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Dance Company director wins Dance Educator of the Year

Dance Company Director Lynda Fitzgerald (left) won the Dance Educator of the Year award in March.

Adrianna Gonzalez, Daily Editor

May 5, 2020

AACC’s Dance Company director in March won the Maryland Dance Education Association’s top award. “I am so honored and humbled by the award,”  Lynda Fitzgerald, said of her Dance Educator of the Year honor. “It’s a lovely honor to have,” The Dance Company is the performance arm of...

AACC students see documentary on civil rights DC dance movement

Producer of 'Dancing Through The Flames' Beverly Lindsay-Johnson stands with AACC students.

Johannes Haasbroek, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The AACC Black History Month Committee showed a 30 minute documentary on Tuesday called ‘Dancing Through The Flames.’ The documentary depicts the six days of rioting in Washington, DC after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and details the impact the riots and the Civil Rights Movement...

CAB Hosts First Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance

Students attend the first Anti-Valentine's dance, hosted by the Campus Activities Board.

Mason Hood, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Campus Activities Board throws the first Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance Thursday night. CAB member Alex Sawyer, a third-year Spanish education student attended the event. “This is hands down the first time we’ve done this,” Sawyer said. “It started off as a joke, but then the more we...

Amaranth Literary Magazine hosts first open mic this Spring

Mike Pierorazio, a second-year creative writing student, is among the students who performed at Amaranth's 1st Coffeehouse of the semester.

Theodora Francu, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Students had the chance to perform at the first open mic of the semester hosted by Amaranth, AACC’s award winning literary magazine, on Wednesday. Students read poetry, performed live music, told stories and did stand-up. “We have a lot of great talent here,” Mitchell Santos, editor-in-chief...

Canadian musician performs concert at AACC

J8ke performs for students in the SUN Dining Hall.

Jacob Dear, Daily Editor

January 29, 2020

The Campus Activities Board hosted a concert in the SUN Dining Hall on Wednesday featuring a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Jake Robertson, who goes by the stage name J8ke, performed song covers including “Circles” by Post Malone, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, “Sorry” by Justin...

Baltimore slam poet performs at Amaranth Coffeehouse

Mecca Verdell, a slam poet from Baltimore, reads poetry at the final coffeehouse of the semester, hosted by the AACC literary magazine Amaranth and the Campus Activities Board.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

December 5, 2019

The second-place winner of the 2019 Individual World Poetry Slam read poetry about death and racism to the audience of the last Amaranth Coffeehouse on Thursday. Baltimore slam poet Mecca Verdell, also known as  Meccamorphosis, read poems about the death of a friend, racism in modern society and...

Students celebrate holidays at Winter Wonderland

Students celebrate the holiday's at an event with craft stations, hot cocoa, gingerbread house building and more.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students commemorated the winter holidays during AACC’s first Winter Wonderland this Wednesday in the SUN Dining Hall. The Campus Activities Board and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted the event to help establish a sense of holiday cheer before the semester ended. “It’s basically like...

AACC Jazz Ensemble performs at Fall Concert

Professor Mercedes Beckman conducting for the AACC Jazz Ensemble.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Student musicians performed a variety of traditional jazz pieces on Friday night at the Kauffman Theater, then mixed it up with funk and swing. The AACC Jazz Ensemble and students from the Community Jazz course played together on Nov. 22 at the Jazz Big Band Fall Concert with Professor Mercedes Beckman...

Novelist gives advice to AACC students following reading

Jessica Anya Blau takes questions from attendees at her reading

Jacob Dear, Reporter

November 7, 2019

A novelist came to AACC Thursday to read from her recent books and give advice to students. Jessica Anya Blau said AACC students were smart, attentive, and she appreciated the questions they asked after the reading. She said she hoped students would “enjoy the experience of having someone read...

Theatre Club scares students with Haunted Theater tour

Actors try to scare students as they walk through the haunted theater.

Jacob Dear, Reporter

October 24, 2019

The Theatre at AACC club hosted a haunted house on Thursday where acting students chased and scared attendees in a haunted tour. During the Haunted Theatre Fundraiser, organized at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, attendees entered the Kauffman Theater as if going to a play. The actors dressed...

Haitian band performs for students at AACC

The Haitian band RAM performs music at the amphitheater at West Campus

David Stemmle, Daily Editor

October 3, 2019

A Haitian band came to AACC to perform music for students and faculty in the amphitheater on west campus Thursday. RAM is a mizik rasin band based out of Port-au-Prince Haiti. They were founded by song-writer and lead vocalist, Richard A. Morse, in 1990. Their music combines traditional Haitian and...

Newsprint Exhibition Reception showcases comics from 1893 to present

The exhibit featured artwork dating back over 100 years.

Tom Ostrye, Web Designer

September 11, 2019

AACC hosted a Newsprint Exhibition Reception at Cade Art Gallery on Wednesday. The reception featured comics ranging from 1893 to our current day. Associate Professor Erik Dunham said that late last year he asked curator Warren Bernard to put together an art show about items from his comic collection. Bernard's...

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