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Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Opera or rock? 2-in-1 night

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

November 30, 2016


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AACC’s Opera Club hosted the History of Rock Opera production Nov. 19. to a crowd of 300 people. The show offered an in-depth look at the history of rock opera—or a rock group’s way of telling a story with multiple songs. The opera was written entirely by the conductor, Douglas Brandt Byer...

AACC fashion trending

AACC fashion trending

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016


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Students at AACC are wearing printed leggings to keep stylish this semester. Designs such as elephants and floral prints adorn these leggings, and students have found them to be the most durable pants they own. All Fashion and Makeup, a beauty website, found that skinny pants with large and colorful...

Ken Kewley speaks on creativity at AACC

Ken Kewley speaks on creativity at AACC

Gabriella Flores, Reporter

November 21, 2016


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On Nov. 16, artist Ken Kewley held a talk in the CADE building on the subject of art’s influence. Throughout the talk, audience members asked about Kewley’s thoughts on the importance of free reign over creativity. He stressed the composition of all aspects in life. “The world is much more...

Theater puts on In Love and Warcraft performance at AACC

Theater puts on In Love and Warcraft performance at AACC

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2016


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AACC's Performing Arts’ fall production, "In Love and Warcraft" closed on Sunday, Nov. 6. The performance follows Evie, played by Natalie Nankervis, who is a college student, video game addict and love expert, and offers her advice to help couples get back together. However, Evie avoids love herself,...

AACC’s fall faculty recital flourishes

AACC’s fall faculty recital flourishes

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2016


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AACC's performing arts faculty held their annual fall music recital in the middle of October this year. Jacob Polasky, an adjunct faculty member and guitarist, opened the show. Polasky's set, Giants, consisted of original songs titled Polyphemus Frost Giant, Ozarklops, Og, and The Cheese-Orge...

Magician Kid Ace brings magic to AACC

Magician Kid Ace brings magic to AACC

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2016


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AACC hosted magician Kid Ace on Oct. 19 as a part of Paranormal Week on campus. Ace, born David Boyd, began his magic act as a child. “I started off acting when I was 12,” Boyd said. “My theater teacher showed me my first magic trick. I fell in love with it. I got the magic bug.” Ace began...

Snowden movie traces life of former student

Jesse Johnson, Associate Editor

October 31, 2016


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Former AACC student Edward Snowden is the subject of filmmaker Oliver Stone’s thrilling new drama, Snowden. Snowden, who attended AACC for several years starting in 1999, captured headlines in 2013 for being a whistleblower, a person who reveals wrongdoing by the government or another organization...

Swoopstock takes flight

Swoopstock takes flight

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

October 10, 2016


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AACC held its first ever music festival, Swoopstock, on Oct. 7 at the west campus amphitheater. The first act of the night was Britney Valentine, a father-daughter duo featuring Britney Pieraldi, an AACC sophomore. The duo performed strictly cover songs, such as "Ain't No Sunshine," originally by Bill Wi...

Johnny Cupcakes speaks at AACC

Johnny Cupcakes speaks at AACC

Megan Ladabouche, Sports Editor

October 3, 2016


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Entrepreneur Johnny Earle, a.k.a Johnny Cupcakes, visited AACC on Sept. 27 to advise students on different strategies to start and grow their own successful business. Earle told the students attending his presentation, held in the Kauffman Theater, that he believes everyone should do more of what m...

Music festival set for October

Music festival set for October

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2016


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AACC will hold its first outdoor music festival, Swoopstock, on Oct. 7 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the West Campus Amphitheater. Campus Activities Board President Diane Rapine said she got the idea for the festival while listening to music as she walked through the Cade Building. The event’s title combines...

SNL comedian comes to AACC

SNL comedian comes to AACC

Khadean Coombs, Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2016


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The talent of former Saturday Night Live star Jon Rudnitsky, who headlined a back-to-school comedy show on campus Sept. 2, held true to AACC’s reputation for bringing quality talent to its students. Comedian Jake Nordwind, Rudnitsky’s opening act, started things out with a high-energy set. Nordwind...

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