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Don’t let harassers get away with it: Speak up

Don’t let harassers get away with it: Speak up

Editorial Board

May 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Former AACC student Sarah Sutherland said she used to avoid groups of men as she walked into class so they wouldn’t yell unwanted comments to her. The cat-calling was at its worst when she wore revealing clothes, which some men, Sutherland said, seemed to take as an invitation for sexual harassment. It’s...

Keep moving toward your goals

Keep moving toward your goals

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

It’s hard to believe another school year has already come and gone. As you look ahead, you may be thinking about summer break as a time to relax or work full time while you wait to restart classes in fall. Or maybe you’re graduating, and you’re wondering about your next step, whether that...

Demand change: Stand up, speak out, be heard

Demand change: Stand up, speak out, be heard

Editorial Board

April 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

In the face of local school shootings and threats of violence, AACC students need to take a stand and speak out. According to The Baltimore Sun, this country has had six school shootings since February. Last month, a 17-year-old student at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland shot two other...

Why vote: Potholes are politics

Why vote: Potholes are politics

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Election season isn’t the only time to care about politics; they matter year-round, and they affect simple, everyday things. Not all politics are about divisive, complicated issues. Many are about day-to-day things that make a big difference in the everyday life of college students like us. How...

‘Hear us roar!’ Women are changing the world

‘Hear us roar!’ Women are changing the world

Editorial Board

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

More than ever before, young women are breaking barriers and stereotypes. With every, “You can’t” comes a resounding, “Watch me!” More and more of today’s young women are challenging gender roles and using their educations to redefine traditionally male jobs. “[Women] are becoming...

Don’t let weather get you down

Don’t let weather get you down

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

As you huddle in your coat against a cold drizzle of rain, hustling to class, maybe you’re wondering if you can possibly stand another day of schoolwork as dreary as the weather. No matter how interesting our classes are, we all have those moments. The cold wind outside seems to howl, “Stay in...

AACC has great opportunities

AACC has great opportunities

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

From the balcony where I sat, an impressive dome above me, I could look down to the Senate floor. Lawmakers referenced notes, talking quietly with their staffs and readying themselves to speak. The air hummed with anticipation. Earlier that day, I had taken a break from my internship at the Maryland...

AACC students get organized

AACC students get organized

Jonas Pallaro-Sonneborne, Guest Columnist

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

As a new semester starts, you’ll find that how you use your time is more important than how much time you use. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. We, as students, need to manage our time efficiently—more for our own mental health than anything else. If you’re struggling to stay...

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

Editorial Board

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion, News

AACC will introduce a new program called “fields of interest” in the fall, and we like the idea. Here’s what it means: When you first came to AACC, odds are you didn’t bring a road map. Maybe you had an idea of where you were headed, but you couldn’t pinpoint a major. After checking out...

Title IX revision causes issues

Title IX revision causes issues

Raquel Hamner, Photography Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

Last fall, the U.S. Secretary of Education undid eight years of progress in an unjustifiable Title IX revision involving sexual assault cases on college campuses. Under the Obama administration, sexual assault victims could report alleged crimes to their colleges rather than to the police, which some...

1st class of semester: key to student success

1st class of semester: key to student success

Veronica Somers, Ad Manager

January 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

When my parents told me they wanted me to attend a community college, I wasn’t happy. I was 18 and had just graduated from high school. Going back to school sounded awful. So I didn’t show up for the first day of classes. And during the semester, I made excuses not to go to school. “Oh no, I...

Welcome back; stay positive

Editoral Board

January 17, 2018


Filed under Editorial and Opinion

It’s that time of year again, Riverhawks. As we put away the lights and decorations of the holiday season, we’re buckling in for another semester. This season of after Christmas but not quite spring can seem to drag on, cold and dreary. But it’s also the beginning of a new year, a new schedule...

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