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AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

AACC entrepreneurs win money at annual business pitch competition

Lindey Gapsis, Reporter

May 3, 2019

A baking and pastry student at AACC won $15 thousand toward her bakery business in April, during the college's annual Business Pitch Competition. AACC’s $100,000 Business Pitch Competition is a yearly event held for students to pitch their business ideas to a panel of seven judges who grant money...

Students: Too busy for opinion forms

Students: Too busy for opinion forms

Lindey Gapsis, Reporter

May 3, 2019

In an informal poll on the Arnold campus, most students said they have not filled out their Student Opinion forms, but professors said they should. At the end of courses, professors offer AACC students the option to answer a survey, which reveals there opinion about the class and instructor. Professors...

AACC hosts film fest, chooses winners

AACC hosts film fest, chooses winners

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

May 1, 2019

A student film about a man seeking redemption after murder won the best drama award at AACC’s first student film festival on April 26. The filmmaker, Dylan Siebenhar, a second-year film studies student, also won the best overall prize for what the judge called “a unique voice” emerging. “‘Purgatory...

County executive proposes 2020 AACC budget

County executive proposes 2020 AACC budget

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

  County Executive Steuart Pittman proposed the fiscal year 2020 budget to the county council on May 1. Part of this budget deals directly with the college, which requested $4 million total. However, Pittman only approved $3 million of this. “We are developing a plan to manage the...

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Ex-prisoner gets AACC degree, set to help produce film with Anonymous Content

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2019

  This is the final installment in a three-part series on an AACC program to take community college classes to students in prison. In June 1996, 17-year-old Chris Wilson walked outside of his home in Washington, D.C., where two men followed him down the block. In an attempt to escape t...

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

Living cost among top concerns in AA county

April 30, 2019

The high cost of living is the top concern of Anne Arundel County residents, a survey by AACC’s Center for the Study of Local Issues found in April. Among their other concerns are drug abuse, sexual harassment, police and minority interactions, and low college graduation rates due to rising tuition...

Students: Use summer to refocus for next fall

Students: Use summer to refocus for next fall

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2019

AACC students who plan to return to campus next fall should take advantage of on-campus resources during the summer to get into a productive mindset before school starts. Although some students will graduate in May, many will return to the college for the second, third or fourth year in a row. Some...

Some AACC attendees want black clubs, reps

Some AACC attendees want black clubs, reps

Tyreesha Bolton, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Black AACC students said they don’t know if the college has organizations exclusively for them, according to an April 4 poll. In an informal poll of 26 students on the Arnold Campus, six said they believe AACC has organizations for black students, six said it does not, and 14 said they don’t know. “I...

AACC students: Focus, plan for 4-year schools

AACC students: Focus, plan for 4-year schools

Amber Nathan, Advertising Manager

April 30, 2019

AACC graduates who will head to four-year schools in the fall should take chances, stay focused and learn their surroundings. That’s the advice of a group of former Campus Current editors who have transferred within the past two years. “Four-year is a lot bigger, but I wouldn’t say it’s...

Some siblings to gain diplomas at same time

Some siblings to gain diplomas at same time

Tyreesha Bolton, Reporter

April 30, 2019

Third-year entrepreneurship student Emily Sokolowski could have finished her coursework at AACC last December, but decided to spread her classes out so she could graduate with her sister, Ashley, this month. And the siblings will graduate together on May 23: Ashley, a communications student, has decided...

Honor society inducts new student members

Honor society inducts new student members

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2019

Their shoulders draped in blue and white tassels, 41 students formed a long line and walked proudly down the aisle of Cade 219 to receive pins of honor from esteemed faculty of the college. But when they started at AACC, these students walked down the aisles of classrooms for  non-credit courses. As...

Handlers say not to pet or touch service dogs

Handlers say not to pet or touch service dogs

Kenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

April 30, 2019

Service dogs are busy working and are not on campus for the public’s enjoyment, their handlers told Campus Current. “Generally, people understand you’re not supposed to touch [service dogs],” first-year transfer studies student Catherine Wood said, “but you’re really not supposed to interact...

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