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Culinary Institute butchers pig for demonstration

Culinary Institute butchers pig for demonstration

David Foster, Reporter

February 9, 2017

AACC’s Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute butchered a whole pig in a demonstration on Feb. 9. A dead, 53-pound feeder pig was brought into Humanities room 218 where the Culinary Club regularly hosts their presentations. The butchery was presented by student Chef Joe Ero, a second-year...

AACC hosts service learning fair

Elizabeth Spearman & Sean Smith, Campus Life Editor, Reporter

February 8, 2017

At AACC’s annual community service fair on Feb. 7, students learned leadership skills, resume building and scholarship opportunities. The community service fair allowed students the chance to talk to AACC partnering community groups. At the fair, students were given a chance to volunteer in the...

Lego League tournament hosted at AACC

Lego League tournament hosted at AACC

Roxanne Ready, Reporter

February 7, 2017

Middle school engineer students tested their Lego robots they built at a tournament held at AACC. 16 teams of engineers, ages nine to 14-years-old, filled the CALT Atrium on Saturday, Jan. 29, to test their robotics and engineering skills. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,...

Student-teachers learn to relieve stress

Student-teachers learn to relieve stress

Shawn Smith, Reporter

February 7, 2017

An AACC professor on Monday taught student-teachers how to relax, breathe and meditate to relieve stress. Professor Courtney Sabol and the Student Education Association, an organization devoted to helping students start the path to becoming a teacher, brought students who are learning to be teachers...

Café Artist Series hosts Abe Parker

Jami Gotay, Reporter

February 7, 2017

An aspiring musician performed for AACC students on Feb 6 in the first Café Artist Series. AACC’s Campus Activities Board event hosted Abe Parker, a traveling guitarist and songwriter. Parker performed songs about love, family, and not giving up on dreams. Parker sang more than five original...

Magic Flute performance ends

Magic Flute performance ends

Britney Pieraldi, Photo Editor and Graphic Designer

February 6, 2017

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Soul food lunch sparks discussion

Soul food lunch sparks discussion

Brad Dress, Associate Editor

February 3, 2017

AACC faculty spoke deeply about racial issues at a Black History Month luncheon on Feb. 1. In “Intimate Conversations over Lunch,” faculty and staff gathered in the CALT building for a soul food lunch consisting of fried chicken, macaroni, spinach, corn bread and cake. AACC staff sat at tables...

Health Services confirm campus influenza cases

Health Services confirm campus influenza cases

Piper Lewis, Digital Editor

February 2, 2017

An AACC nurse confirmed multiple cases of the flu at the beginning of the spring semester. Health Services Registered Nurse Patricia Spence said the flu has hit both students and faculty. Spence said student and staff members have missed classes due to flu symptoms. “A common mistake students...

College online courses move students forward

Students find online courses more convenient than face-to-face classes.

Amanda Haney, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Sophomore Grace Koehne quietly sips her latte, blending in with the buzz of the coffee shop. From an average perspective, she appears to be a typical college student, but school has not always been easy for her. The hospital has been a familiar place for her. Coming to campus to take classes was not...

AACC accepts LGBT community

The college has three gender-neutral bathrooms.

Jacob Baumgart, Ad Manager

February 1, 2017

AACC students said the college community is accepting of its LGBT classmates. In an informal poll, 10 out of 10 students noted their classmates seem to accept their LGBT peers. “I honestly don’t think it could be any better,” first-year student Paul Verner said of his perception of schoolwide...

Science & Tech school welcomes new leader

Dr. Lance Bowen stepped into his office as the dean of science and technology on Feb. 1.

Tony Petro, Reporter

February 1, 2017

AACC’s School of Science and Technology got a new dean Feb. 1. Dr. Lance Bowen, the former dean of sciences at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, replaced the interim dean, Dr. Colleen Eisenbeiser, who retired from AACC. Bowen said he chose to take the position at AACC because...

AACC gets new tech upgrades

AACC's Public Relations and Marketing department are asking students to review and test the redesigned AACC website.

Tony Petro & James Whitley, Reporters

February 1, 2017

AACC’s internet services will be faster and more reliable beginning this semester. The Board of Trustees in December approved a contract to upgrade internet service on campus beginning last month. The bandwidth of the campus internet will increase from 100 MB to 1 GB, which refers to the amount...

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