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Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Students learn how other cultures celebrate the new year at Lunar New Year.

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

January 24, 2020

Students celebrated AACC’s first Lunar New Year event Friday in the SUN Dining Hall. The Korean Culture club, Japanese Culture club, and the Campus Board of Activities hosted and co-sponsored the event to promote awareness of other countries traditions. “I thought it was a great idea because...

Pop-up class looks to help students make lifestyle changes

Woman chopping vegetables.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

AACC offers a pop-up class this semester centered around helping students make lifestyle changes, according to the assistant dean of the department of health and wellness. Dr. Tiffin Bumpass said the class, Health 280, Building Wellness Inside and Out, covers mind-body wellness, showing the connection...

Ratcliffe Foundation names ESI professor CEO

Carlene Cassidy, new CEO of the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation, at her AACC retirement party

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

The chair of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute retired in January after approximately 20 years at AACC and became the CEO of the Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation. The foundation, which donates millions of dollars to colleges, hired business management entrepreneurship professor Carlene...

Learning communities and sections use themes

English professor Candice Hill

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

Three sections of English 102 will focus on themes related to fields of interest, or FOIs: Section 020: Uncovering Academic Identity, FOI: Criminal Justice Section 033: Reinventing Ourselves: Stories of Change and Transfer, FOI: Transfer Studies Section 026: Health and Human Services In ...

Drones give students opportunity to fly

Drone i mage of Amber Nathan and Tim Tumelty taken near AACCs sports fields

Amber Nathan, Contributor

January 22, 2020

In Annapolis in 1997, a baby came into the world who would one day want to fly. Born prematurely, Nathaniel Disney weighed 1 pound, 1 ounce. He spent four years in a wheelchair because of cerebral palsy from the ages of 9 to 13. However, he said he has always dreamed of flying. Disney, a third-year...

Small donations add up big

Students should consider giving spare change to charity, as every little bit helps make a difference, says staff columnist Mackenzie Airey.

Mackenzie Airey, Graphics Editor

January 22, 2020

Small donations can make a big impact when it comes to raising money for charities and disaster victims. Your dollar or handful of change may not seem like a lot, but when you add it to everyone else’s, it can make a difference in the world. If each person in a crowd of 100 donated $1 each, it would...

AACC may plan to expand food pantries

Basic needs coordinator Catlin Silver reaches into the food pantry.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

AACC’s new basic needs coordinator said in January she plans to expand AACC’s food pantries. In addition, Caitlin Silver, who filled the newly created position in November, said she would like to offer financial literacy education to students receiving assistance through AACC’s HelpLink grant. HelpLink...

English 102 teachers choose special themes

English professor Candice Hill

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

Some English 102 courses will focus on themes such as social justice, Woodstock and apartheid this semester. This is the first semester AACC will offer English 102, which replaced English 112. English 101, which replaced English 111, debuted last semester. More than 20 sections of English 102 will...

Spring sports get underway at AACC

Baseball center fielder Jaden Jones works on fielding at practice.

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

ACC spring sports started tryouts and practice in January. Spring sports include Baseball, Softball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse and Golf. Baseball Baseball finished last season with an 11-32 record. “Our team chemistry is way better this year,” second-year pitcher Zach Rees said. ...

Coaches may speak openly to newspaper

Men’s Basketball coach Joe Snowden (left) speaking during a timeout to forward Michael Sullivan, guard Matthew Kern and assistant coach Joe Gray.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

AACC’s Athletics Director said in January his department’s practice of asking coaches and journalists to arrange media interviews through the department's communications coordinator was never intended to violate anyone’s First Amendment rights. “In no way would I ever intend or direct anybody...

New online store sells AACC athletic gear

Men's Basketball forward Davon Jones runs out as the line-up is announced.

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

AACC Athletics opened an online store in January to sell sports apparel with the blue, gold and white Riverhawks logo. The store, part of athletic gear vendor SquadLocker, sells shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, hats, backpacks and a blanket branded with the names of any of the college’s 12 sports...

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