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Students participated in a panel about discrimination on Tuesday. Shown left to right are Grace Bourne, Sydney Klabnik, Amber Bartlett and Sebastian Cordero-Toledo.

Students share discrimination experiences in panel

Dan Elson, Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2022

AACC students on Tuesday shared their experiences about discrimination that brought staff members to tears in a “You Are Here” voice panel. Second-year homeland security student Sebastian Cordero-Toledo,...

The Muslim Student Association gathers on the third floor of the Truxal Library to discuss Islam.

Student club gathers to talk about Islamic topics

Dan Elson, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

A newly created Muslim Student Association started meeting on campus in March. Hamza Iqbal, the club’s president and Ahmed Abbas, the vice president said they created the club to expand diversity...

Performers read speeches and poems from notable women at the annual Soapbox Sisters event  this week.

AACC holds 1st Soapbox Sisters event in 2 years

Zack Buster, Associate Editor March 31, 2022

AACC’s Communications Department hosted a Women’s History Month event on March 31 at which students read poems and speeches by notable women throughout history and today. Communications professor...

Girl holding donuts to her eyes

AACC to present new spring school events

Maggie Brown, Reporter January 24, 2022

AACC students will have a variety of events to attend this semester. The Office of Student Engagement and the Student Government Association are hosting welcome back week for students to attend trivia...

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

AACC staff members receive MLK awards

Maggie Brown, Reporter January 24, 2022

AACC honored four faculty and staff members for their work in equity, diversity and inclusion during the 41st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast on Jan. 17. The winners of this year’s...

Students and employees who served in the military say they want classmates to treat them like everyone else. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

Student veterans find network on campus

Dan Elson, Reporter November 11, 2021

Students who served in the military said last week their classmates might misunderstand the veterans who sit next to them on campus. “You know, we're just like everyday people that just so happened...

AACC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month every year in September and October.

College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Dominic Salacki, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2021

AACC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with online and in-person events that began on Sept. 15, the anniversary of when five Latin American countries gained independence. The final event, a virtual...

Riverhawks baseball pitcher Skylar Kaplan is the only female baseball player in the National Junior  College Athletic Association. The first-year transfer studies student says she will play for the Riverhawks again next season.

AACC men’s baseball team has female pitcher

Ryan Oberteuffer, Reporter May 19, 2021

The only female baseball player in the National Junior College Athletic Association pitched for the Riverhawks this season. Skylar Kaplan, a first-year transfer studies student who has been playing...

A speaker from education group Re-Imagining Migration told students that everyone has a migration story.

Speaker: Prejudice against immigrants stems from fear

Hannah Boring, Reporter April 29, 2021

An immigration educator told students in April that everyone has a “story of migration.” “The story of migration is a human story,” said Abeer Shinnawi, a program leader at Re-Imagining Migration,...

Comacell Brown, CEO of Cell Spitfire paintings, encourages student activism through art. Shown, a 7,000-square-foot mural of Breonna Taylor in Annapolis, painted by artists, youth and volunteers with the nonprofit arts organization Future History Now.

Street artist encourages creative activism

Ryan Oberteuffer, Reporter February 26, 2021

Art presents a clear path to becoming an activist, an Annapolis-born street artist told AACC students and staff at a virtual lunch on Friday.  Street artist Comacell Brown encouraged faculty...

KanKouran performers teach participants how to play traditional African drums on campus  during a Black History Month in 2018. This year’s celebrations will be virtual.

Black History Month events go virtual 

Jazsmine Hill, Diversity Editor February 15, 2021

AACC chose “The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” as its theme for Black History Month in February.   Among the college’s Black History Month events are a Feb. 19 talk by...

The college is searching for a chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer to replace Dr. Deidra Dennie, who left to work at Transylvania University.

Search nearly complete for new AACC chief diversity officer

Jazsmine Hill, Diversity Editor February 8, 2021

AACC officials said they are close to hiring a new chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer who will oversee the college’s efforts to offer equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their...

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