Campus Current

Collective bargaining bill dies

Collective bargaining bill dies

Ashley Sokolowski and Alexandra Radovic, Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News

For the third year in a row, a proposal that would have allowed AACC employees to engage in collective bargaining—organized negotiations between staff and administration over pay raises, benefits and better working conditions—has failed in the state Legislature. The House of Delegates neglected...

Health Center gives free stuff

Health Center gives free stuff

Gina Bell, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus Life

AACC students have access to more than just first aid at the on-campus Health & Wellness Center. Students who visit the center in the SUN Building can nap in a StressLess room with dim lighting and a massage chair. They also can take a free STD test, get over-the-counter medications and get hel...

Students turn to CBD in place of prescriptions

Students turn to CBD in place of prescriptions

Kenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Campus Life

A growing number of students are relying on a cannabis extract called CBD as a natural alternative to prescription medications for their ailments. CBD—cannabidiol—is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It is known for its health and wellness benefits. CBD is different from THC, the psychoactive...

AACC students weigh-in on Michael Jackson allegations

AACC students weigh-in on Michael Jackson allegations

Amber Nathan and Alexandra Radovic

March 27, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Front Page, Showcase

Some AACC students said they can separate the art from the artist when it comes to celebrities accused of sexual misconduct, while others disagreed. In an informal survey of 57 AACC students, 33 said if an artist is accused of sexual misconduct, it doesn’t distract from their art. However, 24 said...

Poet shares experience writing about nuclear devastation

Poet shares experience writing about nuclear devastation

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Education, Entertainment

Tyler Mills, a guest poet, shared her work “Hawk Parable” with faculty and students yesterday at the first Writers Reading event of this spring semester. Mills stunned the audience with her vivid images relating the horrors of nuclear testing. “‘A doctor would look at them and they would...

Men’s baseball ends losing streak in game against Prince George’s Community College

Men’s baseball ends losing streak in game against Prince George’s Community College

 Nathaniel Durfee, Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC Men’s Baseball emerged victorious against the Prince George’s Owls with a score of 13-8 on Thursday, improving their record to 4-6. Prince George’s Community College got out to a 7-3 lead after back-to-back rallies in the third and fourth innings. The Riverhawks answered with seven...

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 8, 2019


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

Google Doodle celebrated International Women’s Day with quotes from important women from around the world. Around campus, students and professors pointed out there is more work to do, particularly in the area of STEM representation. Ashley Gross, a transfer studies student, said International...

CAB hosts first karaoke, students line up to perform

Jameson Evans, Daily Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Entertainment

The AACC Campus Activities Board hosted its first-ever karaoke event of the semester in the SUN cafeteria on March 4. CAB officers said they will host karaoke events on the first Monday of every month this semester. The sing-a-long ran 30 minutes longer than the two hours CAB allotted, which CAB membe...

Student improv troupe rehearses for two shows in May

Chase Duvall, Daily Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Entertainment

An improv troupe rehearsal took place on Friday night in the Florestano Building leading to a night of learning and laughter. Wyatt Unger, a local professional actor and acting coach, is the leader of the local troupe. Unger says while at its core, improv is fun, he’s also gained life skills...

Job Search Cafe helps AACC students present themselves professionally

Job Search Cafe helps AACC students present themselves professionally

Emma Jeter, Daily Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life

AACC employment services helped students edit their resumes and find employment at the Job Search Cafe today in the Student Services Center. “What I do is try to make our students adjust to the new world of work,” adviser Veronica Boreland said. “How do students, or we as job seekers, present...

AACC holds 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit

AACC holds 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 2, 2019


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

AACC students, faculty and community members gathered at the CALT building for the 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit. Leon Thomas III, the director of student engagement, organized the event. The keynote address was delivered by Sadiq Ali, a motivational speaker. “How can we better ourselves?”...

College runs activities for Black History Month

Chance Iheoma, Photography Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Arts, Campus Life, Diversity

AACC celebrated Black History Month in February with a number of events focusing on race relations, skin color and black art. The month-long events kicked off on Feb. 1 on the Arnold campus with a visit by black guest artist Coleman Audwin Porter, who showed and discussed his paintings with students...

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