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CAB hosts cookout on the Quad during Welcome Week

CAB hosts cookout on the Quad during Welcome Week

Sanyee Barjogar Jr., Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Showcase

The Campus Activities Board gave free food out to students on Thursday as one of the last events for Welcome Week. “[The event is] to welcome students back, or to AACC for the first time if they’re new,” said Neena Robertson, program coordinator for events and student engagements. From noon...

CAB hosts free keychain event during Welcome Week

Tommy Parker, Reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under Campus Life

The Campus Activities Board hosted a free photo keychain giveaway event in SUN on Wednesday. Students waited in a line to have their picture taken and out in a plastic key chain. “School can be hard and being involved creates a good sense of community,” said Kristin Kohout, a second-year business...

Re-designed Athletics site to launch this fall

Madeleine Pedersen

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC Athletics will unveil a redesigned web page this semester.   When AACC changed its mascot in 2015 from the red, white and blue Pioneer to Swoop, a teal Riverhawk, the “colors were not changed properly” on the website, said Zach Malone, sports information specialist.  Malone said “ce...

Women’s lax Nationals to play on Siegert Field

Madeleine Pedersen, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Sports

AACC will host the National Women’s Lacrosse Tournament for community colleges this May.   The women’s lacrosse season begins in February.  If the Riverhawks make it to the finals this spring, they will get to play at their home—Siegert Field—on the Arnold Campus.  Women’s Lacrosse made it ...

New sports coordinator to aid athletes with progress, schoolwork

New sports coordinator to aid athletes with progress, schoolwork

Madeleine Pederson, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC’s Athletics has approved a new position for a student athlete success coordinator, who will help student athletes.    According to Athletics Director Duane Herr, the coordinator will schedule pre-season and in-season educational meetings with student athletes, and keep up with their academ...

Returning players help new freshman adjust

Madeleine Pederson, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Sports

This season’s Men’s Soccer lineup will include three second-year players who will return to the field and lead the team to the regionals, the coach told Campus Current in August.  The “leaders of the field,” head coach Nick Cosentino said, are center back Ryan Owen, mid-fielder Noah Beall and goal...

Women’s Soccer preps for upcoming fall season

Madeleine Pederson, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, News, Sports

AACC Women’s Soccer team is bringing back eight returning players for the fall 2018 season.  Women’s Soccer will play 18 games this season, including eight at Siegert Field.   Last season, the Riverhawks won nine games, lost five and tied one. They scored 35 goals, averaging about 2.3 go...

AACC Softball gets nod for Division II upgrade

AACC Softball gets nod for Division II upgrade

Roxanne Ready, Reporter

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Feature, News, Showcase, Sports

AACC’s athletic department will upgrade Softball to Division II in spring.  Division II programs are able to offer scholarships and play against more competitive teams.  The move comes in part as a response to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s plans to categorize colleges b...

AACC student’s play in Capital Fringe Festival

AACC student’s play in Capital Fringe Festival

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity, Feature, News

The 2018 Capital Fringe Festival at Arena Stage in Washington featured a 75-minute play in July by an AACC creative writing student.  Third-year student Jonas Pallaro-Sonneborn wrote “Dragon Hunting Support Group.”   “I just felt like I wanted to do something that was personal to me and m...

AACC program helps Hispanic high school graduates adjust to college life

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity, News

A group of Hispanic high school graduates who are attending AACC this semester transitioned into college life by taking a free, two-week course over the summer.   Created in 2008, the Adelante program helps graduating high school students of Hispanic descent adapt to a full-time college schedule.  ...

Students may pick own, desired name in upcoming fall semester

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity, News

Students who prefer their nicknames—or go by names other than the ones their parents gave them—may choose how the college identifies them, starting this fall.  Chief Diversity Officer Deidra Dennie said students also may choose which names appear on their student IDs, class schedules and college e...

Diversity chief celebrates 1 yr at AACC

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity

AACC’s chief diversity officer celebrated her first year at the college in August.   Dr. Deidra Dennie, a Kentucky native, said she works non-stop to make the college a more inclusive and diverse school.   She said her previous job at Armstrong University in Georgia was both similar and diffe...

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