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Performing Arts Dept. to showcase students

Performing Arts Dept. to showcase students

Sarah Noble, Co-Editor

January 17, 2018

AACC’s Performing Arts Department will present shows featuring dance, theater and opera this spring. “I like that we have performing arts at AACC,” said Rae Supko, a second-year EMT major. “I think it’s a great opportunity for students to express themselves.” Dance Auditions for the May “S...

What’s in; what’s out? Riverhawks weigh in

What’s in; what’s out? Riverhawks weigh in

Sarah Noble, Co-Editor

January 17, 2018

AACC students said Crocs are out for 2018, but jogger pants are a returning trend. In an informal survey of Campus Current editors and Winter Session students in January, nine out of 22 said the colorful, comfortable clogs are out. So are: overly arched eyebrows, extreme contouring, gauge piercings,...

ESports raises charity money for Children’s Miracle Hospital

Fourth-year graphic design student Daniel Nickerson participates in the 24-hour gaming event.

Raquel Hamner, Photographer

December 1, 2017

AACC’s ESports Club raised around $1,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at a 24-hour event that started Nov. 11. The fundraiser was the club’s most successful one to date, more than doubling the amount raised at the same event last spring. More than 60 people attended the even...

“Neverwhere” takes audience to new world

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-chief

November 20, 2017

The Theatre at AACC’s effects-filled production of “Neverwhere” quite literally set the stage for a fantastical journey of self-discovery in a dystopian London underground. “Neverwhere” as a play first found life as a TV series, and was novelist Neil Gaiman’s first attempt at writing for...

‘Wire’ writer speaks with AACC students

'Wire' writer speaks with AACC students

Sarah Alonso , Photographer

November 10, 2017

A Baltimore author, and writer on hit TV series “The Wire,” read one of his short stories and answered audience questions at AACC on Nov. 9. Rafael Alvarez, film and television writer and producer, and author of nine books, said his Catholic upbringing influenced his works and lifestyle. “Being...

Theater dept. presents fall show ‘Neverwhere’

The Theater Department’s latest play, “Neverwhere,” has a 14-member cast with most actors playing multiple roles.

Roxanne Ready and Edgar Salomon

November 1, 2017

The Theater Department at AACC will perform Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere,” a play filled with magic, beasts and legends, for its fall production. “Neverwhere” is a fantasy tale set in the London Below, a fictitious underground dystopian town that is invisible to regular people. The main...

Chef offers tips for side dishes

Culinary student Michael Santos says students who bring appetizers, side dishes and desserts to a Thanksgiving dinner should choose simple recipes that don’t need reheating.

Sarah Noble, Club Editor

November 1, 2017

If you’re bringing a side dish, appetizer or dessert to a Thanksgiving celebration for the first time this year, start planning now. That’s the best advice third-year culinary student Michael Santos has for students who aren’t used to cooking or contributing to a family feast. Santos, who...

November arts feature variety

Roxanne Ready, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2017

AACC’s performing arts schedule includes a dystopian fantasy play, a Christmas opera, and a multicultural music and dance performance. Chris Ballengee, who coordinates the world music program, said in an email to Campus Current he is “particularly excited” about World Music and Dance Night on...

Maasai tribe performs traditional music, song

Maasai tribe performs traditional music, song

James Haggerty, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017

Members of the Maasai African tribe performed traditional dances and songs for a full audience on Oct. 10 in the Kauffman Theater. The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. A group of four men and two women performed demonstrations of Maasai culture as part of...

Celebrations of LGBTQ include drag show, films, comedy

English professor Dave Meng discusses his experience as a parent of a transgender child.

Shelby Vetter, Reporter

November 1, 2017

AACC celebrated Coming Out Week with a drag show, a comedy performance and a panel during which students told their personal stories. Students observed Coming Out Week from Oct. 6 through Oct. 13 to address issues in the campus LGBTQ community and raise awareness among students.                 ...

Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Opera AACC reflects on past 15 years

Elizabeth Spearman, Associate Editor

November 1, 2017

Opera AACC celebrated its 15th anniversary with a concert on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 that featured alumni and performances of acts from previous shows over the years. Each showing included more than 120 performers. Douglas Byerly, assistant professor of Performing Arts, said he performed opera in college...

Amaranth’s open mic night numbers rise

Students displayed their talents at Amaranth's open mic night on Oct. 18.

Michael Garvey, Reporter

October 20, 2017

For the second month in a row Amaranth’s coffee house has a full lineup on Oct. 18. This month there were seventeen performances, performances ranged from poets, musicians, singers, novelists, and a comedian. “The performances tonight where very lively and very interesting, and I’m so glad...

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