Campus Current

Adjuncts bring outside experience to AACC

Adjunct business instructor Lou Carloni teaches in front of a projector.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Jerry Ascione sat with his band in the White House, playing Tchaikovsky and native folk songs for an audience of Russian diplomats. Afterward, the diplomats overflowed with compliments, and though they spoke no English and Ascione spoke no Russian, he said he felt their sentiments. Ascione spent...

New Campus Current editor steps into role

Second-year journalism student Christian Richey takes over as editor-in-chief.

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

Campus Current’s former associate editor became the editor-in-chief of AACC’s student newspaper in January. Second-year journalism student Christian Richey, who joined Campus Current last summer, replaced outgoing editor Amber Nathan. “I think Christian is going to be amazing and I am very...

Ring Road opens up, construction continues

Trucks sits in front of construction on AACC Arnold campus.

Jacob Hudson, Associate Editor

January 22, 2020

AACC reopened Ring Road in January. Ring Road had previously been closed since December 2018 because of the construction on the Health and Life Sciences Building. Jim Taylor, director of facilities planning and construction, said the road is permanently open—with a few changes. Construction on...

Students say library is best study spot

Second-year psychology student Cameo Beavers, left, and second-year transfer studies student Victoria Patterson study in CALT.

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

December 11, 2019

AACC students said in November they would prefer to study at the Truxal Library more than any other locations on campus. According to an informal Campus Current poll, 40 students out of 55 said they use the library to study. “The library’s the best,” Lizzy Huntzinger, a first-year...

Commuting students say music helps during drive

First-year computer science student Tyler Lockman says he checks his social media and edits photos during his commute to school.

Jake Brannon, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Students who commute to AACC said in November they listen to music to make their drive more livable. In an informal poll of 20 students who drive to school, 18 said they pass time during their commutes by listening to music on the radio or on their phones. Another seven said they listen to podcasts...

Finals cause anxiety

First-year undecided student Ryan Barthelemy, left, and second-year sociology student Joseph Giddings prepare for finals.

Ren Bishop, Reporter

December 9, 2019

As finals approach, students across AACC are experiencing anxiety and frustration. Ineffective or non-existent study methods contribute to the stress, some students said. Andrew Solley, a first-year visual arts student, said finals season makes him feel “scared but determined.” Second-year...

Baltimore slam poet performs at Amaranth Coffeehouse

Mecca Verdell, a slam poet from Baltimore, reads poetry at the final coffeehouse of the semester, hosted by the AACC literary magazine Amaranth and the Campus Activities Board.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The second-place winner of the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam read poetry about death and racism to the audience of the last Amaranth Coffeehouse on Thursday. Baltimore slam poet Mecca Verdell, also known as  Meccamorphosis, read poems about the death of a friend, racism in modern society and...

Students celebrate holidays at Winter Wonderland

Students celebrate the holiday's at an event with craft stations, hot cocoa, gingerbread house building and more.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students commemorated the winter holidays during AACC’s first Winter Wonderland this Wednesday in the SUN Dining Hall. The Campus Activities Board and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted the event to help establish a sense of holiday cheer before the semester ended. “It’s basically like...

This holiday season, volunteer your time

Third-year communications student Kaitlyn Walton says to keep giving once the holidays pass.

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2019

I find giving is often more satisfying than getting. This holiday season, get into the spirit of giving and watch your happiness skyrocket. One way to do this is by volunteering time and resources to those in need. Tresa Ballard, service-learning coordinator for the Sarbanes Center for Public...

Students prefer warm weather

Second-year creative writing student Magdaline Thompson bundles up against the cold weather.

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

More than half of students in a poll on the Arnold Campus said they prefer warm weather over the cold. In an informal poll of 25 students, 13 said they like warm weather, 10 expressed their fondness for the cold and two said they don’t have a preference. As winter approaches, some students said...

ESI members join wedding industry

Second-year entrepreneurial studies student Sara Gray-Foreman arranges flowers for weddings.

Kacie Orgera, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Members of AACC’s Entrepreneurial Studies Institute are venturing into the wedding industry. ESI students said they have taken an interest in helping happy couples prepare for their big day. Though these students have businesses geared toward specialties such as makeup and hair, they help brides...

AACC Jazz Ensemble performs at Fall Concert

Professor Mercedes Beckman conducting for the AACC Jazz Ensemble.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Student musicians performed a variety of traditional jazz pieces on Friday night at the Kauffman Theater, then mixed it up with funk and swing. The AACC Jazz Ensemble and students from the Community Jazz course played together on Nov. 22 at the Jazz Big Band Fall Concert with Professor Mercedes Beckman...

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