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Student Government Association elects new president

Ryan Kim, a first-year environmental science student, won the election, which ran from April 7 to 14.

Erica Short, Reporter

May 4, 2020

A first-year environmental science student is the new president of AACC’s Student Government Association. Ryan Kim, who served as SGA’s vice president of events and initiatives this year, ran unopposed in an online election in which students voted from April 7 to 14. His only opponent dropped...

AACC launches Riverhawks at Home campaign

AACC launched the Riverhawks at Home website to create a community among students, staff and faculty while the college is closed due to COVID-19.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 30, 2020

AACC on Wednesday launched a social media campaign and website called Riverhawks at Home to connect students, faculty and staff while the college is closed because of the coronavirus. According to Public Relations Coordinator Alicia Renehan, “Riverhawks at Home is a campaign designed to create a...

Students stay safe during pandemic

Students stay safe by obeying the rules for staying home and social distancing.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 23, 2020

AACC students said this week they are staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic by wearing face masks, washing their hands often and not going out if they don't need to. In interviews with Campus Current, six students said they are obeying the rules for staying home and social distancing. The CDC...

AACC food pantry delivers to students, staff and faculty

The AACC food pantry began delivering food to students, staff and faculty last week, according to Basic Needs Coordinator Caitlin Silver.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 16, 2020

The AACC food pantry started delivering food last week to the homes of students, staff, and faculty members who signed up for the service. Basic Needs Coordinator Caitlin Silver, who works in the Office of Student Engagement, said she packs the boxes and mails them, free of charge, to the homes of...

Counselor gives mental health tips for stay-at-home order

Counselor Diana Hallila advised students to keep a schedule and stay busy during Maryland's stay-at-home order.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2020

The best way for students to stay mentally healthy as they shelter in place is to maintain a regular schedule and learn new skills, an AACC counselor advised. Diane Hallila, AACC’s coordinator for personal and career counseling, said students should practice self-care by focusing on cleanliness...

Students say they miss going to classrooms in first day online

Students said they missing attending class at AACC on their first day back.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 9, 2020

As they finished up their first few days of online classes this week, students said they already miss going to classrooms and seeing their classmates. In an informal telephone poll of 13 students, most said the most miss the interaction of being in physical class. Bri Barone, a third-year elementary...

Some AACC students work during shelter-in-place order

Some AACC students are still working during the stay-at-home order, due to being considered essential workers.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 6, 2020

Not every AACC student is sheltering in place to stay safe from coronavirus. Third-year graphic design student Travis Gibson, a Home Depot sales associate, said he’s working at the store a few times a week at a job the state considers essential. Home Depot sells necessary household items. Third-year...

Students learn skills during quarantine spring break

AACC students have been learning new skills during spring break, including baking.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

AACC students said this week they spent spring break learning new skills and practicing old ones, after the COVID-19 pandemic changed their plans. First-year internet and mobile device application development student Jonathan Zutt, for example, is teaching himself how to bake … “making breads,...

Students taking coronavirus seriously

Students said we should take the necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 30, 2020

AACC students this week said coronavirus is serious and they are taking the necessary precautions. In an informal telephone poll, 5 out of 8 students said the coronavirus is serious. All of them said they were staying at home even before Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan enacted a stay-at-home order on Monday. Hogan...

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

AACC's campus will be closed to all students and faculty through the end of the spring term.

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

The Truxal Library is among the student services that will be made available starting 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

All classes will be taught online starting April 6, leaving some AACC professors worried.

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...

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