Campus Current

Coffee vending to get upgrade

Some students are complaining about the nine coffee vending machines on the Arnold campus.

Trevor Gardner, Reporter

March 1, 2017

AACC students are complaining that they are dissatisfied with the college’s coffee vending machines. Auxiliary Services Director Steve Pegg said he forwards complaints about the dispensers to the machine contractors, PepsiCo and Canteen Vending Services. The vending companies respond to the complaints,...

Program helps AACC students

Program helps AACC students

Brad Dress, Associate Editor

March 1, 2017

A program at AACC helps students in financial trouble pay for gas, medical bills and other expenses. Help Link may lend financially troubled students up to $300 in the form of book or food vouchers, gas cards, bus tickets or paid medical bills. The program does not offer cash. Four AACC employees...

Ensemble performs off campus at conference

The Concert Band and Chamber Winds ensemble performs at the Baltimore Convention Center on Feb. 11.

Jesse Johnson, Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2017

AACC’s Concert Band and Chamber Winds ensemble performed at the Baltimore Convention Center on Feb. 11. The Concert Band and Chamber Winds ensemble performed with other educational music programs throughout Maryland as part of the three-day Maryland Music Educators Association Annual In-Service...

Guest speaker reaches males

“The Apprentice” winner Randal Pinkett says excellence comes from within, not from others.

Mason Owens, Reporter

March 1, 2017

A winner of “The Apprentice” encouraged AACC students on Thursday to merge their passions with their talents to achieve excellence in their careers and their lives. In a speech titled “One Game, Two Rules and One Choice Demonstrates Excellence,” Dr. Randal Pinkett, an entrepreneur and the...

SGA searching for new leader

SGA President Nick Nadeau will be transferring in the fall.

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor

March 1, 2017

The Student Government Association is looking for candidates to run for SGA president. To run for president, a candidate has to have been a student at AACC for at least one semester and have at least a 2.25 GPA. In addition, candidates must have completed at least 67 percent of the classes they have...

Students seek longer hours at fitness center

AACC’s fitness center is available for use during select hours in the day.

James Whitley, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017

Some AACC students who work out at the fitness center want it to stay open longer each day. Fitness enthusiasts told Campus Current fitting their workout schedules around limited gym hours is difficult. From Monday through Friday each week this semester, students can work out at the fitness center...

University transfer advisers on campus offer help

Liz Murdock LaFortune is a pre-transfer adviser from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Trevor Gardner, Reporter

March 1, 2017

AACC brought in a pre-transfer adviser from the University of Maryland, College Park in February to help students move to the university. Liz Murdock LaFortune, the adviser, helps students apply to the university, figure out which classes to take here and which of them will transfer, and encourages...

College to get photo project

The Dear World photo-storytelling project comes to AACC April 11.

Elizabeth Spearman, Campus Life Editor

March 1, 2017

The photo-storytelling project Dear World is coming to AACC on April 11 to 12. During the event, students will write words on each other’s skin to tell their stories, share their passions and deliver their message to the world. The words will answer the question: “If you had one story to...

Activist speaks about race, equality to crowd

Activist Monti Washington speaks to students about equality and listening to each other.

Roxanne Ready, Reporter

March 1, 2017

To treat all lives with equal significance, we need to listen to each other’s stories, motivational speaker Monti Washington said at an interactive speech on campus in February. The presentation, titled “Which Lives Matter?” lasted for more than an hour and a half and included a spoken word...

Professor offers aid to mid-income taxpayers

Professor offers aid to mid-income taxpayers

Courtland Brown-Tabscott, Reporter

March 1, 2017

An AACC business professor is preparing income tax returns for free for students, faculty and staff who earn $54,000 or less per year. Students and others, including members of the non-campus community, can call or email professor Reb Beatty to schedule an appointment before April 12. Taxpayers can...

Students not in rush to plan out Spring Break

Most students say it is too early to plan for the upcoming Spring Break, starting March 13.

Chase Ellington, Reporter

March 1, 2017

For many AACC students, planning for this year’s Spring Break will be a last-minute chore. In an informal poll of 20 students, nine said they haven’t decided what they will do during the week of March 13, when classes are canceled. Six others said they will travel, and five are planning to stay...

Place settings honor women

Sister Settings features visual art representing historic females through history. This place setting is from last year’s display.

Tre Mooring, Reporter

March 1, 2017

The AACC Women’s Institute and Visual Arts Department are bringing a project to the college that will highlight historical women. Sister Settings, a project for Women’s History Month, will make its second run at AACC March 27 to 31. Like last year, groups of students will paint abstract images...

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