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Students admit Juuling can become addictive

Students admit Juuling can become addictive

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Feature, Front Page, News, Showcase

As second-year journalism student Noah Reem reclined on a worn sofa after a long day of classes, both of his legs were twitching and his eyes darted around the room. “I’m so dependent on it,” he said quickly, without making eye contact. “I spend so much money on it. I know it’s a giant waste...

Language class offers time to help homeless

Language class offers time to help homeless

Coleman Guthrie, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

An AACC Spanish professor took her students to a homeless shelter to serve food in November. Professor Jodie Hogan brought four of her classes to The Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center, a shelter in Annapolis, on Nov. 29. The shelter supports homeless people in the community and families...

30th Turkey Trot raises $1,500 for scholarship

30th Turkey Trot raises $1,500 for scholarship

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC students and community members raced to raise scholarship money at this year’s Turkey Trot on Nov. 21. AACC’s 30th Annual Turkey Trot on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving raised $1,500 for the college’s Health, Fitness and Exercise Department’s scholarship fund. “It is pretty pop...

AACC offers employees life coach certification

AACC offers employees life coach certification

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC offers a certification program to train faculty and staff as life coaches for students. Life coaches counsel their clients on how to improve their personal happiness by changing their lifestyles. Education professor and certified life coach Jen Lara, who runs the coaching program at the college,...

Communications class collects food for pantry

Communications class collects food for pantry

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

An adjunct instructor who graduated from AACC in 2008 is teaching her communications class how to use the media to give back to the community this fall. “I love the students, and I love the atmosphere,” said Courtney Buiniskis, who started teaching here in 2016. “It only took one semester to...

AACC administrators to build relationship with county exec.

AACC administrators to build relationship with county exec.

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC President Dawn Lindsay said she hopes to foster a good relationship with the new county executive and members of the Anne Arundel County Council. On Nov. 8, Anne Arundel County voters elected farmer and community organizer Steuart Pittman as county executive, along with six new members to the Co...

College awards former leader emeritus status

College awards former leader emeritus status

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The AACC Board of Trustees awarded emeritus status to the former campus president at its Nov. 13 meeting. Emeritus status means a former professor or administrator can keep the title, as an honor, even after retiring from the college. Former President Martha Smith served the college from 1994 until ...

AACC adds director of events, organizations

AACC adds director of events, organizations

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

The coordinator for AACC’s Black Male Initiative will become the new director of student engagement on Dec. 3. Leon Thomas will take over the position that Christine Stork held for 34 years until she retired in June. Thomas will direct the Office of Student Engagement, which oversees student club...

Legal Studies gets new director

Legal Studies gets new director

Chance A. Iheoma, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The coordinator of AACC’s Continuing Legal Education program in November accepted a promotion to director of the college’s Legal Studies Institute. Attorney Erin Gable became the Institute’s interim director this fall after seven years as a coordinator and professor at the college. She also...

Users see stars in Observatory

Users see stars in Observatory

Alex Fregger, Technology Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC students can gaze at stars from the second highest point in Anne Arundel County using the Observatory on campus. The college’s Observatory, located in the back of Parking Lot B behind the annex buildings, helps host an annual planet walk and free monthly events for Astronomy Club members, faculty...

Md. Food Bank to stock campus pantry shelves

Md. Food Bank to stock campus pantry shelves

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The campus food pantry has joined 1,250 other food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and churches under the umbrella of the nonprofit Maryland Food Bank. The food pantry, located in SUN 225, will expand to more than one room and will offer items like milk, pancake mix and cereal in addition to the...

SGA to consider fewer Advisory Council mtgs.

SGA to consider fewer Advisory Council mtgs.

Alex Fregger, Technology Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

The Student Government Association has asked its Advisory Council—an organization of student club presidents—to amend the SGA constitution to require fewer Advisory Council meetings per month. AACC Advisory Council votes on club budgets and approves new student organizations. The proposed consti...

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