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Students returning to college share advice

Students returning to college share advice

Nick Burns, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Editorial and Opinion

For students who have not entered the halls of higher education for years, returning to college can be an anxious and terrifying proposition. Students older than 25 make up 36 percent of the population on campus, according to public relations administrative assistant Amy Gurtshaw. “The biggest...

Business and law dept. puts on 1st conference

Business and law dept. puts on 1st conference

Arianna Beers, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The AACC School of Business and Law is hosting a conference this month to teach students about diversity, technology, global marketing, emergency preparedness and economics. Students can attend the Contemporary Issues in Business and Law conference for $55 on Nov. 16. Local industry leaders will...

EMT from AACC employs alums

EMT from AACC employs alums

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

A former AACC student hires emergency medical technicians trained on this campus to help run his self-made patient transportation company. Three years ago, EMT and AACC alum Tom Sfakiyanudis used the training he got at the college to start his own ambulance transportation business, dubbed Anchor Transport. He...

Winning artist comes to AACC

Winning artist comes to AACC

Mike Pierorazio, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity

An internationally renowned photographer told AACC students in October he uses his art to show that America’s race problems are aging—but still alive. In a speech about his photos and artistic process in the Cade Building, Ken Gonzales-Day told a packed lecture hall that his photographs capture...

‘Hairspray’ to open with seasoned acting group

‘Hairspray’ to open with seasoned acting group

Daniel Nickerson, Web Designer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment

The cast of AACC’s production of “Hairspray”—which opens on Nov. 9 in the Kauffman Theater—is a collection of seasoned actors and those who are relatively new to the acting game. “I’ve done theater ever since I was like, 9 years old,” Johnny Dunkerly, a second-year transfer studies...

Nursing program uses lifelike practice robots

Nursing program uses lifelike practice robots

Alex Fregger, Technology Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

AACC nursing students can practice delivering babies and caring for patients on campus in hospital simulations with high-tech, life-like mannequins. High-tech, battery-operated mannequins in the Florestano Building have pulses and can blink, pee, bleed, and make bowel and breathing noises. They have...

Students can create 3D objects using printers

Students can create 3D objects using printers

Alex Fregger, Technology Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News

AACC students can bring their two-dimensional designs to life using 3D printers on campus. 3D printing, called “additive manufacturing,” uses molten plastic to build an object layer by layer by printing over the same area again and again. According to Manager of Instructional Technology Cathy...

Students can develop self-made businesses

Students can develop self-made businesses

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

Entrepreneurial-minded AACC students can hatch their small businesses right here on campus. The Hatchery, an incubator, or space, for new small businesses to start and grow, is on the third floor of Careers. There, student entrepreneurs can use wireless printers, a 3D printer, a vinyl cutter, a button...

Media critic speaks on campus

Media critic speaks on campus

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News

The Washington Post media critic said in October Americans’ dwindling trust in journalism stems from President Donald Trump’s lack of respect for the truth. “In an administration that has no respect for the truth, how is that administration going to have any respect for the people whose job it...

Culinary club hosts first event

Culinary club hosts first event

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Entertainment, Showcase

The culinary club hosted a pumpkin-themed fundraiser on the Quad from 11 to 1 today at the Arnold campus. The college approved the club earlier in the semester as a part of SGA President Jacob Smith's initiative to host club events and meetings on the satellite campuses. Culinary club is one of those...

Professor uses cards, showcases pronouns

Professor uses cards,  showcases pronouns

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity

At least one professor this semester asked students to write their preferred pronouns on name cards on the first day of class. Dr. Rachelle Tannenbaum, a psychology professor, said she usually has students write their names on cardstock name tents, which they prop up in front of them so classmates...

Student clubs to throw campus events in Oct.

Student clubs to throw campus events in Oct.

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity, Entertainment, News

AACC student clubs are holding a number of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence, disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community. On Oct. 3, SODA—Students Out to Destroy Assumptions—will hold its second annual Assumption Destroyers Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Quad, so...

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