Campus Current

Time at AACC is well spent

Editor-in-Chief Roxanne Ready says time spent engaging in AACC's community is worthwhile.

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017

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

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

President Donald Trump would like to keep transgender people from enlisting in the military, but other people believe they should be allowed to serve.

Emily Bailey, Reporter

December 1, 2017

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

Michael Garvey, a U.S. Marine veteran—pictured here with his service dog, Liberty—believes NFL players should be free to kneel when the anthem is played.

Micheal Garvey, Reporter

November 1, 2017

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

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

Editor-in-Chief Roxanne Ready says time spent engaging in AACC's community is worthwhile.

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017

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

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

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

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Daniel Salomon, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017

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

Solving problems starts with talking to each other, says Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief.

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief

September 29, 2017

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...

Differing opinions educate

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Trystan Hay, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017

On the first day of my Introduction to Philosophy class last Spring, we were about 10 minutes into discussing the curriculum when the teacher asked for a show of hands. “Who in the class voted for and supports Trump?” The atmosphere felt timid and quiet, and only one student raised a hand. The...

Don’t leave out the other side

“Free speech” means different things to different people, but monuments like this one in Philadelphia remind us that it is everyone’s right.

Rebecca Lewis, Guest Columnist

September 29, 2017

In many of my classes last year during the election, there were opportunities to discuss our opinions. In fact, most of my classes are filled with debates. But most were also led by professors completely against what I believe. In one class, a professor asked me to voice my opinion on both candidates....

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