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Artist performs famous Malcolm X speech

Artist performs famous Malcolm X speech

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

Students learned about the history of Malcolm X on Thursday through an artist’s retelling of his famous “The Ballot or The Bullet” speech. Darrick Johnson performed as Malcolm X for students in Cade 219, reciting an excerpt from the speech followed by a question and answer segment for the audience. Johnson...

Author speaks to English 101 class at AACC

Author speaks to English 101 class at AACC

Theorie Beck, Reporter

February 20, 2020

The author of an award winning book gave advice to AACC students and read two excerpts from his book.  Out of Step author Anthony Moll said he did not recommend the joining army.  “I do not think it is a good idea, whatever you're doing it for, whether it be escaping from home or adventuring...

AACC hosts art exhibit in honor of Black History Month

AACC hosts art exhibit in honor of Black History Month

Jake Brannon, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

AACC hosted an art exhibit in celebration of Black History Month in the Cade Art Gallery on Wednesday. Thomas James curated “Grey Matter: a response to blackness”, which hosted works from four artists who all focus on hardships in African-American history.  “I want people to come in here and...

Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Clubs host first Lunar New Year event

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

January 24, 2020

Students celebrated AACC’s first Lunar New Year event Friday in the SUN Dining Hall. The Korean Culture club, Japanese Culture club, and the Campus Board of Activities hosted and co-sponsored the event to promote awareness of other countries traditions. “I thought it was a great idea because...

AACC professors honored at 39th annual MLK Breakfast

AACC professors honored at 39th annual MLK Breakfast

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2020

Three AACC officials received awards at the 39th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast this week. The breakfast, held on Jan. 20, centered around King’s quote that “The time is always right to do what is right”, and honored community leaders across Anne Arundel County. AACC’s...

Prof touches on civil rights

Prof touches on civil rights

Brayden Nazarian, Sports Editor

November 1, 2019

An adjunct instructor said in October the 1966 Baltimore Orioles team reflected the shift of the civil rights movement. At the first in a series of speeches hosted by the History Club, Dr. Richard Hardesty—who teaches history and sports studies—said Orioles legend Frank Robinson and...

Coming Out Fair highlights LGBT pride and diversity

Coming Out Fair highlights LGBT pride and diversity

Christian Richey, Associate Editor

October 8, 2019

AACC faculty and students celebrated diversity and inclusion Thursday during the Coming Out Fair. The fair served to commemorate LGBT pride and diversity, according to Dr. Richard Otten, the fair organizer. Otten, an adjunct instructor, said the fair is meant “to promote diversity and inclusion...

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts panel

Gay-Straight Alliance hosts panel

Amber Nathan, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

Members of AACC’s Gay-Straight Alliance shared their stories about coming out and answered audience questions in a panel on October 8. Students opened up about conflicts between hostile family members and the struggles and joys of coming out. “I was definitely near crying toward the end of...

Haitian band teaches dance

Haitian band teaches dance

Gerald Maravanyika and Amber Nathan

October 7, 2019

AACC hosted a workshop about Haitian music and culture on Oct. 3 where students learned about ethnic dances and instruments. Richard Morse is part of the Haitian band RAM, which is on tour. He and his bandmates stopped by the school for two workshops and a live performance. “You hear a lot about...

Haitian band performs for students at AACC

Haitian band performs for students at AACC

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

October 3, 2019

A Haitian band came to AACC to perform music for students and faculty in the amphitheater on west campus Thursday. RAM is a mizik rasin band based out of Port-au-Prince Haiti. They were founded by song-writer and lead vocalist, Richard A. Morse, in 1990. Their music combines traditional Haitian and...

Hispanic grad rates improve

Hispanic grad rates improve

Tom Ostrye, Web Designer

October 1, 2019

Graduation rates among Hispanic students at AACC increased by 35 percent over the last year, according to college data. African-American student graduation rates rose by 9 percent. Vice President for Learning Mike Gavin said the college aims to eliminate achievement gaps among different racial...

AACC recruits older learners

AACC recruits older learners

Tom Ostrye, Web Designer

October 1, 2019

AACC officials have shifted their recruiting focus from high school seniors to older students. The school has traditionally targeted high schools for recruitment, according to Dean of College Transition Deneen Dangerfield. This year’s effort will involve recruiting 25- to 39-year-olds. “It...

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