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LGBTQ+ students have school support system

Garrett Hutchinson, a second-year psychology student and president of the Gay-Straight Alliance, has discussed LGBTQ+ issues with Rainbow Network member Rachelle Tannenbaum, a professor in the psychology department.

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

November 1, 2018

Students who identify as LGBTQ+ can find support through specially trained administrators, faculty and staff who are part of a campus-wide Rainbow Network. The creators of the 5-year-old AACC Rainbow Network, or ARN, set it up so faculty and staff could understand that the campus community is diverse,...

AACC offers one-time class on Dr. King’s life

Civil rights activist Carl Snowden and Dr. Lester Brooks lecture on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the CALT Building.

Alayshia Florida, Advertising Manager

November 1, 2018

AACC offered a class about the legacy and relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the CALT Building on Oct. 20 to a packed audience of students, faculty and community members. The lecture, by AACC history professor Dr. Lester Brooks and longtime civil rights activist Carl Snowden, was part of the...

Winning artist comes to AACC

Internationally renowned photographer Ken Gonzales-Day speaks to a packed lecture hall in Cade about the racial issues his photos capture.

Mike Pierorazio, Reporter

November 1, 2018

An internationally renowned photographer told AACC students in October he uses his art to show that America’s race problems are aging—but still alive. In a speech about his photos and artistic process in the Cade Building, Ken Gonzales-Day told a packed lecture hall that his photographs capture...

Professor uses cards, showcases pronouns

First-year students Lizzie Gauthier and Victoria Fitez take notes in Dr. Rachelle Tannenbaum’s psychology class. Tannenbaum uses name cards during her classes to display students’ preferred pronouns.

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

October 4, 2018

At least one professor this semester asked students to write their preferred pronouns on name cards on the first day of class. Dr. Rachelle Tannenbaum, a psychology professor, said she usually has students write their names on cardstock name tents, which they prop up in front of them so classmates...

Student clubs to throw campus events in Oct.

AACC clubs, including Students Out to Destroy Assumptions, the Gay-Straight Alliance and the Campus Activities Board, are hosting October events relating to domestic violence, Halloween and coming out.

Alexandra Radovic, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2018

AACC student clubs are holding a number of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence, disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community. On Oct. 3, SODA—Students Out to Destroy Assumptions—will hold its second annual Assumption Destroyers Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Quad, so...

Amaranth hosts first coffee house of school

Amaranth hosts first coffee house of school

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2018

AACC’s literary magazine Amaranth hosted it’s first coffee house open mic session tonight in the Humanities theater. Creative writing student Mike Pierorazilo, is the club’s new editor-in-chief. For coffee house performances, he said he plans on “keeping with tradition” when it comes...

Hawk’s Nest Grille offers food for Hispanic Heritage Month

Annie Belle Neugebauer, Reporter

September 19, 2018

The Hawk’s Nest Grill & Deli is offering a variety of Spanish food this week to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The Grill set out rice and chicken enchilada’s in the hot bar. At the counter, students can order empanadas for a discounted price. “The food is reasonably priced and healthy,”...

AACC student’s play in Capital Fringe Festival

AACC student's play in Capital Fringe Festival

Ashley Sokolowski, Associate Editor

August 25, 2018

The 2018 Capital Fringe Festival at Arena Stage in Washington featured a 75-minute play in July by an AACC creative writing student.  Third-year student Jonas Pallaro-Sonneborn wrote “Dragon Hunting Support Group.”   “I just felt like I wanted to do something that was personal to me and m...

AACC program helps Hispanic high school graduates adjust to college life

August 25, 2018

A group of Hispanic high school graduates who are attending AACC this semester transitioned into college life by taking a free, two-week course over the summer.   Created in 2008, the Adelante program helps graduating high school students of Hispanic descent adapt to a full-time college schedule.  ...

Students may pick own, desired name in upcoming fall semester

Daniel Salomon, Multimedia Producer

August 25, 2018

Students who prefer their nicknames—or go by names other than the ones their parents gave them—may choose how the college identifies them, starting this fall.  Chief Diversity Officer Deidra Dennie said students also may choose which names appear on their student IDs, class schedules and college e...

Diversity chief celebrates 1 yr at AACC

Sarah Noble, Multimedia Editor

August 25, 2018

AACC’s chief diversity officer celebrated her first year at the college in August.   Dr. Deidra Dennie, a Kentucky native, said she works non-stop to make the college a more inclusive and diverse school.   She said her previous job at Armstrong University in Georgia was both similar and diffe...

Campus team to focus on inclusion, fairness

Sarah Noble and Daniel Salomon

August 25, 2018

AACC’s Chief Diversity Officer is restarting the college’s diversity committee after a two-year break.  Dr. Deidra Dennie is organizing the committee to meet once a month to promote inclusion, diversity and fairness.   The team is made up of approximately 37 representatives from administration,...

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