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Use alternatives to painkillers

Use alternatives to painkillers

Alexandra Radovic, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Here at AACC, our motto is, “redefine yourself.” But because of opioids—pain-relieving medications that alter your mind and dull your senses—some AACC students never reach that goal. If you have ever taken hydrocodone, oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet or morphine, you have taken an opioid. These...

Harassment has no place here

Sarah Sutherland, Campus Life Editor

December 1, 2017


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While walking to class, I often steer away from groups of men to eliminate the chances of unwanted comments or cat-calling. The most common form of sexual harassment is commentary, but it can also include honking, whistling, body gestures, stalking and staring. Basically, any unwanted inappropriate...

Time at AACC is well spent

Time at AACC is well spent

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


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As editor-in-chief of Campus Current, this semester has been a stressful one for me. But it’s also been an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. Between the steady flow of classwork and the pressure of overseeing an ever-growing newspaper, I’ve almost given up more than once. If you’re...

Don’t throw away your future by driving drunk

Editorial Board

December 1, 2017


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It’s December, and that means it’s time for finals and the holiday season; at least one of those, if not both, is probably pretty stressful for you. Fortunately, holiday parties give everyone a chance to blow off some of that stress by having fun with friends. But nothing puts a damper on the...

No ban of transgender troops; support them

No ban of transgender troops; support them

Emily Bailey, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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My friend Eli enlisted in the military two years ago, and is doing well in his platoon; he is even outperforming some of his colleagues in physical training and riflery. Eli is transgender, which means he was born with female anatomy, but has transitioned to living as a man. He joined the military...

Veteran gives views on kneeling in the NFL

Veteran gives views on kneeling in the NFL

Micheal Garvey, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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The flag represents freedom, people say, but at the same time some people also try to deny others the freedom to choose how to respect it. Kneeling—as some NFL players have been doing before their games—is about the most respectful way a person can show disapproval. If a player is hurt on the...

Let’s have conversations, not arguments

Ryan Sullivan, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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There seems to be a divide in humanity these days as our society becomes more and more team-oriented. Most of us love to be a part of something. We want to be a part of a group of people. Occasionally, the groups that form can create positive change for the community. But instead of embracing debate,...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017


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Every November, I have a little ritual: I set aside some time to write out a list of things I’m grateful for. It’s not a terribly original idea, I know. But something about putting a pen to paper and physically writing makes me slow down and appreciate the blessings in my life. It’s easy...

Awareness, education key to ending domestic violence

Editorial Board

November 1, 2017


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We’ve heard some horrifying stories about students who find themselves homeless after fleeing partners who beat them; about classmates who can’t study in their own homes because of violence between their parents; about college-age peers who are scared of family members because of a history of hitting,...

Guns: constitutional U.S. right

Chris Haas, Guest Columnist

November 1, 2017


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My heart goes out to those killed and injured in the Las Vegas massacre on Oct. 1, as well as to their families and friends. With 58 deaths and approximately 500 injuries, it was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. Shortly following the shooting, many celebrities, politicians and media personas...

Speech, not audience, is a right

Speech, not audience, is a right

Daniel Salomon, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017


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I will forever support the natural right of the people to speak as they please. But if you speak in a way that your fellow citizens believe is unjust, there may be consequences, like being ostracized from your community. As a culture, we have made the phrases “freedom of speech” and “I can say...

No more echo chambers; let’s have the tough conversations

No more echo chambers; let’s have the tough conversations

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017


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These days, it seems like every online conversation devolves quickly into a virtual shouting match about political views. Meanwhile, in person we tiptoe around, hoping we don’t step on a conversational landmine. Social media allows us to do some great things. We can talk with people from all...

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