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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

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

Differing opinions educate

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

Don’t leave out the other side

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....

No one should be alone

No one should be alone

Editorial Board

September 28, 2017

When someone commits suicide, people talk about how depressing it is and say we should do more for the ones fighting mental illness. That conversation usually lasts for a week or two and then we all move on with our lives. But what about the other weeks? According to the American Foundation for Suicide,...

Ideas don’t go away if ignored; colleges should give all a voice

Ideas don’t go away if ignored; colleges should give all a voice

Samuel H. Bergenholtz, Guest Columnist

September 28, 2017

Instead of attempting to suppress alleged extremism, colleges should actively try to teach all hostile and combative philosophies from both sides of the fence so we may learn from them and learn how to refute them. It is clear based on recent examples that in Europe and America, colleges have not...

Finding myself at AACC

Finding myself at AACC

Brad Dress, Guest Columnist

August 25, 2017

The first time I set foot on AACC’s Arnold campus, I had no idea where my life was headed. I remember thinking to myself: “Look, I have this passion for writing, clearly, and I’ve been doing it my entire life. So, do I pick up some skills at school and wing it as an author, or should I pursue...

Be sure, be bold, be you

Be sure, be bold, be you

August 25, 2017

As an alumnus of AACC, I believe all students should consider learning a trade along with getting a formal education. When I chose AACC, I knew I wanted to work in a field that would have an impact on lives—something more than just sitting at a desk. When I registered for the pre-med pharmacy...

Letter from the editor: Make AACC your school

Letter from the editor: Make AACC your school

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2017

Welcome new Riverhawks, returning students, and faculty and staff to the start of another academic year at AACC. Fall semester is a time of excitement and change. As the leaves begin to turn and the temperature cools, it’s a time of not only changing weather, but of changing lives. Some of you may be spread...

Millennials should take a stand for equality

Millennials should take a stand for equality

Sarah Noble and Elizabeth Spearman

August 25, 2017

At 20 years old, James Alex Fields allegedly injured 19 people and killed one with his car earlier this month in Charlottesville, Virginia. He’s about the same age as we are. And we’ve seen endless photos of other men our age doing the Nazi salute. We’ve heard many of them pledge their allegiance...

10 tips to avoid copying work

10 tips to avoid copying work

Campus Current Staff

May 1, 2017

If you give yourself plenty of time to write a paper, you’re less likely to cheat on it. If you understand the instructions and follow them to the letter, you’re less likely to cheat. If you take care to cite every source; you’re less likely to cheat—even when you don’t mean to. That’s...

Current Perspective: Consequence follows action

Current Perspective: Consequence follows action

Kevin Pollock, Guest Columnist

May 1, 2017

The story of when I cheated involves a rather unfair experience for me, because the consequences far outweighed the actions. At a university in Maine, some classmates and I were assigned to do a group project. We split up the paper into sections, one for each member. I trusted the people I was working...

Current Perspective: ‘I’ve heard it all before’

May 1, 2017

In my five years as a professor at AACC, I’ve heard lots of excuses for plagiarism. Here are some of them, along with my reactions. I waited too long to start the essay. (Agreed!) I didn’t have time. (You did, but…) No one told me not to. (First, yes I did. Second, why would this be OK?) They...

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