling Out Bullshit—The Art of Deceptive Misrepresentation” is the name of the one-credit, eight-week course. The course name raised objections from some administrators...

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