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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


Filed under Campus Life, Club News, Diversity

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...

Faculty supports diversity requirement; few students know what it is

Faculty supports diversity requirement; few students know what it is

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Diversity, Education, Showcase

While faculty members at AACC told Campus Current the diversity requirement is important, a survey revealed not many students knew anything about it. In an informal poll at the Arnold campus, 3 out of eleven students knew about the requirement. Dr. Heather Rellihan, the gender and sexuality studies...

Soapbox Sisters event filled with motivational speeches, graduations

Soapbox Sisters event filled with motivational speeches, graduations

Philip Van Slooten and Lindey Gapsis

March 28, 2019


Filed under Diversity

A communications professor hosted the annual Soapbox Sisters performance for women to recite famous feminist literature. Some of the stories told were an essay by Susan B. Anthony and Oprah’s Golden Globes speech. April Copes hosted the event. “I think just having everyone around me and...

“Brain, Heart, World” docuseries put on by CCO

Ashley Onwudiwe, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under Club News, Diversity

A preacher who leads a campus Christian club said in March that students who seek counseling for an addiction to pornography feel “empty and alone.” Isaac Vineyard, head of the Coalition for Christian Outreach on campus, made the remarks after showing the first part of the docuseries “Brain,...

Irish events held on campus in March

Irish events held on campus in March

Elijah Richard, Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Diversity

AACC began its celebration of Irish-American History Month the first week of March with Irish fare at The Hawk’s Nest and a discussion about Irish roots in the Humanities theater. The college has scheduled two additional events to commemorate Irish-American History Month: On March 26, students can...

AACC Hosts World Languages Competition for Area High Schools

AACC Hosts World Languages Competition for Area High Schools

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under Diversity

On Friday students from local high schools gathered in CADE for World Languages Day and discussed different languages and cultures. According to Jodie Hogan, the program coordinator for world languages, this year’s theme was “Engage and Explore.” Teams demonstrated their knowledge of a language,...

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

AACC students and faculty discuss STEM, representation on International Women’s Day

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity, Front Page, News, Showcase

Google Doodle celebrated International Women’s Day with quotes from important women from around the world. Around campus, students and professors pointed out there is more work to do, particularly in the area of STEM representation. Ashley Gross, a transfer studies student, said International...

Factuality teaches students about diversity, inequality

Factuality teaches students about diversity, inequality

Lindey Gapsis, Daily Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Diversity, Entertainment

AACC students learned about diversity in modern society through a monopoly-like game today in the Cade building. “Factuality” is an interactive game used to portray how diversity affects real life. The game leader assigned students characters with different ethnic backgrounds, economic classes...

Japanese Language and Culture club plans their Cherry Blossom festival DC trip

Japanese Language and Culture club plans their Cherry Blossom festival DC trip

Sammi Gibson, Daily Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Club News, Diversity

The Japanese Language and Culture club held presentations during their meeting last Thursday and a field trip planned for this semester to Washington, DC. In the first presentation, students learned about one of Japan’s southernmost islands, Yakushima. Club president Lizzy Overton gave the presentations...

AACC holds 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit

AACC holds 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 2, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Diversity, Front Page, News, Showcase

AACC students, faculty and community members gathered at the CALT building for the 9th annual Black Male Initiative Summit. Leon Thomas III, the director of student engagement, organized the event. The keynote address was delivered by Sadiq Ali, a motivational speaker. “How can we better ourselves?”...

Notecard walls prompt discussion about race

Notecard walls prompt discussion about race

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under Diversity

“Empathize with what you don’t understand. We may all bleed red, but we don’t bleed the same amount or from the same wound.” An AACC student who signed the name “Cassidy Jane” wrote that sentiment on a note card in February and posted it on a wall of the Careers Center alongside nearly...

Darker skin tones lead to more racial division

Darker skin tones lead to more racial division

Car’lyle Lee and Philip Van Slooten

March 1, 2019


Filed under Diversity

Dark-skinned black people face greater discrimination than those with lighter skin, speakers told a campus audience in February. As part of the school’s Black History Month program, Professor Nicole Williams, chair of AACC’s Human Services Department, led a panel discussion about “colorism,”...

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