Campus Current

AACC has great opportunities

AACC has great opportunities

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2018


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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...

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

‘Fields of interest’ will salvage more credits

Editorial Board

February 1, 2018


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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...

1st class of semester: key to student success

1st class of semester: key to student success

Veronica Somers, Ad Manager

January 17, 2018


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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


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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...

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...

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