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GSA members participate in national LGBTQ Day of Silence

GSA members participate in national LGBTQ Day of Silence

Philip Van Slooten, Reporter

April 16, 2019

Members of AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance club participated in the national Day of Silence in support of LGBTQ rights on April 12. The silent student demonstration began in the SUN dining hall before moving outside to be more visible to the greater campus community. According to GLSEN.org, “GLSE...

Entrepreneurial Studies Institute holds HawkTrade for small businesses

Entrepreneurial Studies Institute holds HawkTrade for small businesses

Lindey Gapsis, Daily Reporter

April 15, 2019

Entrepreneurship students had the opportunity to show off their businesses at an event in the SUN Dining Hall at the HawkTrade last Thursday. Stephanie Goldenberg, a professor in the business management and entrepreneurial studies institute, set up the event as a service-learning project for her class...

Health Services Fair held to teach tips and techniques for wellness

Health Services Fair held to teach tips and techniques for wellness

Catherine Wood, Reporter

April 10, 2019

Students learned the importance of health, wellness and disease prevention at the Health and Wellness Center’s annual Health Services Fair on April 10. The fair featured a variety of interactive booths that allowed students to have a hands-on learning experience about topics ranging from first aid...

Awards and speaker kick of Math Awareness Month

Awards and speaker kick of Math Awareness Month

Tyreesha Bolton, Daily Reporter

April 5, 2019

The AACC Mathematics department recognized nine students for their accomplishments and celebrated Math Awareness Month at an award ceremony April 2. “The math department has a long standing tradition of having a speaker in the month of April because the month of April is Math Awareness Month, “...

School spirit sporadic among AACC students

School spirit sporadic among AACC students

Bethany Probst, Reporter

April 1, 2019

AACC students said in March that they feel proud to be Riverhawks. In an informal poll of 35 students on the Arnold campus, 29 said they’re happy with their choice to attend community college, while six called the experience less than “exciting.” “I’ve saved a lot of money and I’ve...

Influencers go viral on social

Influencers go viral on social

Bethany Probst, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Former AACC student Dominique Barrett stands across the desk from a group of potential employers, who ask, “Do you have any special talents?” He answers by flipping a water bottle, which lands upright on the table with such force that the interviewers fall out of their seats. He filmed that...

Students voice issues to Maryland legislators

Students voice issues to Maryland legislators

Ashley Sokolowski, Reporter

April 1, 2019

On a cold morning in March, seven AACC students joined 500 others from community colleges all over Maryland for a day of persuading state senators and delegates to vote for education-friendly legislation. The 17th annual Student Advocacy Day gave AACC students, including Student Government Association...

Graduation to move to Maryland Live! in May

Graduation to move to Maryland Live! in May

Sarah Noble, Daily Editor

April 1, 2019

AACC will hold its 57th commencement on May 23 at Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills. Some AACC professors and students said they don’t approve. “[The casino is] not an educational facility,” English professor Suzanne Spoor said. “If our mission is about learning … does...

Profs-adjuncts ratio to change

Profs-adjuncts ratio to change

Amber Nathan, Advertising Manager

April 1, 2019

AACC officials said they plan to increase the number of full-time professors on campus next school year. According to Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin, full-time professors teach 51 percent of classes at AACC. Gavin said AACC started adding to the full-time faculty ranks three years ago in...

Collective bargaining bill dies

Collective bargaining bill dies

Ashley Sokolowski and Alexandra Radovic, Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

For the third year in a row, a proposal that would have allowed AACC employees to engage in collective bargaining—organized negotiations between staff and administration over pay raises, benefits and better working conditions—has failed in the state Legislature. The House of Delegates neglected...

Health Center gives free stuff

Health Center gives free stuff

Gina Bell, Reporter

April 1, 2019

AACC students have access to more than just first aid at the on-campus Health & Wellness Center. Students who visit the center in the SUN Building can nap in a StressLess room with dim lighting and a massage chair. They also can take a free STD test, get over-the-counter medications and get hel...

Students turn to CBD in place of prescriptions

Students turn to CBD in place of prescriptions

Kenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

April 1, 2019

A growing number of students are relying on a cannabis extract called CBD as a natural alternative to prescription medications for their ailments. CBD—cannabidiol—is a compound found in the cannabis plant. It is known for its health and wellness benefits. CBD is different from THC, the psychoactive...

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