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Students get fresh produce at Heart Market

Basic needs coordinator Caitlin Silver handing out canned food to students at the Heart Market.

March 12, 2020

Students could pick up free produce at the Heart Market in SUN Dining Hall on Monday. Basic needs coordinator Caitlin Silver said the Office of Student Engagement organized the event in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank. According to Silver the Heart Market “help[s] provide access to food...

AACC extends spring break, plans to convert classes to online

Lindsey Gonzalez, a third-year transfer studies student, wears a surgical on the quad to protect from the coronavirus.

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 11, 2020

UPDATE: AACC extends spring break another week, all classes online AACC officials on Wednesday extended students’ spring break from one week to two and said they will convert most face-to-face courses to online classes on March 30. The move is a response to growing concerns over the coronaviru...

Art of Women exhibit highlights female artists

Second-year visual arts student Jess Gordon-Young explains her art to attendees at the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Female AACC students displayed their art and discussed the importance of uplifting women during the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit in the Pascal Gallery on Thursday. According to visual arts professor Dawn Bond the exhibit highlighted female artists due to their underrepresentation in the art world...

AACC professors discuss Costa Rica trip

Dr. Benjamin Weibell shows highlights of Costa Rica trip.

Jim Brady, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Attendees discussed their experience on the Costa Rica trip for Fundamentals of Ecology Travel Study on Thursday. Associate professor Benjamin Weibell spoke about putting together the Costa Rica trip. “I've had the idea for 15 years,” Weibell said. “This was the first one.” “I had...

Amaranth hosts 2nd open mic of semester

Amaranth Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Santos performs a poem at the second coffee house open mic of the semester.

Mason Hood, Ad Manager

March 5, 2020

AACC’s award-winning literary magazine hosted its second open mic coffee house of this semester Wednesday night. The coffee house featured varied performances from reading stories and poetry, to music and dance. Editor-in-Chief Mitchell Santos said he enjoyed the open mic. “Little bit of a...

SASP director informs students about the census

of the Student Achievement and Success Program Janice Watley

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 3, 2020

Students learned what the census is, when it is done, how long it lasts and what it accomplishes. According to Janice Watley, the director of Student Achievement and Success Program, “The census is the official count of every person in the United States." She added, “We can actually determine...

Transfer studies make up 16.3% of all students majors

Dr. Marjorie Rawhouser says 16.3% of AACC students chose transfer studies as their field of study.

Jacob Hudson, Reporter

March 2, 2020

AACC’s transfer studies program has more students than any other field of study, according to college statistics. About 2,062 transfer studies students enrolled here in fall 2019, said Dr. Marjorie Rawhouser, assistant dean of liberal arts. That’s 16.3% of all students at AACC. Rawhouser...

Enrollment down 28% since 2011 at AACC

Enrollment has been declining since 2011, college officials say.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Enrollment at AACC has decreased 28% since 2011, according to the vice president for learner support services. According to Dr. Felicia Patterson, community college enrollment typically decreases when the economy is strong. “Enrollment tends to be very cyclical,” Patterson said. “It increased...

Group offers free tax prep

Second-year business administration student Yen Truong helps a member of the community with her taxes.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

March 2, 2020

For the seventh year, a business professor and students are volunteering to help members of the AACC community and residents of Anne Arundel County file their taxes for free. Until April 4, the group is working through VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, to fill out taxes for students,...

Science class travels to Costa Rica

Dr. Benjamin Weibell’s Fundamentals of Ecology Travel Study class celebrates on the beach in Costa Rica.

Jacob Hudson, Reporter

March 2, 2020

AACC biology students spent part of their winter break taking classes in Costa Rica. Students enrolled in Fundamentals of Ecology Travel Study, a science class, blended beach time with lab study in the Central American country, where they learned about ecology, ecosystems, climate, geology, culture,...

Positions open in Office of Student Engagement

Student Government Association President Mitchell Santos (left) says an understaffed Office of Student Engagement has left the Nest inefficient.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

The college is searching for job candidates to fill the vacant positions in the Office of Student Engagement that oversee student clubs and campus events, and will begin a national search for a new director of student engagement within a few weeks. In the meantime, Dean of Student Engagement Tiffany...

Book highlights AACC student engagement plan

A book on community colleges features AACC’s Engagement Matters program.

Mason Hood, Advertising Manager

March 2, 2020

A new book on leadership in community colleges features a section on the work AACC has done to engage students. “Team Leadership in Community Colleges” discusses the development of the Engagement Matters program at the college. “I’m thrilled to have the college be recognized for the work...

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