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At least 2 dozen student clubs to be active this fall

AACC Adventure Club members take a break from hiking the Patapsco Valley trail last fall. The club president plans to organize another hike this semester.

Johannes Haasbroek, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2020

Approximately 25 to 35 student clubs will be active this fall, Student Government Association President Ryan Kim estimated in August. That’s about 10 fewer clubs than would be active during a semester when the campus is open, Kim, a second-year environmental science student, said. In some years,...

Campus Current gets new editor-in-chief

South African native Johannes Haasbroek becomes Campus Current's new editor-in-chief.

Dominic Salacki, Reporter

August 17, 2020

AACC’s student newspaper, Campus Current, got a new editor-in-chief over the summer. Fourth-year communications student Johannes Haasbroek said his main responsibility will be to write and edit news stories for the daily digital newspaper. Haasbroek also said he will oversee a small staff of student...

Dance Company director wins Dance Educator of the Year

Dance Company Director Lynda Fitzgerald (left) won the Dance Educator of the Year award in March.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

May 5, 2020

AACC’s Dance Company director in March won the Maryland Dance Education Association’s top award. “I am so honored and humbled by the award,”  Lynda Fitzgerald, said of her Dance Educator of the Year honor. “It’s a lovely honor to have,” The Dance Company is the performance arm of...

Student Government Association elects new president

Ryan Kim, a first-year environmental science student, won the election, which ran from April 7 to 14.

Erica Short, Reporter

May 4, 2020

A first-year environmental science student is the new president of AACC’s Student Government Association. Ryan Kim, who served as SGA’s vice president of events and initiatives this year, ran unopposed in an online election in which students voted from April 7 to 14. His only opponent dropped...

ESI awards $50,000 during Business Pitch Competition

Student entrepreneurs received a combined $50,000 during ESI's Business Pitch Competition.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

The Entrepreneurial Studies Institute awarded $50,000 to nine students during its Business Pitch Competition Thursday on Zoom. Student entrepreneurs showcased their proposed and newly formed companies to six judges in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch, each requesting funding to further their businesses. First-year...

Phi Theta Kappa hosts online induction ceremony for new members

Phi Theta Kappa held their induction ceremony for new members through Zoom.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2020

Leaders from the AACC chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducted 137 student members into their club in an online ceremony streamed on Zoom Monday. Faculty adviser Elizabeth Wulbrecht said the event is typically held on campus every semester but after the college closed because of the pandemic,...

Clubs stay active despite campus closure

Student Government Association members have started working on projects online, according to President Mitchell Santos.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2020

A handful of AACC student clubs have kept active since the campus closed in March, with members holding meetings virtually and working on projects from home. Student Government Association President Mitchell Santos said his organization has tried to stay more together since going online, talking regularly...

Nine finalists to compete in ESI’s $100,000 Business Pitch Competition

Stephanie Goldenberg, interim chair of the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute, said the college's closing affected how the event was handled.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 24, 2020

Nine finalists will compete for cash prizes in AACC’s annual $100,000 Business Pitch Competition, the Entrepreneurial Studies Institute announced Tuesday. The nine finalists will take part in a live “Shark Tank”- style pitch in front of a panel of six judges on April 30 at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom. Stephanie...

AACC student becomes Phi Theta Kappa regional president

Third-year elementary education and communication student Bri Barone became the Phi Theta Kappa regional president in April.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

April 15, 2020

A Third-year elementary education and communication student in April became the regional president of Phi Theta Kappa, a national academic honor society for community college students. Bri Barone, the 2019 president of AACC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, will serve a one-year term. “The bottom...

Gay-Straight Alliance to host online drag show

The Gay-Straight Alliance will host a drag show online through Zoom.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance will host an online drag show Wednesday on Zoom, replacing the in-person event the club had planned before the college shut down in March for the rest of the semester. GSA president Erica Romero said the event, titled Dragathon, will feature makeup and cooking tutorials,...

ESports Club raises $2,000 for charity

ESports club members raised money for sick children during a weekend-long virtual gaming event.

Daniel Salomon, Associate Editor

April 1, 2020

AACC’s ESports Club raised $2,076 for Johns Hopkins Children's Center during a 24-hour gaming event that took place from last Saturday through Sunday. The once-a-semester event, Extra Life, is a live-streamed gaming marathon that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. According...

Lone candidate for SGA president remains

First-year environmental science student Ryan Kimis the sole candidate for the Student Government Association presidency.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2020

A first-year environmental science student is likely to be the next Student Government Association president. Ryan Kim, the SGA’s vice president of events and initiative, is the only student running for the position. Competitor Jacob Dear, a first-year intelligence analytics student, withdrew from the race on Friday. Traditionally, when a single candidate runs for SGA president, the col...

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