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BHM committee discusses impact of campus Race Card Project

AACC students post their race cards on three walls around campus.

Emma Jeter, Daily Reporter

February 26, 2019

Students and faculty explored the meaning of race in their lives at the “Race Card Project” discussion today at 12:30 on the Arnold campus. AACC’s Black History Month Committee hosted this event to initiate a thought-provoking conversation about racism and cultural differences through race cards. This...

Literature class discusses “The Big Smoke” for BHM

Dr. Lester Brooks, an AACC history professor, discusses the influential black boxer Jack Johnson on Monday's

Philip Van Slooten, Daily Reporter

February 22, 2019

An english professor facilitated a discussion this morning with students and faculty on a poetry collection focused on a famous black boxer.   AACC professor, Dr. Suzanne Spoor, read passages from “The Big Smoke,” by Adrian Matejka, an African-American poet.   The work is written from the perspective of Jack Johnson, a boxer from the early 1900s, who fought racism and segregation to become the...

Black History Month Committee hosts hand dancing event, documentary screening

Black History Month Committee hosts hand dancing event, documentary screening

Emma Jeter, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Students attended a hand dancing event at AACC on Thursday in support of Black History Month. The National Hand Dance Association showcased a documentary on the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death on the black community, especially in relation to dance. Afterwards, members of the National Hand...

Black History Month Committee plans lectures, performances and art exhibits to celebrate BHM

In the Pascal Gallery, students can observe art to celebrate Black History Month during February.

Ashley Sokolowski, Daily Reporter

February 6, 2019

AACC’s is hosting a series of events for students to celebrate Black History Month. This February, the Black History Month Committee will be hosting discussions, performances, movie screenings and art exhibits. Dr. Nicole Williams, the chair of the department of human services, is on the Black...

AACC hosts annual MLK breakfast to honor community leaders

Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper spokes about the importance of looking at issues through a racial lens.

Chance Iheoma, Photo Editor

January 25, 2019

The 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast this week honored several community leaders for their humanitarian work in Anne Arundel County. The Memorial Breakfast, co-hosted by AACC and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast Committee, took place at La Fontaine Bleue, a gourmet restaurant...

College runs survey on cultural spirit at AACC

Chief Diversity Officer Deidra Dennie will be in charge of a cultural equity survey in February.

Daniel Salomon, Co-Editor

January 23, 2019

AACC will conduct a survey in February to learn if students, faculty and staff feel the cultural inclusion on campus is respectful. Chief Diversity Officer Deidra Dennie said the survey will focus on questions relating to equity and inclusion. Dennie defined equity as closing the gap between minority...

Breakfast speaker honors MLK

Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper spokes about the importance of looking at issues through a racial lens.

Chance Iheoma, Co-Editor

January 23, 2019

AACC’s annual Martin Luther King Breakfast offers an important moment to reflect on the civil rights leader’s accomplishments, the president of the Institute of Higher Education Policy told attendees on Jan. 21. Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper spoke about the importance of looking at issues through a...

Redesign of memorial to begin later in spring

A redesign of the Martin Luther King Memorial on West Campus will begin in the spring.

Chance Iheoma, Co-Editor

January 23, 2019

The redesign of AACC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will begin this spring. Last year, the school’s Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee held a competition for landscape architecture students to redesign the area surrounding Maryland’s only statue of the civil rights leader. The winning...

Active Minds hosts Fidos for Finals

Active Minds hosts Fidos for Final, an event for students to interact with dogs to de-stress with finals.

Alex Fregger, Technology Editor

December 12, 2018

A student club invited a service dog charity to help students de-stress during finals week. The Active Minds club invited Fidos for Freedom to bring their service dogs on campus as a way for students to relax and have a distraction during finals. Fidos for Freedom is a non-profit organization that...

Business students host annual Global Giving Market

Business students contributed to the fourteenth annual Global Giving Market.

Daniel Nickerson, Co-Photo Editor

November 20, 2018

Business students put on an annual service learning project which included a bazaar of fair trade items of different foods and crafts on Nov 13. The Global Giving Market is a yearly event with a market from developing country vendors. The Global Giving Market is a service learning event held every...

Hairspray opens with strong voices, funny dialogue

The lead actors in Hairspray perform with strong vocals and keep up with fast-paced dancing.

Coleman Guthrie, Reporter

November 10, 2018

The Theatre at AACC debuted the award-winning Broadway musical 'Hairspray' in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater this November. The show, directed by adjunct instructor AnnMarie T. Saunders, opened to faculty, students and community members on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. AACC's rendition of 'Hairspray' is ent...

Health and Wellness Club hosts informational speech on neck injuries

The Health and Wellness Club hosts a neck injury prevention course, their speaker highlights a common injury called

Arianna Beers, Reporter

November 8, 2018

The Health and Wellness club hosted an informational speech to educate students on neck and spinal cord injury prevention. Dr. Cameron Hatam, who is a doctor of Chiropractics, presented a power point that discussed different types of neck injuries the symptoms to look for and how they can affect a...

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