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Crime rate low for 2016

Crime rate low for 2016

Brad Dress, Co-Editor

January 18, 2017

AACC had its lowest crime rate in six years in 2016, according to a Campus Current tally of Public Safety Department records. Campus police responded to 74 crimes last year. The majority of the crimes happened on the Arnold main campus, followed by the Glen Burnie Town Center campus. The Arundel...

Students recommend taking winter classes

Students recommend taking winter classes

Khadean Coombs and Tony Petro, Co-Editors

January 18, 2017

Approximatley 1,200 students enrolled in winter courses at AACC in 2017. In an informal poll of 20 students on campus during the first two weeks of January, 15 said they took a winter class because they can earn credits quickly. Two-week Winter Session classes earn students three credits. “I...

Students look for new ways to buy textbooks

January 18, 2017

The AACC Bookstore is a beacon for students during the first two weeks of classes. “I waited in line for what felt like hours” last semester, second-year transfer studies major Tia Aponte said. “I didn’t even use half the books I bought.” However, Aponte said that’s not the worst part....

Car crashes soar at beginning of semester

Car crashes soar at beginning of semester

James Whitley, Co-Editor

January 18, 2017

More students are in car accidents during the first two weeks of the semester than during any other time, AACC’s police chief said. Police Chief Sean Kapfhammer attributed the crashes to students who are unfamiliar with the campus. “Maybe they don’t get here soon enough for class,” Kapfhammer...

Students say advisers help transfer process

Students say advisers help transfer process

Shaq Worrell, Reporter

January 18, 2017

AACC professors and advisers are doing a good job of preparing students for the transfer to four-year universities, according to an informal poll on campus. “The advisers do a great job helping you transition step by step,” said Molly Gordon, a third-year childhood education major. Nationwide...

AACC offers Adult Basic Skills classes that help pass GED test

AACC offers Adult Basic Skills classes that help pass GED test

Megan Ladabouche, Reporter

January 18, 2017

Tershia Richardson struggled to attend a mandatory internship that would have allowed her to graduate during her senior year of high school, so she decided to drop out. During her last year, Richardson faced complications with her pregnancy that made it hard to continue attending that required work...

Board ready to appoint 2017-18 student trustee

Board ready to appoint 2017-18 student trustee

Tony Petro, Co-Editor

January 18, 2017

The AACC Board of Trustees is in the process of replacing its sole student member. Sophomore Adam Hertz’s one-year term on the board will end on July 1. He said this year has been a great opportunity for him. “It’s been a big responsibility,” Hertz said. “I get to work with a lot...

Unity Rally brings students together

Unity Rally brings students together

Tony Petro, Club News Editor

December 9, 2016

Students and faculty gathered in the quad outside the Humanities building Wednesday to participate in AACC’s Unity Rally where everyone was encouraged to express their post-election feelings. Dr. Nicole Williams, coordinator of the Human Services Department, started things off with a speech preac...

Santa comes to campus

Santa comes to campus

Brad Dress, Reporter

December 5, 2016

AACC brought local community, faculty and staff together with various crafts and food for a breakfast with Santa on Saturday. In the Student Union Dining Room from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Campus Activities Board hosted Breakfast with Santa. The event was open to anyone who registered before the Nov. 23 de...

Campus smoking ban popular

Campus smoking ban popular

Brad Dress & Tony Petro, Reporter & Club News Editor

November 30, 2016

AACC students said in November they appreciate the clean, smoke-free air on campus since the Board of Trustees banned smoking in 2015. In an informal poll of 20 students around campus, 19 of 20 said they are glad the campus is smoke-free. “I love it,” Noah Stewart, a junior and a political science major, sai...

Poll: Food options fine

Poll: Food options fine

Brad Dress & Amanda Haney, Reporters

November 30, 2016

Students at AACC said they are mostly satisfied with the food selections on campus. In an informal poll of 22 students on campus last month, 13 said they enjoyed the food options here, five said they are dissatisfied and four said they do not buy their lunch on campus. “For the past two and a half y...

Student ideas win big prizes

Student ideas win big prizes

Tony Petro, Club News Editor

November 30, 2016

AACC student Nicholas Kiraly took home $1,250 after winning the first-place and fan-favorite prizes at the seventh annual Big Idea Competition in November. His idea, Structural Inspections, was to use drones to inspect rooftops, bridge trusses and other hard-to-reach places to eliminate risks for const...

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