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Students and staff speak at Soapbox Sisters event

Morgan Talbot performed Gloria Steinem,
April 4, 2017

Thursday March 30, students and faculty delivered speeches in this year’s Soapbox Sisters event. The event started with a welcome from Dr. April Copes, a communications professor and co-director,...

Sculptor crafts sea horse out of ice

Ice sculptor Bob Roberts carved a sea horse out of a single block of ice.
April 2, 2017

AACC’s Culinary Club hosted a live ice carving on March 30 in the quad. The sculptor, former AACC instructor Bob Roberts, carved a sea horse out of a large block of ice in front of nearly 30 student...

9 police officers on campus are armed

March 31, 2017

Until 2014, police officers at AACC did not carry guns. In October of that year, the campus Public Safety Department added officers trained to carry weapons. The new hybrid station—a police department...

Students alter habits for Lent

Students on campus give up meat, television, caffeine, sweets, video games and sarcasm in honor of Lent.
March 31, 2017

AACC students who observe Lent gave up a wide array of indulgences for the 40-day season. In an informal poll of 20 students, four said they gave up meat, three said they quit watching TV and four...

AACC faculty say path to getting Ph.D. is hard

Dr. Lori Stello-Perez says the path to getting a Ph.D. can be tough.
March 31, 2017

For AACC associate professor of psychology Dr. Lori Stello-Perez, the road to getting her Ph.D. was a trau- matic experience. “I had always wanted to graduate by the time I was 30,” Stello-Perez...

Speaker says ‘hook up’ verbiage dehumanizes

A speaker in March taught students that hook-up language is dehumanizing.
March 31, 2017

Date rape is not a casual “hook-up”; it’s sexual assault, a speaker told AACC students in March. The harmful words young people use to describe sex creates a barrier of numbness that has made...

Dogs at school help students

29-year-old AACC student Michael Garvey says his service dog helps him with balance, stability and emotional comfort.
March 31, 2017

After he left the Marines in 2013, Michael Garvey, a 29-year-old student at AACC and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. He got into heavy pills when he came back...

Program aims to revive rivers close to campus

Operation Clearwater hires students to test rivers along the Chesapeake Bay for contamination.
March 31, 2017

AACC students help to revive the dying Magothy River every spring and summer. Dr. Tammy Domanski, an associate professor of biology, heads a program called Operation Clearwater, which she took over five...

Procastinating causes harm, professor says

The human brain isn’t built for planning and prioritizing, according to Dr. Matthew Patton.
March 31, 2017

Approximately 80 to 95 percent of students procrastinate when it comes to college work, an AACC psychology professor said. Dr. Matthew Patton said procrastination—putting off an obligation, often...

Low enrollment affects classes

Low enrollment continues to cause classes to get canceled.
March 31, 2017

Christina Dove completed her Web 1 class for her web design major in Fall 2015. She expected to move on to Web 2 the following semester, but low enrollment caused the class to get canceled. For more...

Home-schooled students stay together

At AACC, 244 students with a home-school education are enrolled in the spring semester, including sophomore Adam Hertz.
March 31, 2017

Second-year transfer student Tori Childs did not have many friends in high school, so when she came to AACC two years ago she was nervous she would not make friends here, either. It was not until her...

AACC removing pool unpopular

AACC will close the Olson Swimming Pool in August and demolish it in July 2018.
March 31, 2017

AACC students said in March they are conflicted over the college’s master plan to remove the Olson Swimming Pool to make room for a new Health Science and Biology Building. In an informal poll of...

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