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Art of Women exhibit highlights female artists

Second-year visual arts student Jess Gordon-Young explains her art to attendees at the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

Female AACC students displayed their art and discussed the importance of uplifting women during the Art of Women Invitational Exhibit in the Pascal Gallery on Thursday. According to visual arts professor Dawn Bond the exhibit highlighted female artists due to their underrepresentation in the art world...

Let’s embrace black history

Campus Current Editor-in-Chief Christian Richey would like to see more positive events during the school’s Black History Month celebrations.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

While I appreciate the college’s efforts, I feel AACC needs to do a better job representing its African-American student body during Black History Month. In the Pascal Gallery in the Student Union building, a display containing documents, images and a video explaining the history of lynching in...

Professor wins MLK Zeitgeist Award for diversity work

Dr. Heather Rellihan recently published a book called “Theory and Praxis.”

Daniel Salomon, Photo Editor

March 2, 2020

Dr. Heather Rellihan walked across the Arnold campus last fall looking at her phone when she noticed an email saying she had won the coveted Martin Luther King Jr. Zeitgeist award. “I was so honored and completely surprised,” Rellihan, AACC’s academic chair for interdisciplinary studies, said....

Students learn life lessons at 10th annual Black Male Summit

Students talk during the 10th annual Black Male Summit.

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

African-American students received advice on how to further their careers, overcome hardships and improve their lives at the 10th annual Black Male Summit in CALT 100 on Friday. The event, organized by Reginald Stroble, the assistant director of the Student Achievement and Success Program, featured...

Artist performs famous Malcolm X speech

Darrick Johnson performs as Malcolm X

Christian Richey, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 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

Anthony Moll speaks to English 101 students.

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

Curator Thomas James speaks to an audience of students and faculty about the art exhibit Grey Matter: A Response to Blackness, held in the Cade Gallery.

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

Students learn how other cultures celebrate the new year at Lunar New Year.

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

Associate judge Elizabeth S. Morris delivers her keynote speech.

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

Dr. Richard Hardesty often ties civil rights into his sports studies lectures.

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

Professor Mea Lee and Dr. Richard Otten at the coming out fair.

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

The Gay-Straight alliance members talk about their coming out stories

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...

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