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Irish events held on campus in March

Irish events held on campus in March

Elijah Richard, Reporter

March 12, 2019

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

Professor Scott Cooper, World Languages Dept Chair, displays a French poster.

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 12, 2019

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

Math professor Dr. Stacey Nichols reads the history behind the film “Hidden Figures,” but says there is still work to do.

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 8, 2019

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

Photo by Gabbie Wilburn

Lindey Gapsis, Daily Reporter

March 7, 2019

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

Photo by Sammi Gibson

Sammi Gibson, Daily Reporter

March 6, 2019

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

Photo by Philip Van Slooten

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

March 2, 2019

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

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Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

“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

Photo by Daniel Nickerson

Car’lyle Lee and Philip Van Slooten

March 1, 2019

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,”...

College runs activities for Black History Month

Chance Iheoma, Photography Editor

March 1, 2019

AACC celebrated Black History Month in February with a number of events focusing on race relations, skin color and black art. The month-long events kicked off on Feb. 1 on the Arnold campus with a visit by black guest artist Coleman Audwin Porter, who showed and discussed his paintings with students...

Prisoners take classes while still serving time

Photo courtesy of Pamela Polgreen

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Sporting a Riverhawk- blue cap and gown, retired U.S. Marine Robert Lee Moore marched to the front of the room alongside his fellow AACC graduates in 2016 and proudly accepted a diploma for completing a certificate in computer literacy. He was 59. And he was serving a 37-year sentence at Jessup Correctional...

GSA club to focus on history of LGBTQ+, involve more faculty

Photo by Sarah Noble

Mackenzie Airey, Graphic Designer

March 1, 2019

Gay-Straight Alliance officers said at a February meeting of the student club that they will focus on LGBTQ+ history and collaborate with faculty and other student organizations this semester. “We … have a few more collaborations in the mix,” GSA President and second-year psychology student...

Therapist helps by styling hair

Photo by Graig Bracey

March 1, 2019

African-American women should “view [their] hair as a form of stress management,” a Washington, D.C., clinical psychologist told an AACC audience on Feb. 13. During a presentation titled, “Psychohairapy,” Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka advised the audience of 16 people in the Florestano Building to...

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