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Students in one English Language Learning class use the graphic novel Puerto Rico Strong created by Marco Lopez, (shown) as their textbook and are working creating an accessible audio book version.

ELL students use comic as textbook, create accessible audiobook

Zack Buster, Editor-in-chief March 18, 2023

Students in one English Language class are using a graphic novel as their textbook. Two of instructional specialist Owen Silverman Andrews’ High Intermediate Reading and Writing students also are...

Nursing students have advisers who focus on their mental health and proactively check up on them throughout the semester. Shown, AACC nursing staff pose for a group photo.

‘Intrusive’ advisers focus on nursing students’ mental health

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2023

The advisers in the nursing school have become intrusive—at least that’s what they hope. Faculty members who double as advisers this semester began checking in with students about their mental health...

Poet and speaker Backpack Jeff performs at a spoken word event on Tuesday.

Community members, poets perform at spoken word event

Payton Thompson, Reporter March 1, 2023

Students, faculty and local poets performed their work at a Black History Month spoken word event on Tuesday. Amberdawn Cheatham, director of the Office of Student Engagement, said organized the event...

Christina Thurston, the program operations coordinator in the School of Health Sciences, hosted a documentary showing on the Arnold campus on Thursday.

Health Sciences coordinator hosts documentary showing

Izzy Chase, Reporter February 10, 2023

An AACC faculty member hosted a documentary screening on Thursday that examines the lack of education surrounding ethnic hair care. Christina Thurston, the program operations coordinator in the School...

Award-winning Maryland artist Comacell Brown Jr. paints a tribal mask at a Black History Month event. The two canvases were painted by him and AACC students featuring various inventions and products created by black historical figures.

Award-winning Md. artist paints pieces on black accomplishments with students

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2023

Thirteen students and faculty gathered on the third floor of the Cade Center for the Arts to paint with a famous street artist on Thursday. Comacell Brown Jr., also known as Cell Spitfire, helped participants...

Photo of Frank Fitzgeralde Libom

International students say college is ‘welcoming’

Ava Herring, Diversity Editor January 26, 2023

International students said in October the campus atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Being an international college student in the U.S. poses challenges like learning a new language at an academic...

Interim Coordinator of Inclusive Excellence Forrest Caskey leads diversity trainings.

AACC requires staff diversity training

Sam Gauntt, Managing Editor January 24, 2023

AACC is requiring full-time faculty, staff and administrators to complete a new series of diversity training this school year. Interim Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Kellie McCants-Price...

Black History Month

College to host Black History Month events

Dan Elson, Sports Editor January 23, 2023

The college will host approximately a dozen in-person and virtual events in February in honor of Black History Month. To start off on Feb. 2, students will have the chance to paint and interact with Annapolis...

The Rev. Craig Coates was the keynote speaker at the 42nd annual MLK Jr. breakfast, sponsored in part by AACC.

Local pastor speaks at MLK Jr. breakfast

Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor January 23, 2023

The keynote speaker for the 42nd annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 16 said younger generations “haven’t been taught to find their voice.” The event’s theme...

Some students celebrate winter holidays and traditions other than Christmas. Shown, Hanukkah cookies.

Students celebrate array of winter holidays

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2022

Some AACC students will celebrate holidays and traditions other than Christmas this winter for cultural and religious reasons. First-year transfer studies student Reni Zolt, who celebrates Hanukkah,...

Students and faculty can use the service LanguageLine when they need an interpreter to help them talk to others who speak a different language. Shown, Anne-Keren Kanté, a second-year biology student and native French speaker.

Interpreters assist with translation on phone calls

Zack Buster, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Students who have trouble speaking or reading English can get help from an interpreter or translator through a program that began in February. Faculty, staff and community members also have access to...

Governor-elect Wes Moore speaks at a podium.

Students react to Maryland governor’s race

Dan Elson and Sam Gauntt November 16, 2022

AACC students said in November they are happy about the election of Maryland’s first black governor. In an informal Campus Current poll of 28 students on the Arnold Campus after the midterm election,...

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